Free activities during the school holidays in Sydney

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The summer school holiday is just around the corner which means that you need to quickly plan a school holiday itinerary. What and where will you take your kids? Don’t stress anymore, we have it covered. We tailor-made a list that will sure please the fussiest of kids.

Please note: Entrance to the below places are free, however, at some of these venues there are paid activities available.

Museums & Art Gallery

  1. Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – MCA

Take your kid to a place where they are allowed to roam free and be inspired with contemporary art on display. The Museum of Contemporary Art is a family-friendly place with plenty of activities to enjoy. Entrance is free, so there is nothing to lose. Add this to your itinerary and let your kids be artsy-fartsy this school holiday.

Location: 140 George Street, Circular Quay, Sydney.
Date & Time: Open 7 days a week at 10.00am – 5.00pm, Wednesday at 10.00am – 9.00pm.

You can find more info here.

  1. Art Gallery of New South Wales

If your kid needs some action this summer. I meant Art action this summer then add this to your holiday list. The Gallery is filled with diverse range of Art collection on display, and the gallery has a range of events for the whole family to enjoy.

Location: Art Gallery Rd, The Domain, Sydney.
Date & Time: Open 7 days a week at 10.00am – 5.00pm, Wednesday at 10.00am – 10.00pm.

You can find more info here.

  1. Australian National Maritime Museum

Not only will your kids have an awesome time at the Australian National Maritime Museum, but they will also learn a lot while they are there. Rest assure that it will be an adventurous day for everybody.

Location: Located right on Darling Harbour (the Pyrmont side) at 2 Murray St, Sydney.
Date & Time: Open 7 days a week at 9.30am–5.00pm (6.00 pm in January). Last boarding time for Vessels is 4.10pm.
Ticket conditions: Children must be taller than 90cm to go on-board the vessels. On hot days to ensure visitor safety, we close all vessels when the temperature reaches 36° Celsius. You can find out more info here.

Things happening around Sydney

  1. The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

There is a free guided tour that departs daily from the Visitor Centre. They also run many free events so definitely worth checking them out.

Location: Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney.
Date & Time: Opening and closing times vary due to the season, so please check their website for more info.

  1. Little Darlings Night Owls Kids Film Festival

This is probably the only event of its kind in Sydney – that is for free! Throughout 17 nights, there will be live entertainment and short films for the kids to enjoy. (There will be adults’ films as well, so please check which films are suitable for kids before you go).

Location: 1-25 Harbour Street, Darling Harbour.
Parking at the Darling Quarter is only $10 if you book a bay online with the Promo Code NIGHTOWL.
Date & Time: Event starts from Friday the 4th of January – Sunday the 20th January 2019.

You can find more info here.

  1. Free kids’ yoga at Darling Quarter

Take your kids away from the screens, give them an opportunity to breath in the fresh air and to find their inner Zen with a 30min yoga session. They can stretch their little bodies and not have to worry because this session will be conducted by a qualified kids yoga instructor.

Location: Village Green North, Darling Quarter, 1-25 Harbour Street, Sydney.
Date & Time: Two session every Friday at 10.30 -11.00am and 11.30am-12.00pm.
You can find more info here.

Libraries

Back in the days – The only time you would go to a library is to borrow books, or you need to study for an upcoming test, however, these days – Libraries are now a place for families to hang out together and enjoy the free activities on offer.

  1. Paddington School Holiday Fun: Curious Creatures Craft (5+ yrs.)

Location: Paddington Library, 247 Oxford St, Paddington, NSW.
Date & Time: Monday on the 7th of January at 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm.

  1. Double Bay School Holiday Fun: Zoomobile: Taronga Zoo Visit (5-12yrs.)

Location: Woollahra Library at Double Bay, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay, NSW.
Date & Time: Thursday on the 10th of January at 10.30 am – 11.30 am.

  1. Double Bay School Holiday Fun: Curious Creatures Craft (5+ yrs.)

Location: Woollahra Library at Double Bay, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay, NSW.
Date & Time: Friday on the 11th of January at 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm.

  1. Paddington School Holiday Fun: Craftapalooza (5+ yrs.)

Location: Paddington Library, 247 ford St, Paddington, NSW.
Date & Time: Monday on the 14th of January at 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm.

  1. School Holiday Fun: Oh Rats! Puppet Show (4+yrs)

Location: Woollahra Library at Double Bay, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay, NSW.
Date & Time: Wednesday on the 16th of January at 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm.

  1. Double Bay School Holiday Fun: Craftapalooza (5+ yrs.)

Location: Woollahra Library at Double Bay, 451 New South Head Rd, Double Bay, NSW.
Date & Time: Thursday on the 17th of January at 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm.

  1. School Holiday Fun: Stories on Stage (8-12yrs)

Location: Woollahra Library at Double Bay, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay, NSW.
Date & Time: Tuesday on the 22nd of January at 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm.

Please note some of these sessions require booking, so please check Woollahra Municipal Council website for more info.

  1. Make a Solar Buddy ages 8-14 years

Location: City of Canada Bay Libraries, Five Dock Library, Level 1, 4-12 Garfield Street, Five Dock, NSW.
Date & Time: Monday on the 14th of January at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Please visit City of Canada Bay website to find out more info.

Little girls reading books in library

 

 

 

Author: InfoKids Team

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