School Holidays in Spring

From dinosaurs to superheros, Sydney’s spring school holidays are full of fun activities. Take the kids to zoos and museums. There is children’s theatre and coding camps. And the weather is ideal for outdoor adventure, including bushwalking, cycling and whale watching. Or spend a day at the beach.

You’ll never be short of things to do in Sydney. Why not visit the iconic Luna Park for rides with spectacular harbour views? How about surfing lessons for the kids while you relax on a famous beach? You’ll also discover plenty of special holiday activities in the events calendar, including:

  • Dinosaur Festival at the Australian Museum
  • Junior Adventure Tour at the Sydney Opera House
  • Dress up as a superhero for Oz Comic-Con at the ICC
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show at the Seymour Centre
  • Kids’ archaeological dig, Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan
  • Code Club for Kids across Western Sydney
  • Family day at Gledswood Farm or the Country Fair Berowra
  • Cycle across Sydney Harbour Bridge on the Spring Cycle
Girls running their hands over the teeth of a Tyrannosaurus Rex skull, Australian Museum

Some of the best attractions are in Darling Harbour, including Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Wild Life Sydney Zoo and the Australian National Maritime Museum. The kids will love the king penguins in the aquarium and they can get up close to koalas and Rocky, a huge saltwater crocodile, at the zoo.

A harbour ferry ride is highlight. Take a ferry from Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo for the stars of the animal kingdom, including lions, tigers and giraffe. The dazzling Free-flight bird show at the zoo is a must-see experience where native birds and an Andean condor soar and swoop in the open air.

Group enjoying a day of whitewater rafting at Penrith Whitewater Stadium

The permanent Wild Planet exhibition at the Australia Museum is popular with kids and parents, too. Interactive displays entertain hungry young minds, and blockbuster temporary exhibitions are drawcards for all the family. The museum is next to Hyde Park, a stroll from the main shopping area.

For water activities, gorgeous sandy beaches such as Bondi Beach or Manly Beach are perfect. Giant waterslides are at Wet 'n' Wild in Sydney's west, where you’ll find plenty more outdoor adventures, including whitewater rafting for kids as young as 12 and zip-lines in the TreeTop Adventure Park.

In lovely parklands enjoy family picnics and cycling.You can hire bicycles at Centennial Parklands in the east and Bicentennial Park at Sydney Olympic Park. After a day of adventures, take the family to Sydney's last remaining drive-in theatre, Skyline Drive-In Blacktown, for the latest children's hit.

School Holidays Dates - 2019

HOLIDAY START DATE END DATE
Autumn Sat, 13 April Sun, 28 April
Winter Sat, 06 July Sun, 21 July
Spring Sat, 28 September Sun, 13 October
Summer Sat, 21 December Monday, 27 January 2020

 

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