07 Apr 2016 15:08:40
What to do in Sydney these school holidays
The school holidays are just around the corner and there are plenty of fun activities to keep families busy in Sydney. Whether you want to explore in Darling Harbour or take a day trip over to Manly, read on for our top 6 school holiday ideas.
1. NEW! Ancient Oceans at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
Become a dinosaur detective at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. Suitable for kids of all ages, the all-new Ancient Oceans event gives budding detectives the opportunity to learn about the mind-boggling, prehistoric animals that call SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium home, including the weird and wonderful creatures in the aquarium's new Jurassic Seas zone.
Using their Detective Activity Pack, aquatic adventurers are assigned their own ancient animal such as the nautilus, pig-nosed turtle, jellyfish or shark and then must uncover all the hidden facts about the animal, which are buried deep within the attraction's 12 themed zones.
2. Meet sports legends at Madame Tussauds Sydney!
On your marks! Ready? Set? GO! Come face-to-face with your favourite sporting stars these April school holidays at Madame Tussauds Sydney!
Our 'all new' interactive sports zone features over 20 national and international figures including our latest 3 Australian figures! Kick goals through the flags with soccer legend Tim Cahill. Shake hands with the NRL star Greg Inglis. You can even jump like Olympic Hurdler Sally Pearson!
3. WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo welcomes THREE new freshwater crocodiles!
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is taking the Aussie Animal Adventures to the next level, thanks to the arrival of three Freshwater Crocodiles. Currently residing in the Darling Harbour attraction's re-vamped Butterfly Tropics exhibit, kids can get up close to the three new scaly residents, as they sun themselves on the rocks or swim in the exhibit's water feature.
4. Sharks! at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary
Challenge your fears and test your knowledge of the world's most misunderstood ocean predators during Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary's Sharks! experience.
Meet Port Jackson and Bamboo Sharks who were born at the sanctuary; witness huge real life Grey Nurse Sharks in the Shark Harbour and put yourcourage to the test by touching real shark jaws, eggs and much more in the interactive rockpool. Kids can delve into a shark quiz trail to learn what makes these remarkable creatures so intriguing. For a larger than life experience, kids can also climb inside the jaws of a Megalodon shark to get a sense of the sheer size of these great creatures.
5. Climb high and gaze far at the Sydney Tower Eye!
These school holidays, entice the kids outdoors and off the computer with SKYWALK at the Sydney Tower Eye - Sydney's highest open air adventure. Kids (and parents) will get a dose of fresh air on their SKYWALK adventure as they walk around the outside of Sydney Tower, 268m above the city street, looking down on the tiny people below.
6. Join the all-new 'Sponsor a Tree' program at Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures
Learn about nature and our rainforest by adopting a tree these school holidays. Kids can choose a seedling to sponsor so it grows into a big, strong tree, ready to graduate into the rainforest at Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures. Kids can add their name to their adopted seedling, so next school holidays they can come back and see how big it has grown!
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