School Holiday Activities To Do With Grandchildren

School Holiday Activities To Do With Grandchildren

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


Pony rides

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!


Timeless activities

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.


Taronga Zoo

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.


Luna Park

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.


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“I just wanted to send you our sincerest thanks for everything you and your incredible team did for us in making the most perfect day, celebration and farewell of our beautiful Harper.

I have given a lot of thought to your business and the industry and I think it is perhaps the most important business for families to get it right when it comes to planning a funeral which may be sudden or may be a long time in the making. Either way, when one is faced with the unfortunate situation of needing to arrange a funeral, only then do you realise the importance of getting it right.

We experienced first hand the polar opposites the industry offers. It is not just about the cars, the booklets, the music and all the things that make up the day - its about the service, the care and most importantly it’s about the people.

From our very first conversation we could sense your genuine care to our situation and your attention to detail was obvious - this was very different to the previous conversations we had with others we had been referred to. Those other companies wanted to commence meetings with the paperwork side of things upfront which is a very confronting thing to do just days after losing your loved one - and when one of the others that I am referencing couldn’t even refernece our daughters name as our meeting started - we were horrified of how poor the service of care could be.

This is where you and your team shine. After feeling very lost in our search to secure the perfect funeral director to create the perfect day, my wife all of a sudden recalled you standing out the front of your office each morning watering the surrounding gardens to ensure a beautiful front of house. Well, I can assure you, it is not just the front of house that is beautiful - its the entire package that is beautiful.

Your manner, your direction and your expertise is evident from the get go. Nothing is too hard for you or your amazing team. The personal care made us feel like we were the only funeral you were working with at the time, and that’s exactly how it should be.

The finer detail, such as driving past our house so our daughter could go past our house one last time, then leaving the most beautiful flowers on our doorstep, to bumping into us at the Church because you were just doing your own research to make sure the day was seamless. This combined with your recommendations from every aspect as everything was very foreign to us, you were able to guide us to achieve the most beautiful farewell.

The day itself was simply perfect. Not once did we have a concern. The car was shining, your team dressed beautifully, cold water provided for us, directions for our guests, directions for us. Everyone commented on how amazing the day was and how incredibly your team were. Seamless is the only word I can use. It doesn’t stop here.

Your personal care and guidance then allowed us a more intimate farewell the following day (we are so grateful for for this recommendation and possibly would have missed this special day if you had suggested it was the best idea). Again, you and your team made us feel like you had nowhere else to be, and no one else to help. Just us. The setting was beautiful, the celebrant (that you arrange and recommend) is a delightful, your team make this day even more special than the last.

This is something we never want to go through again but there will be so many others, that like us, have no idea where to start to look for the right funeral director for their own special day. All I can say is that I hope that they appoint Lady Anne Funerals. We learnt a lot quickly and it is again a business many do not ever consider needing but without question one of the most important businesses to select the right person and the right team.

I welcome any of your future potential clients to contact me if they wish to discuss our experience with the amazing Lady Anne team. We thank you for giving our beautiful baby the most incredible farewell that was exactly how we imagined it, you just made it happen.”

Lee Dowdall

“We wish to thank you for having helped us put together a beautiful farewell for our mother, one which she would have been delighted with.

It was a difficult day and it would have been worse without your synchronised, seamless and consistent presence as well as attention to detail.

We value your candour as the people you are and the very sensitive manner in which you conducted the service.

Thanking you from the bottom of our hearts,

The Pastore Family
Karen has supported my Mum and me through the most difficult week of our lives as we not only planned a funeral, but interred my Dad to his new home. I will be forever grateful to Karen for her ongoing support, guidance, kindness, empathy and friendship over the last week. Karen has now become part of our extended circle of close family friends.
Daughter of the late Sveta Dordevich
Lady Anne Funerals has the compassion, understanding and empathy that many of the larger funeral homes do not possess. My aunts funeral was dignified and classy everything she deserved. I would highly recommend Lady Anne (and have) as they go above and beyond.
Joanne Marks
I am overwhelmed with the feedback on how beautiful it all was from all who attended. You and the other ladies were wonderful, looked so elegant, and made the day so very special for all who loved Paul.
Barbara Sommerville Enright
Karen and her staff treated us with the utmost respect we could not have been in better hands during this difficult time. My mum had organised her funeral with a prepaid funeral plan which she had purchased from Karen almost ten years ago this also made this upsetting time much easier to deal with and she got all the things that she wished for.
Malcolm Ellis
On behalf of my family, I would like to thank Lady Anne Funerals for a beautiful service yesterday for my aunt Dot. All who attended commented on how lovely the service was & the professionalism of all the staff. Thanks again very much for helping making a sad day one of celebration of Dot’s life.
Judith Neville

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