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School Holiday Activities the Kids Will Love in Sydney

School holidays are here and Sydney’s kid-friendly events calendar is filling up with plenty of options the young ones will love. Here are the best in and around central Sydney.

Munch on Popcorn and Enjoy the Show at The Randwick Ritz

The Lego Movie 2 opened 21 March, just in time for the school holidays. Take the kids for a trip to the movies and pair it with a beachside staycation at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Coogee, the perfect Easter school holiday destination.

Dive into the world of Whales at the Australian Museum

Cool off this summer and dive deep into the incredible world of whales with the Australian Museum’s Whales | Tohorā exhibition, a powerful combination of interactive science and cultural storytelling. 

Have Breakfast with the Koalas at Wild Life Sydney, Darling Harbour

Meet Australian koalas behind the scenes!  Enjoy a hot buffet breakfast amongst the koalas, plus a private koala keeper talk whilst you get up close to our furry friends for a photo keepsake. Your experience also includes a highlights tour of WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo before doors open to the public at 9am.

Discover Darling Harbour accommodation and breakfast packages here

Discover Bondi Beach

Lap up the beautiful white sands, curling waves and breahtaking sandstone cliffts at Bondi Beach - Australia's most famous beach. Go for a swim, enjoy the surf and discover the spectacular coastal walk. 

Looking to stay the night? Check out Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach Sydney!

Enjoy School Holiday Fun at The Royal Botanic Garden

The beautiful gardens are hosting different activities every day, including a garden disco, plant craft and monster hunt. While the kids are busy, parents can enjoy high tea in the garden’s beautiful Calyx, home to Australia’s largest and most spectacular green wall.

Learn the Tricks of the Trade at AFTRS School Holiday Courses

The Australian Film Television and Radio School is hosting an excellent selection of courses these school holidays. If you have an aspiring actor, writer, animator or make-up artist in the family, this is the place to take them. 

Sightsee on Sydney Ferries

Sydney Ferries traverse some of the most picturesque routes in the world, passing under Sydney Harbour Bridge, alongside the Sydney Opera House and into the picturesque harbor at Manly. Jump on one at Darling Harbour or Circular Quay and enjoy the ride.

Forage for Food at Carriageworks Farmers Market

Every Saturday morning Carriageworks fills up with over 100 producers selling everything from freshly ground coffee to handmade chocolates and fresh from the oven bread. Go for breakfast and stay for lunch, giving yourself ample opportunity to sample all the most enticing options.

Hunt for Treasure at Paddy’s Markets

These sprawling markets in Haymarket are a Sydney institution, bustling with every kind of stall imaginable. They’re well known for their affordability so chances are the whole family will be able to find something fun to wear or great to eat for less than $10. 

Discover Life Under the Sea at Sealife Sydney Aquarium

Meet penguins, dugongs, sharks, rays and more species of fish than you can poke a stick at when you visit the Sydney Aquarium in Darling Harbour. Regular daily talks add to the fun and provide plenty of opportunity for learning about life in the ocean.

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