Stay sane these July school holidays!

Do you want to keep sane and avoid the dreaded screaming statement “I’m bored” these school holidays?? There is heaps happening in Sydney and beyond and below are some of the highlights for me. What are your plans these holidays?

Bricks 4 Kidz are workshops designed for kids aged 5–11 years and include STEM-based learning and fun with LEGO. There are different themes including Minecraft, ninjas, Lego, Pokemon and junior robotics. Cost is $95 per day and goes from 9am – 4pm.

These school holidays SEA LIFE  Sydney Aquarium and WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo are partnering with Animal Planet to bring a fun program called ‘Colourful Creatures’. As you wander through the attraction, create an adventure and activity book on all the wonderful, colourful animals you encounter. The book is then your souvenir of the day. Cost for this activity is included in the price of admission and as part of your Merlin annual pass.

Also check out their sister attractions with the brand new Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wax figures at Madame Tussauds from 1st July, a forest adventure amongst the amazing rainforest at Illawarra Fly, and fun games and activities from the 80’s, 90’s and today at Sydney’s Highest Playground at Sydney Eye Tower. Fun for all ages!

July holidays 2019

The PCYC community have some amazing and cost effective programs that the kids will love. PCYC holiday programs includes an inflatable obstacle course, laser tag, netball, and a tie dye and painting workshop. Cost varies and opening hours are 9am – 3pm.

It’s been years since I’ve donned a pair of ice skates but after a recent ice skating party my youngest is keen to get the whole family into ice skating. These school holidays and until the 21 July you can ice skate your heart away at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney’s CBD. Bookings are essential if you want to get onto the ice rink and can be made here but if you’d prefer to just watch, you can grab a warm drink and food from the Alpine bar and winter markets.

Who says school holiday activities needs to be expensive? Small Ideas is a program that provides you access to so many activities, play centres and more at a discounted rate. If you want to entertain and feed the tribe and still save money, check out the digital membership from Small Ideas NSW that you can easily access from your phone. A 12-month membership usually costs $35 but by using the code LOOPSYMUM you can get $5 off. So a $30 membership gives you access to hundreds of offers like 50% off attractions, discounts on food, drinks and tickets, and 2 for 1 offers. Some of the attractions include Gumbuya World, Little Dynamos / Gymnastic, Strike Bowling, Reading Cinemas, iFLY Downunder, Calmsley Hill City Farm, and a lot more.

And just over an hour from Sydney ‘Winter in the Park‘ is returning to Kibble Park in Gosford from 6th – 20th July. Imagine an ice igloo, ice sculptures, cupcake decorating, winter craft and other free activities to keep the kids happy. There will be a host of outdoor activities and live entertainment.


*Merlin Annual Pass ambassador

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