Experience far from ordinary school holidays with some great ideas for fun activities.
There are so many fun options for children from pre-schoolers to teens in the inner city. Whether they want to create something amazing, learn new things or burn energy with different exciting ways to move.
Let them channel their inner Elsa at Ice Zoo, an ice rink on Gardeners Road in Alexandria. There’s no age limit, but kids must be walkers and can either wear skates which start at a children’s size nine, or they can strap double runners onto their trainers and skate on those.
Instead of climbing the walls this school holiday, why not let them bounce off walls instead? Indoor trampoline park Skyzone in Alexandria has more than 100 interconnected trampolines. All but the tiniest can get in on the action, as they say: “if you can walk you can jump.”
Sky Zone also offers Sky Climb, a big indoor rock climbing area with 30 indoor climbing walls. Climbers must be at least five years old or taller than 110 centimetres.
To get the adrenalin really flowing, teens and tweens might just love laser tag at Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq Alexandria. But they have to be done by 8pm when it turns into a venue for the over 18s.
There’s a raft of different sports contests on at All Sorts Indoor Sports’ Multi-Sport Holiday Camp in July, with tournaments for different sports each day, including soccer, basketball and badminton. Kids aged five to 12 are welcome.
Create a masterpiece
For young artists, inner city Sydney offers some fantastic options to create with the City of Sydney offering great workshops in painting, ceramics, printmaking and drawing. For kids aged six to eight, there are classes in creating ceramic sea creature plant holders, painting watercolour self-portraits and drawing futuristic cityscapes. In the nine to 12 age group, young printmakers can make fluorescent animal portraits, experiment with contemporary watercolour techniques and try their hands at solar plate etching. Older kids, aged 12 to 17, can do an intensive course in ceramics or dive into stop frame animation.
Kids aged five to 15 and keen to act can join the Winter Five-Day Play School Holiday Drama Program, taking place at Newtown Public School from July 8-12.
Learn something new today
Unless they’re still in preschool, the kids have probably grown out of loving The Wiggles Exhibition at The Powerhouse, but there is so much more to enjoy at the huge museum on Harris Street in Ultimo. Highlights of the permanent exhibition include Locomotive No. 1, the locomotive that hauled New South Wales’ first steam train, and a section devoted to space, including the zero gravity space lab. From June 29, 2019, the Apollo 11 exhibition is on, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
The new Green Square Library, next to the train station in the heart of Green Square, is offering five to eight-year-olds the chance to build junk bots combining recycled materials and a DC motor to create moving bots. Alternatively, head over to Newtown Library for the same session on a different day.
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