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July School Holiday Activities Sydney 2024: Programs, Events & Free

Author: Elena Osipova | Updated May 14, 2024

Get ready for an unforgettable NSW school holidays 2024 adventure! If you're wondering what's on school holidays in Sydney, look no further! Below is the perfect bucket list of school holiday activities Sydney 2024 to fill every moment with fun!

You'll discover:

  • July 2024 school holiday activities for kids in Sydney,

  • Winter holiday camps and school holiday programs,

  • What's on in Sydney during the July school holidays, and

  • Free school holiday activities in Sydney!

School holiday activities in Sydney (July 2024): what's on school holidays, winter holiday activities for kids, free school holiday activities and school holiday programs near you.
School holiday activities in Sydney (July 2024): what's on school holidays, winter holiday activities for kids, free school holiday activities and school holiday programs near you

Your kids can discover a new hobby at one of the school holiday programs near you, meet new friends at school holiday camps, visit fantastic indoor school holiday activities and enjoy one of the upcoming kids' events Sydney has to offer - just to name a few!

Explore Sydney's top school holiday ideas for the ultimate school holiday fun! Plan ahead for Sydney school holiday activities for toddlers, kids and teenagers and fun things to do in Sydney school holidays.


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School holiday activities 2024: Programs and Camps

Discover school holiday programs and camps near you, winter / July holiday activities for kids, and more fun things to do in Sydney during the July school holidays 2024.


School holiday camps in Western Sydney @ BOUNCE

  • 👧 👦 School holiday activities for 8+ years old

🤸‍♀ 🤾🏼‍♂️ 🥳 The upcoming school holidays in Sydney will be extra special this year as BOUNCE Holiday Camps are set to offer fun activities for kids and teenagers!

📅 July school holiday camps:

  • Stay tuned, the dates will be announced soon.
School holiday activities during summer school holidays 2023 for 8+ year olds at BOUNCE.
School holiday activities in Sydney for 8+ year olds at BOUNCE Homebush

It's the perfect school holiday activity to learn new skills in a fun and social environment, featuring:

  • ⭐NEW⭐ 3-hour program

  • Five days a week.

The new flexible schedule means you can drop off your child or teenager for a morning of indoor adrenaline fun! 

School holiday activities for 8+ year olds at BOUNCE.
School holiday activities for 8+ year olds at BOUNCE Homebush

Each school holiday camp session includes:

  • 1.5 hours with a qualified coach and dedicated teaching time 

  • 30 minutes to refuel with a healthy snack 

  • 1-hour of free time to practise skills, led by one of our awesome BOUNCE Hosts.

BOUNCE school holiday camp price:

  • $65 per day. 

BOUNCE Holiday Camps locations in Sydney & NSW:

For more information about school holiday camps at Bounce in Sydney, visit the BOUNCE website.


Interactive indoor activities at Tada Kids Cafe

  • 👧 👦 School holiday activities for toddlers up to 11 years

Step into the vibrant interactive world of Tada Kids Cafe in Sydney West and North-West suburbs!

Fun indoor activities for toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged kids at Tada Kids Cafe in Sydney West and North-West suburbs.
Fun indoor activities for toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged kids at Tada Kids Cafe in Sydney West and North-West suburbs

Perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and kids up to 11 years, this indoor playground features many themed play areas - from dress-up corners and tech-enhanced ball pits to interactive kitchens and grocery stores.

Tada Kids Cafe in Sydney features many themed play areas: dress-up corners, tech-enhanced ball pits, mini kitchen and grocery stores.
Tada Kids Cafe in Sydney features many themed play areas: dress-up corners, tech-enhanced ball pits, mini kitchen and grocery stores

And while the kids play, parents can relax at the cafe, enjoying delicious coffee and tasty snacks.

Tada Kids Cafe is open daily, from 9 am to 5 pm.

🌟 Exciting Weekly Specials at Tada Kids Cafe:

  • Monday: Adults free entry, max 2 adults per child aged 1-7, with complimentary coffee.
  • Tuesday: Free babyccino for kids over 1 year old.
  • Wednesday: Kids eat free.
  • Thursday: Entry special $20 for 2 hours.
  • Friday: Lucky draw.

For more details, head to the Tada Kids Cafe website or visit the nearest play centre to you.

Tada Kids Cafe locations in Sydney:

  • West Sydney: Level 1, Shop 1/101-102, Lidcombe Shopping Centre, 92 Parramatta Rd, Lidcombe NSW 2141

  • North-West Sydney: Ground Floor Shop MM08 Top Ryde City Shopping Centre 109-129 Blaxland Road Ryde NSW 2112


School holiday programs in Sydney & NSW @ Code Camp

  • 👧 👦 School holiday activities for 5-13 years old

🤖 The Code Camp team offers a great collection of school holiday programs in Sydney and NSW for kids 5 - 13 years old, where the kids can get creative with technology during the NSW school holidays.

🌟 July school holiday activities 2024: 🌟 Stay tuned, TBA soon.

School holiday activities Sydney & NSW @ Code Camp.
School holiday activities Sydney & NSW at Code Camp

Their STEM school holiday activities include fun camps and programs that are sure to inspire your child's creative and tech genius:

  • Trolls Little Coders Camp

  • AI Camp

  • Robotics Camp

  • Minecraft Minis

  • Minecraft Engineers

  • Design Camp

  • Roblox Legends

  • Curious Minds

  • Coding Camps (from beginner to advanced)

  • YouTube Creators

  • Animation Camp

  • DJ Camp.

Head to the Code Camp website for more details about their fun and engaging school holiday camps in Sydney & NSW.


School holiday programs in Western Sydney @ PCYC Auburn

  • 👧 👦 School holiday activities for 5-15 years old

🤾‍♀️ PCYC NSW offers a great variety of safe and inclusive school holiday programs and activities in Western Sydney for kids and teenagers (5 - 14 years olds), including Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Gymnastics, Lego Building, Ninja Warrior Course, Creative Workshops, and more!

📅 July school holiday activities 2024:

  • Stay tuned, the dates will be announced soon.
School holiday programs in Western Sydney for kids and teenagers at PCYC Auburn Youth Club.
School holiday programs in Western Sydney for kids and teenagers at PCYC Auburn Youth Club

During the NSW school terms 2024,  PCYC Auburn Youth Club also offers exciting indoor sports and recreational activities for all ages, interests and fitness levels.

Some of PCYC Auburn indoor activities for preschoolers, kids and teenagers (2-16+ years old) include Basketball Training, Boxing Classes, Gym and Fitness Classes, Soccer Training and many more!

Visit the PCYC Auburn website to learn more about their indoor activities and school holiday programs in Western Sydney.

PCYC NSW accepts Active and Creative Kids vouchers at all their NSW clubs.


School holiday activities in Western Sydney @ Parramatta PCYC

  • 👧 👦 School holiday activities for 5-12 years old

🤾‍♀️ PCYC NSW in Parramatta offers a great variety of safe and inclusive school holiday activities in Western Sydney for kids 5 - 12 years old, including Basketball, Boxing, Martial Arts, Fun Fitness classes, Dance classes, Creative workshops, and more!

📅 July school holiday activities 2024:

  • Stay tuned, the dates will be announced soon.
Western Sydney school holiday activities / indoor school holiday activities @ Parramatta PCYC Youth Club.
Western Sydney school holiday activities for primary school kids and teenagers and indoor activities @ Parramatta PCYC Youth Club

During the NSW school terms 2024, Parramatta Youth Club also offers exciting indoor sports and recreational activities for all ages, interests and fitness levels.

Some of Parramatta PCYC indoor activities for teenagers and kids (4+ years old) include Ballet , Kickboxing, Boxing, Gym Classes and many more!

Learn more about Parramatta PCYC indoor activities and school holiday activities in Western Sydney.

PCYC NSW accepts Active and Creative Kids vouchers at all their NSW clubs.


School holiday activities in South Sydney @ Creative Playground

  • 👧 👦 School holiday activities for kids from Kindy to Year 6

🧱 Creative Playground offers school holiday activities and hands-on brick courses in Sydney for kids from Kindy to Year 6, where kids learn, innovate and master their STEM skills in a fun way.

📅 July school holiday camps 2024:

  • Stay tuned, the dates will be announced soon.

Their full-day school holiday programs are packed with fun and learning:

  • Stop Motion Studios (2-day camp)

  • Brick Retreat - Cogent Constructions

  • Brick Retreat - Click Splash Yum

  • Brick Retreat - The Renaissance

  • Brick Retreat - Robotic Art

  • Brick Retreat - Mission Moon

  • Brick Retreat - Underwater Treasures

  • Brick Retreat - George Ferris and Fun Fairs

  • Brick Retreat - Battle Bots.

Creative Playground accepts Creative Kids vouchers.

Find out more about their kids' activities in South Sydney on Creative Playground's website.

Creative Playground Education: School holiday activities in South Sydney for kids from Kindy to Year 6.
Creative Playground Education: School holiday activities in South Sydney for kids from Kindy to Year 6

STEM school holiday camps in North-West Sydney @ Skill Samurai Eastwood

  • 👧 👦 School holiday activities for 6-14 years old

🤖 Discover engaging STEM school holiday activities at Skill Samurai Eastwood:

  • Jr. Coding / Minecraft / Pokemon Coding Camp (6+ year olds)

  • Minecraft / Roblox / Scratch Coding Camp (8+ year olds)

  • Robotics and Coding Camp (8+ year olds)

  • YouTube Creator Camp (8+ year olds)

  • 3D Printing Workshops (8+ year olds)

  • AI Innovators Lab (9+ year olds)

  • And more school holiday fun!

📅 July school holiday activities 2024:

  • Stay tuned, the dates will be announced soon.

Skill Samurai Eastwood accepts Creative Kids vouchers.

Visit the Skill Samurai Eastwood website to find out more about their engaging STEM holiday activities in North-West Sydney.

Fun school holiday activities in North-West Sydney for 6-14 year olds @ Skill Samurai Eastwood.
Fun school holiday activities in North-West Sydney for 6-14 year olds @ Skill Samurai Eastwood

Robotics & Coding school holiday activities in North-West Sydney @ Skill Samurai Castle Hill

  • 👧 👦 School holiday activities for 6-14 years old

🤖 Join exciting Robotics & Coding school holiday activities at Skill Samurai, including:

  • Minecraft coding (8+ years old)

  • Roblox coding (8+ years old)

  • Pokemon coding (6+ years old)

  • Jr. Minecraft Camp, Block Coding (6+ years old)

  • Robotics and Coding classes (8+ years old)

  • YouTube Creator camp (8+ years old)

  • Game development for beginners with Python (9+ years old)

  • And more school holiday fun!

📅 July school holiday activities 2024:

  • Stay tuned, the dates will be announced soon.

To find out more about the educational and fun school holiday activities in North-Western Sydney, visit the Skill Samurai website.

Skill Samurai Castle Hill accepts Creative Kids vouchers.

Fun school holiday activities in Sydney @ Skill Samurai Castle Hill.
Fun school holiday activities in Sydney @ Skill Samurai Castle Hill

School holiday activities in North Sydney @ PCYC Hornsby

  • 👧 👦 School holiday activities for 5-14 years old

🤾‍♀️ PCYC NSW in Hornsby offers a great variety of safe and inclusive school holiday activities in North Sydney for kids 5 - 12 years old, including Basketball, Boxing, Gymnastics, Soccer, Trampolining, Creative Workshops, and more!

📅 July school holiday activities 2024:

  • Stay tuned, the dates will be announced soon.
School holiday camps in North Sydney for primary school kids and teenagers at PCYC Hornsby Youth Club.
School holiday camps in North Sydney for primary school kids and teenagers at PCYC Hornsby Youth Club

During the NSW school terms 2024, PCYC Hornsby Youth Club also offers exciting indoor sports and recreational activities for all ages, interests and fitness levels.

Some of PCYC Hornsby indoor activities for toddlers, kids and teenagers (2-16+ years old) include Basketball Training, Boxing Classes, Gym and Fitness Classes and many more!

Visit the PCYC Hornsby website to learn more about their indoor activities and school holiday camps in North Sydney.

PCYC accepts Active and Creative Kids vouchers at all their NSW clubs.


School holiday activities in Sydney North-West @ PCYC Hawkesbury

  • 👧 👦 School holiday activities for 5-12 years old

🤾‍♀️ PCYC NSW in South Windsor offers a great variety of safe and inclusive school holiday activities in Sydney North-West suburbs for kids 5 - 12 years old, including Creative workshops, Basketball, Dodgeball, Indoor games (Bingo, Charades, Interactive Games, etc.), Laser Tag, Ninja Warrior, and more multi-sport activities!

📅 July holiday activities 2024:

  • Stay tuned, the dates will be announced soon.
Indoor school holiday activities Sydney North West @ PCYC Hawkesbury South Windsor.
Indoor school holiday activities Sydney North West for primary school kids and teenagers @ PCYC Hawkesbury South Windsor

During the NSW school terms 2024, PCYC Hawkesbury also offers exciting indoor sports and recreational activities for all ages, interests and fitness levels.

Some of PCYC Hawkesbury's fun indoor activities for teenagers and kids (3+ years old) include Badminton, Basketball, Boxing Classes, Soccer Training, Gym Classes and more!

Check out the PCYC Hawkesbury indoor activities and school holiday programs in the North West of Sydney today!

PCYC accepts Active and Creative Kids vouchers at all their NSW clubs.


School holiday camps in NSW @ PCYC Wagga Wagga

  • 👧 👦 School holiday activities for 5-14 years old

🤾‍♀️ PCYC NSW in Wagga Wagga offers a great variety of safe and inclusive school holiday camps in NSW for kids 5 - 14 years old, including:

  • Badminton

  • Baseball

  • Basketball

  • Dance

  • Gymnastics

  • Ninja Warrior Course

  • Creative Workshops

  • and many more!

📅 July school holiday activities 2024:

  • Stay tuned, the dates will be announced soon.
School holiday programs in NSW for kids and teenagers at PCYC Wagga Wagga.
School holiday programs in NSW for kids and teenagers at PCYC Wagga Wagga

During the NSW school terms 2024, PCYC Wagga Wagga Youth Club also offers exciting indoor sports and recreational activities for all ages, interests and fitness levels.

Some of PCYC Wagga Wagga indoor activities for toddlers, preschoolers, kids and teenagers (1.5-16+ years old) include Boxing Classes, Cheerleading, Netball, Gym and Fitness Classes and many more!

Visit the PCYC Wagga Wagga website to learn more about their indoor activities and school holiday programs in NSW.

PCYC accepts Active and Creative Kids vouchers at all their NSW clubs.


What's on school holidays in Sydney (July 2024)

When asking, "What's on school holidays Sydney?" you'll find many fun school holiday events Sydney offers, including kids' shows.

Below are our top picks for what's on school holidays in July 2024, including family events in Sydney.


Ramses in Sydney, and the Gold of the Pharaohs

    Dates: Saturday 18 November 2023 - Saturday 18 May 2024

  • Address: Australian Museum, 1 William St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Ages: All ages
What's on in Sydney for families (Easter / April school holidays 2024): Ramses and the Gold of the Pharaohs
What's on in Sydney for families (Easter / April school holidays 2024): Ramses and the Gold of the Pharaohs

🌟 Prepare for an epic adventure at the Australian Museum in Sydney: "Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs"! It's a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the priceless artefacts and golden treasures of King Ramses II.

Imagine golden masks, sparkling jewels, and mysterious mummies - all straight from Egypt and many never seen outside before!

Come and uncover the secrets of ancient Egypt with us at the BIGGEST exhibit in Australia! 🏺👑🌟

Ramses Exhibition Tickets:

  • Adult from $38
  • Concession from $32
  • Child (3-15 years old) from $25
  • Children under 3 years: FREE (must purchase the FREE CHILD Ticket)
  • School Groups from $17

And Juliet Musical - Sydney

    Dates: Tuesday 27 February 2024 - Sunday 02 June 2024

  • Address: Sydney Lyric Theatre, 55 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW 2009
  • Duration: 2.5 hours (including interval)
  • Ages: 8+ years old
What's on Sydney school holidays 2024: And Juliet Musical tour
What's on Sydney school holidays 2024: And Juliet Musical tour

Imagine if Juliet had the power to choose her own fate - and it all started after the infamous ending of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

Embark on a journey of self-discovery and second chances, as the original Anne Hathaway convinces her husband William Shakespeare to remix his legendary play.

This hilarious, feel-good new musical features electrifying choreography, stunning set design and an addictive soundtrack featuring iconic pop anthems from the Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, The Weeknd, and more.

Will Juliet finally get the ending she deserves? Can Romeo and Juliet’s love’\ survive this epic battle of wills? Or has Juliet yet to discover her true love story?

You won't want to miss finding out! So grab your & JULIET tickets today - you'll be singing along, dancing in your seat and leaving with a big smile!

And Juliet The Musical tickets:

  • Tickets start at $79.90

GREASE the Musical - Sydney 2024

    Dates: Sunday 24 March 2024 - Sunday 26 May 2024

  • Address: Capitol Theatre, 13 Campbell St, Haymarket NSW 2000
  • Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes (incl. a 20-minute intermission)
  • Ages: Teenagers, Youth & Adults
What's on school holidays in Sydney / Easter holidays 2024: GREASE the Musical
What's on school holidays in Sydney / Easter holidays 2024: GREASE the Musical

Get ready to rock and roll with GREASE the musical in Sydney! This legendary show is back with a brand-new production that's set to be even more electrifying than ever.

Join Danny, Sandy, Kenickie, Rizzo for a night of high school romance, unforgettable music, and pure, unadulterated fun at Rydell High.

It's the ultimate family show during the April school holidays 2024 in Sydney that you won't want to miss!

GREASE the musical - Sydney tickets:

  • Tickets start from $69.90

Eireborne 2024: Sydney

    Dates: Saturday 11 May 2024 - Sunday 12 May 2024

  • Address: Darling Harbour Theatre Sydney NSW 2000, The Pavilion Performing Arts Centre, Sutherland NSW 2232
  • Duration: 2 hours 5 minutes (incl. a 20-min interval)
  • Ages: All ages
What's on in Sydney for families (May 2024): Eireborne show in Sydney and Sutherland
What's on in Sydney for families (May 2024): Eireborne show in Sydney and Sutherland

Get ready for a sensational night of Irish dance and rock music with Eireborne 2024 in Sydney!

Imagine live rock music performed by a talented band, combined with the mesmerizing skills of the world's best Irish dance and tap dancers – all performed completely live!

You'll be immersed in the anthems of Irish artists like U2, The Cranberries, and more. It's a fusion of music and dance that will leave you in awe. Get ready to rock with Eireborne!

Eireborne Tickets - Sydney:

  • Tickets start from $99.90
  • Babies and toddlers (Under 2 years of age): FREE on the knee of a paying adult.

Fourteen - Theatre Show

    Dates: Thursday 06 June 2024

  • Address: Orange Civic Theatre, 135 Byng St, Orange NSW 2800
  • Ages: Teenagers, Youth & Adults
What's on in Sydney for families (June 2024): Fourteen, a powerful must-see theatre production
What's on in Sydney for families (June 2024): Fourteen, a powerful must-see theatre production

Disney's Finding Nemo Junior (Musical)

    Dates: Friday 12 July 2024 - Sunday 14 July 2024

  • Address: Orange Civic Theatre, 135 Byng St, Orange NSW 2800
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Ages: All ages
What's on in Sydney for families (July school holidays 2024): Finding Nemo Junior, the musical
What's on in Sydney for families (July school holidays 2024): Finding Nemo Junior, the musical

Disney On Ice 2024: Sydney Show

    Dates: Wednesday 17 July 2024 - Sunday 21 July 2024

  • Address: Qudos Bank Arena, 19 Edwin Flack Ave, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
  • Duration: 1.5-2 hours, with a 20-min intermission
  • Ages: All ages
Whats on Sydney school holidays: Disney On Ice - Road Trip Adventures
Whats on Sydney school holidays: Disney On Ice - Road Trip Adventures

Get ready to experience the magical and unforgettable Disney On Ice - Road Trip Adventures!

Join your favourite Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Moana, Motunui, Woody and many others as they bring their classic stories to life.

Enjoy professional figure skating, acrobatics, unexpected stunts, and your favourite Disney stories. With music, special effects and colourful costumes, this family show is perfect for kids of all ages.

Disney On Ice Sydney tickets:

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks - Sydney Show 2024

    Dates: Saturday 03 August 2024 - Sunday 04 August 2024

  • Address: Qudos Bank Arena, 19 Edwin Flack Ave, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
  • Ages: All ages
What's on Sydney in August 2024: Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live - Glow Party
What's on Sydney in August 2024: Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live - Glow Party

Babies and toddlers (under 3 years of age) - FREE on the knee.

PAW Patrol Live Australia 2024: Sydney

    Dates: Saturday 10 August 2024 - Sunday 11 August 2024

  • Address: ICC Sydney Theatre, 14 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Duration: 80 minutess (incl. a 20-min interval)
  • Ages: 2-6 year olds
Family events in Sydney (August 2024): PAW Patrol Live Show
Family events in Sydney (August 2024): PAW Patrol Live Show

Get ready for a thrilling adventure with PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue in Sydney!

Join Ryder, Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma, Skye, and Everest as they race to save the day in an action-packed, musical extravaganza based on the popular animated TV series.

PAW Patrol Live! is an experience the whole family will love - don't miss out to secure your tickets today!

PAW Patrol Live 2024 Sydney Tickets:

  • Standard tickets start from $39.90
  • Children under 12 months: FREE (on the lap)

HAMILTON The Musical (Sydney 2024)

    Dates: Tuesday 30 July 2024 - Sunday 24 November 2024

  • Address: Sydney Lyric Theatre, 55 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW 2009
  • Duration: 2 hours and 50 minutes
  • Ages: 8+ year olds
What's on in Sydney for families (July 2024): HAMILTON The Musical
What's on in Sydney for families (July 2024): HAMILTON The Musical

HAMILTON is the Tony, Grammy, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical is coming back to Sydney in 2024 to the Sydney Lyric Theatre.

The musical tells the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway styles together.

It's a must-see family show, so don't miss out!

Into The Woods Show

    Dates: Friday 18 October 2024 - Sunday 27 October 2024

  • Address: Orange Civic Theatre, 135 Byng St, Orange NSW 2800
  • Ages: All ages
What's on in Sydney for families (October 2024): Into The Woods Show
What's on in Sydney for families (October 2024): Into The Woods Show

Dream Circus @ Luna Park Sydney

    Dates: Tuesday 09 January 2024 - Tuesday 31 December 2024

  • Address: Luna Park Sydney, 1 Olympic Dr, Milsons Point NSW 2061
  • Ages: All ages
What's on in Sydney for families: Dream Circus @ Luna Park
What's on in Sydney for families: Dream Circus @ Luna Park

Step into a world of wonder at Dream Circus, Sydney's latest immersive attraction at Luna Park.

Unlike any circus you've seen before, this experience is a dazzling display of cutting-edge technology that will leave you spellbound.

Perfect for families with kids and teenagers, Dream Circus offers a unique digital narrative that will captivate audiences of all ages.

Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind adventure!

Dream Circus Tickets:

  • Teens & adults (14 years and over): $49.72
  • Children (13 years and under): $39.53

🎉 Wait, there's more to explore! 🎉 Check out what's on in Sydney this weekend for families on our dedicated page! Get ready for the weekends full of fun!


Free school holiday activities Sydney (2024)

Not all school holiday activities come at a cost - there are many free events and school holiday programs in Sydney and surrounds. You'll free school holiday ideas below.

Don't forget to check out the best skate parks in Sydney and the best NSW waterfalls for an exciting day out!

Bookmark this article! Keep an eye out for the free school holiday activities in Sydney during the July school holidays (for toddlers, kids & teenagers)!

We'll update this section soon.

  • Sat 04 May / Sat 01 June 2024: FREE events - Family Days at the 24th Biennale of Sydney. 🧑 All ages. View more details.

  • Until Mon 10 June 2024: FREE event for families - The 24th Biennale of Sydney - Ten Thousand Suns. 🧑 All ages. 📍 Several locations around Sydney. View full program.


School holiday outdoor adventures & more school holiday fun in Sydney

Discover fun things to do in Sydney school holidays, including the best things to do for families and kids' activities, exciting school holiday outdoor experiences and more school holiday adventures!


Visit WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

Kids can get up close with Australia's unique wildlife at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo! See one of the country's most famous animals at the Koala Sanctuary, and get your photo taken with the iconic Australian animal at the Koala Rooftop.

In addition, you'll find Red Kangaroos in the Red Centre habitat, Yellow-Footed Rock Wallabies and Hairy-Nosed Wombats in the Rocky Cliffs habitat. Sydney Zoo is also home to the world's most dangerous bird, the Cassowary!

School holiday fun activities at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo's Koala Sanctuary.
School holiday fun activities at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo's Koala Sanctuary

You'll also have a fantastic opportunity to take a trip into the dark, nocturnal world of Bilbies, Quolls and Sugar-Gliders and wonder at the weird and wonderful reptile world. The kids will be excited to learn about Australia's largest snake, the Scrub Python and the creepy crawly set in the invertebrate displays and become immersed in the colourful, beautiful world of butterflies!

Book your Sydney Zoo entry tickets today!

WILD LIFE Sydney is home to the best Australian animals

Discover Australian animals at Featherdale Wildlife Park

Featherdale Wildlife Park is a fun place to spend a family day out in Sydney!

Being one of Australia's top wildlife parks with over 1700 native Australian animals, it's just a 45-minute drive from the city of Sydney in Doonside, NSW (near Blacktown).

School holiday fun activities in Sydney: Featherdale Wildlife Park Doonside NSW.
School holiday fun activities in Sydney: Featherdale Wildlife Park Doonside NSW

Featherdale Wildlife Park is Australia's unique wildlife in a natural bush setting with a walk-through Koala Sanctuary. The kids will love hand-feeding kangaroos and wallabies there and will be excited to learn about wombats, cassowaries and crocodiles.

Book your Featherdale Wildlife Park Discount Tickets online here.

Visit Featherdale Sydney Wildife Park during the Sydney school holidays

Meet exotic animals at Symbio Wildlife Park

Meet all your favourite Australian and exotic African animals at Symbio Wildlife Park Australia. Symbio Park is a beautiful park with lush gardens where you can cuddle up to koalas and feed kangaroos. It is located just 40 minutes from Sydney Airport.

Fun activities in Sydney: meet koalas and other Australian and exotic animals @ Symbio Wildlife Park Australia.
Fun activities in Sydney: meet koalas and other Australian and exotic animals @ Symbio Wildlife Park Australia

Symbio Wildlife Park is a spacious 16-acre park with manicured gardens that are home to native Koalas, Kangaroos, Alligators, a range of reptiles and exotic Cheetahs, Lemurs, Red Pandas, Meerkats and small Monkeys.

Don't forget to bring the kids' swimmers during the warmer months, as Symbio Park has a brand new water play area - Splash Park with Dump Buckets, Water Squirters, Snake Water Tunnel, Fountains and more.

Book your Symbio Wildlife Park tickets here.

Holiday activities Sydney: Symbio Water Park, Symbio Wildlife Park.
Holiday activities Sydney: Symbio Water Park, Symbio Wildlife Park. Image credit: Carly, Google Images

Taronga Zoo & Return Ferry Combo Pass

Experience a unique way to travel to Taronga Zoo with a combo pass - Taronga Zoo Entry & Ferry Transfer.

Only a short ride with Sydney ferries from Circular Quay, this pass allows you to enjoy the wonder of Taronga Zoo and the great views overlooking Sydney Harbour and Sydney Opera House.

Things to do in Sydney for families: see giraffes and other animals at Taronga Zoo Sydney with the Taronga Zoo & Return Sydney Ferry combo pass.
Things to do in Sydney for families: see giraffes and other animals at Taronga Zoo Sydney with the Taronga Zoo & Return Sydney Ferry combo pass

The kids will be excited to visit the zoo's wonderful animals, including zebras, giraffes, kangaroos and many more!

See the Taronga Zoo Ferry timetable and departing times, and book your Taronga Zoo tickets with a ferry transfer here.

School holiday fun at Taronga Zoo Sydney

Have a blast at Western Sydney Treetop Adventure Park

Looking for exciting school holiday activities Western Sydney has to offer? Try this challenging adventure full of high-wire outdoor thrills in the trees at Western Sydney Treetops!

With over 100 individual climbing challenges, 20 flying foxes for all ages, the ultimate natural playground and special courses for younger kids, there is something for everyone at Western Sydney Treetop Adventure Park!

School holiday activities Western Sydney @ Treetop Adventure Park.
School holiday activities Western Sydney @ Treetop Adventure Park

Located in the forests of the Western Sydney Parklands, Treetop Park Western Sydney offers plenty of activities, like zipping, climbing and flying from one point to the next. This fun outdoor attraction suits kids 3+ years old.

The courses are divided by ability level, so those who aren't too comfortable with great heights can take one of the easier courses without feeling unnecessary fear.

The Tree Top Adventure Western Sydney Parklands offers an enjoyable school holiday activity for kids and families alike! Don't wait - book West Sydney Treetop Adventure today!

Outdoor adventures at Western Sydney Treetop Adventure Park

Let off some steam @ Tumbalong Park Playground

Tumbalong Park Playground, also called the Darling Harbour Children's Playground, is a great place for kids of all ages to have fun!

With a water play area, two sets of swings for little and older kids, a huge climbing rope structure, a giant slide, a zip line, large and small slides, and a baby crawling area under the shade, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Free kids activities Sydney CBD: Darling Harbour Children's Playground, Tumbalong Park Water Playground.
Free kids activities Sydney CBD: Darling Harbour Children's Playground, Tumbalong Park Water Playground. Image credit: John McNeil, Google Images

The extensive water play is also a hit! With pumps, water mills, irrigation dams and water flow diversions, it's both a fun and immersive way to learn about water flow and storage. The kids will love running through the fountains! Don't forget to bring a towel, a change of clothes, a hat and sunscreen.

There is plenty of seating and shaded areas, a cafe in the middle of the playground, ice cream and fast food options and toilets nearby.

Free school holiday outdoor adventures: Darling Harbour Children's Playground, Tumbalong Park Water Playground.
Free school holiday outdoor adventures: Darling Harbour Children's Playground, Tumbalong Park Water Playground. Image credit: LIZ CAIN, Google Images

Tumbalong Park parking

Wilson Parking - Darling Quarter Car Park - 1/11 Harbour St, Sydney NSW 2000


Spend a fun day at Fairfield Adventure Park

Fairfield Adventure Park is the best park in the Sydney Western Suburbs, perfect for kids of all ages, with plenty of different activities to help keep the kids occupied for the whole day! And the best part? It's a free holiday activity!

Free school holiday outdoor adventures: Fairfield Adventure Park, Sydney Western Suburbs.
Free school holiday outdoor adventures: Fairfield Adventure Park, Sydney Western Suburbs. Image credit: Glenn Woods, Google Images

There's a large obstacle course and a fitness equipment area for older kids and teens. Adventure Park Fairfield is an amazing Sydney playground with a great climbing structure, giant slides, swings, a flying fox and balancing equipment. It also has a playground for the little kids with smaller size equipment.

The playground also offers plenty of water fountains, toilets, and a separate area with an obstacle course. The obstacle course has side-by-side obstacles for older kids and younger kids. Climbing obstacles, balancing obstacles, and a treetops course make this playground unique and offer a full day of fun for kids of all ages.

Free activities in Sydney: Fairfield Adventure Park, Sydney Western Suburbs.
Free activities in Sydney: Fairfield Adventure Park, Sydney Western Suburbs. Image credit: Parks and Adventures of Sydney, Google Images

There is also a huge grass area with plenty of seating and BBQs, shady areas, and picnic tables, making this family park one of Sydney's best free school holiday activities.

Fairfield Adventure Park entry fee

Everything is free at Fairfield Park. You can also enjoy 6-hour free parking from Monday to Saturday (morning).


Enjoy panoramic views of Sydney Harbour at Barangaroo Reserve

Barangaroo Reserve is a great place to visit for families with kids. All native Australian plants with huge sandstone blocks are placed down to the harbour water.

It's a great park for kids to ride a bike or scooter or just walk and have fun. Don't forget to bring a picnic blanket and some snacks with you, as it's a fantastic picnic spot!

Free things to do in Sydney: Sydney Harbour view at Barangaroo Reserve.
Free things to do in Sydney: Sydney Harbour view at Barangaroo Reserve. Image credit: Australian Traveler, Google Images

You can enjoy the Barangaroo Reserve walk, scenery, and panoramic views of Sydney Harbour. There are great lookouts overlooking Harbour Bridge and lots of space - a perfect picnic spot for families and kids to kick a ball around.

Clyne Reserve near the Barangaroo Reserve Park has a lovely playground and BBQ area with picnic tables. So visit Barangaroo Reserve and let the kids have fun while you relax!

Free school holiday outdoor adventures: Playground at Clyne Reserve near the Barangaroo Reserve park Sydney.
Free school holiday outdoor adventures: Playground at Clyne Reserve near the Barangaroo Reserve park Sydney. Image credit: Australian Traveler, Google Images

Barangaroo Reserve parking: Wilson Parking, 5 Towns Pl, Barangaroo NSW 2000.


The Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden

The Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden is a fantastic place for kids to play and explore nature, it’s one of the best kids' school holiday activities NSW has to offer, and it's free! Open daily 10 am – 5 pm.

Free activities and fun things to do in Sydney for kids: The Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden.
Free activities and fun things to do in Sydney for kids: The Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden. Image credit: Liu Bin, Google Images

Your kids will be entertained for hours with plenty of different play areas at this nature play park. Just be sure to keep an eye on them, as it can be easy to lose sight of them in this large and fully fenced area with tunnels, bamboo jungles, and pathways.

Fun kids and family activities Sydney: The Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden, water fountains.
Fun kids and family activities Sydney: The Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden, water fountains. Image credit: Jonathan Powles, Google Images

The water fountains are also a hit with the kids but can get crowded on weekends and the Sydney school holidays.


Burn off some energy at Hyde Park in Sydney

Hyde Park is Australia’s oldest park in the heart of Sydney. It can be easily accessed by public transport as it's conveniently located near St James Station.

Hyde Park NSW covers 16 hectares of land and comprises vast open spaces, beautiful flower gardens, lush green grass, statues, fountains, and walking and biking pathways.

Free activities in Sydney: Hyde Park.
Free activities in Sydney: Hyde Park. Image credit: BradTN, Google Images

Hyde Park is a great place to spend time with family or friends during the Sydney school holidays. It’s perfect for the kids to run around, play and burn off some energy.

Hyde Park is spacious with lots of shade, great for a picnic, and free activity for families. Unfortunately, there is no playground.

Where is Hyde Park Sydney?

Hyde Park Address: Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000


Indoor school holiday activities in Sydney

Below are some of the best indoor school holiday activities Sydney offers for kids and families, including indoor play centres, bowling, indoor playgrounds and more indoor activities for kids.

Check out even more fun things to do in the school holidays in Sydney!


BOUNCE into fun at Sydney's trampoline park & indoor playground

If you're looking for school holiday fun in Western Sydney or Northern Sydney, BOUNCE Homebush and BOUNCE Cromer are the ⭐ NEW ⭐ trampoline parks and adventure playgrounds to visit!

With a wide range of exciting indoor activities for toddlers, school-aged kids, teenagers and adults, BOUNCE in Sydney is the perfect place for everyone to let loose and have fun!

The Free-Jump Arena is perfect for all jumpers, from beginners to those with more experience. And with over 3,000 m2 interconnected trampolines, tumble tracks, and banked walls, jumpers of all levels can get their adrenaline pumping and have a thrilling time.

BOUNCE Homebush (Western Sydney) and BOUNCE Cromer (Northern Sydney) - the NEW trampoline parks and indoor playgrounds for all ages.
BOUNCE Homebush (Western Sydney) and BOUNCE Cromer (Northern Sydney) - the NEW trampoline parks and indoor playgrounds for all ages

But that's not all! Have a go at:

  • the Slam Dunk courts with full-height basketball rings above runway trampolines,

  • Wall Running,

  • X-Park challenges,

  • an indoor play area for toddlers,

  • and much more!

Plus, this fantastic Sydney play centres also offers hassle-free, super fun parties for kids!

Head to the BOUNCE website to learn more about BOUNCE Homebush in Western Sydney and BOUNCE Cromer in Northern Sydney today!

BOUNCE Homebush in Sydney's Western suburbs and BOUNCE Cromer in Sydney's Northern suburbs: the NEW trampoline parks and indoor playgrounds offering the ultimate family fun!.
BOUNCE Homebush in Sydney's Western suburbs and BOUNCE Cromer in Sydney's Northern suburbs: the NEW trampoline parks and indoor playgrounds offering the ultimate family fun!

Explore aquatic animals at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is located a few minutes walk from the City and is Australia's biggest aquarium, with over 90 tanks and more than 13,000 aquatic animals.

Little Penguins, Port Jackson Sharks and Moon Jellies are just some exciting animals the kids will get to meet. Jurassic Seas lets you explore the ocean depths, see where life began, and meet weird and wonderful living fossils. You can also see and touch stars, shark eggs, shells and coral at the Discovery Rockpool.

Kids holiday activities Sydney @ SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.
Kids holiday activities Sydney @ SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

In addition, SEA LIFE Sydney offers the Art Aquarium, an interactive experience that teaches about the importance of sustainable seas. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef in the world, and at SEA LIFE, you can see hundreds of reef species cruise before your eyes.

Grab your SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium tickets here.

Fun family activities @ SEA LIFE Aquarium Sydney.
Fun family activities @ SEA LIFE Aquarium Sydney

Fun indoor activities in Sydney at Quiz Room

Get ready for an action-packed school holiday adventure at the Quiz Room in Sydney! This fun trivia experience is perfect for 8+ years old.

Step onto the set of a real-life game show for two thrilling 30-minute quiz games. It's like being a star on your favourite TV game show, but even better!

Quiz Room - Fun indoor activities at Sydney's Game Room.
Quiz Room - Fun indoor activities at Sydney's Game Room

Choose from two exciting concepts – the Trivia Quiz or the Music Quiz – and put your knowledge to the test.

Book your slot at Quiz Room Sydney today and get ready to shine in the spotlight!

Real-life game shows at Quiz Room in Sydney CBD

Visit Sydney Tower Eye on a sunny day

Sydney Tower Eye is one of the great things to do in Sydney for families with older kids. The kids will love watching the sunset and seeing different parts of Sydney from up high.

Make sure you go on a clear day so you can see all around the city. You may want to avoid weekends because they could be too crowded.

Fun things to do in Sydney for families: Sydney Tower Eye.
Fun things to do in Sydney for families: Sydney Tower Eye

Once you're up there, you’ll enjoy the views of Sydney CBD and surrounds and can try to play a fun game of ‘eye spy’ with the kids to find some familiar places.

The whole family won't be disappointed as Sydney Tower is a great family-friendly place with lovely views. So grab your Sydney Tower Eye tickets online here.


Fun arcade game party at iPlay

If you're looking for fun indoor activities, school holiday activities in Castle Hill, Liverpool and Sydney or fantastic indoor birthday party venues, iPlay Australia has family-friendly venues in Sydney with fun arcade games, bowling, hyper bowling, cafes and various party packages at.

  • iPlay Castle Towers, fun arcade games & indoor birthday party venue in Castle Hill, NSW

  • iPlay Broadway, fun arcade games & indoor birthday party venue in Glebe, NSW

  • iPlay Liverpool, fun arcade games & indoor birthday party venue in Liverpool, NSW

  • iPlay Tuggerah, fun arcade games & indoor birthday party venue in Tuggerah, NSW

  • iPlay Ed Square, fun arcade games, bowling & indoor birthday party venue in Edmondson Park, NSW

Fun indoor activities Sydney & NSW: arcade games & indoor birthday party venues @ iPlay Australia.
Fun indoor activities Sydney & NSW: arcade games & indoor birthday party venues @ iPlay Australia

Are you looking for school holiday ideas in Sydney & NSW? Look no further than our list of fun school holiday activities Sydney has to offer!

Whether you're looking for free school holiday activities in Sydney & fun indoor school holiday activities, kids events & what's on Sydney school holidays, school holiday programs & holiday camps, you'll surely find plenty of exciting things to do during school holidays in Sydney and surrounds.

So check out our list of fun school holiday activities in Sydney and things to do in Sydney for families to start planning your next family adventure today!

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