Keeping the kids entertained in the school holidays can be tricky business, so we’ve done the hard work for you.
We’ve rounded up everything you need to keep your kids occupied in the spring holidays. School is out from Saturday 29 September to Sunday 14 October 2018..
Makerspace school holiday workshops
Get creative and have fun with recycling and robotics at City of Sydney Library’s free makerspace workshops.
Pine Street school holiday workshops
Learn new creative skills and make new friends at a Pine Street Creative Arts Centre workshop. Make your own film using paper cut animation or get stuck into ceramics or print-making.
Little Sydney Lives exhibition
Head to an outdoor gallery in Hyde Park to discover the Little Sydney Lives exhibition. The yearly photography competition provides child’s-eye view of the world. With their photos and their own words, kids aged 3 to 11 offer a fresh insight into life in Sydney.
Fizzics Education courses
Put your science goggles on or turn on your engineering brain with a Fizzics Education course. Learn to create Crazy Contraptions using levers, pulleys and wheels and the power of physics. Discover the many uses of different materials in our world at the Mad Materials course.
The Big Adventure
Pedal, jump, dance or climb at The Big Adventure, a celebration of the outdoors and active living. For 1 day only, Sydney Park will become an adventure playground for the whole family to explore on foot or by bike. Action-packed adventures include mountain boarding, parkour, breakdancing, rock-climbing and footy clinics.
Sip your caramel popcorn milkshake and cuddle some friendly cats while watching a movie at Cat Cinema. The family friendly program is for kids 5 years and over.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
One of the most famous and loved children’s books of all time comes to life on stage. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is an enchanting Australian-made show that is a pop-up-like version of Eric Carle’s stories.
See, hear, touch, and even smell the world of dinosaurs at the Dinosaur Festival, an interactive experience at the Australian Museum.
The Junior Adventure tour of Sydney Opera House
Uncover mysterious secrets and unusual facts with the Junior Adventure Tour, a jam-packed journey through the Sydney Opera House. There are interactive activities and games for the whole family.
Head to Barangaroo to tumble into the wonderful world of circus with the Acrobat’s Academy. This inclusive workshop for all skill levels is hosted by world renowned acrobats of Gravity & Other Myths.
Balance Bike Clinics
Get your child cycling with confidence at a free balance bike clinics. The clinics run from 11am to 2pm every Saturday, including during school holidays.
Explore the world of carnivorous plants to find out how they lure and digest their prey in Dinnertime Doom. Held at the Royal Botanic Gardens, this fun activity will also see kids create their own mini-bog terrarium with living carnivorous plants to take home.