NIDA Play Date for 5-6 years (without parents)

Play Date for 5-6 years (without parents)

Intriguing characters, wild adventures, magical imaginings... Come and celebrate CBCA Children’s Book Week at NIDA or in your early childhood centre with a morning of creative play, storytelling and design activities inspired by books from The Children’s Book Council of Australia short list! Play Date is an immersive workshop that will take children on an imaginative journey through magical worlds.

Learning opportunities:

  • Participate in a creative play workshop where children become the authors of their own stories.
  • Build landscapes for storytelling and make props to use in creative play.
  • Listen to stories from the CBCA Children’s Book Week list read by NIDA actors.


Please note, the BOOK NOW button below is for individuals only.

For preschool group bookings please visit Events for School Students.

Please ensure you have read all the above information before making a booking.

Alternatively, call us on 1300 450 417 or email

Important information

  • Please read our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
  • Flights and Accommodation: From time to time we may need to cancel an advertised course. Before booking flights and accommodation for travel to attend a NIDA Open course, please contact the NIDA Open office to confirm if your course will proceed as planned. NIDA does not accept liability for any associated costs of attendance or cancellation.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing you/your child can move in for all drama and performance related courses. Clothing that restricts movement is inappropriate.
  • Please wear closed-in shoes. Shoes may be removed in the rehearsal room on the direction of the class tutor.
  • Please bring a bottle of water to all classes.
  • If you are running late to collect your child, please call NIDA reception on 02 9697 7600. NIDA will only provide supervision during advertised course times.

Visit the eStore to order your Book Week merchandise.

This course has no current classes. Please join the waiting list