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Holiday Fun Ideas

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 or flower garden.

  • 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.

Check if activities are going ahead due to Covid restrictions.

Take the kids out to local attractions like the Museum, Parks, Aquariums, Zoos, nature walks 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 and Covid restrictions.

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:




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.

Check travel restrictions.

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!

Summer Holidays

Keep the kids active at workshops and festivals.

Go to a beach and have a sandcastle building competition.

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


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