The school holidays have arrived! No doubt you have already got school aged kids saying they are bored and want something to do. There is plenty to do around Sydney these school holidays. Some of these can become expensive if you have multiple children to take, however there are also a lot of things that you can do around Sydney at a minimal cost.
Royal Easter Show
One of the most popular places to visit these school holidays is the Royal Easter Show. Packed full of animals, strange and exciting foods, activities and shows to watch it will keep the children occupied for the full day. If you are visiting the Royal Easter Show it is a good idea to take as much of your own food and drinks as possible because the day can get expensive. Plenty of water is a must. If you have younger children, make sure you take them in a pram. It is a long day with lots of walking around and they will get tired very quickly. There is also a lot of people at the show each day so being able to keep your little ones in a pram will save your sanity a bit! Plus it is a great place to store your showbags!
Featherdale Wildlife Park
If you have little adventure kids who love animals, Featherdale is a great option for them. You are able to go through and see a range of different animals, attend feeding sessions where the animals eat right out of your hands and learn a lot of interesting information about the different animals and their lifestyles.
There are picnic areas so you can bring your own food and have a picnic lunch with the family. Remember to take hats and water as it is all outdoors and can get very warm
A great day out for the kids is to the beach. Who doesn’t love the beach! A great day playing in the sand and water followed by lunch either on the beach or one of the picnic and park areas close by. If you are planning on spending the whole day at the beach you can take a day tent to put up to shield you from the sun too much and provide some shelter. There is plenty do to around Bondi, so make sure you have a pram in the boot of the car so that you can take a scroll along the streets once the kids have had enough time at the beach.
There are a lot of places within a few hours drive from Sydney that you can go for an overnight trip. Wollongong is a great place to visit or somewhere in the Blue Mountains. You can normally pick up an Airbnb or hotel room quite well priced for one night. If you do not have a portacot or the place you are staying does not have one, make sure you book ahead and hire one so your little one has somewhere to sleep. Having an overnight trip means that you can take your time seeing the sights of the area and can head back to your room at any point for a rest or nap.
Sydney Harbour is the most well known area of Australia. Equipped with the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge it is a great day out for the whole family. You can either drive into the City or catch a train – the kids will love the train! And then spend the day seeing the different sites. There is plenty of attractions to see including the bridge and Opera House. There are parks and grassy areas to stop and have some lunch and lots of unique things to see including street art and music. If you have time whilst in the City, try and get a movie in at the IMAX Theatre. The experience is one not to forget.
You do not need to plan trips or attractions everyday of the school holidays, there is plenty you can still do at home including movie days and arts and crafts. However if you have the time try to get out in the sunshine (before winter really hits) and enjoy a day out with the kids. The best part is they will be exhausted at the end of the day and hopefully sleep well for you.