25 Fun And Educational Sydney Experiences For Kids

25 Fun And Educational Sydney Experiences For Kids

Here’s our guide to some of the best events and gift-giving ideas for Sydney kids this holiday season.

Giving back

1. Barnardos – Donate gifts or money to children affected by abuse, neglect, homelessness and poverty.

2. UNICEF – Buy an Inspired Gift of good health, education, play and disease protection to children in war-torn countries.

3. CARE Australia – Help families and communities overcome poverty by purchasing a CAREgift to provide food, clean water, education and more.

4. Sydney Women’s Fund – Donate to help Sydney women and girls overcome abuse and fear and reach their potential.

5. Kids Giving Back – Help your kids understand the value of giving to others by getting them involved in volunteering and helping out in their local community.

The best sights

6. Art Gallery of NSW – Help your kids channel their creativity with a range of discounted classes and courses for members of the Art Gallery of NSW.

7. Rock Climbing – Keep your kids fit and active with a membership to a rock-climbing centre.

8. Sydney Opera House – Enjoy discounted tickets all year round to a wide range of kids theatre and concerts.

9. Taronga Zoo – Gift a membership this year for your budding zoologist.

10. Sydney Sea Life – View the world underwater with a membership to the aquarium.

The great outdoors

11. Botanical Gardens – Get involved in a range of kids’ activities from Mount Tomah to the Royal Botanical Gardens.

12. Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living – Prepare your kids for the future with a crash course in sustainable living.

13. Veggie Gardens – Encourage your kids to eat their greens by spending an afternoon helping them make a veggie garden.

14. Sydney Olympic Park – Kids in the Park is on these school holidays with a range of activities, including writing workshops, clue trails, gym sports, archery, crafts and more.

15. Glenworth Valley – Enjoy abseiling, horse riding, kayaking, quad biking, camping and more.

Get crafty and take in a show

16. Plaster Master – Channel your inner Picasso and decorate plaster sculptures, plates, bowls, mugs, jewellery and wall-hangings – also great for birthday parties, art classes and kids’ disco nights.

17. Make & Take: Christmas Craft – Create paper garlands and Victorian cornucopias for Christmas

18. Drama Classes – Build your kids’ confidence with drama classes at Sydney Drama School.

19. Sydney Story Factory – With a range of courses throughout the school term, these creative writing courses help develop language, expression and imagination.

20. Pine Street Creative Arts – this community-based initiative allows kids to immerse themselves in a series of workshops and art courses taught by a range of art professionals.

Plan a family day out

21. Monkey Baa – Designed purely to showcase kids theatre, Monkey Baa have some great shows the whole family can enjoy.

22. Skatel – With a range of birthday-party options, roller derby, inline hockey, general skate sessions and world class learn-to-skate lessons for kids and adults, even the biggest of kids are invited to get their skates on.

23. Centennial Parklands – from Family Nature Days, Moonlight Cinemas and pony rides to bookkeeping for beginners, horse-riding camps and super science experiments, there’s loads to do at Centennial Park.

24. Museum of Contemporary Art – The MCA is home to a myriad of exhibits all year round with a range of activities for kids.

25. IMAX – Host to the world’s biggest cinema screen, IMAX has an assortment of educational and Hollywood films.

Words by Charlotte Karp

Guest Contributor