Winter … cold, rainy and gloomy. You may think there’s nothing for kids to do (other than drive you a little bit crazy inside the house).
Well, it turns out there are plenty of really cool activities for kids to do across Sydney throughout winter. And they include everything from adventure-packed days out to more relaxing ideas where the adults can take a break too.
Located in Penrith, this is Australia’s first indoor skydiving facility (yes, indoor!), safe for kids and adults. If you haven’t heard of this ‘indoor skydiving’ option, imagine being in a wind tunnel, except that you don’t actually fall; the wind is pushing up at you and you feel like floating on a pillow of air, or flying like a superhero.
Located in Alexandria, this trampoline park is guaranteed fun! It features massive trampolines all connected to each other, connected to make a single massive trampoline, which allows you to jump even from the walls! This indoor activity is great for the whole family, and it’s also a great way to burn some energy after being cooped up indoors from bad weather.
Luna Park is an iconic Sydney theme park that will keep the kids entertained all day, making it perfect for a day out of the house. There are plenty of attractions for a wide variety of ages, and fun rides for kids like the Space Shuttle or Dodgem city, where you don’t need a licence to drive these speed racers.
One of the world’s largest cinema screens in the world can be found at the IMAX Theatre, Darling Harbour. Get ready for some eye-popping action! With everything from box office hits (currently showing the awesome action movie Jurassic World) to stunningly visual documentaries, it’s sure to impress!
Embrace winter with open arms and throw on some skates. There’s plenty of fun to be had gliding across the ice, and even ice skating lessons. Located at the Macquarie shopping centre, there’s even the chance of a little window-shopping too.
Sydney is host to a variety of theatres, including the Capitol Theatre, Sydney Lyric Theatre, and Riverside Theatre.
At the moment, Hi-5 and Mary Poppins are showing! Be sure to check the links and get tickets to enjoy with your family.
This never gets old, and is an amazing opportunity for your kids to come in contact with the wild animals that live on the planet, while mum and dad enjoy amazing city views.
There is also a new attraction at Taronga Zoo: the Wild Ropes! Set in the bushlands surrounding the zoo, this action ropes course is amazing for your kids to experience Aussie outdoors while having great fun.
There are always a number of family fun activities at Sydney Olympic Park, and the best part – some of them are free! Maybe you would like to have a bike riding challenge, go bird watching, or play “Clue Tails”, where you follow the clues to solve the hidden message. Click on the website for more detailed information.
You can’t miss this amazing ice-skating musical, and neither can your children! With an incredible production, Disney knows how to bring the wow factor. This year, the show will feature the movies Tangled, Snow White, Cinderella and The Princess and the Frog.
An ice rink … on the beach? Yes, that’s exactly what it is! Now you can skate next to the ocean daytime and nighttime, experiencing the beautiful lights. You can also hire skate lessons if you’re keen to improve your technique.