22 Jul 2020
School holiday fun at Darling Harbour that won’t break the budget
It's school holiday season and that means you'll need budget-friendly kids activities. What's on in Sydney's Darling Harbour that won't break the bank?
Kids say they love the school holidays but it’s not long before they start getting bored!
Fill their time without breaking the bank with these fun and free (or almost free) activities in Darling Harbour.
It’s suitable for children between 1 and 8, with three ‘sections’ of the caterpillar separated by activities designed for each age group. It’s safe, indoors, and free---and it has plenty of rest areas for parents to keep an eye on their kids in comfort!
It’s a great spot to take the kids on a warm day and has activities suitable for children from toddlers right up to early teens. That said, we’ve spotted a few adults having fun with the water jets too---we won’t judge.
Of course, your kids can take their learning into their own hands with the 30,000+ items available for borrowing, including books, audio books, DVDs and magazines in a variety of languages. If you’re a NSW resident, most of this is free.
Your kids can simply use their fingers to ‘paint’ colours via interactive terminals on the Village Greens, letting them express their creativity with incredible results. Heading over on any other night is a good idea too, with a pre-programmed display from designer Bruce Ramus demonstrating what the installation is capable of. And the best part? It’s all free.
The Garden is filled to the brim with exotic plants, shimmering koi, and serene pathways. It’s a true inner-city oasis. The kids will especially love the daily fish feeding at 11.30am (currently paused due to COVID), and make sure to come along to one of the multiple tours that take place every day if you’ve got especially inquisitive minds in tow.