School Holiday Activities – Sydney April 2012

Little SydneyFor quite some time now, every time I post school holiday activities for Melbourne, I received many requests asking if I can compile lists for other cities. Well thanks to the hard work of Jo from Little Melbourne and now also Little Sydney, this school holidays, we can share great kids activities in Sydney!

Little Sydney is just starting up, so if you live in Sydney and haven’t liked the facebook page, you really should! You will find all sorts of wonderful things to do with the kids in Sydney – not just for school holidays, but all year round.

The Sun Herald Sydney Family Show

School Holiday Activities – Sydney

Experience the fun at The Sun-Herald Sydney Family Show this Easter School Holidays. Its packed full of excitement with Rides, Food Fair, a HUGE Animal Nursery, Exhibitors, Side Show Games, Markets , Roaming Entertainment, Snake Pit, Circus Classes, Showbags, Easter Egg Hunt Daily, A Rabbit Competition, and a 2 day Psychic Fair on Thursday 12th & Friday 13th!

WHEN: 5 – 22nd April 2012


Children’s Workshop: Who Dun It at the Australian Museum

School Holiday Activities – Sydney
Become a Forensic Science Investigator and solve crime. In this workshop you will learn about uses of DNA evidence in the illegal exportation of exotic animals around the world and gain an understanding of the importance of DNA to our collections. Can you use your new found knowledge of environmental forensics to stop an environmental catastrophe?

On this one-day workshop you will:

  • Solve mysteries on a criminal search throughout the museum
  • Meet members of the Museums DNA sampling team
  • Look at unknown animal similarities in our collections
  • Extract DNA from strawberries
  • Receive lunch and morning tea

WHEN: 18th – 19th April 2012


Kids’ Club at Sydney Academy of Sport & Recreation

School Holiday Activities – Sydney
A fun-filled daytime only camp with each day is full of action and activity. It’s a great way to get out in the open and release all that energy! Parents must organise transport to and from the Centre each day.

Please note that bookings for this program close 5pm, Monday, March 26, 2012.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 – Friday, April 13, 2012


Mini Chef Kids Cooking Classes

School Holiday Activities – Sydney
We cook savoury dishes kids love to eat and can cook at home themselves – and we also indulge in a few wicked things!
Hygiene, nutrition – and loads of laughs – are all on the agenda.  The children eat the food we have prepared at the end of the class and take home whatever is left over.

April 2012 School Holidays 2012: 10.30am – 1.30pm

Wednesday 11th April

Kefethes (Greek meatballs)
Spanikopita (Greek spinach and fetta pie)
Tsoureki (braided Easter bread studded with red eggs)
Easter bunnies


Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

School Holiday Activities – Sydney
Explore the fantasy world of Alice in Wonderland. Listen to excerpts from the book, and enjoy fun and games at the Mad Hatter’s tea party.
Includes refreshments.

WHEN: Thursday 12th at Meroogal & Saturday 14th April at Elizabeth Bay House


Pirate Plot of the Silver Thieves

School Holiday Activities – Sydney
Follow the story of Joseph Kaye, the Wentworth family’s butler who stole some silver and then tried to escape by stealing the Wentworths’ boat. Solve a variety of clues that will take you around the estate and hopefully lead you to the hidden treasure.

This is an outdoor event. Participants are encouraged to wear flat, closed walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen.

WHEN: Tuesday 10, Thursday 12, Tuesday 17 & Thursday 19 April at Vaucluse House


The Great CP Egg Hunt

School Holiday Activities – Sydney
Back for its second year! Purchase a trail map from the Visitor Information Counter and follow the clues around the Parklands. If you make it to the secret location you may meet a furry Park resident friend who will be waiting to give you a very special Easter prize. Trail maps available on the day from the Visitor Information Counter, off Banksia Way, adjacent to Centennial Parklands Dining Kiosk.

WHEN: 7th & 8th April 2012


Fishing Clinic for Kids

School Holiday Activities – Sydney
Go fish! Come along to a great family activity, be coached by “Tony the Fish Whisperer” and gain some valuable hands on fishing skills. Carp are an aquatic pest species which degrade the quality of Parklands’ pond water. Volunteer anglers have been removing Carp in order to manage the population, but why should the adults have all the fun?

WHEN: 10th & 17th April 2012


If you live in Sydney and have a favourite school holiday activity for kids, feel free to leave a link or note in the comments.