Are you looking for some activities to do in New South Wales during the school holidays? We have put together some suggestions your kids will love listed below.

Australian Museum

Date & Time: 7 Days 10am to 5pm | Christmas: Closed
Location: 1 William Street, Sydney NSW 2010

These December & January school holidays Ancient Egypt is coming back to life at the Australian Museum with a limited season of talks and tours giving you exclusive access to experts and curators.

Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs

Experience one of the greatest collections of its kind in this Australian-first exhibition, Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs. Discover over 180 ancient Egyptian treasures and be transported back 3,300 years to Ancient Egypt ruled by the country’s most celebrated pharaoh.

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Darling Harbour Children’s Playground

Date & Time: 7 Days
Location: 1 – 25 Harbour Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Located in scenic Darling Harbour, this playground is truly a wonderland. The playground offers a range of equipment for all ages including a sandpit, climbing frame, balance ropes and even a flying fox. When it is hot we enjoy the water park which includes water fountain and water feature to cool off with.

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Fairfield Adventure Park

Date & Time: 7 Days | 8am to 7:30pm
Location: Vine Street, 14-20 Lawson St, Fairfield NSW 2165

Looking for a park that will tire both young kids and teenagers out? Try Fairfield Adventure Park as it has been specifically designed for older kids with a massive climbing frame and enclosed slides. Little ones don’t miss out and can spend time playing in the sand.

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Parsley Bay Reserve

Date & Time: 7 Days
Location: Parsley Rd, Vaucluse NSW 2030

Parsley Bay Reserve is a popular family park that includes an enclosed swimming area, picnic facilities and a children’s playground. There is also a short bushland walking circuit (15-20 minutes return) that takes you to a waterfall at the head of the gully. There is a wooden suspension bridge that crosses the bay and there are caves and overhangs for imaginative children to explore.

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Hermitage Foreshore Walk

Date & Time: 7 Days
Location: Greycliffe Avenue Vaucluse NSW 2030

One of Sydney’s great coastal walks, the easy Hermitage Foreshore track offers up stunning views of Sydney’s harbour, islands and icons. This family friendly coastal walk is perfect for all fitness levels and goes past 5 beaches, meaning there are plenty of opportunities to stop and swim or have a picnic. Families tip: Bring a camera for some fantastic photo opportunities.

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Sydney Dance Company Summer School Holiday Workshops

Date & Time: 2 – 25 January 2024 | Mon – Fri
Location: Wharf Studios Wharf 4/5, 15 Hickson Road, Dawes Point & Bondi Pavilion

Sydney Dance Company will host its Summer School Holiday Workshops at its Studios in the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct and the iconic Bondi Pavilion from 2-25 January.

Young dancers aged 5-18 years will have fun developing their dance skills while being taught by the best in the industry. With various streams on offer from beginner jazz, contemporary, ballet and more, there’s a workshop for every age and skill level.

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Australian National Maritime Museum

Date & Time: 22 December 2023 – 4 February 2024
Location: 2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour Sydney NSW 2000

What better way to inspire and entertain young minds than to actually climb aboard a ship! Stand on the top deck of an ex-navy destroyer or experience the history of one of the last traditional pearl shelling luggers built. Kids and family activities are on offer all year round.

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Kids at the Con

Enroll your child in our dynamic group music education classes for School and Preschool aged students this holiday season. The Kids at the Con School Holiday Workshops offer an ideal environment for young children to explore the world of music through singing, dancing, and interactive activities. Open to ages 3-10, the workshops provide a glimpse into our weekly program.

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Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters

Date & Time: 7 Days | 9am to 5pm
Location: 2 Jessie Rd, Anna Bay NSW 2316

Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters is an interactive aquarium where you get the chance to feed and pet a variety of shark and ray species. Take a tour of our aquarium, grab some food for the sharks and rays and enjoy some educational talks by the knowledgeable fish keepers.

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Featherdale Wildlife Park

Date & Time: 7 Days 8am to 5pm | Christmas: Closed
Location: 217-229 Kildare Road, Doonside, Sydney NSW 2767

Treat the kids to an up close wildlife experience at Featherdale Wildlife Park. You can enjoy feeding a kangaroo, wallaby or emu as well as catching up with some koalas. Go at your own pace on a self-guided tour, suitable for kids of all ages.

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The Powerhouse Museum

Date & Time: Daily 10am to 5pm | Thu 5pm to 9pm
Location: 500 Harris Street, Ultimo NSW 2007

If you have kids that prefer to interact with something at a museum rather than just staring at objects, then bring them to the Powerhouse Museum. With over 250 exhibitions, plus loads of hands-on interactive activities for toddlers, children, tweens and teens, it’s easy to spend half a day there, especially with a stop at the playground.

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