As iconic as Sydney's Harbour Bridge and Opera House may be, there's so much more to NSW than its spectacular capital city and these school holidays, NSW has plenty of exciting options for families. From rural areas, to beachside towns, bush exploration and bike tracks, music festivals and mountains, zoos, sanctuaries and marine life - from the city to the country, NSW is a fabulous place to explore with the family.
Be entertained, educated and excited this school holidays, as NSW throws open its doors for kids of all ages.
Discover one of Sydney’s newest live music and theatre venues, The Concourse Chatswood, and get the kids dancing to The Wiggles or for the older ones, why not take them along to Jekyll and Hyde The Musical.
Visit the Smart Arts Youth Festival at Pine Street Creative Arts Centre and enjoy live music, art exhibitions, films and art tours created by talented young people, or get hands on with the creative workshops like sustainable bead making, lino printing and badge making.
Discover what life would be life on Mars and what lies within our solar system at Sydney Observatory on the Solar System Exploration: Mars in 3-D daily tours.
Keep the kids on the straight and narrow with an ex-inmates tour at Maitland Goal. Be intrigued by the stories of the famous characters from yesterday and yesteryear while discovering what life was like behind the thick stone walls for both the inmates and the wardens.
At Jenolan Caves this school holidays take a children’s adventure on the Junior Explorer tour in the River Cave and the Stones & Bones tour, where by torch light and wearing caving helmets, kids will follow treasure maps to discover fossils, bones and crystals deep in the caves.
Dress up like a pirate and set sail on the Sydney Harbour Tall Ships Southern Swan for a Family Pirate Lunch BBQ on Sydney Harbour. Hoist the sails, climb the mast and be a pirate on-board for the day.
Step aboard the Wizards Express at Zigzag Railway and take a magical train trip to places you only read about in story books. After prospective house members are put under the sorting hat for carriage selection, the Wizard Express will depart from platform 9 ¾ as Hagrid sees you away on this magical journey through the Blue Mountains.
Sign up for CircusKool in Berry and learn how to juggle, clown around and develop acrobatic skills at this week long camp for kids 7-12 years.
Take part in a Discovery Ranger tour in a National Park this April. There are many different tours to choose from Convict Kids at Goat Island to Kite Flys By and Workshop at Middle Head and Snorkelling with Giant Jelly Fish at Bournda National Park.
Take an After Dark Nature Tour from Shelley Beach, Manly.
Discover NSW these School Holidays by visiting the Destination NSW website for further information.