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School’s out for summer and parents all over Sydney are trying to find ways to keep their little ones occupied for the next few weeks. Of course Sydney is blessed with fabulous beaches and parks, but if you are staying at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, you will be pleased to hear that there are plenty of things to do to entertain the kids right here in the Sydney CBD. Here is our pick of the best.

 

Explore the Great Barrier Reef

That’s right, you can explore the Great Barrier Reef right here in the heart of Sydney! SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium has just launched a brand new interactive experience Day & Night on the Reef that will take you on a colourful journey through the world-famous reef. Highlights include walking through bioluminescence, interacting with virtual baby turtles and viewing over 500 beautiful sea creatures, including sharks, jellyfish and turtles.

 

See a show at the Opera House

Seeing a show at the iconic Sydney Opera House should be on every Sydney bucket list, and they have a fantastic line-up of family friendly shows on offer over the school holidays. Choose from a great selection of fun performances, such as Sarah & Duck, Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus, The 91-Storey Treehouse, Deadly 60 Down Under and a special children’s ballet performance of Coppelia. If that’s not enough to get you excited, then sign up for a Junior Adventure Tour of the Opera House for a behind-the-scenes look at the famous landmark, filled with fun interactive games and activities.

 

Go on a garden bug hunt at the Royal Botanic Garden

The summer weather brings out all the bugs in Sydney so it’s a great time to go on a bug hunt! From the 14th – 25th January (excluding Sundays), you can join the scientists at the Calyx Plants with Bite exhibition to discover some unique carnivorous plants, record the distinctive sound of the cicadas, search for beetles and stick insects and find out what makes Aussie insects so unique.

 

Meet the Koalas at Wildlife Sydney Zoo

It’s koala season at the Wildlife Sydney Zoo and they have some koala-ty activities lined up for the school holidays. You can meet the koala joeys Buddy and Scarlett (plus the new addition who has yet to be named), have your photo taken with an award-winning koala statue and even have breakfast with the koalas, which includes having your photo taken with the real deal. Of course there is also the opportunity to get up close to the other Aussie animals here too, including kangaroos, wombats, platypuses and Rocky the huge saltwater crocodile.

 

Create a masterpiece at the Art Gallery NSW

Drop in to the Art Gallery of New South Wales anytime between 11.30am to 3.30pm from the 7th to 25th January to join in with a creative art-making workshop. The masterpieces you create will take their cue from artworks on display in the exhibition Masters of modern art from the Hermitage, with a different themed workshop every week. All materials and instruction is provided and best of all, it’s free!

 

Meet the Koalas at Wildlife Sydney Zoo

It’s koala season at the Wildlife Sydney Zoo and they have some koala-ty activities lined up for the school holidays. You can meet the koala joeys Buddy and Scarlett (plus the new addition who has yet to be named), have your photo taken with an award-winning koala statue and even have breakfast with the koalas, which includes having your photo taken with the real deal. Of course there is also the opportunity to get up close to the other Aussie animals here too, including kangaroos, wombats, platypuses and Rocky the huge saltwater crocodile.

 

Create a masterpiece at the Art Gallery NSW

Drop in to the Art Gallery of New South Wales anytime between 11.30am to 3.30pm from the 7th to 25th January to join in with a creative art-making workshop. The masterpieces you create will take their cue from artworks on display in the exhibition Masters of modern art from the Hermitage, with a different themed workshop every week. All materials and instruction is provided and best of all, it’s free!

 

 

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