Tagged: School holidays

Sydney Family Adventures: July School Holidays

Posted on June 23, 2017 by Sydney School Holiday Activities, Sydney-Attractions

Looking for that something different to do with the kids these school holidays?

Rest assured, we have plenty of activities to make your school holidays a fun and exciting time for the whole family.

Unwind and reconnect with one another with our Kids Glamp-Out Family Package which includes accommodation in a Family Room, the Kids Glamp-Out Pop and parking.

Cozy and fun – with space for both parents and children, it is sure to excite all the family.

Our top tips for things for families to do in Sydney these School Holidays School holiday are below and nothing beats some fun in the heated wave pool at Cook and Phillip Park (just down the street), followed by a delicious dumpling lunch at Bodhi. In the afternoon, check out ice skating up above at Cathedral Square.

 Kids will love the Dinosaurs exhibition with the life size recreations.

The Australian Museumjust a short stroll up William Street is Australia’s first museum, dating back to 1827. Kids will love the Dinosaurs exhibition with the life size recreations – there are 10 complete dinosaur skeletons and eight life-sized models on display. There’s a variety of hands-on programs for kids including the Search and Discover Centre, the Tiny Tots and Mini Explorers drop-in playgroups for pre-schoolers and Kidspace for under 5s.

School holiday events: Your kids can get creative with School Holiday Crafts, these school holidays make nature kaleidoscopes and shadow puppets. See more school holiday activities here.

Art Gallery NSW – in a beautiful location in parklands by the edge of the Royal Botanic Gardens. See an extensive collection of Australian art, including one of the largest galleries of Aboriginal art in the country, alongside European masters, Asian treasures and leading local and international contemporary art.

School holiday events: Get thinking about time travel and parallel universes with a free artmaking for families in conjunction with Tiger Yaltangki’s The National 2017: new Australian art. See more school holiday activities here.

Cook + Phillip Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre – located just a short walk from the hotel with three heated pools and café. The Wave pool is a highlight for kids young and the young at heart.

Read more and plan your family itinerary with our HIPP Pocket Guide to Sydney for Families.

For your next family getaway to Sydney enjoy our Kids Glamp-Out Family Package which includes accommodation in a Family Room, the Kids Glamp-Out Pop and parking.

Kids Glamp Out

Australian Museum image credit: Destination New South Wales.

Burst into Spring

Posted on September 21, 2016 by Arts and Culture in Sydney, Sydney Events, Sydney-Attractions

Bursting through the last days of August with the site of spring so close you can touch it, brings an excitement that has been on hibernation since April. We’ve discovered the some of the best things to hit Sydney during the warming months of Spring.

September School Holiday
The final break before school’s out for another year, all across Sydney are attractions for the whole family

Spring school holiday program at the Australian Museum

Join the Australian Museum these school holidays for Asaro Mud Men mask-making and a dinosaur bonanza!

Date: 24 September 2016 – 09 October 2016

School Holidays at the Powerhouse and Sydney Observatory

Each school holidays is an opportunity to learn, discover and play at the Powerhouse Museum and Sydney Observatory. There are full day workshops, fascinating exhibitions as well as drop-in activities for all ages. Best of all, children under 16 years get FREE general admission!

Date: 24 September 2016 – 10 October 2016

School Holiday fun at the Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House has life-changing stories for students of all ages this school holidays.

Date: 22 September 2016 – 09 October 2016, everyday

The Festival of Dreams

“At the festival you can make yourself a priority in a judgement-free zone and work on your own wellbeing, personal understanding and, from that, determine to become the best you can be and live your dream life.”

The Festival of Dreams is being held from Friday, October 7 to Sunday, October 9 at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion in the Moore Park Entertainment Quarter.

The festival is open from 10am to 6pm daily and general admission one-day adult tickets are $25 at the door and $20 online. A two-day pass is $40 (door) or $30 (online) and a three-day pass is $55 (door) or $45 (online). Children under 12 are free.


Night Noodle Markets
A key highlight on the Sydney Good Food Month calendar is the Night noodle Markets at Hyde Park. With over 40 Asian inspired hawkers stalls to choose from, get lost in all the sights, smells and sounds of one Sydney’s institutions. Live music and DJ’s will also be on hand so you can dance off all the tasty treats.

WHERE Hyde Park, Sydney

WHEN Oct 6–23, 2016

Mon–Tue 5:00pm–9:00pm
Wed–Thur 5:00pm–10:00pm
Fri 5:00pm–11:00pm
Sat 4:00pm–10:00pm
un 4:00pm–9:00pm

COST Free entry


Sculptures by the Sea

In it’s 20th year Sculpture by the Seas is the worlds largest outdoor sculpture exhibition. Set along the beautiful and picturesque Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk, you can see over 100 pieces of work from artist from Australia and the rest of the world. Trains to Bondi junction can be easily access from Kings Cross station, only meters from Holiday Inn Potts Point – Sydney.

WHERE Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk

WHEN Oct 20 –Nov 6, 2016

COST Free entry