9 fun, disability-friendly activities for the Sydney winter school holidays

Emma Lo Giudice
June 13, 2023

This blog post was written for the July 2023 school holidays, so some of the program or activity information may be out of date.

With the July school holidays just around the corner, we’ve collected a list of fun, disability-friendly things to do - including some great NDIS-funded programs. Take a look!

NDIS-funded programs in Sydney

NDIS school holiday programs or intensive, creative therapy sessions can help you make the most out of the school holidays. You can keep the learning and skill-building up without compromising on fun.

We've asked our network of providers to tell us what cool, high-quality programs they have on offer so we can help you book into ones you're interested in.

Martial arts and social activities with Clube De Lutas

A martial arts class followed by group activities, arcade games and table tennis. Support workers are welcome to attend where 1:1 support is needed.

Where: Western Sydney

When: 4th, 6th, 7th July at 10am - 1pm

Allied-health run holiday activities with Growing Early Minds

Growing Early Minds has 5 engaging, imaginative group programs that run all school holidays. Each program is run by relevant allied health therapists. Their programs include:

  • Enchanted Explorers Princesses and Pirates (ages 5 - 8)
    Thrilling adventures and imaginative play that foster motor, social, cognitive and daily living skills.

  • Chef for a Day (ages 10 - 14)
    Work on a menu, walk to the supermarket to get the ingredients, then head back to cook up a storm.

  • Sensory Explorers Group (ages 5 - 8)
    Designed to help kids learn to process input on their senses and work on motor skills.

  • Cooking Club (ages 6 - 10)
    Learn to plan, cook and try new foods in this evidence based program. Ideal for children with sensory processing difficulties or who are selective (‘fussy’) eaters.
  • Science Club (ages 7 - 12)
    Learn, experiment and have fun with science - perfect for budding scientists or curious kids.

Where: Various locations - Western Sydney

When: Mon - Thur from 3rd - 14th July. Enquire for each program.

Intensive social skills program with Spark Speech Pathology

An group session for kids and teens that works on all areas of communication. From improving conversation skills, to conflict resolution, emotional regulation and more. 

Where: Northern Beaches

When: Dates TBC - enquire for details.

Adventures in the community

Taronga Zoo

Dedicated ‘Tranquil Zones’, a dedicated social story plus wheelchair accessibility and hire ensure the day out can suit all kids.

Visit the Taronga Zoo website.

Splatter painting at Kaboo Studio, Bondi Junction

Get suited up in a poncho and goggles to make an artistic mess with paint. A school holiday program is available, as well as regular sessions. Suitable for all ages.

Visit the Kaboo Studio website.

Aqua Golf, Penrith 

$10 can get you a bucket of golf balls, a golf club and a shot at some prizes. This activity is under cover and wheelchair accessible, with special golf clubs and targets available for kids. 

Visit the Aqua Golf website.


Trampolining is great for developing balance, leg strength, aerial awareness and more. There are huge range of locations, including the popular Flip Out.

Visit the Flip Out website.

Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck

Experience sweeping views of the city at the Sydney Tower Eye. The attraction is wheelchair accessible and also offers vision and sensory kits.

Visit the Sydney Tower Eye website

Winterfest Medieval Festival, Hawkesbury Showground

Meet a mermaid, pet a unicorn, and get your medieval fantasy fix at Hawkesbury Showgrounds for this all ages fair. On 1 - 2 July.

Visit the Winterfest website.

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