Toys are so last year! We all have enough Lego strewn across our floors, so think outside the square this Christmas, and purchase one of these unique gift ideas for the various children or families in your life that you have to buy for.
Sydney comes alive with Outdoor Cinemas in the summer months. From suburbia to the city, there are family friendly films showing. Passes normally cost around $50.00 for a family of four. Click here for a list of all the different locations in Sydney.
Trail Quest is a fantastic experience for Sydney families. It's a great outdoor activity whereby you follow a set of clues to unravel various Sydney mysteries. Each Trail Quests cost $15 (and being a Sydney Mums Group reader you receive a 33% discount off this price). Click here for more information.
A gift voucher for a Tree Top Adventure in Sydney is a great gift for those kids who love adventure and everything outdoors. Prices start at $25.00 per person. Click here for a list of places in Sydney where you can purchase tickets from.
You don't have to travel any further than Darling Harbour to get up close and personal with penguins in Sydney! The SEA Life Aquarium has a brand new experience that enables families to have a ride through penguin experience on a raft. The experience is included in the admission price for the Aquarium, with children's tickets costing from $29.50.
Decorati is an awesome place to keep kids entertained during the school holidays. They offer vacation care as well as organised activities like discos, kids yoga, Zumba, craft and more. They also have classes during the term as well for little people during the day, and big kids after school.
High Teas are such a special experience - perfect for the little princesses and princes in your life. This list has all of the places over Sydney that serve a Children's High Tea and prices range from about $10.00 to $60.00, per child depending on how posh you want to go!
A Children's Theatre or Ballet Experience
During the school holidays so many theatres all over Sydney put on the most incredible shows just for kids. From the iconic Sydney Opera House to suburban theatre companies, there is sure to be a show that would be suitable for the kids in your life. Below are the links to some of the best in Sydney:
This the perfect way for a family to bond, as they are locked in a room together for 60 minutes and have to work out how to get out! It's suitable for children 7 years and older, and the Escapes cost from $84.00. Click here for more information.
Ok, so this is not in Sydney BUT it is going to be so much fun! Held at Calais Estate in the Hunter Valley in late January, this is meant to be the world's longest outdoor slippery slide! Probably best suited for older kids and adults, you can purchase a Slide N Family passes from $134.00. Click here for more information.
This is the perfect gift for some quiet time in the house. This little box of fun has 30 ideas of how to have fun together as a family - perfect for reconnecting during some down time in the school holidays. A couple of the ideas include building a family time capsule, or creating a family tree. Click here to find out where you can buy the ToDo Game, and it costs $37.50.
All ages are covered with heaps of FREE and affordable activities that span from action-packed to quiet, indoor and outdoor activities lasting a couple of hours to a whole day and longer running camps.
Christmas Wonderland promises to be the ultimate family day out with a single entry fee giving you access to unlimited rides, unlimited ice skating and snow play, Christmas activities and shows, themed Christmas walkthroughs and magical light displays.