School holidays are upon us in NSW yet again and in case you’re freaking out and wondering what you’re going to do to fill in three weeks with the tribe – don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with 10 top ideas to entertain the tribe these school hols.
There’s something for everyone on this fun bike track in Sydney Park. It has wide paths, turns, speed humps, hills, curves and bridges. There are tunnels to ride through, stop and go signals and a bike pump for anyone who needs some extra air. There’s a refuelling station and shop front for imaginary play and a big shade structure right near the track. Pack a picnic and spend the day.
This place has so much to do and it’s all free! With two awesome playgrounds both with huge shade covers over them, there’s oodles of space to have a picnic and enjoy the grounds. There are also loads of paths through the reserve perfect for scooters and bike riders, a big oval for kicking a ball or a game of backyard cricket, a waterfall and duck pond and an animal enclosure with lots of wallabies, kangaroos, emus, birds and Australian wildlife to visit. There’s also barbecue facilities if you want to spend the day!
Take the tribe outdoors and let them climb, weave and fly through the tree tops on a self-guided ropes course. There is a course for kids aged 3-9 years so even the youngest members of the tribe can have a go! There are lots of obstacles including rope ladders, wobbly bridges, tunnels, cargo nets and zip lines and the kids have 1.5hrs to complete the course. It’s guaranteed to boost their confidence and create a lot of new memories for the whole tribe!
One of our favourite things about Monkey Baa Theatre in Darling Quarter is how they adapt Australian kids literature into amazing stage plays for the tribe and Thai-riffic! is set to be one of the funniest shows yet! Based on the best selling novel by Oliver Phommavanh, Thai-riffic! is the story of Albert (Lengy) Lengviriakul who is the son of Thai immigrants and who own a restaurant called Thai-riffic! Lengy is desperate to escape his embarrassing family just as he’s about to start high school and all he wants is to just eat some pizza! This hilarious show is aimed at 7-14 year olds and is guaranteed to make them LOL!
If you haven’t paid a visit to Calmsley Hill Farm, it’s a definite must for the tribe! Or if you are looking for a school holiday program the tribe is guaranteed to love, Calmsley Hill Farm has one! On Thursday, July 7 and 14, kids from 6-12 years can get hands on with farm activities including a guided farm tour, they can pet and handle lots of the farm animals and do some seed planting at the farm as well as taking their own special seed projects home. They will also get to do some farm craft making special feeders for the animals! This is one school holiday program the kids will be raving about – but be sure to dress them in farm friendly clothes!
Want to ice skate while snowflakes fall on your face? Head to Luna Park for Winterfest where you can skate and enjoy some traditional winter foods including hot chocolate and warm pretzels! While you’re there, catch all the fun of the Despicable Me 3 promotion in Luna Park with Gru and the minions running around and wreaking havoc! There will be a Hunt for Despicable Treasure – if you collect all three stamps you win a Despicable Me 3 prize!
This is fun by the bucket load – literally! For $8 you can buy a bucket of golf balls, and then hit them into the lake. If you hit a target, there are prizes to be won! And if you get a hole in one you can win up to $100! What’s not to love?
The kids will love an adventure on the river hiring the water sports equipment from Audley Boatshed. They will be delighted by the Aqua Bikes, or you can hire a canoe, kayak or a row boat for some family fishing. You can take in the breathtaking views as you make your way along either the Hacking River, or paddle around in Kangaroo Creek. It’s the perfect way to burn off some energy with the tribe!
This fun school holiday program is one for the family to do together! Let the tribe run free in Kate Beynon’s interactive artwork Room of Lucky Charms. This exhibition is a hands on play zone where kids can come and sing songs, play exhibition inspired games and mix and mingle with other kids and their carers. This exhibition is suitable for kids aged 0-5 years, so if you have older kids looking for something to do there is a NAIDOC Week celebration where the big kids can drop in and make collaborative arts. Take them for a walk through the Indigenous exhibition and then let them get hands on in the creative studio.
If you fancy a visit to Taronga Zoo these holidays, be sure to swing by the new squirrel monkey jungle walk. The whole tribe can get up close to the cheeky Squirrel Monkeys in their Amazonian habitat, where they will swing, climb, jump and play right around you! This is the only monkey walk through exhibit in Australia so be sure to check the dates and times before heading to the zoo to make sure you don’t miss this magical exhibit.
This is a sponsored post for Monkey Baa Theatre Company