Sydney school holiday fun
School Holidays Dates
|Holidays||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring||Monday, 22 September 2014||Monday, 06 October 2014|
|Summer||Monday, 22 December 2014||Tuesday, 27 January 2015|
School Holidays Dates - 2015
|Holidays||Start Date||End Date|
|Autumn||Monday, 6 April||Friday, 17 April|
|Winter||Monday, 29 June||Monday, 13 July|
|Spring||Monday, 21 September||Monday, 05 October|
|Summer||Thursday, 17 December||TBC|
School holidays in Sydney
Taronga Zoo is a great place to take the kids - open 365 days a year and home to some of the world's most fascinating species, it will keep you occupied for hours. Various shows take place throughout the day so you can learn more about the zoo's residents, as well as the opportunity to get a little closer by booking an animal encounter.
Keeping with the animal theme, a trip to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium should be on any family's to do list during the school holidays. Expect to see everything from sharks to stingrays, giving your children an educational day out during the Sydney school holidays.
It is worth noting that many attractions will offer school holiday deals, giving you and your family the chance to explore more of the city at a fraction of the cost.
A trip to the beach is sure to be popular with the kids during your holiday in Sydney. Bondi Beach is one of the city's most famous, so why not take your little ones for a surf lesson or perhaps a swim in the sea?
Manly is another option if you want some beach time during your break in Sydney. With many cafes and restaurants to try, make a day of it and give your children a school holiday to remember. Alternatively, pack a picnic and enjoy a leisurely afternoon in one of Manly's many parks or even the beach itself.
Of course, no trip to Sydney would be complete without visiting Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Older kids might enjoy a behind the scenes tour of the Opera House, where they can learn more about the iconic building and its history.
Alternatively, sign yourselves up to do the Sydney Harbour BridgeClimb - an experience never to be forgotten! As you scale the structure to reach 134 metres above the harbour at Circular Quay, you will be rewarded with exceptional views and plenty of souvenir photographs to show your friends and family.
Sydney has plenty going on all year round and with school holiday offers to be taken advantage of, there has been no better time to see what sets this city apart from the rest.
School holiday short breaks in Regional NSW
School holidays offer the perfect opportunity to get out of the usual routine and explore NSW with your whole family. There's so much to do together that's hands on and heaps of fun.
Attractions that are popular with kids of all ages include Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountains area, Jamberoo Action Park near Kiama and Taronga Western Plains Zoo at Dubbo. View all family friendly experiences.
For a great day of water-based fun for all the family, pack the car and make your way to Bonnie Vale picnic area. With loads of options for all, everyone will feel like they're on holiday for a day. T...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/royal-national-park/bonnie-vale-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
Experience the magic of Mitchell Park, part of Cattai National Park in the north-west of Sydney. NSW National Parks is opening its gates for the day, welcoming the community to enjoy what this area ha...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/Whats-On/sydney/western-sydney-treasures-on-show
3km (one way) - 1 hour - Medium difficultyThe fire trail from Pennant Hills Park to West Pymble winds its way through the eucalypt forest of Lane Cove National Park. It's a picturesque route...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/lane-cove-national-park/pennant-hills-park-to-west-pymble/cycling
Reef Beach offers the chance to kick back in your own hometown, even if it's only for an afternoon. This pretty spot, tucked away at Dobroyd Head, has incredible views across Sydney's North Harbour to...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/sydney-harbour-national-park/reef-beach/swim-surf
Pool Flat picnic area offers a delightful riverside spot, ideal for a family day out in the popular Audley Weir area. Only an hour from the centre of Sydney, you'll feel like you and the family are on...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/royal-national-park/pool-flat-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
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