The sun is shining, the COVID cases seem to be under control and there are only a couple more sleeps until the Spring school holidays. As our city slowly reawakens, there are so many action-packed adventures to have during the school break. Can’t wait!
Here are our highlights of the top things to do with kids during the Spring school holidays in Sydney.
Luna Park 85th Birthday Celebrations
Dust off your party hat Sydney! Luna Park Sydney is preparing to turn 85 years young on 4 October, and throwing one big birthday bash throughout the NSW Spring school holidays.
Between 25 September – 12 October, you’re invited to join in the fun at Luna Park Sydney for a festive-filled experience like no other. Get ready for exclusive birthday entertainment from the Showtime team, birthday festivities and the chance to win amazing prizes in the Park’s Birthday Bonanza giveaway.
Since 1935, Luna Park has been a source of shared laughter across many generations of Sydneysiders and visitors alike. Just like the rides, its history is one of twists and turns, and ups and downs; but always bringing smiles to the harbour. Luna Park invites Aussies to take a trip down memory lane, and meander through a nostalgic time capsule with their digital 85-year tribute, online here.
School Holiday and birthday celebration tickets are available to purchase at LunaParkSydney.com for a flat rate of $50 per guest, which provides guests access to Unlimited Rides for a specific date and time.
Note: Every guest must have a ticket to enter Luna Park during this period.
This is going to be one birthday party you do NOT want to miss!. Get your tickets now.
Taronga Zoo Sydney
The Spring school holidays are the perfect time to visit our world-class Taronga Zoo. We’re so lucky to have some an incredible zoo at our doorstep so add Taronga to the top of your list these holidays. The views are spectacular, the animals are full of fun and the experience is priceless.
During your visit, make sure you pop by Taronga Zoo Sydney’s Seal Bay at the Greater Southern Ocean Precinct to meet the Zoo’s most recent arrival… an Australian sea-lion pup!
Born on 30 July the little pup has just recently made her first debut just in time for the spring school holidays as up until now she had been trying to find her flippers and learn to swim in a shallow off display pool.
“Weighing in at only 7kg at birth, the little pup has increased not only in weight but has shown a massive increase in confidence over the past week. She is now constantly swimming and playing in the water, which is the type of progress we would like to see at this age” says Marine Mammals Unit Supervisor Brad McKenzie.
“We are thrilled that she is going to be out on display these spring school holidays. At the moment she is learning to vocalise and although I may be biased, but it is probably one of most adorable sounds ever!” say Mckenzie
All births at Taronga are considered significant and special moments, but the recent birth of this Australian sea-lion pup is not only incredible news for Taronga and their breeding program but is wonderful news for this native marine species.
The pup is yet to be named and Taronga Zoo is calling on the public to help choose! The choice is between two names; Amalie which is a tribute to the pup’s late Grandfather and Nala’s Father Mallie, or Kailani which is of Hawaiian origin and translates to sea and sky. The entry with the most meaningful reason behind their name selection will win a family pass to Taronga and a seal encounter and meet and greet with one of Taronga’s Marine Mammal Keepers. To enter visit www.taronga.org.au/sealpupcomp
Just in time for the Spring school holidays, BridgeClimb has launched a set of action-packed tours perfect for families, to get outdoors and rediscover Sydney’s historic The Rocks area and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. With these full-of-fun adventures, you and the kids will get to enjoy the best of Sydney in a safe setting, whilst saving up to $391 per family booking.
BridgeClimb’s new great value explorer packages deliver a fun-filled family day out with guided activities taking in city’s most picturesque views, combining Sydney’s iconic Harbour BridgeClimb experience where kids climb for only $99. Take your pick from the following tours:
Climb, Dine & Dreamtime: Morning Aboriginal Dreaming walking tour, lunch at The Glenmore, afternoon BridgeClimb
Climb, Picnic & Bike: Morning BridgeClimb, Pop Up Picnic Hamper lunch, Bonza Bike tour
BridgeClimb Pop Up Picnic:
Climbers are also able to add on a Pop Up Picnic post any Day Climb experience to enjoy along The Rock’s foreshore for only $185 for a family of four. These luxe hampers are filled with delicious gourmet local produce highlights including poached lobster or smoked wagyu beef pastrami baguettes and chocolate-dipped strawberries with popping candy & raspberry dust. The BridgeClimb team will provide guests with a special picnic map featuring a selection of picnic spots you can walk to with some of the best views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The Rocks Explorer packages are suited to all adventurers over eight years old and now available to book Fri-Sun and daily throughout the Spring school holidays. More info and book.
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
Explore the rocky world ‘Beneath the Tide’ at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
The tides are turning at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium these Spring school holidays where you and your family can meet and discover intertidal creatures in the aquarium’s newly renovated Rockpool.
Available now for discovery, the exciting new rocky formation is entirely inspired by Sydney’s rock pool scene with local starfish, sea urchins, and more incredible introverted organisms.
You can also amplify your dive into the world of rock pools by accessing the aquarium’s new interactive digital game! Simply scan a QR code and challenge each other with rock pool-inspired quizzes, watch behind the scenes videos and learn from exclusive educational activities. PLUS, there are activities for mums and dads to download and keep the kids entertained and occupied indoors!
Don’t forget to keep a tentacle free so that you can enter our one-of-a-kind competition to win an exclusive rock pool adventure with Robbie the Rock Pool Explorer. He will see the winner travel out by the seashore for an expert splash in nature’s most underrated pool. The competition opens mid-September – entry will be via our Facebook page @sydneyaquarium.
For tickets and further information about SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium’s school holiday activities, visit: www.sydneyaquarium.com.au
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
Get hopping into WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo these Spring school holidays to meet the coolest Aussie six-pack in Sydney aka our newest resident Kangaroo Island Kangaroos.
Joining guest favourites Dusk and Dot in the outback-inspired Kangaroo Walkabout this September are two sets of beautiful roo sisters – Tabby and Nutmeg, along with Kirby and Julie.
Families stopping by during the school holidays will be among the first to greet these extraordinary marsupials who love to socialise, enjoy attention and are always on the lookout for their next feed.
Beyond meeting the mob, families will discover a pouch deep of fun facts about the Kangaroo Island Kangaroos including the reasons behind their darker and shorter fur, their trusting nature and their slower hops.
To come face-to-face with the coolest Aussie six-pack as well as other iconic Aussie animals from koala joeys Ilani and Jasper to Kandii the Sugar Glider and more, visit: www.wildlifesydney.com.au
Famous friends check! Head to Madame Tussauds Sydney these spring school holidays and up your TikTok game with the likes of Rihanna, Chris Hemsworth, Taylor Swift and other famous wax figures.
The Darling Harbour attraction has teamed up with six of Sydney’s most entertaining and influential TikTokers to create a whole new vibe in its popular zones with a range of six challenges designed specifically for the trending app. Whether you’re a TikTok newbie or pro, these challenges will be sure to create some family laughs!
Easy-to-follow tutorials will show you how to slay the Music Zone with a dance challenge or get cheeky with Brad Pitt in the A-List Zone.
Strut your stuff through the Fashion Zone and embrace your inner Queen in the Pride Zone. Jump over to the Sports Zone to recreate poses of Australia’s most iconic athletes such as Cathy Freeman, Tim Cahill and Donald Bradman, and time to travel back to Rydell High School in the TV/Film Zone featuring a lifelike wax figure of Sandra Dee aka Olivia Newtown-John.
For more information on the challenges, visit: www.madametussauds.com.au
What are your plans for the Spring school holidays? Tell us in the comments below.