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What to do in Sydney these school holidays

There's plenty to keep the kids entertained.

Keeping the kids entertained in the school holidays can be tricky business, so we’ve done the hard work for you.

We’ve rounded up everything you need to keep your kids occupied in the spring holidays. School is out from Saturday 29 September to Sunday 14 October 2018.

Makerspace school holiday workshops

Get creative and have fun with recycling and robotics at City of Sydney Library’s free makerspace workshops.

School holidays at Pine Street

Pine Street school holiday workshops

Learn new creative skills and make new friends at a Pine Street Creative Arts Centre workshop. Make your own film using paper cut animation or get stuck into ceramics or print-making.

Little Sydney Lives exhibition

Little Sydney Lives exhibition

Head to an outdoor gallery in Hyde Park to discover the Little Sydney Lives exhibition. The yearly photography competition provides child’s-eye view of the world. With their photos and their own words, kids aged 3 to 11 offer a fresh insight into life in Sydney.

Fizzics Education courses

Put your science goggles on or turn on your engineering brain with a Fizzics Education course. Learn to create Crazy Contraptions using levers, pulleys and wheels and the power of physics. Discover the many uses of different materials in our world at the Mad Materials course.

The Big Adventure

The Big Adventure

Pedal, jump, dance or climb at The Big Adventure, a celebration of the outdoors and active living. For 1 day only, Sydney Park will become an adventure playground for the whole family to explore on foot or by bike. Action-packed adventures include mountain boarding, parkour, breakdancing, rock-climbing and footy clinics.

Cat Cinema

Sip your caramel popcorn milkshake and cuddle some friendly cats while watching a movie at Cat Cinema. The family friendly program is for kids 5 years and over.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

One of the most famous and loved children’s books of all time comes to life on stage. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is an enchanting Australian-made show that is a pop-up-like version of Eric Carle’s stories.

Sphero Robotics

Learn the foundations of computer science and be inspired at Sphero Robotics. Participants will learn basic Javascript,the world’s most popular programming language,and the thought processes behind programming in order to solve problems.

Dinosaur Festival

See, hear, touch, and even smell the world of dinosaurs at the Dinosaur Festival, an interactive experience at the Australian Museum.

Junior Adventure Tour

Junior Adventure Tour

Uncover mysterious secrets and unusual facts with the Junior Adventure Tour, a jam-packed journey through the Sydney Opera House. There are interactive activities and games for the whole family.

Acrobat’s Academy at Barangaroo. Image: Daniel Boud

Acrobats Academy

Head to Barangaroo to tumble into the wonderful world of circus with the Acrobat’s Academy. This inclusive workshop for all skill levels is hosted by world renowned acrobats of Gravity & Other Myths.

Balance Bike Clinics

Get your child cycling with confidence at a free balance bike clinics. The clinics run from 11am to 2pm every Saturday, including during school holidays.

Dinnertime Doom

Dinnertime Doom

Explore the world of carnivorous plants to find out how they lure and digest their prey in Dinnertime Doom. Held at the Royal Botanic Gardens, this fun activity will also see kids create their own mini-bog terrarium with living carnivorous plants to take home.

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