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What is the Best Entertainment For Kids in Sydney?

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
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Published August 27th 2011
It can sometimes be hard to find something to entertain the kids on the weekend, but at the end of the day it really shouldn't be that difficult. Most kids aren't too hard to please, and Sydney has some brilliant children's activities on offer. We've got a few ideas about what activities your kids will enjoy, but we want to know what you think is the best way to keep the kids entertained.

Having fun at the Powerhouse Museum

Taronga Zoo is one of the best zoos in Australia, and kids will love a visit here. They can watch shows, learn about the animals, and have fun exploring all that the zoo has to offer. There are school holiday programs on offer, and a visit to the zoo is both educational and fun. A trip to the zoo is not cheap, but family memberships are great value and allow you and your family unlimited trips to the zoo throughout the year.

Taronga Zoo

If your child enjoys the reptiles on show at Taronga Zoo, the might also enjoy a trip to the Australian Museum. Here they can get a closer look at some much larger scaly creatures with the fabulous dinosaur displays on show. A walk around the museum not only gives the kids interesting information, but there are also interactive activities that they will love. There are school holiday programs that offer kids an ever better look behind the museum. You will have to pay to visit, but family admission is $18-$30 so it won't set you back too much.

Dinosaurs at the Australian Museum

Children interested in how the world around them works will also love a trip to the Powerhouse Museum. There are shows, school holiday programs, and special exhibitions all aimed at children. There is fun for children of all ages, including a virtual trip through the garden or a chance to experience gravity free travelling through space. This is a great way to keep young minds inquisitive, and will cost you about $25 for a family visit.

Experience Zero Gravity at the Powerhouse Museum

One last option where the kids won't learn as much, but will have loads of fun, is Luna Park. Full of rides, sideshows, and lots of fun activities, the kids will love a day spent here. You can visit here on an unlimited ride pass, or sign up for a yearly membership. It may not be a cheap place to visit, but the yearly passes are good value if you think you'll visit often.

Luna Park, Photo: Wikipedia User: Adam.J.W.C.

So these are just a few of the fun things that you can do around Sydney with the kids. Are any of these top of your list? Or do you have another brilliant kids activity under your belt? Let us know your best tips for things to do in Sydney with the kids.
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