Autumn school holidays


Take the family to the Sydney Royal Easter Show, a wonderful celebration of all things rural. The little ones will love the farm animals plus there are amusement rides and show bags for the young and young at heart. The Sydney Opera House runs programs for kids during the school holidays.

  • Sydney Royal Easter Show, Sydney Olympic Park
  • Family bike riding, Manly

Autumn school holiday ideas in Sydney

From museums and zoos to tall ships and amusement rides, Sydney has a huge range of attractions for kids in autumn. The colourful Sydney Royal Estate Show is a two-week festival of all things rural at Sydney Olympic Park. Your kids will love the farm animals plus there are fun amusement rides.

For more exhilarating rides and spectacular Sydney Harbour views, visit the beautifully restored 1930s amusement park Luna Park. Check out the events calendar for kids and family shows at the majestic Sydney Opera House and at other venues, including the Riverside Theatre in Parramatta.

Sydney Royal Easter Show

With so many things to do and see, take time out to relax with a picnic at Bondi Beach or at the Royal Botanic Garden, a green oasis between the Sydney Opera House and the Art Gallery of NSW. Hop on a ferry at Circular Quay for Manly and seaside fish and chips and cycling along the coast.

Museums are full of interactive activities. Dinosaurs will wow the family at the Australian Museum, which has a space for under-fives. For young adventurers, the Australian National Maritime Museum has a submarine and a tall ship, and the Powerhouse Museum's technology displays will enthral kids.

Explore animal kingdoms and underwater worlds at marvellous zoos and aquariums. On Taronga Zoo’s Nura Diya Aboriginal Wildlife Tour you’ll hear Dreamtime stories and interact with wallabies and other native animals. Kids will love the penguin expedition too at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

School Holidays Dates - 2017

HolidayStart dateEnd date
AutumnMonday, 10 AprilTues, 25 April
WinterMonday, 03 JulyMonday, 17 July
SpringMonday, 25 SeptemberFriday, 06 October
SummerMonday, 18 DecemberMonday, 29 January 2018


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