School Holidays in Winter

Enjoy Sydney’s mild winters with a host of fun family activities. From bushwalking to whale watching, there are plenty of reasons to get outside. Enjoy winter festivals, walk through the national parks or go kayaking on the harbour.

Join one of the interactive experiences and workshops at Sydney’s museums, including Action Stations at the Australian National Maritime Museum and the Apollo 11 exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum.

You’ll discover more exciting school holiday activities in the events calendar, including:

The 2018 National Indigenous NAIDOC Art Fair hosted by Blak Markets at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Sydney

The world-famous Bondi Beach hosts Bondi Winter Magic, with a beachside ice rink and ferris wheel. In Sydney’s West, be sure to visit Winterlight in Parramatta and the Winterland Festival in Campbelltown, for vintage rides and alpine food villages.

Visit Luna Park for Winterfest and enjoy ice skating, falling snow, carnival rides and a visit from Santa, all with spectacular views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. You can climb to the summit of the bridge on a BridgeClimb tour, and admire the stunning harbour from above, whilst learning about its history. 

Take a ferry from Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo and watch Leslie the condor and her feathered pals in the amazing bird show. For a special treat, stay overnight on a Roar and Snore camping adventure and explore the zoo at night with a ranger.

See sharks and king penguins at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and meet Rocky, a huge saltwater crocodile at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, both in Darling Harbour. The aquarium and zoo are near Madame Tussauds and the Maritime Museum.


School Holidays Dates - 2020

Autumn Mon, 13 April Fri, 24 April
Winter Mon, 06 July Fri, 17 July
Spring Mon, 28 September Oct, 9 October
Summer Mon, 21 December Tue, 26 January 2021


Enjoy These Winter Holiday Experiences