Are you looking for a fun, all-day holiday program for the kids that challenges, engages and encourages making friends? Look no further!

These school holidays, Chess Mates is running some great programs designed specially for kids aged 5-15, including:

Chess School Holiday Program Details

Chess games

Kids will spend the day learning new strategies and exciting chess variants, playing on the giant chess, solving puzzles and competing in a fun mini-tournament!

Chess Competitions

Test out your new skills from the week and win some great prizes at our Friday tournaments! 

Transfer Chess Day

These holidays ONLY, we also have the return of our Transfer Chess Day, where you get to play 4 person chess with new friends, and compete in a Transfer Chess Competition!!

Business Kids

A fun 2-day entrepreneurship program. Your kids will learn how to create their own businesses, financial literacy and gain invaluable insight into how to achieve their goals. Business Kids delivers fun, creative, professional, and backed-by-results courses that mean your kids can walk away with the skills to start their own business tomorrow!

Coding Chess

Learn how to program your own chess game in JavaScript. JavaScript has been one of the most popular programming languages for years due to its incredible versatility, easy-to-learn and read syntax and wealth of learning material available. This makes it an excellent language for beginners and professionals alike. Over 3 days, kids will learn the basics of Javascript, make a working chess game and then create their own version with different rules and pieces!

Chess and Soccer Camps

Do you like soccer? Do you like chess? Then why not join us for our super-popular chess and soccer camps! Start the day playing soccer with giant inflatables and playing giant chess before competing in a mini-chess tournament and taking part in a proper soccer match! Our chess and soccer camps have something for everyone!

Who is Chess Mates?

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Chess Mates’ director, Ash Reddy, was unsatisfied with the unnecessary competitiveness being taught to children throughout Australia, and as such, Chess Mates was born in 2012.

Over seventy passionate Chess Mates educators spread over South East Queensland, Melbourne and Adelaide have formed close ties to the communities and schools Chess Mates teach in. They have run successful holiday programs in the past and love offering an alternate program where kids can have fun, play games, grow their curiosity and make friends.

Chess Mates is the evolution of chess teaching. It uses chess as the teaching tool, not as the end game. Because of this, Chess Mates have created a community of like-minded parents who understand chess’s benefits and value the opportunity it brings to help children reach their potential.