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As the school holidays are approaching at a rate of knots, it’s time to find some things to do over the coming weeks to keep the kids amused.
Luckily Sydney is not short of things to do suitable for families. Here are the 10 best things to do in Sydney over the June/July school holidays.
With some free activities, some affordable activities and some big days out, there’s something for every family on this list.
Also, please be sure to visit the website of the attraction your keen to visit for any Covid restrictions and updates.
Visit a Winter Wonderland
Located an easy two-hour drive from Sydney is the Snow Time in The Garden at the Hunter Valley Gardens.
From June 19 – July 18, you and your family can experience the magic of winter with the walk-through chilled igloo filled with animatronic artic animals, an ice skating rink, massive toboggan slope and snow play zone.
Plus, you can enjoy unlimited ride wristbands for the Venetian Carousel, Swing Chairs, the 25 metre Ferris Wheel that overlooks the white snow-filled grounds and more.
Open from 11am to 3pm each day, kids will love spotting the roving performers including adorable penguins, snow men and polar bears.
For more information or to purchase tickets visit Hunter Valley Gardens.
Skate into Taronga Frozen Zoo
Set against the backdrop of Taronga’s iconic heritage gates, Frozen Zoo is a great new addition to any Zoo visit.
Kicking off Saturday 25 June and running for the duration of the school holidays from 10am to 8pm, Frozen Zoo skating sessions run for 45 minutes. Tickets are priced at $20 for children, $21.20 for concessions and $23 for adults and children between 2-4yrs skate free with a paying adult.
If Frozen Zoo isn’t your idea of an ice time, why not challenge the kids to an aerial adventure with Taronga’s adrenaline-fueled Wild Ropes courses or visit some of the Zoo’s most recent arrivals including Taro the Tree Kangaroo joey and Humphrey the Koala joey – they won’t be little for long!
Smile A LOT at Luna Park Sydney
Luna Park has been closed to receive 30-million-dollar upgrades but it is set to open just in time for the school holidays on June 26.
Luna Park will open with nine new rides including the new thrill ride Sledgehammer 360° swing, Boomerang family rollercoaster, the six new family rides, and the Big Dipper Rollercoaster (opening December 2021).
Luna Park has also introduced new loyalty program, Luna Perks, where guests can gain points to redeem special park offers, food, toys, show bags and other memorabilia. New Annual Passes and ticket offers are now available for purchase.
For more information visit, Luna Park Sydney.
Make a splash at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
At SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium the whole family will love walking through the oceanarium tunnels, hopping aboard the Penguin Expedition boat ride and spotting sea turtles while exploring the Great Barrier Reef.
Opening times and tickey prices vary by season, click here for the latest information.
Get arty at the Museum of Contemporary Art
Take your family on an adventure through the Museum of Contemporary Art followed by an artmaking experience with an MCA artist educator.
In the art makers’ studio, both children and adults will be making either self-portraits or collaborative portraits that hold an important message to them, working with mixed material collage.
The program is designed for children aged 4-12 will run for approximately two hours.
Click here for session times and ticket prices.
‘Meet’ Zendaya and more of Hollywood’s biggest stars at Madame Tussauds
Actor, fashion icon and singer, Zendaya makes her debut at Madame Tussauds Sydney on June 24.
During the winter school holidays, kids can celebrate their inner fashionista and create the ultimate fashion accessory by participating in tote bag workshops.
The workshops are held daily from Saturday 26 June – Sunday 11 July, between 11am-2pm in the Fashion Zone.
For more information including all the other celebrities on display, or to purchase tickets to visit Zendaya’s figure while she’s in Sydney, please visit Madame Tussauds.
Check out Observatory Hill Park
If you’re looking for a million-dollar view, for FREE, we highly recommend the Observatory Hill Park. It’s a popular spot for locals and tourists and offers sweeping panoramic views of Sydney Harbour and the Harbour Bridge.
Located on Upper Fort Street, Millers Point and open 7am-8:30pm Mon-Sat, and 7am-5pm on Sun.
Attend a Paint and Sip class for kids
If you’re looking for a fun indoor activity with loads of creative play, Paint and Sip Studios offer a range of kid friendly painting workshops from $35 per child.
For more information check out Paint and Sip.
Steady your sea legs at the Australian National Maritime Museum
Make a splash at the Australian National Maritime Museum these school holidays.
With workshops, and themed crafts, there is something for everyone when you visit the museum.
During the June/July shool holidays, kids can enjoy hands-on experiments and art-making inspired by NAIDOC Week, Saltwater stories and the science of ocean conservation.
For more information and ticket prices, click here.
Fun for all at the Australian Museum
Young scientists and theatre kids alike will have plenty to enjoy at the Australian Museum. The Winter School Holidays lineup features onsite AM activities to kickstart the imaginations of children– from drama workshops featuring Edward the Emu, to the ever-popular, Scientist for a Day program.
The educational workshops lined up for children aged from five to 12 years-old include:
For more information and to book tickets, visit the Australian Museum.
Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens
The Royal Botanic Gardens is a beautiful 30 hectares of lad in Sydney’s city centre. The gardens wrap around the Sydney harbour and houses some of the most exotic plants you’ll ever see. These school holidays you can walk the koala trail, find fairies, dig for grubs and take a family adventure by torch light!
The gardens are located on Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney and open daily from 7am-5pm.