It's everyone's favourite time of the school year, holidays! But after a couple of days you start running out of ideas for things to do. That's where we come in.
Here's a list of all the super low budget fun things at your doorstep to keep both the kids and you occupied these holidays.
1. Play At A Park
It might sound pretty daggy, but there's actually a few great parks around Sydney that has something for everyone. If you're after a bit of waterpark fun, head to Putney Park Playground on Pelliser road in Putney. Or if you're after a bit of midcity fun, head to the playground at the Darling Quarter.
2. Have A Beach Day
It's hands down the best day out and one of the most convenient ways to pass the time. Take a book, a boogie board, some beach cricket equipment and your day is sorted. Plus, you get that gorgeous view for the day. What more could you want? We suggest heading to Bronte beach for that gorgeous Aussie day out.
3. Head To The Figure 8 Pools
If you've got older kids who are capable of a bit of a bush walk, the Figure Eight Pools are definitley a must-do for your list. You need to time it right to get here, but the trek is totally worth it. You can find the Figure Eight Pools in the Royal National Park near Burning Palms beach. For full directions head to the National Park website.
4. Stay Home And BAKE!
It's honestly the most fun and easy things to do to keep busy these school holidays, plus you get the added bonus of eating something delicious at the end! There's some amazing Facebook pages dedicated to baking the most incredible things, like My Baking Addiction.
5. Arts and Crafts
Forget the old school home made kites out of brown paper bags and crayons, DIY arts and crafts have totally lifted it's game. There's some amazing blogs and Facebook pages that gives you some amazing ideas with step by step guides, or check out Pinterest for some ideas!
6. Stroll Through The Royal Botanic Gardens
If it's a beautiful day, grab a picnic blanket, a packed lunch, a book and a kite and head on down to the Royal Botanic Gardens. It's a little bit of paradise in the centre of the city and you can literally spend hours in the same place. Have a bit of an adventure and jump on the Choo Choo Express for a little bit of extra fun too!
7. The Hyde Park Barracks Museum
If you're looking for a bit of educational sight seeing, the Hyde Park Barracks Museum should definitely be at the top of your list. Step back into Australia's history and experience the day in the life of a convict. Admission is very reasonably priced and there's plenty of interesting things to see and do. You can find the museum a short walk from St James Station in the heart of the city.
8. Do The Bronte To Bondi Walk
If you're an active family, the Bronte to Bondi walk is definitely for you. Not only will you be getting out and about during the school holidays, but you'll be able to soak up the stunning coastal views this part of Sydney has to offer. Pack a little backpack with a picnic and your swimming gear and have an extra little pay off at the end of the walk.
9. Take A Walk Across The Harbour Bridge
Want to do something a little bit different in the city? Jump on a train across the bridge to Milson's Point and walk back to the rocks. Not only do you get absolutely breathtaking views of the harbour, but you get the unique experience of walking across the world famous bridge, which not many people think of doing.
10. Stroll Through Minamurra Rainforest
If you want to spend a day walking through a magical paradise, Minamurra Rainforest is the place for you. About two hours drive south of Sydney, Minamurra Rainforest is full of stunning flora, suspension bridges and a glorious waterfall rounding out the walk. Keep an eye out too, it's rumoured that this is the perfect place to find fairies.
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