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Top 10 School Holiday Activities to do in Sydney 2018

With the school holidays just around the corner, Sydney is the perfect adventure destination for kids. There are plenty of exciting activities to enjoy in this vibrant city that will keep all ages entertained. So if you in yourself asking ‘what are the best things to do with kids in Sydney?' We have the answer for you here.

The Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park is centrally located near each of these awesome kid-friendly school holiday activities and offers accommodation in the heart of Macquarie Park.

1. TreeTops Adventure Park

A visit to Treetops Adventure Park during the school holidays is guaranteed to please all ages of kids. The adventure park is located just a 15-minute drive from the Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park. Kids will love exploring the treetops and soaring above the canopy on the self-guided rope courses. From cargo nets, tunnels, zip lines, rope ladders and wobbly bridges, it is the perfect place to explore the Australian bush in a unique and interactive way. The adventure park is open 7 days a week.

2. Macquarie Ice Rink

The Macquarie Ice Rink is just a 7-minute (550 m) walk from the Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park. This iconic ice rink is a child's playground and the perfect place to spend a warm afternoon. Throughout the year there are various events held at the ice rink, including ice discos, hockey games and school holiday shows. During the school holidays, the public skating disco session with a live DJ is from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

3. Sydney Olympic Park

Sydney Olympic Park is just a 15-minute drive from the Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park and regularly features as one of the Top 10 school holiday activities for things to do with kids. Events are held during the school holidays, such as Fizzics Education activities urban gymnastics coma archery, swimming and laser tag. Aside from the usual things to do, such as outdoor parks and playgrounds. Holiday-themed events including Santa's vintage electric train, the Wiggles and the 2018 schools spectacular also feature.

4. Lane Cove National Park

It takes just 20-minutes to walk to Lane Cove National Park from the Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park. If you are looking for a relaxing school holiday activity, then exploring the diverse wildlife and flora and fauna is a must. Perfect for family picnics in the great outdoors, there are plenty of historical sites along the way for your young intrepid explorers to find. Why not create a wildlife chart and have them tick off each animal that they see?

5. Luna Park

Just a 25-minute drive from the Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie is Luna Park. Every kid dreams of spending the day at a theme park and Luna park does not disappoint. From roller coasters to ghost trains and arcades, this seaside fairground is an adrenaline seekers paradise. Once the kids have had their fill of riding the roller coasters, why not enjoy fish and chips on the beachfront and finish off with an ice cream.

6. Koala Park Sanctuary

Less than a 15-minute drive from the Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park is the Koala Park Sanctuary. This is definitely one of the top 10 things to do with kids during the school holidays. Aside from koalas, you will find cockatoos, emus, wallaby, kookaburra and many other native Australian animals. Shows are held throughout the day and are a great way to see the animals in action. The koala park sanctuary is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

7. Sydney Tower Eye

If you are staying in Sydney and find yourself googling ‘free things to do with kids near me’ then put down your phone. The Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park is just a 20-minute drive from one of the best school holiday activities around. The Sydney Tower Eye! Make your way to the top of the 305 meters Sydney Tower for a bird's eye view of Sydney and beyond. The Sydney tower eye is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and the most spectacular views are to be had at sunset. Kids will love watching the city lights start to flick on as the sun that goes down.

8. Lane Cove Boatshed

The Lane Cove Boatshed is just an 8-minute drive from the Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park and is the perfect place for kids to hit the water. Situated in lane cove national park, the boat shed is the best place to hire canoes, kayaks and paddle boats for a lazy afternoon on the river. Pack up a picnic and enjoy a full day out on the riverside with the whole family and soak up the holiday atmosphere. The sound of children playing and having fun echoes throughout the area and a day on the water is a day your kids will remember.

9. Strike

Another great school holiday activity located just a 5-minute walk from the Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park is Strike Bowling. Strike bowling isn't your typical bowling alley. Aside from ten pin bowling, there is a selection of escape rooms for kids to enjoy. The escape rooms are the perfect way to engage the grey matter as they try to solve the clues, puzzles and riddles to escape from the room before the timer runs out. Located in the Macquarie Centre, there are plenty of eating opportunities when they start to get hungry.

10. Macquarie planetarium

The Macquarie Planetarium is just a 15-minute stroll from the Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park. With sessions running from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. this is a fantastic early evening kids activity to enjoy during the school holidays. Once inside the planetarium, the Dome displays the Sydney night sky before transitioning into a total eclipse of the sun and the transit of Venus. There is also a selection of planetarium movies that allow kids to take a deeper look into space and ignite their imaginations.

A Hotel In The Heart of Sydney

Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park is the perfect place to head to with kids during the school holidays. Located in the beating heart of Macquarie Park, it makes the holiday experience one that everyone will love. With three different offers and deals available, check out our hotel deals to book the best accommodation in Macquarie park today.

Get the best deals on Macquarie Park accommodation by booking with us directly. Things for kids to do in Sydney during the school holidays can be found everywhere and adults will have just as much fun as well.

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