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Top 10 Holiday Activities For Kids in Sydney

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Published April 17th 2013
Top 10 Holiday Activities For Kids

It's that time of year again, school holiday time and it's hard to find cheap and fun things for the kids to do to keep them busy. This list compiles a collection of different activities for kids of all ages to keep them occupied and to let them have some fun in the school holiday break.

Darling Quarter Kids Playground
Darling Quarter

The Darling Quarter Kids Playground is a great playground in Sydney which has a variety of different activities for children of all ages. It provides endless hours of fun for kids, located in the heart of Sydney. With everything from water games, climbing ropes, swings, slides and of course the well loved flying fox, you can't go wrong with a trip to the Darling Quarter Kids playground these school holidays. One of the best parts of this playground is that it's free, so you can take your kids out for a day of fun in the sun and let them muck around and it doesn't cost you a cent. It's a massive 5 hectare park, so it's perfect to let the kids enjoy themselves.

Darling Quarter
1800 067 676
15-18 year olds
12-15 year olds
10-12 year olds
8-10 year olds
5-8 year olds
3-5 year olds
0-3 year olds

Important things to know :
There is drinking water, carpark, playground, baby change rooms, cafe, toilets, disability access, pram access and is also close to train and bus services.

For more information go to The Official Website for Darling Quarter Playground

Darling Harbour Adventure Pass

If you have an iVenture pass you are able to enjoy some of the best that Darling Harbour has to offer. You get to choose 3 from the following 10 attractions in Darling Harbour and you can see them all in one day, or you can spread out your attractions and see them within three months. The 10 attractions are:
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium –
Madame Tussauds –
Wild Life Sydney Zoo –

All three of the above attractions offer free admission

Blue Fish Restaurant – Free fish and chips
Powerhouse Museum – Free admission
Australian National Maritime Museum – Free Big Ticket
Chinese Garden of Friendship – Free admission
IMAX Sydney – Free movie Monday to Friday prior to 6pm
Magistic Cruises – Free hour Sightseeing Cruise. Bonus Voucher
Itoursntix – $20 Gift Experience Voucher when you spend $120
This offer is only available to Hoopla ticket holders

Important information:
Friday 29 March 2013 - Tuesday 30 April 2013
Darling Harbour
(02) 9211 3192
To buy the iVenture card it costs $65 Adults, $49 Child (age 4-15)
15-18 year olds
12-15 year olds
10-12 year olds
8-10 year olds
5-8 year olds
3-5 year olds
0-3 year olds

The facilities offered are pram accessibility, disability access, toilets, cafe and baby change rooms

AC Milan Junior Soccer Camp

Derek Jensen / Wikimedia Commons

If your child has an interest in soccer and wants to learn the skills and have a blast then go along to the AC Milan Junior Soccer Camp for children ages 5-13 years.

The venue is close to train and bus services and has toilet facilities also.

22–24 April
Athletic Centre, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
$295 for 3 days (includes official kit; shirt, shorts and socks)
5-13 year olds

BMX and Mountain X

If you are interested in having a day out on the tracks and you love riding BMX bikes then the Mountain X Track at Sydney Olympic Park is the place for you. It's available for people of all ages and is free to use. It has 250 metres of dirt jumps and twisty turns.
Daily from sunrise to sunset
Mountain X Track, Sydney Olympic Park
02 9714 7888
People of all ages

Taronga Zoo
Jan Derk / Wikimedia Commons

Taronga Zoo is a well loved family favourite and is perfect for a great day out with the kids. With a variety of different animals to see and lots to do, it's the perfect way to spend a sunny school holiday in Sydney. With plenty of animals, even exotic ones, as well as your well loved favourites like the kangaroos and the koalas, kids will have a blast. You can travel into Taronga Zoo by ferry into Circular Quay and make a day of it.

Go to Taronga Zoo Website for more information.

Sydney Aquarium
Cookaa / Wikimedia Commons

The perfect place to see some of the most amazing sealife. It is located in the heart of Sydney, easily accessible by both car and public transport, and is located on the city side of Darling Harbour. It is open 365 days a year, no matter what the weather, and is open 9am till 8pm daily. With so much to see and do it is recommended that you allow at least 90 minutes for your visit to the Aquarium so that you get the best out of what the Aquarium has to offer and you get to see the magnificent creatures of our seas. There are cafes and gift shops at SEA LIFE Sydney Sydney Aquarium and toilets are also available in the foyer for visitors or cafe and gift shop customers. Cheap parking is also available at several Wilson Parking locations in the city ranging between $10-$15 for the day.

Official Website for Sydney Aquarium has all the information you need about planning your visit to Sydney Aquarium.

Luna Park

Luna Park is one of the kids most loved locations in Sydney. With the famous clown face at the entry to the park, and an array of fantastic and scary rides for children of all ages, the amusement park provides fun for everyone both day and night. Plus, its added bonus is the awesome views of Darling Harbour, especially at night.

Luna Park Website has everything you need to know about one of the best places for kids to have fun in Sydney

Big Air School Festival

During these school holidays there is The Big Air School Festival which is a free stunt and performance zone. Here you will find a variety of scooter, skate and BMX shows accompanied with music by DJs. You can bring your own skateboards, scooters or bikes, or you can choose to try your own bikes, top of the range that are provided at the festival. It's a free event and is great for all the boys out there who love a good set of wheels.

The Big Air School Festival is located in the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park.

Lang Rd
Moore Park 2021

0403 062 505

Date 22-26 Apr
Open 10am-3pm

Sydney Beaches
Collaroy Beach

Of course, you can never go wrong with a day out at one of Sydney's stunning beaches. Doesn't matter whether you are willing to brave the crowds at one of the most popular tourist destinations and best beaches in Sydney - Manly or Bondi, or if you are looking for a more quiet and secluded family beach at Newport, South Cronulla, Bundeena, Collaroy and Coogee Beach just to name a few. It's free and offers a great place for kids to run around, have fun in the sun, go swimming, relax, play a game or beach cricket or footy and go swimming.

Madame Tussauds

With over 70 celebrities, children will have a blast standing next to their favourite celebrities and having their picture taken. They can find their favourite sporting legend or the pop sensations, but it's sure to be a great day for everyone. They are open from 9am to 8pm daily. Phone number is
02 - 9333 9240. The cost is;
Walk Up Price: Adult:35 Child:20 Concession:28 Family:110 Online Price: Adult: 24.50 Child:14 Concession: 19.60
Family: 75

Madame Tussauds Website
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Where: The Heart of Sydney
Cost: Most activities are free, otherwise the prices are indicated in the article
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