Holiday Fun for Regional Youth

There’s plenty of free fun to be had across the regions during the school holidays.

Young girl painting in an art class

The Office for Regional Youth’s Holiday Break program provides young people in regional NSW with the opportunity to enjoy a range of free activities to connect, socialise, learn new skills and have fun during the school holidays. 

All regional NSW councils and not-for-profit groups can apply for funding to deliver events as part of the Holiday Break program.

Applications are now open for the Autumn Holiday Break program.

Find your Holiday Break fun

The Office for Regional Youth works with partners to offer a range of activities for young people in regional NSW during the school holidays.

From flexing creative and artistic skills with the Create NSW workshops, to sport and recreation camps or self-defence workshops, there’s an assortment of activities designed to engage young people and spark their interest. 

Here's a look at some of the activities that were on offer during the 2022/2023 Summer Holiday Break:

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Please note

Holiday Break activities are subject to change due to Covid-19 impacts and flood recovery. Please check activity details with your local provider closer to the scheduled date.

Young people wearing aprons, one of whom is drawing on a large sheet of paper

Artist workshop and showcase

These workshops guide young people through activities that encourage play, experimentation, reflection, and expression. Young people learn about some of the Museum of Contemporary Art’s collection and use simple materials and everyday objects to create artworks using different mediums and methods of creation.

Young boys on an obstacle course

Sport and recreation camps

Check out the residential and day camp programs on offer from the NSW Office of Sport The camps provide a safe environment encouraging young people to be active while developing social connections, self-esteem and life skills.

Young people laying on their surf boards at a beach with an instructor

STARTTS holiday activities

The STARTTS school holiday break program provides young people from a refugee background with access to free opportunities to connect, learn new skills and have fun. Activities include sport, outdoor recreation and a chance to show their creativity.

Young woment and girls at a KYUP self-defence workshop

KYUP! self-defence workshops

Focusing on physical safety and important skills like conflict resolution, courage, advocacy and healthy relationships, KYUP! empowers young women to champion their own safety and boundaries.

Young people with an older worker who is showing them a building plan all wearing high vis

Learn new skills

Take advantage of the great fee-free training courses available under NSW JobTrainer to learn new skills, find your passion and expand your knowledge and career options.

Rugby Ball on a sporting field

Rugby NSW

Rugby NSW will be hosting a series of day camp activities suitable for novices right through to experienced rugby players.

Two young female musicians performing at an indoor venue

Create NSW workshops

Write and record songs while learning about music industry careers in the SongMaker program, or join a creative writing workshop with the Writers on the Road.

Contact us

For more information, please contact 

Applications for the 2023 Autumn Holiday Break program are open.

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