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Holiday Fun Ideas

December 4, 2019

 

 

Whether it is is hot or cold there are lots of things you can do in and around your home or become a tourist in your own city.

...So hopefully you won't be hearing "I am bored" any more!

Fun Ideas

  • Seek out  your local council, and surrounding councils, to see upcoming events or activities that are scheduled for kids in your area.

  • Visit your local library to borrow and read books. Check out any events your local library is holding during the holidays. 

  • Visit different parks to ride bikes like Centennial Park and  Bicentennial Park!

  • Check out social media pages of different local councils for any upcoming events. 

  • Cooking and baking with the kids. Get their hands dirty and their tummies full!

  • Play board games!

  • Make a vegetable garden, especially with the Woolworths Discovery Garden Campaign. 

  • Create a treasure hunt around the house! 

  • Create a puppet show with sock puppets or cooking show 

  • Look up scientific experiments on youtube that can be done at home with the kids. 

    • For example: Mr Maker and Dad Lab - Google "the dad lab experiments"

    • Be sure to recycle boxes, toilet paper rolls, newspapers, bottles that can be reused for your children's arts and crafts.  Make items such as buildings, trains, cars,  play shops.

 

 

Take the kids out to local attractions like the Museum, Parks, Aquariums, Zoos, and the movies. 

A helpful tip! Check out their websites or social media and see whether they will be holding any holiday workshops/ events and if they have special offers or discounts. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depending on the weather -

Try out local parks or  

indoor play spaces.                         

 

Here are some websites and apps that share discounted prices for kids activities (movies, play centres, food) can be purchased on: 

  • https://www.groupon.com.au 

  • https://www.scoopon.com.au 

Here are some ideas for families to do around Sydney!

See the website below for ideas on activities to do during the winter, spring, summer and autumn holidays. They provide some places around Sydney CBD and showcase workshops/events set out for the season.

 

Some suggestions for the winter holidays is to head to the Snowy Mountains and make the most of the season. Kids can learn how to ski or snowboard and have the chance to build a snowman.

The spring holidays is a great time to visit animals at NSW's zoos and wildlife parks. Highlights include Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Mogo Zoo, Symbio Wildlife Park, Australian Reptile Park and the new Sydney Zoo. Check out their websites to see if they have any hands on activities or package deals for kids during this time. For short breaks from Sydney, opt for the Central Coast, the Hunter or the Shoalhaven which are an easy two hour drive away. Take a family road trip and go camping at many of the national parks in NSW. Tour the museums like the maritime museum and find out if they are holding informative and interactive kid-friendly workshops, sometimes touring the ships! 

 

Some ideas for Summer fun!
Go to the pools like the Botany aquatic centre, or the Sydney Olympic park aquatic centre that has slippery dips, dumping water buckets, fountains, water volcanoes and a rapid river ride. While the website says suitable for toddlers, older kids often enjoy this water wonderland too. Take a picnic and get your kids to grab a toy or a bike. Have them at the Barangaroo Reserve, Blackwattle Bay Park, Bradfield Park, Centennial Park and Bicentennial park.

Keep the kids active at workshops and festivals like Sydney Santa Spectacular in Penrith happening until 27 December 2019!

Go to a beach and have a sandcastle building competition.

Fly a kite. Better still make a kite then go and fly it!!

 

Some other events occurring over these Summer holidays!

- Sydney Dance Company Holiday Workshops: Around Sydney, Sydney  Jan 2 2020-Jan 24 2020.

  • Whether your child is a triple threat or has twice the enthusiasm but none of the moves, these dancing workshops will inspire and excite their little feet. Sydney Dance Company has put together a series of school holiday classes suitable for dancing enthusiasts aged 5-18.

- The Big Bounce Australia: St Ives Showground, St Ives , Jan 24 2020-Feb 9 2020.

  • Instead of buying a trampoline for Christmas, the whole family can spend the summer holidays at this incredible inflatable kingdom. The pop-up theme park includes the Guinness World Record-certified largest ever bounce house, which has giant slides, climbing towers, obstacle runs, basketball hoops and ball pits sprawled across 1,500 square metres of bouncy real estate.

fOR MORE INFORMATION, Check THIS wEBSITE OUT!

https://www.visitnsw.com/things-to-do/family-holidays/school-holidays

 

 

 

 

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