Baby Hints & Tips

School Holiday Activities – Sydney

Muggle Magic

Your kids may not be able to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry but this vacation care program is the closest thing they’ll get to it! They’ll conduct experiments to make bubbling cauldrons, self-inflating balloons and even make their own wands. At the end of the program each child will receive a certificate of attendance from Hogwarts!
Book here:
Muggle Magic 

North Sydney Brick Fair

Get ready to be amazed by the creative LEGO masterpieces and meet TV’s LEGO Masters winner, Henry. This exciting display will include a large city layout with train, hundreds of minifig habitats and a great ball contraption. You’ll also be able to get your hands on over 100 kg of LEGO to make your own creations. 
Book here: North Sydney Brick Fair 

Slime Workshops at Royal Randwick Shopping Centre

Kids can enjoy creating slime from scratch and then customise the slime into 3 different kinds in the one hour session. The slime is then stored in 3 airtight, recyclable pots to take home and play for days! There are three sessions daily at 10am, 11.30am and 1pm.
More info: Royal Randwick

Way Out West Festival

This festival should really be called the All About Kids festival. There is something from bubs right through to teens. From workshops, to performances and art installations there is sooo much to see and do! Some of the activities require bookings so make sure you book ahead!
Book here: WOW Festival

Peppa Pig Playdate

Immerse yourself into Peppa’s world! This playdate brings to life the show’s characters, locations and adventures that your kiddos love. Kids will be able to explore Peppa Pig’s house, play on the pond, jump on bouncy muddy puddles and even hang out with Peppa herself!
Book here:
Peppa Pig Ticketek

ZIRK!

Be up front and part of the action under the Big Top at the Entertainment Quarter. You will hold your breath watching the jaw-dropping ‘Double, Double Giant Wheel’, marvel at the agility and precision of the ‘Fast Track’ Russian acrobats, gasp at the death-defying aerialists, and a whole lot more!
Book here: Zirk

Class Bunny -Hurlstone Park

Build a beautiful living fairy garden for the bottom of your garden or balcony! If there are goblins, fairies or unicorns about this magical garden will certainly attract them. All materials are provided but if you have any special decorations you’d like to include bring them along. 
Book here: Class Bunny

Code Camp

Code Camp teaches children how to code to create their very own iPhone game or app, in a 3-day school holiday camp. There are camps for kids aged 5 to 13 years from the beginner to the advanced coder. At Code Camp, kids are taught to become digital storytellers where their imaginations can run wild.  They can come up with their own game or app idea, create their characters, design their levels, choose their baddies and make everything move, all with using code!
Book here: Code Camp

Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean that you can’t have a paddle! Visit Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre for one of their awesome school holiday programs, or simply to have a play at Splasher’s Water Playground. It’s all indoor so it could be freezing outdoors and you’d not feel it while you’re splashing away!
More info: Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

Check out your local park

We have found the best parks in Sydney, check our list out.   

Other ideas

Head to the movies, check out the mums and bubs movie sessions if you have younger kids.  Go for a trip to the Blue Mountains.   Go to a play centre, take the kids and explore Sydney or discover snow in the Hunter Valley.  If you are eating out here are 8 kid friendly resaturants in Sydney to take the kids to. 

Alexandra Navarra

About the Author:

Alex is your average caffeine addicted mum on a quest to share her experiences and learn from yours. Her world revolves around her baby girl, four-year-old son and hubby Rob. She lives with her family in Sydney's South West and when she's not writing, you can find her engrossed in the latest true crime docu-series or trying to get kids to at least try the broccoli.

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