Sydney, the last month of summer is upon us for now. Good news, there are still some great activities to see out the last month of summer for 2014. Following on from January's list, as promised I now present the top kid-friendly events for February 2014. As always, these events are presented in date order - not in a specific order of preference. Please note, some of these events are free, while others do come at a price.
1. The Sydney Morning Herald Growers Market
Although not exclusively for kids, this event is still a great way for families to spend some quality time together. The foodies of Sydney will rejoice once more. A great way to enjoy a hearty breakfast on a Saturday morning together, no different to taking your child to Rosebud or the likes for breakfast before school or on weekends. It will also be fun to watch the chefs cook live on the Market Chef stage. This event will be held on the 1 of February.
Venue: Pyrmont Bay Park, opposite The Star.
2. The Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run
The organisers are implementing a 10 kilometre course for this event in 2014. Such events do attract kids as participants. This event kicks off at 6:30am, and enables participants to soak in the ambience of the glorious Northern Beaches. It starts at The Strand in Dee Why, and finishes at Manly Beach. All participants who finish the course receive a medal. Even better, you're raising some much needed funds for well over 800 different charities. Further information on this event can be found by clicking here.
3. Family Fun Day: Row, row, regattas!
A fun way for the kids of Sydney to bring in Chinese New Year, the year of the horse. All kids in attendance can get their faces painted, as well as make paper lanterns, shadow puppets and model boats. Lion dance performances will also feature. Held at the Australian National Maritime Museum on the 2nd of February between 10am to 3pm.
Tickets: $8.50 per child. Adults enter at normal adults museum entry prices. Further information on this event can be found by clicking here.
4. Taronga Wild! Rhinos
No different to how Melbourne Zoo celebrated their 150th Birthday Celebrations back in 2011 with model animals scattered around the city; Taronga Zoo is doing the same in Sydney from the 2nd of February 2014 right through to the end of April. Expect to see some beautiful rhino sculptures from the city centre, right through to The Blue Mountains - and even all the way to Dubbo. This art is free to admire. Further information can be found by clicking here.
Have a happy February Sydney, and watch this space for the top kid-friendly activities to see in the first month of autumn.