Don’t know what to do with your kids during the school holidays? Have a look at our favourite events and activities for kids in Sydney!


Sleepover: Dinosnore at the Australian Museum

Event Type:Kids

Date: 26 June 2015 to 27 June 2015

Time: 6:30pm – 7:00am (see below for specific dates)

Admission: Children $140 (Members $120); Adults $180 (Members $150)

Ages: Kids must be 5-12 years old to participate.

Come to the Australian Museum at night for a special pizza dinner, join in a fun craft activity, have a tour by torchlight, watch DVDs with friends and then catch some ZZZs in our Dinosaurs exhibition!

Every sleepover includes:

  • Dinner, dessert and breakfast
  • Exhibition and Museum entry
  • Activities including a movie screening
  • The special chance to sleep in a museum!

Note: children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults are not permitted without a child.

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BirdLife Discovery Centre

Where: Newington Armory

Date:Every weekend

Time:10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Ages: All Ages


Follow the trail to the BirdLife Discovery Centre, at the edge of Newington Nature Reserve. Learn about the beautiful birds that share your backyard as well as thosefeathered friends who visit Australia for different seasons.

Watch the live EagleCam to learn the secrets of the resident white-bellied sea eagles. These grand birds return every year from May to November. Catch a bird’s-eye view of their activities courtesy of tree-mounted cameras. You may even spot an egg or chick in the nest.

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The Messy Spot

When: Tue-Fri 9.30am-2pm

Where: Suite 12, 166 Maroubra Road, Maroubra 2035

Costs: Up to $50

Ages: All ages, including toddlers


Get the mess out of the house and into The Messy Spot where kids get creative in our unique open art workshop. The only venue specialising in pure creativity; allowing kids the freedom to paint, draw, decorate and mess up with palettes of vibrant paint, and experience new textures and skill-building at their own pace.

During the school term The Messy Spot is a colourful morning drop-in activity centre for parents and carers with toddlers and pre-schoolers. The perfect environment for introducing kids to painting and fantastic for kids who already enjoy painting, craft or messy play. Adults can help themselves to our wonderful selection of equipment and leave all the icky mess to us.

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Explorer’s Playgroup

When: Mon-Thurs 10.00am-12:30pm (School term only)

Where: Suite 12, 166 Maroubra Road, Maroubra 2035

Costs: $10 per child over 18 months; $5 per child under 18 months ($2.50 per additional child)

Ages: Under 5


Explorer’s Playgroup provides creative play sessions for under 5s, spread across three light-filled rooms and a beautiful playground. Experienced play leaders set up a wide range of activities to suit the needs of children, with an emphasis on child-initiated play supervised by a parent or carer in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Rain or shine, there’s so much to play with and explore with creative indoor and outdoor activities set up, including:

  • Painting and collage
  • Puzzles and play dough
  • Water and sand play
  • Group singing and music
  • Reading time
  • Dramatic play
  • Fine motor skills activities


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