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A-Z of School Holidays in Sydney

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A - Z of School Holidays in Sydney


The school holidays are here again! To help you keep the offspring occupied, we've put together an A - Z list of what you can do in Sydney with your brood. Click on the highlighted link after each letter to find out more information.

Animals - take the kids to get up and close with some big and small animals.

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Beaches - head to a kid friendly beach, there are heaps all over Sydney.

Cafes near a Playground - if you have to visit a playground with your kids make sure it has a cafe close by!

Day Trips - hop in the car (or a train) and head off on a day trip, there are quite a few easy ones to do from Sydney.

Eating Out - cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner (plus everything in between) 7 days a week, is a chore and a bore in the school holidays, so eat out at a family friendly eatery once in a while.

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Free Activities - school holidays don't have to cost you a fortune. This list has 10 great ideas of free things to do with kids in Sydney during the school holidays.

Go Away - without the kids! Book the other half or the grand parents in to look after the kids whilst you escape with your best friends for a few days of ME time!

Horse Riding - giddy up and go on a horse ride with the whole family.



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Ice Skating - the perfect indoor weather activity for the school holidays.

Jumping - the best way to tire kids out in the holidays is to make them jumpr for two solid hours at places like Inflatable World, Boing and Flip Out. Some indoor play centres also have areas for kids to jump the day away as well.

Kids in the Kitchen - so many different venues host kids cooking classes in the school holidays - and the best bit is that they clean up the mess and you don't! Try Brasserie Bread (Banksmeadow), Grandma's Bakery (Alexandria) and Decorati (Wetherill Park) for some of the best classes in town.

Live Shows - there are always heaps of live shows on during the school holidays. Local clubs, pubs, and shopping centres host quite a few as do theatre companies. Our favourite live theatre companies are Monkey Baa at Darling Quarter Theatre, Riverside Theatres (Parramatta), The Joan (Penrith), King Street Theatre (Newtown) and the Seymour Centre (Chippendale).

Movies - there are always loads of awesome family friendly films released just in time for the school holidays. Our list has the cheapest places to see them.

Nurragingy Reserve - discover beautiful gardens, have a picnic, feed the ducks and play in all of the different playgrounds (including a water splash one), scattered throughout this large nature reserve.

Opera House - the Sydney Opera House has family friendly shows and activities on every single school holidays.

Putt Putt Golf - have a hit and a giggle on one of Sydney's many Putt Putt golf courses.

Quest - as in a Trail Quest, are super fun outdoor activities to do as a family.

Rainy Days Activities - rain is inevitable in the school holidays, so this is a great list of where you can go to avoid cabin fever.

Swimming tire the kids out at you local pool. Sydney has heaps of fun ones for kids to splash around in all day long.

Tree Top Adventures - pretend to be Tarzan for the day at one of the many Tree Top Adventure facilites in Sydney.



A-Z of School Holiday Activities


Upskill - if you child is super sporty, or madly musical why not enrol them into a sports/ music camp for the holidays so that they can upskill their ability to the next level?

Volunteer - why don't you show your kids how to give back? Perhaps they can help do something with a local charity, or hold their very own lemonade stand or garage sale, with all money raised going to a charity of their choice?

Western Sydney Parklands - a visit to this awesome parklands is a must in the school holidays, especially now that it has a super cool new playground.

Xplore - explore a new suburb. We have quite a few Meet My Suburb articles on our website for you to check out.

Yachting - sailing is such a fun outdoor activiy for kids to get involved in. Sydney Sailing School offer great learn to sail classes in the holidays for kids to learn how to become a competent little sailor.

Zoos - Taronga Zoo is such a brilliant place to visit with the kids in the holidays. It's a world class facility with amazing animals and an awesome playground plus a tree top adventure as well!

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