Spend The Summer Holidays At The Entertainment Quarter

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The summer season is finally here, and it's safe to say that The Entertainment Quarter is bursting with things to do during the summer holidays. Families can head into EQ and get some relief from the heat in the form of shady spaces and air-conditioned buildings, as well as water rides, a slew of activities for kids, alfresco dining and plenty of holiday deals. What more could you wish for?

Here are 9 of the best reasons to visit EQ this summer.

1. Waterworld Central

Waterworld Central EQ Summer
Looking for a way to keep cool over summer? Swap the beach for epic waterslides and huge inflatable pools at this epic mobile waterpark!


The well-loved headline act, Waterworld, is returning to EQ this summer! The amazing mobile inflatable waterpark features huge themed pools with slides, Zorb Cylinders, inflatable rings, pedal boats, inflatable palm trees to relax under – plus a wading pool for littlies. For those seeking more of an adrenalin rush, a trip down the Epic Racer or through the X-treme Tuber await! With tonnes of activities, clean water, no jellyfish or hot sand and easy parking—why would you go anywhere else?


The Australian Film Television and Radio School are offering a fantastic program of creative short courses during the Summer holidays. Kids can learn a range of TV and film-related skills in a professional environment taught by industry experts. Courses are aimed at kids in grades 7 - 12 and include composing music for film or TV; creating digital animation; video editing; writing a short film script, and a video intensive course for HSC students. Numbers are limited so book early!

3. Hoyts EQ

The newly refurbished multi-million dollar Hoyts cinema awaits your visit! With state of the art screens, motion recliners that move to the sound of the movie and a decked out Treat City, you're promised a luxury experience—starting from as little as $10 a ticket.

4. Plaster Funtime

Offering the perfect opportunity to let your creative soul soar—Plaster Funtime is a wonderful, creative activity that allows kids the chance to get well and truly messy, whilst plastering a smile on everyone’s face. Plaster Funtime is open daily during the school holidays!

5. Fly Motion

Fly into the school holidays with EQ’s favourite bungee! Fly Motion is open daily during the holidays from 10.30 am (weather permitting). 

6. Monkey Mania

Entertainment Quarter Monkey Mania
Open for indoor play every day, Monkey Mania makes a fun-filled indoor alternative to other activities. 


The perfect destination for hot and sticky or wet days, Monkey Mania is open daily for indoor play—offering kids the chance to burn off some energy and give parents a well-deserved break!

7. Fratelli Fresh

Relax, unwind and enjoy a slower pace of life as you enjoy al fresco dining in Fratelli Fresh's spacious beer garden, surrounded by luscious greenery and zesty lemon and olive trees. And even better? Kids eat free every day at Fratelli Fresh! T&Cs apply, see site for details.

8. Strike Bowling

Kids got you driving up the wall? Drive them to Strike instead! Hit the lanes these school holidays ’cause every day before 5 pm, a family of four can play a game of bowling for only $50!

9. Playgrounds

Entertainment Quarter Summer Fun
The perfect destination for a summer's day out, The Entertainment Quarter is brimming with warm-weather fun!


EQ is home to two playgrounds; one for smaller kids and one for bigger kids. They are located near the Showring, next to Monkey Mania!

More Summer Inspiration Here:

Things To Do With Kids During The Summer School Holidays
Awesome Summer School Holiday Programs and Activities For Kids 2020-2021
Sydney's Best Kid's Indoor Play Centres for Rainy Days and Summer Heat

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