Sydney city skyline lit up during Vivid Sydney 2013. Credit: Destination NSW; James Horan
Spring School Holidays Sydney
Harbourside fun at Luna Park
Sydney's spring weather is ideal for enjoying the harbourside, so why not visit the iconic Luna Park. Sydney's harbourside amusement park will delight both the older and younger family members. Work your way from the thrill of the Wild Mouse to the giant slides in Coney Island. The little ones will enjoy the Ferris wheel, Carousel and Space Shuttle.
Spring school holidays in Sydney
Sydney's a great city to bring the whole family for a break during the spring school holidays with plenty of things to do, attractions to see and events to get involved in. Head to The Australian Museum to see Wild Planet, an exhibition featuring more than 400 animal species. It’s the first permanent gallery to be added to the Museum in over 50 years, and entry for kids under 16 is free.
Some of Sydney's best attractions for kids of all ages are located in and around Darling Harbour. The kids' playground at Darling Quarter is a great space for letting off steam with water games, climbing ropes, swings, slides, and a flying fox to keep kids of all ages entertained for hours. See a movie at the giant IMAX Theatre in Darling Harbour, home to the world's largest screen. 2D- and 3D-format films include blockbusters as well as kids' classics and inspiring documentaries. Nearby, you can crawl through a submarine, explore a destroyer, HMAS Vampire, and see a full-scale replica of Captain Cook's HMB Endeavour at the Australian National Maritime Museum.
Sydney Harbour is home to over 600 species of fish and at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium you can see them in their native habitat. You'll also see platypus, little penguins, rays, sharks and dugongs in purpose-built habitats. The colourful and cute clown anemone fish that found fame after the film, Finding Nemo, is here as well as weedy sea dragons, the small but beautiful relatives of seahorses.
For more water based adventures as the weather warms up, head to one of Sydney’s many beaches, or spend the day at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, where the water is a lovely 26 degrees all year round. Or road trip to Wet’n’Wild Sydney in Prospect and spend the day in the wave pool or on one of the park’s many waterslides.
Come nightfall, grab your torch and join the Spotlight Prowl at Centennial Parklands, an after-dark adventure where you can meet the park’s night dwellers; possums, bats, flying foxes and native owls. Or head to the Skyline Drive-In for a retro movie experience the whole family can enjoy, complete with a 50s-themed concession stand where you can grab a soda, hotdog or freshly popped popcorn.