Geeking the April 2017 school holidays and beyond

It’s time for the usual list of holiday activities that have made their way through my inbox. There are, as always these days, some wonderful things to do, especially if you are under the age of 13- refreshingly there are a couple of options for teenagers too

It is worth noting that many, if not most, of these organisations offer courses and activities outside the school holidays too.

=> Thinkspace at the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences has, as always, a great range of workshops. I really can’t recommend the Thinkspace courses highly enough. Nothing for anyone over the age of 13, sadly, but a winning range of activities up to that age.

=> The Australian Museum has a small but well-formed range of holiday activities, including Scientist for a Day.

=> AIE has introduction to animation and intro to game programming courses for over-12-year-olds (yes!).

=> Codecamp is running its various coding workshops – in a range from beginner to experienced. Codecamp has is now running courses all over Sydney.

=> GirlCode is running a workshop for girls in Bondi and a couple of other places.

=> ThinkClub Australia has several courses running at Sydney Boys High.

=> TechScience has courses in Manly on coding, robotics, electronics, 3D-printing and more good stuff.

=> Centennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park, and a range of vacation care venues are running the always popular Fizzics Education programmes.

=> On the North Shore, Professor Plums is running science and robotics workshops during the holidays.

=> The Sydney Programming School has learn to code workshops running at the Mosman Art Gallery.

=> Code it Yourself has camps at a couple of places around Sydney.

=> Microsoft XBox Academy has free game development workshops at it’s city store.

=> IronFest is on during the holidays in Lithgow – and that’s about as gloriously geeky as it gets.

=> The Sydney Brick Show is on again if you can bear being surrounded by little kids and infinite amounts of LEGO – pretty much the definition of parenthood.

As always, if you know of anything I’ve missed anything feel free to let me know.

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