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Kids in the Park - Sydney Olympic Park

Hols SOP 560 kids in net

Sydney Olympic Park’s school holiday activities program, Kids in the Park, is back again with 14 NEW boredom-busters, almost 20 FREE activities and more than 10 good-value options at less than $20 per person.

Kids in the Park spring 2013 will run EVERY DAY of the school hols, from 21 September – 6 October (inclusive).

With fantastic, fun activities too numerous to list and extensive programs for different age groups and interests, Kids in the Park is the place for Sydneysiders to be these holidays!

For more information, visit kidsinthepark.com.au or sydneyolympicpark.com.au.



Spill is a FREE family show performed in playgrounds in Sydney's Victoria, Wentworth and Sydney Parks throughout the holidays. With dancers from all genres launching themselves between the various equipment, to a soundtrack of hip hop-meets-symphony, this unique performance will thrill all ages. Public dance workshops are also held after each show.

Be at Victoria Park, Camperdown from September 20-23; Wentworth Park, Ultimo from September 26-30 and Sydney Park, St. Peters from October 3-7 between 10.30pm and 12.30 pm.

Visit artandabout.com.au for more information


Dangerous & deadly - Wild Life Sydney Zoo


Only the bravest of kids will explore Australia's most dangerous Wild Life! Come face-to-face with hairy spiders, creepy crawlies, slimy snakes and Tasmanian Devils and see Rex, Sydney's largest and most dangerous crocodile.

Open from 9am-5pm daily at Wild Life Sydney Zoo, Darling Harbour. Visit wild-life.com.au for details and ticket prices.

Read more on our blog!


Marvel Super Hero Zone - Madame Tussauds Sydney

Your last chance to see your favourite superheroes - closing October 6! Test your strength against your favourite super hero, dress up as Spiderman or Iron Man, meet over 70 other wax figures and have your photo taken with your favourites!

Katy Perry arrives at Madame Tussauds Sydney!

One of the world’s most flamboyant and successful music stars is to be honoured with a wax figure at Madame Tussauds Sydney this month, when Katy Perry joins the A-list line up on September 24.

Katy has worked closely with Madame Tussauds on the creation of her wax figures and as well as involving her costume designers she gave a sitting to the talented studios team who took hundreds of precise measurements to ensure total accuracy.

Madame Tussauds is at Darling Harbour.
Save 30% when you book online at madametussauds.com/Sydney


Girl carrying potted plants in backyard

Little Green Thumbs - Eden Gardens

The next generation of green thumbs will ignite their curiosity for the garden world these school holidays by taking part in one of Eden Gardens North Ryde’s gardening workshops.

Three fun and educational workshops will give children the opportunity to get their hands dirty while learning about the enchantment of plants and gardens.

Toddlers, 5-7 year olds and 8-12 year olds will have a heap of hands-on gardening fun!

Visit edengardens.com.au for more information including workshop age groups, dates and times.

Hollywood Horrors - Luna Park for Teens

HalloScream ParadeOlder kids will love the adrenalin rush these school holidays as Luna Park Sydney becomes the destination for spine-tingling, hair-raising action with attraction, Hollywood Horrors, between 20 September and 7 October.

Guaranteed to spook even the bravest guests, Hollywood Horrors is not to be attempted by the faint-hearted. In its dark and eerie corridors prepare to come face-to-face with Hollywood’s scariest movie characters. With Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees from Freddy vs. Jason, Hannibal Lecter from Silence of the Lambs, Chucky from Child’s Play and Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre its Luna Park’s most terrifying attraction ever!

On Friday and Saturday nights during the school holidays only, the fear-factor intensifies with the all screaming, all dancing, spooky Halloscream Parade.

Luna Park - for the whole Family!

Bridge View

Luna Park Sydney will hold a highly sought after prime position when Sydney Harbour comes alive on Saturday 5 October when 45 war ships and 17 tall ships sail into the Harbour as part of the International Fleet Review.

Available for a limited time only Luna Park Sydney’s Early Bird Ticket offer gives families exclusive Park use for the day including access to its prime location, unlimited rides, spectacular views atop the Ferris Wheel, live street entertainment and Navy band performances, as well as exclusive wharf access to view the formation flypasts, evening pyrotechnics and light show.

A global Naval tradition, the Review commemorates the centenary of the first entry of the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet into Sydney Harbour and is set to be a gathering of monumental proportions which hasn't been seen since the Australian Bicentenary in 1988. Expected to draw crowds to rival that of New Year’s Eve, a Luna Park Sydney Early Bird Ticket is a stress-free way to guarantee a waterside position for the event and spend a spectacular day at the iconic amusement Park.

Buy online at www.lunaparksydney.com and save.


Bugs @ the Fly - Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk

Darcy gets up close and personal with the bugs at the Illawarra Fly

The Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk is presenting Bugs @ the Fly from September 26th to the 30th with sessions at 10:30am and 1:30pm, tickets are $15 per child and $24 for adults (includes entry to the Treetop Walk).

An interactive Australian creepy crawly experience featuring specialist Invertebrate Keepers from WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Bugs @ the Fly will feature a giant spider the Phlogius Strenuus, Giant Burrowing Cockroaches or Rhinoceros Cockroaches, Giant Rainforest millipedes, Meal Worms, Rainbow Stag Beetles, Spiny Leaf Stick Insects, Hurricane Larry Stick Insects and Crowned Stick Insects as well Egyptian Beetles and a Flinders Range Scorpion. The bugs will be housed in special army tents which are dark enough for kids to see the Scorpion glow in the dark.

Check out our blog for a first-hand account!

Visit illawarrafly.com


Jamberoo Action Park

Jamberoo Action Park is officially open for a new season and just in time for the school holidays and it's jam-packed with water rides and attractions, Jamberoo Action Park is located just over an hour’s drive from Sydney and for the first time in its history will launch season passes making it even easier for families to keep cool this springtime and beyond!

Purchased online for $89.99, the Jamberoo Action Park Season Pass provides unlimited access to all the Park’s rides and attractions for the duration of the 2013/14 season – meaning 226 days of slipping and sliding fun!

Visit www.jamberoo.net


Rumpelstiltskin - Marian Street Theatre

Cheezwit Ruby and TheKing Rumpelstiltskin

Who would believe you can spin straw into gold? Ruby, the King's daughter, is about to perform miracles!

In Wendy Blaxland’s delightful adaptation this classic tale is filled with lots of fascinating characters who are vain, greedy, mysterious and wise.

Presented by Marian Street Theatre for Young People, Rupelstiltskin is suitable for ages 3-10 years

School Holidays 23 September – 4 October Weekdays 10.30am & 1pm and Saturdays 10.30am & 1pm at Marian Street Theatre, 2 Marian Street, Killara. For more information visit www.mstyp.org.au or facebook.com/marianstreettheatre

For bookings visit www.mstyp.org.au


The Conductor & The Clown - Darling Quarter


Who’s the main act – the serious classical Conductor or the cheeky Clown whose aim is to conduct the orchestra? See how the Clown tried to trick the Conductor off the stage. With all the Clown’s hilarious antics, can the two ever become friends?

This wonderfully hilarious orchestral show for families will have an exclusive season at Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theatre from Tuesday 1 to Saturday 5 October. Recommended for ages 5-12 years, performances are 11am & 1.00pm.

For tickets call 02 8624 9340 or visit monkeybaa.com.au.


Drama Workshops at Monkey Baa Theatre

Monkey Baa is running Holiday Drama Workshops for young people from Monday 23 to Saturday 28 September at the Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theatre. Kids can enjoy a fun and creative hour of drama that also includes an exclusive back stage tour of Monkey Baa’s Theatre where you will see the backstage area, the control room, dressing rooms and have a walk on stage - and it doesn't matter if you’ve never done drama before!

For age groups and days/times and more information call 02 8624 9340 or visit www.monkeybaa.com.au


ARTplay for toddlers - Museum of Contemporary Art

Explore the Bella Room with artist Hiromi Tango’s interactive artwork Dance together with your toddler and engage in a sensory experience on Wednesdays September 18, October 9 & 16.

The Bella Room is a dedicated interactive space, particularly suitable for under fives, including those with specific learning needs. Drop-in anytime between 10.30am and 12.00 noon to explore soft forms, patterns and textures and let the creative play lead the way. For parents, carers and under 5s FREE, drop-in.

Visit mca.com.au


Stray Threads - Museum of Contemporary Art

Looking for something fun to do these holidays? Then come and be inspired by the woven fibre-based works in string theory. Discover how artists in the exhibition use materials from their everyday environment in surprising ways to create wondrous woven art forms. Back in the Creative Studios create your own 2D and 3D artworks using recycled materials then collaborate with other kids by stringing your finished masterpieces together to create a giant woven wall of art. Start collecting plastic bags now to use and share on the day. Suitable for kids 4 years and older - Tuesday September 24- Saturday September 28 from 10.30am-4pm - DROP IN - a suggested donation of $5 per family would be appreciated.

Check out the full range of fantastic school holiday activities at mca.com.au



Sydney's Museums really turn it on for the school holidays - each with great activity, exhibition and workshop programs to suit children of all ages and interests!

Create your own Diroama, be a scientist for a day, watch The Amazing Glow Show or climb aboard a Viking Ship!

You'll find something for everyone at Sydney's museums!

Visit the Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo

Visit The Australian Museum, Sydney

Visit The Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour

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