We have listed below activities the family can enjoy in Sydney during the Christmas holiday period, free fun family activities to get everyone outdoors and some great kids gift ideas that you could find under the Christmas tree.
We hope you can find something to enjoy... and don't forget to enter our Vtech Kidizoom Action Cam worth $89.95 to capture all your Christmas moments (entry form at the bottom of the blog).
Tickets are now available at www.sydneysantaspectacular.com
- SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
- WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
- Sydney Tower Eye
- Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE (Auckland, NZ) Aquarium
- WILD LIFE Hamilton Island
- Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventure
- Otway Fly Treetop Adventure
- Underwater World Mooloolaba
- Melbourne Aquarium
- Madame Tussauds
- LEGOLAND Discovery Centre
More information on the annual pass and attractions https://www.merlinannualpass.com.au/
There are 2 courses, the children course which is for 3 to 9 year old which goes for 2 hours and you can complete as many courses in your 2 hour period as you can. There are no adults allowed on this course but can watch from the side.
The second course is for juniors 10-17 year old and must be 140 cm and adults. These courses are completed on your own without staff but you will receive training before hand to learn how to use the equipment. The best part there is no time limit on the junior/adult courses and you can pace yourself.
TreeTop Adventure Park is located at Cumberland State Forest, 95 Castle Hill Rd, West Pennant Hills NSW 2126
For more information and booking visit www.treetops.com.au/
The walk takes you close to the cliff tops (watch the kids) there are no fences, around sand dunes, swamps and past the lighthouse.
All vehicles are required to pay $8 for parking and gates are locked at 7.30pm August- May and 5.30pm June- July.
Head along Cliff st, this is where you will find the start of the walk at Camp Cove, from there you will pass Lady Bay beach (close your eyes it’s a nudist beach) then further along is the Hornby Lighthouse then loop around to head back.
Along the walk you can see views of the city, harbour, beach and also learn about Sydney history.
I must admit I did start the track with some concerns as it’s a grade 4 track with previous bush walking advisable as it’s challenging and steep! BUT, Please don’t let that stop you! The views are absolutely gorgeous. Yes you do get close to cliffs and you must keep your eye on the kids at all times but there are lots of places to stop for a rest or in our case a bite to eat.
The track has great signage, with some of it pathed, the remaining is soft sand or a little rocky. We saw many families walking the track and we even learn’t about local history in World War 2.
It is just over a 7km return track. It took us 2 hours to reach Boora Point & then 40mins to return with no stopping & the kids still had energy to play at Maroubra Beach.
Best part, no parking cost (we parked at Maroubra Beach Arthur Byrne Reserve) at the start of the walking track. Please note this walking track is next to the rifle range and for your safety the walking track is closed when the rifle range is in use.
Click here for more information from official National Parks website.