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Things to do in Sydney over the Winter School Holidays 2013
What to do in the July School Holidays in Sydney
Things to do in the July School Holidays in Sydney - The National Maritime Museum and Kids on Deck
Keep your children entertained during school holidays with a packed program of activities designed to complement the Maritime Museum's exhibitions. This includes things for the children to do which the museum calls 'Kids on Deck' and other school holiday activities.
Bookings are not required for individuals. During busy times, the museum will give you a session ticket when you arrive in the Kids on Deck space. For information on the day's session, including location, see the 'what's on' board in the museum foyer.
Whale Watching during the School Holidays
July is peak whale watching season in Sydney. Up for a possible sighting are mothers with their calf. You can join a whale watching cruise or travel to your nearest top whale watching headland. Follow the link below for more details.
Powerhouse Museum - Play at the Playhouse Winter School Holiday Program:
The Powerhouse Museum usually has a good range of things for the kids to do during the holidays although some of it can be a bit pricey. Follow the link below to see what they have on offer.
We keep an eye on the forth coming festivals in Sydney on a different page to this one. For the July holidays you might be interested in Parramatta Winterlight Festival ice rink which is open all holiday long. If you aren't all that keen on skating, you can just go along for the alpine food and drinks. There will also be child friendly activities and music to enjoy.
Sydney Harbour Bridge from Circular Quay
Sydney Harbour Bridge - A good looker whatever the weather
Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon
The Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon is great value and packed full of great information and 200 steps. You will be rewarded at the top with a great view of the Sydney Opera House so unless it is really chucking it down it's well worth taking steps to see it. The kids will enjoy the climb and the view but you might miss out on much of the info.
Sydney Observatory's July School Winter Holidays
There's plenty of space for your kids at Sydney Observatory during the July winter school holidays. There are galaxies and galaxies to explore.
3-D Space Theatre
Probably the most popular thing to do at the Observatory is the 3-D Space Theatre. From here you can see the Universe come to life and you may even get a little Q&A after the movie. So whether you get on board a mission to Mars or explore the Solar Systems you should find it interesting if not fascinating. After the movie, the Observatory staff may allow you a peak at their rather large telescope (weather permitting).
Kids at the House
The Sydney Opera House likes to see itself as providing parents with wonderful things for their kids to do. We would pretty much go along with that other than there are often cheaper alternatives. So if the Sydney Opera House fits in well with your plans or you see it as a good excuse to visit the Opera House, then why not.
Alternatively, if you are on a tight budget, have a look at the program then Google / Bing etc. the show(s) you want to see, you might well find it, or a something similar, being 'staged' cheaper elsewhere.
TreeTop Adventure Park
We took our kids to the TreeTop Adventure Park only to be told they were fully booked resulting in floods of tears. The Adventure Park is a popular spot for just about any kid who likes to play at the playground.
Now in Sydney as well as the Central Coast and Newcastle
TreeTop Adventure Park is located in the Western Sydney Parklands and about an hour's drive north of Sydney on the F3. You can book online (which is what we will do next time).
On Snow with Kids
If you want to do a bit more than skating around Parramatta, you'll have to head to the hills and the snow.
Give your kids nightmares... go on a Ghost Tour
Ghost Stories on Manly's Q Station
This is just storytelling, and stories can't hurt you, even if it is dark, even if it is supposed to haunted, hang on, what's that noise? Did anyone feel it suddenly get cold?
Day trips out of Sydney and stops up to Brisbane
We have created a new page for anyone thinking of heading north of Sydney for the holidays, or any other time for that matter. Most of the suggestions are between Sydney and Coffs Harbour but we plan to expand this page at a later date. You can also use it as a source of ideas for day trips out of Sydney. Happy Holidays and drive safely.
There are also countless, well at least 150, great Sydney things to do. Not only that there are festivals to go to, there is lots cool stuff on in Sydney during, after and even before the holidays. There should be something of interest in there somewhere, but if not, maybe you need to escape Sydney . You could also 'consult' your local council's website for any holiday activities check your local library notice board, RSL and other club websites.