With winter school holidays upon us, our Chief of Concierge, Mark Anderson, has shared his top Sydney picks for the July break – get ready for days packed with family-fun!
You can’t go past skating for an iconic Sydney winter experience, and lucky for us several pop-up ice rinks have already started to appear around the city, including locations such as St. Mary’s Cathedral, Darling Harbour and Bondi Beach. These iconic venues usually have a real winter feel and don’t worry about being a pro – there’s experienced guides on hand for those who have never laced up skates before.
Location | St. Mary’s Cathedral Plaza, Darling Harbour and Bondi Beach
Price (St. Mary’s Cathedral ) | Children from $18, Adults from $24
Dates | Until 16 July
Insider Tip | The Annual Winter Festival opened outside St Mary’s Cathedral this weekend gone, check out this European inspired winter wonderland for markets, rides and frosty fair theming!
Sydney Opera House Junior Adventure Tour
An experience for both the young and the young at heart, the Sydney Opera House offers the Junior Adventure Tour for curious minds. This tour includes interactive games and activities for the whole family to enjoy while you explore the World Heritage listed venue with an expert guide by your side.
Location | Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point
Price| Children from $20, Adults from $28
Dates | Throughout School Holidays – tours will book out, so advance bookings are recommended.
Insider Tip |You can take the Opera House tour in seven different languages: English, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, German, French or Spanish. Just make sure to flag your preference with your tour guide.
Escape the frosty winter air at Attractivity, an indoor fun park with hours of entertainment for all. Parents can enjoy a light meal or relax at the bar while children enjoy laser tag, dodgem cars, ten pin bowling and much more. Tickets are available in packages based on either 1.5 hour or 2 hour unlimited ride passes.
Location | 160 Bourke Road, Alexandria
Price | $35 per person for 1.5 hours
Dates | Open 7 days a week
Insider Tip | The Ground Of Alexandria is located just nearby and about as kid-friendly as you can get thanks to resident pig, Kevin Bacon, and his trusty group of friends including the rooster, the goat and the chicken.
Disney on Ice – Frozen
With a different theme each year, Disney on Ice is an annual spectacle of ice skating, music and dancing. Sing along to your favourites from the movie as the characters whirl across the ice and tell the story of Elsa and Anna.
Location | Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park
Price | Tickets from $28
Dates | Wednesday 12 July to Monday 17 July
Insider Tip | Disney on Ice is hosted by none other than Mickey and his femme fatale Minny Mouse, and they’ve brought some of our most loved Disney characters with them for special appearances during the show.
With dinosaurs, spiders and other creatures galore, the Australian Museum showcases Australia’s natural history in the most fun and interactive way. The museum is currently showing a great exhibit focusing on spiders, it’s called Alive & Deadly and features over 400 species creepy crawlies including everyone’s favourite: the tarantula.
Location | Corner College and William Streets, Sydney
Price | Children from $16, Adults from $24 (including Alive and Deadly exhibition)
Dates | Open 7 days a week
Insider Tip | Alive & Deadly has its very on ‘Venom Lab’ where feeding demonstrations and milking sessions happen daily Monday to Friday at 10.30am. Hey – it’s not for everybody!