Spring school holidays are only a few weeks away so to help you prepare, here’s what’s on for Sydney kids.
Spot On Children’s Festival
The seventh Spot On Children’s Festival is kicking off it’s five day program in Parramatta from October 9 – 13. There are plenty of free activities at this year’s festival including face painting, play gym, games, craft with Anney Bee’s Art Hive, Parramatta Library’s Reading Tent and chalkboard art.
There are also plenty of workshops that require bookings that the tribe will love such as live performances from Avocado Smash, Kaput, Big Bad Wolf and a Josephine Wants to Dance drama workshop. You can also catch Lah-Lah’s 10th Birthday Party and a few other awesome shows and workshops across the week.
WILD Play Kids vs Wild Tracks, Trails and Treasure Hunts
Centennial Parkland’s seasonal WILD Play program is back in time for the October school holidays – the theme for this year being Tracks, Trails and Treasure Hunts. The line up of activities starts October 2 and goes until October 13 with a mix of half day and full day activities.
Kids vs Wild sees a team of Education Rangers taking the tribe on an afternoon of shelter building and survival games, animal tracking and trail making. This program is suitable for kids aged 5-12 years and starts at the Wild Play Discovery Centre.
The Grounds honey making workshop
The tribe will learn all about bees and the importance of hives during this one hour session. Owner of Maya Sunny Honey, Andrew will share all he knows about bees and the honey making process including teaching kids how to identify a honey bee, a drone and a queen bee, build a honeycomb frame and how to extract the honeycomb from the frame to make honey.
There are lots of other fun school holiday activities happening at The Grounds including LEGO workshops, cupcake and cookie decorating, pizza making and an introduction to yoga.
Fambo is Sydney’s inaugural queer contemporary arts festival for families and it takes place in the school holidays on September 29. Fambo has an exciting program of workshops, activities and performances led by LBGTIQA+ artists including a cooking demonstration by Shahman Suku and a photographic installation by Kieran Butler where the audience are invited to destroy the work and take home a piece of wearable art. Plus much more – for the full program visit the Fambo site.
Morning Kites at Rouse Hill House & Farm
Rouse Hill House & Farm invites you to bring your kite along to their opening hour at 10am to enjoy some air time before exploring the farm. You can help feed the farm animals, take a tour around the farm and house and be sure to check out the fully interactive LEGO display of Rouse Hill House and Farm. Children under 5 are free to this event and to visit the farm so bring the little ones along for some school holiday fun too.
Kids in the Garden at Vaucluse House
Explore the vegetable gardens at Vaucluse House with the tribe and taste local honey in this lovely hands on workshop. Then make a delicious dessert and iced tea to enjoy at the beautiful Vaucluse House. After the kids are done testing their cooking skills, enjoy exploring the historic Vaucluse House at your leisure including the stunning formal rooms, the servant’s quarters, stables and more. This workshop is suitable for ages 5-12 years.
This two day event kicks off the school holidays at the International Convention Centre in Sydney. This fun event is all about play. Get ready to play, touch, laugh, sing, dance and have fun at Play World Australia. This interactive exhibition gives kids the chance to try fun new activities like digging for dinosaur bones, competing in BeyBlade Championships, having fun dancing with Sydney Dance Company, getting messy in science workshops with MAAS and more. This two day event goes from September 29-30 so grab your tickets and join in the fun!