Top 5 things to do in Sydney these school holidays

Wondering how to entertain the kids these school holidays? We’re counting down the top 5 ways to spend the autumn break in and around the Bay that 1. won’t break the bank; and 2. will keep your kid’s bodies and brains busy.

5. Grab a bite at Beach Club

Enjoy what’s left of the Sydney sun these school holidays and head to Watsons Bay beach for the perfect family outing. Spend the morning swimming and building sand castles before feasting until you can feast no more! Kids meals are $5, 11am-3pm every day of the holidays (Anzac Day excluded).

If you happen to be in the area on a Sunday, kids eat free every week from 5pm-7pm so it’s a great excuse to head on over, enjoy a delicious seaside dinner and watch the sunset over the bay.

4. Iconic Watsons Walks

If you have a little athlete on your hands, why not take them on a scenic hike around the South Head peninsula. You’ll enjoy stunning views of Sydney harbour, the Pacific Ocean and eventually you’ll reach the iconic Hornby Lighthouse. From there, you can continue the loop where you’ll pass the historic concrete gun emplacement and the Lightkeeper’s cottage. Perfect excuse to give your kids a lesson in history. If you’ve still got a little energy saved up, why not visit the renowned ocean cliff, the Gap. Some of Sydney’s most beautiful sites ticked off in one day!

3. Picnic and play in Robertson Park

Robertson Park is the ideal setting for a family picnic.  Pack a rug, some nibbles, sit back and enjoy the panoramic views of Sydney harbour. There’s a fantastic playground to keep the little ones active, too. If the kids behave, you can always treat them (and yourself) to some ice cream at one of our signature gelato stations. The toughest decision of the day… one or two scoops!

2. Pay a visit to Vaucluse House

In need of an indoor activity? Then Vaucluse House is definitely worth a visit. There’s plenty to see and do inside the vast property. After all, 10 children did inhabit the house back in the 30’s so there will be no shortage of toy sightings. Rain or shine though, exploring the lush gardens is a must. There’s over 10 hectares of land, including a waterfall spanning from the Southern Paddock to the Beach Paddock in the north. Don’t forget to say hello to their friendly goats, Caspar and Pan, too!

1. Taronga Zoo Mobile at Watsons Bay Hotel

When it comes to entertaining your child during the school holidays, we’re here to a help with a line-up of unforgettable events. There’s everything from character workshops, magic shows, a mini chefs cooking class and much more. The one that’s not to be missed though is the Taronga Zoo Mobile, taking place on Tuesday April 17th. From 11am-12pm, kids will be able to get up close and personal with some of Australia’s favourite reptiles in this fun and interactive wildlife show. Tickets are $20 and numbers are limited so make sure you purchase your tickets!