Things to do Sydney School Winter Holidays
What to do in the July School Holidays in Sydney
Things to do Sydney School Winter Holidays – 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 great fun and educational things for the children to do.
Bookings are not required for individuals. During busy periods the museum may give you a session ticket when you arrive. For information on the day’s session see the ‘what’s on’ board in the museum foyer.
Whale Watching during the School Holidays
July is peak whale watching season in Sydney. Possible sightings include 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.
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.
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.
On Snow with Kids
If you want to do a bit more than skating around Parramatta, you’ll have to head to the hills mountains and enjoy the snow. The link below includes a video which highlights the joy of Skiing in Australia.
The Harbour Bridge from Circular Quay
Climb the Harbour Bridge Pylon
The Harbour Bridge Pylon is great value. After climbing its 200 steps you will be rewarded with a great view of the Sydney Opera House. So unless it is pouring with rain it’s well worth taking steps to see it. 🙂 The kids should enjoy the climb and the view and the adults may also find some of the Bridge facts and stories fascinating.
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 to peer through 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 then why not.
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 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).
A Day out with Thomas at Trainworks – Saturday and Sunday – 16th and 17th July
All aboard! Come and meet Thomas and his friends at Trainworks. Take a genuine steam ride and meet the Fat Controller as he watches over his engines as they entertain you. For the kids there’s a jumping castle, an inflatable slide, face painting and story telling. For the young and the young at heart there are mini train rides and the chance of a photo with Thomas himself. Book early as Thomas is as popular as ever, rides get sold out quickly and he’s not back this way again until October.
Snow time in the Garden – Hunter Valley Gardens – Saturday, 25th June – Sunday, 17th July
If the kids are bugging you to see the snow these school holidays, there is an alternative to a ski holiday that’ll save you a few pennies. The Hunter Valley Gardens are putting on ‘Snow time in the Garden’ again this year. Last years activities included ice skating, tobogganing, snow ball challenges, live ice sculpting and Husky racing! With this much entertainment for the kids, you might even squeeze in a wine tasting or two without too many complaints.
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. Happy Holidays and drive safely.