Things to do in Sydney over the autumn school holidays

14 April 2014

Sydney Family Show, Moore Park.

Sydney Family Show, Moore Park.

The autumn school holiday season in New South Wales runs from 14 to 25 April, 2014.

Fill your children’s holiday with these Sydney activities the whole family can enjoy.


Camp under the stars at Lane Cove National Park between 4 and 27 April.

The WilderQuest experience is especially suited to first-time campers; tents are set up prior to your arrival and stretcher beds are provided. Pack food and drink supplies, as well as your own pillows, bedding, towels, and toiletries. Bring your bikes along to enjoy the park’s cycle trails, or hire a boat from the Lane Cove Boatshed for a gentle row on Lane Cove River.

Sydney Royal Easter Show

Australia’s largest annual event brings the best of the country to the city at Sydney Olympic Park from 10 to 23 April.

Sample Australia’s best produce at the Woolworth’s Fresh Food Dome, visit some of the 14,000 animals in attendance, and watch the iconic woodchopping competition. Thrill seekers can enjoy the Taipan Rollercoaster, Mega Drop and Sling Shot rides at the Coca-Cola Carnival. Cap off a great day watching the nightly show, ‘Australiana In All Its Glory’, featuring live performances from singers, dancers, whipcrackers, lifesavers, rally drivers and MotoX riders. The production culminates with a spectacular 12 minute fireworks display.

Kids in the Park

Choose from more than 50 activities in this action-packed school holiday program at Sydney Olympic Park from 12 to 27 April.

Kids can learn to swing, flip and somersault during the Flying Trapeze program at the Aquatic Centre. The Riding The Rails program takes visitors on a short train ride around part of the former Royal Australian Navy Armament Depot every Sunday between 10.30am and 1pm. Free Kids in the Park activities include disco golf, bird watching, and BMX and mountain bike riding.

Sydney Family Show

Check out Australia’s biggest free-entry family show at Moore Park from 12 to 23 April.

Watch Noah’s Racing Pigs compete to be the first through a tyre-filled obstacle course. Come face to face with crocodiles, snakes, and other reptiles at the free Get Wild Reptile Show, three times daily. Go on a high-seas adventure at the Pirate Show Tent for singing, dancing, and walking the plank, at 12pm and 2.30pm daily. Race family members on the dodgem cars and experience the Giant Slide in the carnival section of the Show.

Kids on Deck at the Australian National Maritime Museum

A great range of whale-themed activities will keep kids entertained during the school holidays at the Australian National Maritime Museum  from 13 to 27 April.

Kids can create their own whale soft toy and instrument with the Kids on Deck: Baleen, Blubber, and Blowholes! workshops on Sundays. Watch ‘Whale of a Tale’ for a lively storytelling performance and learn more about these creatures of the deep at the Free Whale Lounge featuring children’s books and documentaries. Discover the biology of other ocean animals in a series of exciting experiments at the Amazing Cetaceans show.

Enjoy a safe and fun-filled break these autumn school holidays!