Summer holiday activities for kids

by Elisa Parry

Chances are you’re looking forward to the kids going back to school already! If you’re running out of ideas to keep them entertained over the summer break – we’ve got you covered. From animal encounters to water sports – these activities will get them out of the house and enjoying the outdoors.

Koala encounter and breakfast at Wild Life Sydney
Get up close and personal with the animals

A trip to the zoo is a great activity for the kids during the holidays – it’s fun, educational and gives them the chance to get to know some new furry friends. A lot of places offer animal encounters, be it swimming alongside the croc enclosure or cuddling a koala!

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Kids learn to surf lesson
Make a splash!

If the kids are keen to cool off at the beach over summer there are plenty of water sports for them to try. Paddle boarding and surfing is a great way to spend some time on the water. Perhaps you know a pirate who’d love to sail the high seas on a tall ship cruise? Or surprise them with an exhilarating jet boat ride!

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Treetop ropes course Pennant Hills
Swing from the trees

If you’re tired of watching the kids climb the walls at home, take them to a high ropes course and watch them climb trees instead! This is a great day out for the family, with loads of exciting adventures to be had on everything from zip lines to flying foxes.

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Whitewater world slide
Take on the theme parks

Making a trip to Queensland during the summer break! There is so much fun to be had at the theme parks. If you’re staying for a while, it’s worth looking at the 3 day ticket to Dreamworld, WhiteWater World and Skypoint. If you’re not heading north, there are plenty of fun parks across the country from Legoland to Luna Park.

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