Things to do in Spring School Holidays in Sydney
What to do over the Spring School Holidays in Sydney
The Entertainment Quarter or EQ (old Fox Studios site)
The Entertainment Quarter used to run a school holiday program but they appear to have ditched that idea. Instead they host some child friendly facilities and run a number of child friendly activities which kind of amounts to the same thing I guess.
Monkey Mania – EQ’s recently opened Children Play Centre
This play centre is equipped to handle kids from the ages of one to twelve and includes a large bouncy castle. They also have electric kiddies go-karts, a dedicated toddlers area, party rooms and of course a café.
Trapeze, Bubbles and Dollars
EQ offers various other child friendly activities including walking on water in a bubble, trapeze, bungee jumping, and a plaster painting studio. Then there are 12 tenpin bowling lanes, a laser skirmish arena, karaoke rooms and an interactive games room. There are also holiday workshops for budding young film makers. All of this stuff has a price tag and it will all add up if you spend a lot of time here.
The Australian Hotel and Brewery, Annandale
Somehow, a brewery and kids’ school holiday entertainment just didn’t sound right when I first heard about it, but the more I think about it, the better it sounds. The Australian Hotel and Brewery has the perfect set up for the kids and us adults, with fantastic family food, entertainment and sporting facilities and a fabulous all weather play area. School Holidays are full of free kids’ entertainment with face painting, cupcake decorating & daily appearances from Hops the Brewery’s Kangaroo. Grab some friends, let the kids entertain themselves and relax!
The National Maritime Museum
The Maritime Museum usually makes a make a good fist of things for kids to do over the Spring School Holidays.
Pony Rides at Centennial Park
Hi Mum, look at me!
Your children may enjoy a hand–led, 10 minute pony ride in Centennial Park. Suitable for kids aged 2 up to 11. You can buy tickets from Visitor Information in Banksia Way not far from the Kiosk on the day you want to do it.
Can you ride your pony if it is raining?
The Pony Rides will only go ahead if the weather allows and will be cancelled if it is wet. Children must make sure Mummy, Daddy or some other big person comes along for the ride.
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Art & About
A month of fabulous art, performance and music in the city’s public spaces, City of Sydney’s annual celebration of public art, Art & About is back. Some of it is good, and some of it is bad, some of it will make you happy, some of it may make you sad but mostly it is just worth seeing:
Visit www.artandabout.com.au for the program highlights
Manly Jazz Festival – Manly Wharf, the Corso and Manly Ocean Beachfront – 23rd September – 3rd October
Manly Jazz Festival is very popular event both with locals and visitors. With so many talented musicians playing for free surrounded by beautiful scenery and happy relaxed people it is hard not to go. Once you have heard enough there is the rest of the Northern Beaches to explore.
The Powerhouse is another Sydney institution that takes School Holiday fun very seriously.
Kids on the Coast
The Coastal Environmental Centre (CEC) in North Narrabeen has wealth of natural beauty and splendour on its doorstep. With a little assistance from Mother Nature, your children will learn that is much more to the coast than sandcastles and surf.
Meet the locals
From the creatures that live on the land, to those that live in the sea, to those who live a more precarious lifestyle somewhere in between. The school holiday programs mix play with learning to ensure a positive and fun time is had by all. Suitable for kids from 5 to 12 years old.
Spot on Children’s Festival Riverside, Parramatta
The kids transform the riverside during the school holidays with their imagination and creative flair. The joy of singing, dancing and just playing games of make-believe is a gift youth. The Spot on Children’s Festival is a lot of fun and the child still within you will want to take part. There will also be movies, live theatre and spell binding story-telling.
Indoor Play Centres
There has been a significant growth in indoor play centres over the years. Many have cafes and provide an area for parents to relax whilst their kids let of steam (particularly if they are already wet 🙂
More things to do
Things to do in the Spring Holidays (Continued)
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