The school holidays are here which means two weeks of kids and families looking for things to do over the holiday period. You will have no time to get bored with 50 of the best school holiday activities Sydney below.

  1. Kids in the Kitchen is back these school holidays at Vaucluse House and Elizabeth Farm. Make dough to create damper and quench your thirst by making traditional lemonade with fresh lemons.
  2. Head to Rouse Hill House & Farm to meet the staff from Muru Mittigar, paint a boomerang and experience the ancient art of boomerang throwing in our beautiful bush setting.
  3. Head to Barangaroo these school holidays for an introduction to Barangaroo the woman, Barangaroo the reserve, Aboriginal languages, traditional painting, dreaming stories and Aboriginal symbols. Kids will get the chance to try out some traditional painting techniques on their own cardboard Boomerang or candle holder to take home.
  4. Step back in time and join your fellow convicts for an immerse theatre experience like no other at the Sydney Living Museum’s Convict Escapades.
  5. Centennial Parklands has a wonderful schedule of school holiday workshops from getting back to nature with WILD PLAY to using the mind with Lego Robotics.
  6. Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies is returning to the Royal Botanic Gardens these school holidays. In Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies, the adventurous Tinkerbell happens upon the fairies from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Together, the cheeky Mustardseed, fluttery Moth, daring Cobweb and sweet Peaseblossom all go on a magical quest with Tinkerbell, learning about each other and the different worlds they come from.
  7. It’s all hands-on arts and crafts for Garden Art Month this April at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney. Head to the Arty-Farty Garden Party, Create & Play and Emu Egg Explorers.
  8. David Walliam’s popular children’s book Billionaire Boy is being brought to life on stage these school holidays at the Sydney Opera House!

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  9. Enjoy the school holidays at the Australian Garden with plenty of fun workshops including Bushrangers, Lego Robotics, Eco Art, Chemical Concoctions, Extreme Engineering and many more.
  10. Kids are invited to the ANMM for hands on fun these school holidays. Inspired by Arctic Voices and Wildlife Photographer of the Year, there is oodles to do every day for kids of all ages.
  11. Be creative, get tinkering, explore new worlds, become a game designer or prop designer plus loads of other workshops these holidays at the Powerhouse Museum with activities for all ages.
  12. Kids will learn what it was like before supermarket checkouts in Playing Shop at the Susannah Place Museum. Children will become shopkeepers and get behind the counter of Susannah Place’s re-created c1915 corner shop.
  13. Bust your best moves at the Sydney Dance Company school holiday workshops.
  14. This April school holidays, go on an underwater mission with Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol SEA Patrol at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, turning little explorers into honorary members of the pup squad!
  15. To celebrate the launch of ‘Sherlock Gnomes’, Wild Life Sydney Zoo have partnered with Paramount Pictures to make a detective out of all guests this school holidays! Meet and greet your favourite characters on-site*, make your very own gnome hat at craft stations, and find out if you’ve developed the skills needed to ‘find your way gnome’ following an exclusive trail throughout the attraction!
  16. These school holidays, be a tourist in your own city amaze yourself with 360 degrees views of Sydney from the Sydney Tower Eye. If you dare, take on the SKYWALK – a transparent glass platform 268m above the city streets.
  17. This Chinese New Year welcomes in the Year of the Dog, a symbol of loyalty, honesty, and friendship. At the Chinese Gardens these holidays, kids can decorate their own dog mask or learn the ancient art of Chinese paper folding.
  18. Monkey Baa Theatre Company brings Josephine Wants to Dance, Jackie French’s popular children’s book from page to stage these school holidays.
  19. Delight in l’experience gastronomique this season with a charming festive themed Easter High Tea at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth. Admire dark chocolate tartlets and delicate painted eggs on a bed of green tea coconut grass for a refined Easter experience.
  20. Brasserie Bread’s school holiday program will grasp the spirit of this season with plenty of delicious, warming delights! kids will learn how to shape and cut out “Fougasse” which are classic French breads made to look like Autumn leaves, super eye-catching and so delicious!
  21. Explore the universe at the Sydney Observatory watching a performance of Space Junk. Told through puppetry, this show presented by Sight by Storm, brings together the world of science and fantasy in a 30 minute family show.
  22. The Children’s Bookshop in Beecroft invites all budding writers to attend one of their school holiday reading and writing workshops.
  23. The Grounds of Alexandria have got kids covered these school holidays. From pizza classes, to cookie workshops, to gardening workshops, and even balloon twisting…the Grounds has something for the whole family.
  24. Explore your creative potential and indulge your imagination with a NIDA short course at The Concourse.
  25. Relive the magic of your favourite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ — in Concert at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
  26. Take a FREE kids tour at the State Library of NSW where you can explore some of the nooks and crannies of this grand old building.
  27. Children’s author and illustrator Sarah Davis loves drawing aliens and she would like to show you how she does it in this exciting drawing workshop at the State Library of NSW these school holidays.
  28. Make your own puppets and masks using all sorts of interesting materials at the Drop in activity centre at the State Library of NSW.
  29. Hop to the Australian Museum these school holidays to play, create and learn all about frogs!
  30. Discover the science of sound and singing frogs in this fun 30-minute show at the Australian Museum that will get you into the groove and feel vibrations whilst exploring hearing, pitch and amplification.
  31. Join the Taronga’s Wild Squad Zoo Adventurer these school holidays for a fun, educational holiday program for children aged between five to 10 years of age.
  32. Take some time out these holidays to look at the works of the Australian Modernists at the Art Gallery of NSW. Participate in the children’s holiday workshops; Time Out or Keeping Time or Drop in and Make some free craft.
  33. Head to your local Apple store for a fun range of school holiday workshops including; Programming Robots with Swift Playgrounds, and the Sphero Challenge.
  34. Discover the colourful creatures of Yarrenyty Arltere Artists and the constellations of artist Nicole Wong in the galleries at the MCA. Make your own quirky character, complete with its own story and personality, and head to the creative studios to test out your weaving skills.
  35. Book a Junior Adventure Tour at the Sydney Opera House where kids will uncover mysterious secrets and unusual facts with fun tour around the Opera House.
  36. At The Rocks Discovery Museum, kids can make their own commemorative poppy and learn about the ANZACs.
  37. Tumble down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her adventures through Wonderland in this dazzling, internationally acclaimed production at the State Theatre these school holidays.
  38. AFTRS Open, the short course division of the prestigious Australian Film Television and Radio School has lots of exciting school holiday courses for kids & teens throughout all school holidays. Taught by industry experts, in AFTRS state-of-the-art studios, these courses are the perfect way to learn new skills, have fun, and make new friends.
  39. Catch a screening of The Incredibles, Back to the Future, The Greatest Showman or Edward Scissorhands at the Luna Park Roof Top Cinema these holidays.
  40. Take a walk on the wild side this April school holidays, and challenge yourself to the Jumanji Wild Ropes at Taronga Zoo. Wild Ropes is a high ropes course, set in the bushland surrounds of Taronga Zoo. The Jumanji take-over is something the whole family can enjoy, with a variety of ropes courses suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
  41. Kids at the Con School Holiday Workshops for 3-10 year olds are a great way to experience what the weekly programs are like! Activities include singing, imitation, movement, playing tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments, improvisation, story-telling and guided listening activities.
  42. Event Cinemas are preparing for a jam-packed autumn spectacular this March/April with the introduction of their autumn school holiday program. Bring the kids along to watch the biggest family blockbusters and get creative with FREE arts and crafts activities.
  43. Singing sensation Christa Hughes teams up with her former CIRCUS OZ buddy, Jim Dunlop to take you on a sidesplitting tour of the human body. Apart from learning a few things about our anatomy, children will enjoy the songs, music and true wonder of the sounds the human body creates.
  44. Grab your under five and head to Puppeteria these school holidays for a performance of Little Red Riding Hood, Henrietta Hen and the biggest egg in the world+Baa Baa Black Sheep, or Alice in Wonderland +Puss In Boots.
  45. Treat the kids to High tea at the Stamford hotel where they will dine on finger sandwiches and fluffy desserts.
  46. The Sydney Brick Show, Sydney’s largest LEGO® fan event heads to Penrith  Panthers these school holidays.With over 100 exhibits on display, Penrith Panthers will become a plastic brick wonderland.
  47. Take this exciting guided WilderQuest journey back in time on Fort Denison. During this fun school holidays activity you’ll find out what it was like to be a convict transported to NSW.
  48. Be transported back in time to Sydney in 1836. You’ll be a convict working in a quarry gang. You’ll play different roles and hear lots of stories. You’ll even take part in an absolutely wild ‘convict escape’ that takes you to a new environment in Wilderquest Convict Kids on Goat Island.
  49. Visit the Museums Discovery Centre for a special after-hours family astronomy open night.
  50. These school holidays enjoy a hands on Dumplings class & book reading of A Fearsome Beast And A Dumpling Feast, a new children’s book series that follows siblings, Clementine & Aksel at the Sydney Cooking School.

50 of the best school holiday activities Sydney to choose from these autumn school holidays!