School Holidays For Kids In Sydney
It’s that time again – school holidays for kids in Sydney! So we’ve compiled a list of ideas to keep you and the kids entertained.
Darling Harbour in the School Holidays
The playgrounds and water parks in Darling Harbour are always great fun for kids! The children’s playground is renowned as one of Australia’s best, with water games, climbing ropes, swings, slides and flying foxes. There’s also printmaking, urban street art, Bollywood legends, and Tall Ship Twilight tours on offer. Visit: Darling Harbour
Craft Workshops at Maker’s Loft
There’s junior sewing, messy craft, tie dye & design, and ani-makers – plus so much more. Workshops for ages 6+ on offer. Or stop in, have a coffee and a yummy muffin and let the kids get messy with the craft table in the cafe. Visit Maker’s Loft, Cammeray.
Manly Beach, Balmoral Beach & Clifton Gardens
If you’re on the lower north shore, the weather is warming up and it’s time to get your feet wet. We’re lucky to have some fantastic beaches close by that are safe for the little ones, and also fun. The best part, they’ve all got great playgrounds right beside too!
A Very Hungry Caterpillar Nature Tour, St Ives
Meet a real-life hero of the popular children’s book. They may not actually eat cherry pie and salmi, but caterpillars have a delightful story that will capture the imagination of every young child. This nature tour is suitable for children aged from 0 to five. The meeting point is the Caley’s Pavilion in Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden. Visit: Ku-ring-gai Council
Carnival of the Animals Circus Escapade
Let the circus whisk you away with whimsical tales of the creatures from land and sea, who tumble, fly, leap and spin their way through many wondrous worlds of animal kingdom. At the Sydney Opera House these school holidays. Visit: Sydney Opera House
Have a Scavenger Hunt
It’s Spring! So it’s time to get outside and enjoy that fresh air. Just be sure to pack your antihistamines. Get creative and plan a fun day out exploring your local neighbourhood, making challenges for the kiddos to find in your parks, playgrounds, gardens and quiet streets.
Cranky Bear at the Seymour Centre
We love The Very Cranky Bear. In fact, it recently made the list of our top best books for under 5’s. Cranky Bear is a rollicking cabaret-style show by Patch Theatre Company for 4-8 year olds packed with music, laughter, and mayhem. Flamboyant friends Zebra, Lion and Mouse each think they know how to solve the Bear’s crankiness but their shenanigans just make him even crankier! Visit: Seymour Centre
Learn How To Make Cupcakes
Cupcake workshops with Cakeabelle Cakes and Cupcakes in North Ryde. If you’ve got a budding Jamie Oliver or a Nigella in the making, indulge their creativity with a kid friendly workshop. We could think of worse things to do then spend an afternoon together making treats in the kitchen!
Learn A New Game
Pop on down to your local toy shop or book store and get the kids to pick out a new board game. Tip: try and make sure it’s both challenging and slightly educational. Turn it into a school holiday challenge to learn the new game. Moments playing together are some of the best childhood memories! We love Memory, Risk, Monopoly, Dominoes, and Articulate.
Most of all, have fun these school holidays! Yes the days can be long, and the kids can get under your feet, but some of the best memories are made during school holidays. And remember, keep the routine going. They thrive on routine, school holidays more so than ever!
> What are you doing these school holidays?
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