School holidays are exciting for kids and can offer you and your children a chance to spend some quality time together. It can also however end in disaster if you don't have things planned and the kids are climbing the walls in boredom. Here we've listed our top pick of some of the best activities to be enjoyed during the school holidays in Sydney. From day tours to the Blue Mountains to free activities hosted by local art galleries we've got a great list of things to do during the next school break:
An afternoon at the gallery
There are many art galleries that offer free activities for families during the school holidays. From story telling to hands-on art sessions, there is always heaps on offer. To find out what galleries are hosting these events, go online. Larger galleries like the Gallery of New South Wales is sure to have some great activities scheduled for the next school holidays.
A day out at Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour is just a short stroll from Sydney's centre. It offers locals and tourists alike a number of fun activities. During the holidays there is always free entertainment with a range of festivals and performances being held at the harbour. Once you are there you can enjoy all of the great places that are perfect for a day out with the kids. Check out Wildlife World to get up close and personal with some amazing wildlife, then get some lunch and eat by the waters edge.
An outing to Centennial Park
Centennial Park is a great place to take the kids and enjoy some fresh air and outdoor activities. Rent some bikes or rollerblades and enjoy some play time before a picnic lunch in beautiful, lush surrounds. To experience the park in a completely different way, why not go horse riding? The nearby Equestrian Center offers a number of tours of the park on horseback.
A day trip to the Blue Mountains
A Blue Mountains Tour is a great way to spend a day with the kids during their next school holidays. There is plenty to see and do and by going on a guided tour you will be taken to and from all of the major attractions. This is a great activity that both you and the kids can enjoy together.
A day at the zoo
A day at the zoo is always a favourite activity for kids during the school holidays. It's also during these periods that Taronga Zoo offers a range of extra shows and activities for kids. It's a good idea to get there early to avoid the rush and to ensure you see some of the animals during their most active time of the day.
School holidays are a great time for you to spend some quality time with your kids. I hope our list of activities has given you some useful ideas for fun things you can plan to do during the next school holiday period.