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Things to do in Sydney with the kids

Are you thinking about what to do with the kids this weekend or over school holidays? There are some great Sydney suggestions below.

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  • Carp are an aquatic pest species which degrade the quality of Parklands’ pond water. Volunteer anglers have been removing Carp in order to manage the population, but why should the adults have all the fun? Meet at the Busby Promontory, near Rose Garden, Centennial Park. 3rd – 12th July between 9am – 12pm. or phone to book  during business hours (02) 9339 6699.
  • Visit the National Maritime Museum and climb a 19th century lighthouse. With a whole host of interactive maritime exhibits, both indoors and outside, the kids will be busy for hours.
  • See Koalas in their natural environment. You can walk through the rainforest and watch the koalas eating and sleeping. There are also kangaroos that you can hand feed, the younger kids will love this one.
  • Walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and watch the busy bustling city as it goes about its daily life. Not for the faint hearted!
  • Go bushwalking in Bouddi National Park, this park has a series of small, beautiful beaches beneath forests, steep hills and cliffs; it is a lovely national park suitable for the whole family.
  • Visit Calmsleyhill Farm, it’s a 580 acre working sheep and cattle farm, you can see the cow milking, sheep shearing, working dogs and much more.
  • Take a ferry ride on the magnificent Sydney Harbour, this is truly the best way to see the city’s favourite playground.
  • Go to the Beach; Bronte, Balmoral, Nielsen Park and Shelley Beach are all great kid-friendly beaches. Don’t forget to take the buckets and spades or your boogie boards.
  • Feed the Pelicans at The Entrance. Pelican Feeding is the Central Coast’s most popular tourist attraction and operates at 3.30pm daily, 365 days a year come rain, hail or shine.
  • Visit Vera’s Water Garden, every child likes to dangle their feet in water, run through water sprays and climb all over things, and Vera’s Water Garden has all this and more.
  • Picnic at Bicentennial Park, the park has bbq’s, lovely picnic areas, 2 children’s playgrounds, boardwalks and cycle ways.