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With two weeks of Easter festivities to unwrap these April school holidays, we’ve curated the ultimate in entertainment and family fun to keep kids (and the kids at heart!) exploring this season.
From picnics with world-class backdrops to ballerina adventures, discover your line-up of Sydney activities from April 14th to April 30th and ensure this is your most egg-citing break yet!
1. David Walliams – Billionaire Boy at the Opera House
Is there anything that David Walliams can’t do? Comedian, actor, talent-show judge, English-channel swimmer and author – anything he turns his hand to is bound to be fun-filled. This hilarious performance sees his bestselling novel performed live on stage for kids aged 6 and up, from 14th – 29th April 2018.
Our Insider Tip: to make the most of your day, book the Junior Day Pack
– you and your kids can explore the Sydney Opera House on an Adventure Tour, get a discounted ticket and a Junior lunch at the Opera Bar.
2. Visit Darling Harbour
For budding ballerinas, Josephine Wants to Dance is on at the Monkey Baa Theatre
from 16th – 24th April 2018. Based on the book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley, you and your little ballerina-to-be can watch the dancing kangaroo follow her dreams on stage.
Our Insider Tip: Afterwards, the weather’s still warm, so there is loads of fun to be had for kids of all ages at the Darling Harbour water park.
3. Alphabetical Sydney – Creative Lab
If you haven’t yet visited the Sydney Living Museum’s Creative Lab – you must! It’s an interactive exhibition that’s fun for the whole family and teaches kids all about Sydney. Kids will receive a free lab kit as they explore the exhibition, as well as the option to listen to a complimentary reading of the book which commences at 10.30am.
Our Insider Tip: The Museum of Sydney has plenty to offer that’s not just for kids – tour the Underworld photography exhibition
for a look at mugshots from Sydney’s criminal past.
Both exhibitions are on until 12th August 2018.
4. Pack a picnic
For a day out that’s friendly on the wallet and sure to delight all palates, our top tip is to pack a picnic and head to the Royal Botanic Gardens. If the weather’s warm, we recommend going for a swim first at the Andrew Boy Charlton Pool, or if it’s cooler out, wander through one of the free exhibitions at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Our Insider Tip: The Gardens also offer a fantastic playground for scenic walks, educational opportunities and regular exhibitions. If you’re with your little explorers you can hop on the red Choo Choo train for a 25-minute ride through the Gardens (tickets are $10).
5. Sydney Observatory Extravaganza
Our favourite activity for the budding astronaut? On Wednesday 18th April, the Sydney Observatory will be throwing open its doors and offering a range of drop-in activities. There’s a range of interactive (and seriously cool) activities for kids of all ages, including the archaeological dig pit, special telescope interactions, a VR station, and arts and crafts for our little explorers!
Our Insider Tip: after a morning of discovery with telescopes, binoculars and more, unwind with the family on Observatory Hill
. The grassy park offers a stunning backdrop for the perfect lunch spot.