Things To Do In Autumn With Kids In And Around Sydney

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Autumn is upon us! Although we are moving from sunny summer to wet winter, and the days are becoming shorter and cooler, we can still make the most of this beautiful season before hibernation sets in. Counter the cabin fever with these fun things to do in Autumn with kids.

Claris High Tea at the Sofitel

Claris High Tea

Enjoy afternoon tea in Parisian style at the Sofitel's elegant Atelier restaurant. Inspired by Australian fashion illustrator Megan Hess and her acclaimed children’s book, Claris, the Chicest Mouse in Paris, the Claris High Tea includes three tiers of pretty sweet and savoury treats, a chocolate fountain buffet, a selection of exotic teas (and strawberry lemonade for the kids!) plus the delightful Claris storybook to take home.

Where:    Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour - Atelier, Level 3, 12 Darling Drive
When:     Saturday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm
Cost:      Adults $89 including a glass of Sparkling, $108 including a glass of Champagne; Children 2 - 12yo $45. Children under 2 FREE.

Calmsley Hill City Farm

Head to Calmsley Hill City Farm this Autumn for an authentic, interactive farm experience without leaving the city! Feed, pat and learn all about the native and farmyard animals, and enjoy daily shows and entertainment. The schedule includes cow milking, a tractor ride and a sheep-shearing show! If you don't think a whole day is enough, you can spend the night and camp out in the paddock.

Where:    31 Darling St, Abbotsbury
When:     Open Daily; 9am-4.30pm
Cost:       Adult $25.50; Child $15; Family $75 (2 adults, 3 children); Under 3s FREE.

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

LEGO Sea Explorers SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

There's a brand-new interactive mission at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. Become a trainee LEGO Sea Explorer and build, draw, colour and create with LEGO bricks! Immerse yourself in fun and interactive dive stations that will educate and engage the imagination with creative activities. Children can also help the dive crew to unravel the mysteries of the deep, with each dive station holding one answer to your Fact Finder activity sheet. 

It's also worth investing in a Sydney Big Ticket so you can save money and tie your aquarium visit with other attractions such as Madame Tussauds, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Sydney Tower Eye and Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures. 

Where:    Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour
When:     4th March - 26th March. Open Monday - Sunday 10am - 6pm.
Cost:      Online General Admission - Adults $36.80, Children $26.40

Sky Zone

Sky Zone

This indoor trampoline park for kids is a perfect all-weather school holiday boredom buster! Sky Zone has 100 interconnected trampolines for kids can expend all their energy bouncing off the walls, jumping into foam pits, playing dodgeball and shooting hoops. Even young kids can join the fun in the toddler only areas.
There is also an Enduro obstacle course and a Sky Climb rock-climbing walls, and the ion-house Altitude Cafe for an easy lunch and your much-needed coffee. 

Where:    75 O’Riordan Street, Alexandria
When:     Open every day
Cost:       One hour of jumping and Enduro is $18pp

Glamping At NRMA’s Port Macquarie Breakwall Holiday Park - Cancelled

Please note: NRMA Port Macquarie Glamping won’t be going ahead for the April school holidays now due to the latest COVID-19 developments.

The only thing better than camping, is.... Glamping! NRMA Port Macquarie Breakwall Holiday Park has launched a new pop-up glamping experience that lets families enjoy a taste of the great outdoors with an added touch of luxury (for mum and dad). Autumn is the best time for an outdoor family adventure (it's not too hot, it's not too cold) and this one is just 5 hours from Sydney meaning it's the perfect mini-break for the school holidays. 

Set in a central, beautiful location by the Hastings River, the glamping experience is walking distance to the town centre and many of the area’s beautiful beaches and coastal walkways. Within the holiday park, the glamping tents are located close to all park amenities including resort pool, kids club and camp kitchen.

Where:    Port Macquarie
When:     A limited time between 10 – 19 April 2020
Cost:       From $210 per night (NRMA Members receive a 10% off) 

Jamberoo Action Park

Jamberoo School Holidays

Around 1.5 hrs drive south from Sydney, a day at Jamberoo Action Park is well worth the road trip! The huge water park set in rolling hills has loads of adrenaline-charged rides and slides including The Perfect Storm, a completely dark vortex with streaks of lightning and cracks of thunder, and The Rock, a whopping 5-metre high cliff face for jumping into a deep water pool below - perfect for thrill-seeking kids. For the less adventurous, the family-friendly Rapid River and Outback Bay beach area, offer hours of relaxed fun, plus there are colourful waterparks and play areas dedicated to young children.

Where:     1215 Jamberoo Road,Jamberoo
When:      10am - 5pm; Friday 10th - Sunday 26th April 2020 
Cost:        Online General Admission - Adults $59.99; Child 4-12ys: $49.99; Child 3 & Under FREE.

Strike Bowling

Strike Bowling

Bowling alleys have come a long way and boasts a range of challenging interactive activities aside from knocking down ten pins. With laser tag, karaoke and escape rooms also on offer at Strike Bowling, there is loads of fun for everyone and have special deals throughout the week and on school holidays.

Where:     Strike Bowling has venues at EQ, Chatswood, King Street Wharf, North Ryde and Castle Hill
When:      Check your preferred venue for opening hours
Cost:        Check your preferred venue for prices

Holy Moly Golf Club

Holy Moly Golf Club

Australia’s best mini golf course turns traditional putt-putt into a multi-sensory wonderland of uniquely themes holes! Holy Moly Golf Club combines a course uniquely inspired by nostalgic childhood faves and iconic pop culture with a funky soundtrack so you can strut while you putt.

They welcome under 18s before 5pm (due to liquor license restrictions).

Where:     Holy Moly has venues in Chatswood, Newtown, North Strathfield, Castle Hill and Darlinghurst
When:      Check your preferred venue for opening hours
Cost:        Check your preferred venue for prices

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