Lydia C. Lee is still trying to work out what to do with her one wild and precious life. She currently is a haphazard blogger. Read more at holidazeandhellidaze.blogspot.com.au or www.pandoraandmax.blogspot.com
Published August 22nd 2014
Don't be bored indoors
If this constant rain in Sydney is beginning to bring you down, grab the kids and hit the road! There's no need to stay prisoner at home, you can always head to the cinema or go bowling or you could venture out and try something new.
If your kids are still small, they'll fall in love with Wannabees in Frenchs Forest. It's not your average indoor play centre. While it offers the normal climbing and slides, there's also abseiling or a whole town for imaginative play, complete with beauty saloon, fire station, and even a television studio where you can green screen with sharks and other adventures.
For the older kids, join in the fun at Kartatak Raceway, the indoor go-karting track at Wolli Creek, where kids from 8 years old can race (in the smaller skid cars). If you have a bigger budget, lash out and book into iFly, the indoor skydiving centre in Penrith. A unforgettable, joyful experience for anyone three years and over. Without fail, this will leave everyone elated, regardless of the weather outside.
A more sedentary activity, but still won that will win the popularity of the teens, is to gather a group together and book a room at City Hunter for some group gaming.
For the more artistically inclined, head to a gallery. It's never too early to introduce your kids (or yourself) to the world of art. I've yet to meet a person who didn't fall in love with the intriguing space of the White Rabbit Gallery.
The obvious activity is to head out for lunch. Instead of heading to your local, why not go into town for yum cha - the kids will love the busy trolleys and chopsticks, while the noise and speed of service will take any pressure off the parents, should things go awry.
If you are really organised, when you see the forecast, jump onto the net and grab a deal at a hotel out of town with an indoor pool. So with luck you escape the rain, but if you don't, there's still plenty of fun to be had. The Sebel Kirkton Park in the Hunter Valley and the Fairmont Resort MGallery are two close by that fit the bill and don't necessarily break the bank.
So if the weather is getting you down, think outside the box and make the most of the indoor activities around town. It's the perfect excuse to try something new and explore somewhere different. Bring a rainbow to your rain clouds!