20 Fun School Holiday Ideas

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“I’m bored!” – if this is what you’re faced with these school holidays, here’s a list of some fun activities to keep the family entertained without the expense.

KIDS IN THE PARKApril 14–29

Take your pick of more than 50 fun activities, including writing workshops, space racing, digital filmmaking and origami.

Where: Sydney Olympic Park

Ages: 4+

Cost: Free and ticketed

Details: kidsinthepark.com.au

 

KIDS’ YOGA – April 20 & 27

Children’s yoga specialist Dee Dee Connor opens up her preschool tailored yoga classes to primary school-aged kids during the school holidays, held every Friday.

Where: Village Green (North), Darling Quarter

Ages: 2-12

Cost: Free

Details: darlingquarter.com

 

WEAVE YOUR MAGICApril 15–20

Take inspiration from the intricate detail of the medieval tapestries in The Lady and the Unicorn exhibition and create a woven artwork of magical colours and textures.

Where: Art Gallery of NSW

Ages: 5-12

Cost: Free

Details: artgallery.nsw.gov.au

 

LEGO CREATIONS – Until July 27

Rouse Hill House and Farm are showcasing models of the iconic house and its outbuildings all constructed entirely from LEGO bricks. There will also be more than 200,000 loose LEGO bricks allowing visitors to piece together their own Rouse Hill-inspired creations and add them to the exhibition.

Where: Rouse Hill House and Farm, 356 Annangrove Rd, Rouse Hill.

Cost $12 general (3+ years), $38 family

Seesydneylivingmuseums.com.au

 

TINKERTOREUM – April 14–30

The Tinkertoreum is back these holidays with new challenges. Build your own car and test it out on different tracks.

Where: Powerhouse Museum

Ages: 3+

Cost: Free with admission

Details: maas.museum

 

WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL – April 13-15

The Classic and Wooden Boat Festival will be full of kids’ activities, including pirate magic shows from young street performers Cardistry.

Where: Cockle Bay Marina

Ages: All

Cost: Free

Details: anmm.gov.au

 

CIRCUS FUN – April 16–27 

Circus Art’s mega mix classes pack plenty of fun skills into two hours, including juggling, hula hoops and flying trapeze.

Where: Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

Ages: 5-15

Cost: $49

Details: circusarts.com.au

 

KIDS VS. WILD – April 19 & 23

Learn how to survive in the wild and build your own super shelter at the Wild Play Discovery Centre.

Where: Centennial Park

Ages: 5-12

Cost: $22

Details: centennialparklands.com.au

 

DANGEROUS CREATURES April 14–29  

Experience some of the world’s scariest creatures at the Deadly and Dangerous show and get up close to resident cranky crocodile Elvis.

Where: Australian Reptile Park

Ages: All

Cost: $19-$37

Details: reptilepark.com.au

 

FASCINATING FROGS – April 14–29

Decorate a pet rock frog and meet some live ones from The Frog and Tadpole Society.

Where: Australian Museum

Ages: 4+

Cost: $10

Details: australianmuseum.net.au

 

PAW PATROL SEA PATROL – April 14–29

Grab an adventure map and go on an underwater mission to find missing PAW Patrol pups.

Where: Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

Ages: 2-10

Cost: Entry $23.60-$33.50

Details: sealifesydneyaquarium.com.au

 

UPLIFTING THEATRE KALEIDOSCOPE – April 18–28 

Discover the kaleidoscopic world view of 13-year-old Ethan Hugh, who was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at the age of four. This visually stunning circus experience is filled with acrobatics, slapstick, music and movement to create a memorable and moving celebration of a life viewed differently.

Where: Sydney Opera House.

Ages: 4+

Cost: From $25

Details: sydneyoperahouse.com

 

DANCING KANGAROO – April 13-May 12

The first performance of Josephine Wants to Dance is a rehearsal fundraiser with all proceeds to go to The Actors Benevolent Fund of NSW.

Where: Lendlease Darling Quarter Theatre

Ages: 4+

Cost: $29

Details: monkeybaa.com.au

 

ALICE IN WONDERLAND – April 19

Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic comes to life on stage with a cast of talented actors and puppeteers in lavish costumes.

Where: State Theatre

Ages: All

Cost: $39.90-$59.90

Details: statetheatre.com.au

 

MAGICAL FAIRIES – April 14–29

Join Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies on an interactive adventure full of singing, dancing and acrobatics.

Where: Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

Ages: 3–8

Cost: $30

Details: shakespeareaustralia.com.au

 

BILLIONARE BOY – April 14–29

This adaptation of David Walliams’ novel tells the tale of 12-year-old billionaire Joe Spud, who discovers that money can’t buy everything.

Where: Sydney Opera House

Ages: 6+

Cost: $29-$49

Details: sydneyoperahouse.com

 

COOL CLASSES PRETTY PRINTMAKING – April 23

Create amazing prints using styrofoam at the Pretty Pattern Printmaking workshop.

Where: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

Ages: 10-12

Cost: $35

Details: casulapowerhouse.com

 

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN – April 17, 19, 24 and 26

Learn how to make dough for damper, butter using only cream, traditional lemonade with fresh lemons and explore the kitchen garden.

Where: Vaucluse House

Ages: 5-12

Cost: $12-$20

Details: sydneylivingmuseums.com.au

 

TUSSAUDS AND GELATO – April 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 

Add a side of glow-in-the-dark gelato to your ticket to Madame Tussauds Sydney, where you will find a N2 Extreme Gelato pop-up stand every weekend in April.

Where: Madame Tussauds Sydney

Ages: All

Cost: $29.60-$39.60

Details: madametussauds.com.au

 

GRAB A MOVIE ROOFTOP CINEMA – Until April 30

Luna Park’s Rooftop Cinema is back for another season of new blockbuster films and cult-classics, including Wonder Woman and Back to the Future.

Where: Luna Park Sydney

Ages: All

Cost: $18-$29

Details: lunaparksydney.com