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WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR FAMILY FOR VIVID SYDNEY THIS YEAR

  • Monday 16th May 2022
  • Laura Wallace
  • Family, Animals, VIVID

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It's that time of year to rug on up and head to Sydney for the VIVID light spectacular. Here is what you can get up to on your trip. 

Heading to Sydney with your family for VIVID? There are so many things to see and do throughout this festival, so how do you decide? That’s what we are here for, to curate your most dazzling day.

You and your family have just checked in to the Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour right in the heart of all the action. You step outside to the crisp sunny Autumn Day, a musician is busking along the harbour, everyone is out with smiles on their faces.

Head across Pyrmont Bridge to WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo. Where you can meet the weird and wonderful Night Creatures of the night, but during the day! Say hello to our cheeky Tasmanian Devils, slither up close to our Woma Python William and tip toe up to our shy Bilby, Opal. Get your face painted in the Nightfall zone so it’s ready to GLOW for VIVID that night.

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After having encounters with the fun and playful animals you may hear a distant grumble, no it is not thunder but your stomach wanting some food. Fratelli’s is the place to go for delicious, mouth-watering pizza. Because who doesn’t like pizza when the stomach is rumbling!

Once lunch is done it’s time to meet some more creatures of the night, but from the deep in the ocean. Head on down to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium where the bubbling of the dark water could hide a Moray eel or even a Blacktip Reef Shark. Can you answer the questions on the FREE glow in the dark activity sheet? Explore under the sea creatures and you will find the answers you seek.

After a day of incredible animal encounters, it’s time for the sun to go down and the lights to come out! With your glow-in-the-dark face paint from WILD LIFE and SEA LIFE you are bound to stand out amongst the glittering lights.

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Take a wander to Circular Quay to see all the amazing light displays. You haven’t left the ocean yet as Circular Quay will play host to a walkway of giant bubbles. Wander through the beaming light sentinels and shining celestial spheres that make up the boardwalk of circular quay.

Breakfast for dinner you say, we say yes! Indulge your tastebuds with all the sweetness of a chocolate pancake and you can’t forget the runny, golden syrup. This can all be found at Pancakes on the Rocks.

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With stomachs full, it’s back on out for all the light displays, see the Harbour Bridge all lit up, the Opera house full of colour. As you wander through the streets of Sydney, soak up all the fun and make your way back to Darling Harbour.  When you come across Darling Quarter’s interactive Light display campground, be very quiet walking through or you may just wake up a camper. This is when you become the creature of the night.

Finish off the evening with Darling Harbour’s brilliant light show spectacular. It has fireworks, it has lights, it has sparkles. This light show is one of the highlights of VIVID.

Then it is off to bed after a long day of creating sensational memories.

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