Easter School Holidays: activities to keep your tribe happy

With school holidays fast approaching I’ve put together some great programs and activities to keep the kids happy and you sane! What is happening in your area for the school holidays?

Meet PEPPA PIG at Sydney’s SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo!!

These Easter holidays you can join Peppa on her outback adventure at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo to find Peppa’s friends and family among the wildlife creatures. You’ll need to keep an eye out for Daddy Pig, Mummy Pig, George Pig, Suzie Sheep and Rebecca Rabbit amid the slippery platypus, furry koalas and hopping kangaroos! You can then head to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium’s Day and Night on the Reef exhibit for an underwater journey.

Meet and Greets with Peppa Pig at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Koala Rooftop

  • daily at 11am from 13 – 26 April; 12.30pm – 1.30pm on 27 and 28 April

Meet and Greet with Peppa Pig at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Dugongs area

  • daily at 12pm and 1pm from 13 – 26 April; 1.30pm and 2.30pm 27 and 28 April

One lucky family also has the chance to win a chance to become a keeper for the day with PEPPA PIG. Head to www.sydneyaquarium.com.au/peppa for more details.


Having fun in Sydney doesn’t have to cost a fortune. If you want to entertain and feed the tribe and still save money check out a digital membership from Small Ideas NSW that you can easily access from your phone, and is perfect for school holidays.

A 12-month membership gives you access to hundreds of offers like 50% off heaps of attractions, discounts on food and drinks, discounted tickets and 2 for 1 offers. Some of the attractions include Gumbuya World, Wet n Wild Sydney, Little Dynamos / Gymnastic, Strike Bowling, Reading Cinemas, iFLY Downunder, Calmsley Hill City Farm, and a lot more. So much to choose from these school holidays to keep the tribe entertained. Membership usually costs $35 but by using the code LOOPSYMUM you can get $5 off which brings the 12-month membership cost down to $30. So much value for that cost!

Centennial Parklands Fun!

The Great CP Egg Hunt is back on this year and this year there’s an international focus. Kids will follow an activity trail that will introduce them to different Easter customs from all around the world.
Where:     The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre, off Dickens Drive, Centennial Park
When:      Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st April 2019; 9am-4pm
Cost:        $17.70

In addition there is heaps to do at Centennial Parklands these school holidays. There’s camping, Pizza Party in the Bush, Kids v Wild, Easter Bunny’s Workshop plus much, much more. Check out the schedule at Centennial Parklands.

Madame Tussauds, Sydney

This school holidays become a Bollywood superstar at Madame Tussauds Sydney with ‘LIGHTS, CAMERA, BOLLYWOOD!’ is the brand new, permanent experience with an all-new interactive cultural experience featuring the brand-new wax figure of former Bollywood Superstar and Hollywood A-Lister Priyanka Chopra Jonas, as well as Iconic Bollywood Royalty Shah Rukh Khan. Cost is included in admission ticket to Madam Tussauds.

Sydney Tower Eye 

This school holidays I’ll be taking the kids to the Endless Lights installation at Sydney Tower Eye. The light installation features mirrored walls and a custom-built Perspex base which creates an optical illusion of height, making you feel like you’re floating above an endless floor! Visitors can then continue 250 metres up to the Observation Deck of the Tower which gives an uninterrupted view of Sydney.

Free activities

There are also heaps of exciting and free activities during the holidays. Check out some of these great places.

The Powerhouse Museum: Free admission for children under 16 and exhibitions that include The Wiggles and Star Wars.

Sydney Olympic Park – Kids in the Park: Free games and adventures to keep the kids busy! There are also some activities and workshops that are reasonably priced such as laser tag and Kids in the Park Film Festival.

Art Gallery of NSW: Free ‘Drop in and make’ activities during the school holidays.

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