While there’s plenty of fun to be had indoors—board games, puzzles, cooking together—we all know kids need to burn off some of their excess energy.
Take in the fresh air and make the most of the great outdoors with one of these top picks.
Volunteer at your local community garden. Make a difference in your local area and develop good habits by spending some of your free time contributing to local community garden projects. Make sure you go back to visit later so the kids can see the growth and change over time, all while learning valuable skills by working together on a bigger project that benefits friends, family, and neighbours.
A picnic. Enjoy a leisurely morning or afternoon in the great outdoors with some pre-prepared nibbles and games for little to no cost at all – just don’t forget the teacups! Clifton Gardens is a fantastic location for those of you looking for a bit of everything - picnic grounds, a beach for swimming and harbour views. Alternatively, Manly Dam, The Basin and Bronte Beach are some family-friendly picnic spots—which will please children of all ages—all year round.
Sydney Park Bike Track
, St. Peters – Get little legs pedalling, scooting, and skating at Sydney’s bike track, complete with miniature roads, traffic lights, bridges and tunnels to teach children essential riding skills in a safe environment. The track itself is free; you’ll just need BYO wheels and a helmet to participate. The track is situated within Sydney Park in St. Peters, near the suburb’s train station, so you can take the whole family and their bikes, plus there is also parking on-site if you choose to drive. You can spend a day at the park, even if you don’t have bikes! With plenty of walking paths and open, grassy spaces for playing, the parklands are perfect for a day of outdoor family fun!
Surfing - Sydney is lined with crystal-clear beaches that are great for beginner surfers. Join a group class, book a private session, or simply hire a board and hit the waves. From Bondi to Cronulla, discover Sydney local's favourite places to surf in Sydney
Whether you're enjoying the long, summer school holidays or the shorter school holidays throughout the year, you'll find plenty of kids' school holiday activities in Sydney. And if you’re visiting and staying in Sydney, book your family-friendly Sydney accommodation online and start planning a fun family adventure.