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33 school holiday activities in Sydney 2018

Your guide to what's on in Sydney during the spring school holidays.

School holidays. They're what just about every kid dreams of all term long, and it's up to you AKA the parent, to find the best activities to meet their energy levels.

If you're wondering if there's enough to keep them quiet and busy, take heart, because there are plenty of things to do during the break that fit the bill.

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Top things to do with your kids in Sydney

Whether you're taking a trip to the nation's biggest city or heading into town for the sights and sounds, these iconic Sydney experiences cannot be missed.

5 discounted school holiday activities in Sydney:

38% off Sky High Indoor Trampoline Park entry

38% off Sky High Indoor Trampoline Park entry from Groupon

Let your kids run wild and release the energy on interconnected trampolines and ninja warrior course whilst you enjoy a coffee at the café

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Location: Brunker Road, Chullora

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Annual pass at Merlin Entertainments attractions

Annual pass at Merlin Entertainments attractions from Groupon

Enjoy a variety of attractions around Australia and New Zealand with this Merlin annual pass.

  • Duration: Unlimited
  • Location: Sydney, NSW

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50% off pony lead ride

50% off pony lead ride from Groupon

Give the kids a treat with a 30-minute pony trail horseback ride with a seasoned instructor.

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Location: Centennial Park, NSW

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29% off go kart experience

29% off go kart experience from Groupon

Ride on a 9 horsepower go kart and experience to be a racers for 30 minutes.

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Location: Eastern Creek, NSW

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Up to 46% off two-hour trampoline centre pass

Up to 46% off two-hour trampoline centre pass from Groupon

Jump, leap and bound on 1400 square metres of wall-to-wall trampolines, practice tricks in the foam pit with two Olympic trampolines.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Location: Prestons, New South Wales

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10 top family friendly activities to book

SCG Stadium tour

SCG Stadium tour from RedBalloon

Step into the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground and Allianz Stadium in a 90-minute guided tour.

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Location: Moore Park, Sydney
  • Price is for two people
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$30

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High ropes climbing course

High ropes climbing course from RedBalloon

An adventure to an eco-friendly park for the whole family and move from tree to tree on suspension bridges and jump from 20m up in the forest.

  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Location: Abbotsbury, Western Sydney, NSW
  • Price is per person
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$48

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Luna Park rides pass

Luna Park rides pass from RedBalloon

A day of fun and adventure at Luna Park with the whole family

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Location: Milsons Point, Sydney
  • Price is per person
From AUD

$22

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Sydney Harbour cruise with Taronga Zoo entry

Sydney Harbour cruise with Taronga Zoo entry from RedBalloon

A whole-day tour with cruise, Sky Safari cable car ride and entry to Taronga Zoo for a perfect day out for all the family

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Location: Circular Quay, NSW
  • Price is per person
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$63

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Jet boat ride

Jet boat ride from RedBalloon

A 30 minute ride with amazing experience of 360 degree spins, power-slides and wave-jumps

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Location: Sydney Harbour
  • Price is per person
From AUD

$79

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Featherdale Wildlife Park entry

Featherdale Wildlife Park entry from RedBalloon

Have an interactive wildlife experience at Featherdale Wildlife Park and get up close to all your most wanted Australian native animals.

  • Duration: Full day entry
  • Location: Featherdale Wildlife Park, Doonside
  • Price is per person
From AUD

$32

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Haunted Sydney ghost tour

Haunted Sydney ghost tour from finder.com.au

Venture back to historic Sydney. A time when prisoners were the law, public executions were commonplace and the Rocks Push ruled the street. Enter a haunted site not open to the public.

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Price is per person
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$36

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Sydney flexi attractions pass

Sydney flexi attractions pass from finder.com.au

Explore the best of what Sydney has to offer. Your choice of entry to 3, or 5 top attractions in and around Sydney. It provides you with incredible savings of up to 40% off general admission fee.

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Price is per person
From AUD

$109

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Jenolan cave and Blue mountains day tour

Jenolan cave and Blue mountains day tour from finder.com.au

Visit the Blue Mountains and travel to the amazing Jenolan Caves – Australia’s largest and most popular underground limestone cave system where you will enjoy a guided cave inspection.

  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Location: Circular Quay, NSW
  • Price is per person
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$140

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Blue mountains tour

Blue mountains tour from finder.com.au

Includes free city hotel pick-up, Sydney 2000 Olympic site tour, lunch and more.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Loaction: Sydney
  • Price is per person
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$125

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10 events in Sydney during the spring school holidays

Spring school holidays at Watsons Bay

  • Sydney Fringe. The big festival of the season is Sydney Fringe and the big event for little ones is Fringe Kids. Its program is a mix of dance, theatre, art and comedy in venues across Sydney. 1-30 September
  • Play World Australia. Head to the ICC for a day of fun and games at Play World - literally! The space is play date heaven with Peppa Pig and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles performances, yoga, coding and dance workshops, meet and greets with kids' favourites like PJ Masks and Ben & Holly. 29-30 September
  • Oz Comic Con. Super hero fanatics can book a ticket into one of the biggest comic conventions in Sydney to dress up and meet their heroes in real life. 29-30 September
  • Twilight Harbourside Picnic Ride. Get on your bike and ride Sydney's foreshore with the whole family in tow. The event is free and riders are encouraged to pack a picnic for the rest at the finishing line. 13 October
  • Broadway Pop Up Fringe. For exercise of a different kind, head up to the rooftop at Broadway Shopping Centre for its pop-up roller skating rink. It's open Wednesdays to Sundays and sessions are only $5 a pop during the day on the weekends, or $15 at night. 1-30 September
  • Park After Dark. Camp under the stars at Centennial Park for a unique night out. The event includes a tour of the parklands, a bat watching experience, campfire stories and a BBQ dinner and brekky the next day. 12 October
  • Little Sydney Lives. The annual Art and About photography competition returns with its kids' component destined to wow all with its talents. The top 20 finalists' works are on display at Sandringham Gardens in Hyde Park for a short time only. Check them out and inspire your kids to be creative. 13 September - 7 October
  • Spring school holidays at Watsons Bay. Fill their days with a variety of activities thanks to Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel and its jam-packed schedule of activities. This includes pizza making workshops, magic shows, flower crown making and super hero parties. 1-12 October
  • Tech Takeover. Older kids aged 8+ can hone their tech skills at workshops that teach them how to code an AI robot, multi-level platform game and 3D character. 2-5 October
  • The Beatles Orchestrated For Kids. Here's one even you can get involved in. It's a kid-friendly rendition of The Beatles' top hits. Because there's no time like the present to introduce them to one of the greatest bands in history. 9 and 13 October

8 ideas for free school holidays activities in Sydney

  • Wander around Royal Botanic Gardens and find the perfect spot for a sunny picnic.
  • Explore Cockatoo Island and join one of the free events like the Convict Clues Challenge or the Ship Shape Challenge (both recommended for children 7-12 years old).
  • Hit up a local beach like Manly, Bondi, Balmoral or Clovelly.
  • Go for a bike ride or bush walk along the harbour, or through some inner-city parklands like Centennial Park or Sydney Park.
  • Get active at Sydney Olympic Park, where Kids in The Park offers a range of free and low-priced activities for children including segway rides, drama workshops, disc golf and The Amazing Chase.
  • Bushwalk in Sydney Harbour National Park, where there's plenty of tracks to choose from varying in length and difficulty.
  • Have a blast at Luna Park. While you do have to pay for rides and games, entrance to the park is free and there's often events on during peak times..
  • Explore the Art Gallery of New South Wales or the MCA's free exhibits.

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Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is the travel editor at finder.com.au. On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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