Top Ten Places To Go With Kids on Rainy Days in the Sutherland Shire

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Have the rainy day blues got you stuck, twiddling your thumbs at home with your little ones?  Get out and stay dry at our favourite places to hang out with the kids in the Shire on a rainy day, all year round:


Stay undercover at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre. This cultural haven showcases some of the best Australian and International artists and there is almost always something special on for kids.




Go to the movies. Check the schedules for kid-friendly flicks at Event Cinemas in Miranda and Cronulla and Cronulla Cinema.


cinema sutherland shire


Visit your local library. Snuggle up and read your little one a book or if you’re lucky, you might even catch a free storytime! Find out more here.




Visit a kid-friendly cafe for lunch. Check out our favourites.



Burn off all the pent-up-stuck-inside-energy at an indoor play centre. Here’s a list of the Shire’s best, including Little Feet Cafe. 



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There’s nothing better than a hearty pub meal on a rainy day and you could do worse than to spend an hour or 2 at a pub with an indoor play area like Tradies in Gymea, Helensburgh or Caringbah or The Crest Hotel in Sylvania.



Go shopping. You might as well power through a few indoor chores while it’s wet but make sure you choose a shopping centre with an indoor play area like Softplay at Westfields in Miranda or the Caringbah Homemakers Centre




There’s nothing wrong with getting wet when it’s because you’ve spent a couple of hours at an indoor swimming pool like the Sutherland Leisure Centre.





Go bowling and putting! AMF Southgate in Sylvania is a great rainy day venue for fun with kids. Bowling really is a family game with no real age or skill limitations so head to the alley and bowl your blues away!


Well, you may not exactly break a sweat at Putt Planet but you will have a great time and so will the smallest members of your family.

putt planet