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Sydney School Holiday Guide Spring 2019

by Kim (follow)
What's on School Holiday Edition

School holidays have come around quickly, and whether you’re a working mum or not, sometimes you need a helping hand to keep everyone entertained and inspired! That’s where a day trip, show, workshop or class can be perfect.

Here's a list what's during the Spring School Holidays in and around Sydney. There’s something for everyone so don’t miss out!

Kidsfest - Mini Fun Fair at Stanhope Village

Stanhope Village hosts a FREE Mini Gunf Fair (outside Kmart) during the School Holidays, featuring:

Mini Putt Putt Golf
Inflatable Target Practice
Face Painting

Kidsfest - Stanhope Gardens
Image: stanhopevillage.com.au

Be sure to download the user App for iPhone and Andriod. By downloading the App, you'll be eligible for 20 points for each acitivty to collect your Fairy Floss!

When: Daily 10am - 2pm. 30 September - 11 October (not including weekends & public holidays)
Where: Stanhope Village, 2 Sentry Drive, Stanhope Gardens
Age Group: All Ages
Cost: FREE
More Info: Visit the Stanhope Village website for more info.

Appear to Disappear in the Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak at Westfield Miranda

Calling all families with Witches, Wizards or Muggles! Head to Westfield Miranda to get a photo wearing the famous Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak.

Image: Westfield Miranda Events Page

When: Daily 10am - 3pm. 30 September - 4 October
Where: Level 1, Centre Court Westfield Miranda. 600 Kingsway, Miranda
Age Group: All Ages
Cost: FREE
More Info: Visit the Westfield Miranda Events page on their website for more info.

Twilight Community Markets at North Ryde

For a change of pace, check out the popular Twilight Community Markets in North Ryde. The markets have family fun theme, entertainment and activities for the children including a clown, face painting and supervised play and activities (available for children aged 2 and over).

Image: Twilight Community Markets, North Ryde

Don't forget to browse the range of gourmet foods, including local honey, handmade chocolates, conserves, jams and marmalades, sticky date pudding and fruit cakes and organic fine foods and baked goods!

When: Second Saturday during daylight savings (except January 2020) from 4pm to 8pm
Where: North Ryde Community Church, 6-8 Cutler Parade, North Ryde
Age Group: All Ages
Cost: FREE

Spot On Children's Festival at Riverside Parramatta

Families are in for a treat again this year as the Spot On Children’s Festival returns to Riverside Theatres. This year, there will be a great line up of 15 live shows, five films, two drama workshops, a free concert as well as other fun free activities for everyone to enjoy.

Image: Spot On Children's Festival Website

Be sure to not to miss Mr Hubbles Bubbles, the Lullaby Sonic Cradle performance and the Trash Test Dummies (for kids with big, playful imaginations).

When: Tuesday 1 October to Saturday 5 October.
Where: Riverside Theatres, Parramatta. Corner Church and Market Streets, Parramatta
Age Group: 0
Cost: Tickets start from $19. Family discount passes available.
More Info: Take a look at the Spot On Festival Calendar to plan your day out.

Cupcake Decorating at Watson's Bay Hotel

If you have a mini Masterchef on your hands, be sure to check out this Cupcake Decorating Workshop where kids can decorate their very own freshly baked cupcakes with plenty of fun toppings such as icing, 100’s and 1000’s, lollies and much more.

Image: Watson's Bay Hotel Website

Kids Meals are only $5 from Monday - Friday during School Holidays too!

When: Tuesday 1 October from 11am - 12pm
Where: Watson's Bay Hotel. 1 Military Road, Watson's Bay
Age Group: 4-8 years
Cost: $18
More Info: Visit the Watson's Bay Hotel website for more info.

Superheroes LEGO Workshop at The Backyard at Briars Concord

LEGO builders will be entertained for 2-hours with this Superhero themed workshop at Briars Concord.

Image: www.thebackyardconcord.com.au

Be sure to register, as places are filling up fast!

When: Thursday 3 October from 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Where: The Backyard at Briars. 14 Ian Parade, Concord
Age Group: 5-11 years
Cost: $17
More Info: Visit the The Backyard at Briars website for more info.

Sydney Sports Camps all across Sydney

If you have a little athlete in your home wanting to work on their soccer, baseball, basketball, tennis, BMX, t-ball, mountain biking or surfing and swimming skills these School Holidays, be sure to check out Sydney Sports Camps. They have it all! On their website, you can search based on sports categories for the nearest camp to you.

: Image: sportscampsaustralia.com.au

Sydney Sports Camps are partnered with Australia's best coaches and support staff, so if you have an athlete in the family, this is the website to check out.

More Info: Visit the Sydney Sports Camp website for more info.

Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail exhibition at Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens

Join in the fun and find 24 Hello Koalas Sculptures on a special Treasure Hunt around the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Enjoy the unique designs, hand painted by Australian artists on one-metre high koala sculptures. Kids will also learn about why it's important for everyone to care for ourAustralian plants and wildlife, especially koalas!

Image: nsw.gov.au/news-and-events/events/hello-koalas-sculpture-trail-at-royal-botanic-garden-sydney/

When: Daily from 9am - 5pm. October 4 to November 30
Where: Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney
Age Group: All Ages
Cost: FREE
More Info: Visit the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail website for more info.

Play World Australia 2019 at the ICC

This 2-day event will have kids playing, touching, laughing, singing and dancing these School Holidays!

Image: playworldaustralia.com.au

Kids young and old(er) can part in drumming workshops, learn the tricks to being a Kid Entrepreneur, play with the latest from Nintendo, become the next picasso and explore your world, your way. Play World is a high energy, engaging, interactive and most importantly, fun experience unlike anything the kids of Australia have ever seen before! Be sure to check this one out.

When: Saturday, 5 October & Sunday, 6 October from 9am - 5pm
Where: ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour
Age Group: All Ages
Cost: Kids 4-12 years from $19.95 (children under 3 are FREE). Adults from $24.95. Family discount tickets are available.
More Info: Visit the Play World Australia website for more info.

Kids vs Wild: Track, Trails and Treasure Hunts at The Australian Botanic Gardens, Mount Annan

Budding Bush Rangers can join the Australian Botanic Garden Education Rangers for a morning of shelter building, survival games, animal tracking and trail making. Kids will get to make a mud map and follow the nature based treasure hunt whilst having a fun outdoors.

: Image: Eventbrite - Kids vs Wild - Tracks, Trails, and Treasure Hunts

Tip: If you book the Kids vs Wild program together with the program “Eco Art” in the afternoon, the Education Rangers will supervise the kids during the lunch break.

When: Monday, September 30 & Wednesday, October 9 from 10am -12pm
Where: Bowden Centre, Australian Botanic Gardens, Narellan Road Mt Annan
Age Group: 5-12 years only
Cost: $22 per child
More Info: Visit The Australian Botanic Gardens website for more info and to book.

For FREE events worth your while, check out the Circus Show, Watercolour Workshop, Magic Show, Beading Workshop & Glitter Bar, Fossil Making Workshop and Superhero Bingo at the Coogee Pavilion.
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