School Holidays in Spring

Sydney is full of fun things to do during the school holidays. This spring head to the beach, visit one of city's wildlife parks, galleries or museums or take a tour.  

Family enjoying a day out, Royal Botanic Garden

Family enjoying a day out, Royal Botanic Garden

Beaches & outdoor fun 

Take the family to some of Sydney’s beautiful beaches. You can learn to surf at the ocean beaches of Bondi, Maroubra and Freshwater or body surf in the waves. Inside the harbour, the calm bays at Watsons Bay and Balmoral are perfect for stand up paddleboarding or kayaking.  

There are some great snorkelling spots too, including the marine reserves at Cabbage Tree Bay and Gordons Bay where you can spot an array of marine life.  

Get away from the crowds at one of the city’s secret beaches. Or explore the city on foot with a coastal walk, bushwalk or even a dog-friendly walk that the fur kids can enjoy. If you prefer two wheels, tackle the city’s best cycling routes or mountain bike trails. Then stop for a picnic in one of Sydney’s beautiful green spaces. 

Woman enjoying surf with Go Surfing, Bondi Beach

Go Surfing, Bondi Beach

Have an adventure

Luna Park is open every day during the school holidays. Scream your lungs out on the Hair Raiser, enjoy the old-fashioned amusements at Coney Island or ride the ferris wheel high above the harbour.  

Head to Western Sydney for a whole host of exciting activities. You’ll find elevated obstacle courses and rollercoaster zip lines for the whole family at TreeTop Adventure Park.  At Sydney Olympic Park the kids can try archery, join the Monster Skatepark Spring Camp or check into the dive clinic at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

At Centennial Park, kids can run, jump and climb through a dramatic landscape of creek beds, banksia tunnels, bamboo forests and a water play area at the Ian Potter Children's Wild Play Garden. Or saddle up for horse riding.  

Family taking a selfie outside Luna Park Sydney, Milsons Point, Sydney North

Luna Park Sydney, Milsons Point

Animal encounters

Taronga Zoo is always a school holiday favourite. Meet lions, giraffes, zebras and meerkats in the African Savannah exhibit, take an immersive Tiger Trek through the Indonesian jungle, and watch the seals show off their aquatic skills at the daily shows.  

In Darling Harbour, explore the Great Barrier Reef by night at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium or spot the koalas in Gum Tree Valley at Wild Life Sydney Zoo. In Western Sydney, Sydney Zoo is home to more than 2,000 animals from around the world in sprawling, innovative exhibits. 

If native animals are your thing, Featherdale Wildlife Park has more than 1,700 of them from kangaroos and koalas to little penguins, wombats and even a 4.5m saltwater crocodile. Just south of Sydney is Symbio Wildlife Park where you can feed kangaroos and wallabies, get up close to cheetahs and watch the monkeys play. 


Resident giraffes at Taronga Zoo, Mosman

Resident giraffes at Taronga Zoo, Mosman


School holiday dates - 2022

Summer Mon, 20 December 2021 Thur, 27 January 2022
Autumn Mon, 11 April 2022 Fri, 22 April 2022
Winter Mon, 4 July 2022 Fri, 15 July 2022
Spring Mon, 26 September 2022 Fri, 7 October 2022
Summer Wed, 21 December 2022 Thur, 26 January 2023