Two words that are sure to send a shockwave of panic through any parent; school holidays! If you’re pushed for time, we’ve come up with a list of great activities – so you don’t have to – to keep your kids entertained, their minds stimulated and their bodies active.
You’re probably wanting your kids to let it go by now, but we can assure you this Frozen spectacle is one of the coolest things they’ll experience. With over 30 world-class skaters displaying choreographed dancing to all the songs of the Academy Award-winning film, it’s fun for the whole family.
If your kids happen to get inspired after the Frozen extravaganza, take them to the skating arena at Cathedral Square and let them have a go at twirling on the ice themselves. Keep an eye out for the snow falling from the sky thanks to a giant flurry machine that’s been deployed to turn the rink into a Winter Wonderland.
Chances are your kids are probably huge fans of computer games. Well strap them in because the Sydney Opera House is jam packed with Minecraft goodness! With workshops and competitions, and even a special presentation from the lead developers of the game, it’s a gamer’s haven. And it’s not just the kids that get all the fun – the “Education Zone” showcases the art of Minecraft for grownups.
A day out at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary is always a unique experience. With activities that change daily, you could be feeding the stingrays one day and diving with sharks the next! It’s a great opportunity for kids to learn more about the deep sea and its inhabitants.
Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park is home to some easy walking tracks that’ll entice the young ones to get out of the house. A fun way to keep the kids active these school holidays, the Aboriginal heritage site will also allow them to learn about the history of the land while keeping hale and hearty!
Ornithologists (bird experts) from the Centre are on hand to talk about the different species of birds, their habitats and their importance in the ecosystem. There’s a grand library of bird books available for kids to spend the afternoon reading and regular tours of the onsite aviaries allow them to get up close and personal.
If you’re visiting Sydney, make sure you check out the accommodation options around the city!