Sydney School Winter Holidays – Top 5 What’s On Guide - Hope 103.2

Sydney School Winter Holidays – Top 5 What’s On Guide

Don't find your family stuck indoors this winter. There is a plenty to explore in Sydney city and here are five ideas to get you started.

By Hope 103.2Wednesday 7 Jun 2023EntertainmentReading Time: 2 minutes

By Aurora Cootee

With the weather cooling down and the school holidays fast approaching, many parents are stuck wondering how they’re going to entertain the kids now that it’s hit-and-miss with outdoor activities. But there are still plenty of free or inexpensive family-friendly options to keep the kids occupied.

We hope this list of our top five activities in Sydney will help get the ideas flowing.

1. Family Space: Story Tree

Located at the Museum of Contemporary Arts in The Rocks, storytellers will read stories to the children about plants, followed by the kids drawing or writing a reflection to add to the collection of works growing from the Story Tree. This creative activity is available for all ages, held 12pm-1pm every day during school holidays. It’s also free – you just need to secure your place at

2. Nights at the Museum

When the sun goes down and the stars come up, the Australian Museum stays open. Available every Wednesday night until 9pm, check out the breath-taking exhibitions on offer at no cost and with no booking involved.

3. Kids Kung Fu Classes

Get your young ones active this winter holidays with professional kung fu classes in Haymarket. The instructors all have 10-30 years’ experience teaching kung fu and it’s available to any child excited to dive into martial arts regardless of fitness levels or prior experience. Classes start from 10.30am and run every Sunday morning. They’re free for the first week. For more information and to book, visit

4. Storytime with Lailanie

Let your children immerse themselves in a vibrant story with others their age at Maybanke Community Centre in Pyrmont. Story suggestions are appreciated and books from home are accepted to be shared with other children in the community. Parents are given a separate room for a break and a cup of tea while they wait for the program to finish. It takes place every Thursday between 10am-11am and is free, booking your spot can be done at 02 9298 3130 or

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5. Brickwrecks: Sunken Ships in Lego Bricks

Known for the judge of LegoMasters, Ryan “The Brickman” McNaught has created a unique combination of large-scale “stunning Lego models, plus real shipwreck objects, hands-on interactives and audio-visual experiences that bring to life astonishing shipwreck stories”. You can find this exhibition at the Australian National Maritime Museum. It’s open every day from 10am-4pm, with tickets starting from $15 (child) or $70 for a family (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 4-15). Book your spot for this underwater adventure at