As the school holidays are slowly approaching I hear you saying to yourself “what can we do to amuse the kids?”. Fear not, we have the ultimate guide to the best kid’s activities…it’s all here for you to peruse and use!
Get Your Geek on @ The Scienceworks, VIC
You want learning activities? Yes!
You want educational exhibits? Yes!
You want fun fun fun? Yes! I hear you all scream!
Then this is the place for you and your crew of small people. From the “Deep Oceans” to the “Science Fiction Science Future” exhibitions there is something for every taste and age group here. Interactive exhibits allow your kids to get hands on and really explore. The museum also runs school holiday’s activities which can be found on their website a couple of weeks before any holidays begin and they are only closed two days of the year (bonus!!). Located just 5km from the Melbourne CBD in Spotswood, the museum is easy to get to via train and entry fees are very affordable. A fun day out for all of the family, this truly is a fun-filled science adventure you will all enjoy!
Get Crafty @ The Surfers Beach Front Markets, QLD
Perfect for adults and children this is a night out that has something for all age groups. The night markets run from 5pm till 10pm every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday night, so there are array of days to choose from to plan a visit. There are 120 stalls ranging from reptile displays to sandcastle’s, foam lizards and face painting, along with many other stalls for teenagers (including jewellery, clothing, hair braiding etc…). Along with all of these wonderful things to see and do, is the opportunity to try some street vendor’s food or visit one of the great family restaurants in Surfers Paradise. To top this off, Surfers is easily accessible by tram or bus. So what are you waiting for?!
Be an Octonaut @ The Sea Life Sydney Aquarium , NSW
Visit the brand new Octonauts zone at Sydney Aquarium where your little Octonauts can take part in deep-sea rescue missions just like their animated counterparts. Themed displays, 3D talking Octonaut members and fun interactive games to play, this cool little area has it all for your cool little Octo-fan. Other than the new Octo-zone, there is a whole variety of deep-sea creatures from the largest habitat in the world to observe, read about and interact with. Do a shark reef snorkel or how about visiting Dugong Island. There’s plenty to do for the whole day here and the Aquarium is easily accessible via train or bus to Darling Harbour.
Tour for Tots @ The Art Gallery of NSW
Tour for Tots is a program specifically catering for 3-5 year olds created by The Art Gallery of NSW. There are a variety of classes from dress-ups to myths and legends to entertain your little sprog, whilst enabling their imagination and creativity. These fun art-making sessions run for one hour a time for two days each month and booking details are online. Also running every Sunday at the gallery is the “Gallery Kids Sunday Performance”. This is theatrical kid’s story telling at its best, encompassing song, music and dance and is suitable for children of all ages. So skip along down to the gallery for some cultured kids entertainment, you won’t be sorry you did.
Forward flip into a class @ The Aerial Circus School, QLD
This is fun to the maximum! The Gold Coast Aerial Circus School offers classes for all age ranges (yes, even you Mom and Dad!). So if your child is more on the physical side than a crafty kid or a bookworm, this could be the answer to burn some of their energy. The school runs casual classes for around $30-$40 for non-members and ages for classes range from 4 upwards. Trapeze, juggling, tumbling, acrobatics….you name it, they’ve got it! You can also enrol your child for a term of lessons or private lessons if you choose to. This would be a big hit with any little Cirque Du Soleil fan!
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