The kids are almost off school and you know what that means — it’s time to come up with some school holiday activities to do with grandchildren. At Lady Anne Funerals many of us are parents or grandparents and we know that keeping the grandkids occupied during the holidays can be a tricky task. We’re here to help, so we've come up with a few suggestions of activities with your grandchildren – some of them are a little out of the ordinary and others are reliable classics.
Something a little bit different
Do your grandkids love animals? Then a pony ride at Centennial Park is a perfect pick for any sunny day! Rides can be scheduled at any day with one of the Centennial Parklands Equestiran Centre's riding schools. They're a great way for children to be introduced to horses and horse riding, and it’s also a lot of fun.
Kids cooking class
A popular activity and a great opportunity for everyone to make new friends whilst learning new skills is by going to a cooking class. At Sydney Cooking School, there are classes for kids, teenagers — and even a family cooking class! You and your grandchildren can work together to create a delicious meal you get to enjoy together. This activity costs $85, and guarantees enjoyment and a great bonding experience.
Sand in the city
The Museum of Sydney is currently showing an interactive exhibit all about playing in the sand! Complete with plenty of sand, and even Lego toys to create beach houses and scenes out of, so it's sure to be a hit with your grandkids. Just a two minute walk from Circular Quay, entry for children and seniors is $8.
In Alexandria, this is the largest indoor trampoline park in NSW. The Sky Zone centre is very child friendly with a focus on safety. All of the springs are covered and kids can jump into huge pits of foam. Your grandkids will be doing somersaults (literally). They’ll probably be so worn out after a couple of hours of jumping that they might even fall asleep — an added bonus!
These School Holiday Activities aren’t necessarily the most creative but they're failsafe options for those days when you haven’t made plans in advance.
A day at the Zoo is always full of fun things to do. See the Seal Show at 11am followed by the Chimpanzee Keeper talk at 12:15 and then head down to the Lemur Walk—Through at 2:15pm. You can check out over 4000 animals that live at Taronga Zoo in the downtime.
Why not just take the kids to the movies? Popcorn and a frozen coke is a winning combination. The cinemas always have a number of cartoons and child—friendly movies on during the school holidays, the only problem will be deciding which one to see! Go on a Tuesday for special prices and discounts.
The rides at Luna Park are guaranteed to keep the kids occupied for hours. Coney Island and the Carousel are perfect for your younger grandchildren while the Mighty Mouse and the Tumble Bug will appeal to the “big kids”. Ticket prices are based on your children's height, and don't forget to buy online to save money for food!
New additions at Sea Life Aquarium
There are always new additions to the Sea Life Aquarium on a rolling basis. The exhibitions are always open for the holidays, and children will be able to see sharks, stingrays, penguins, octopuses and a number of different colourful fish. Book online to save money on ticket prices.
With these School Holiday Activities to do with grandchildren, you're guaranteed to have fun. You’ll get the best grandparent award in no time. You can thank us later.