The best parts of any kid’s childhood are the memories made with friends and families on long summer days and even in wild winter weather.
The Sunny Weekend
More often than not, kids will have the whole weekend to enjoy the great outdoors in spectacular conditions.
When a sunny day rolls around, make the most of it by planning to spend the day outside.
Blaxland Riverside Park is a fantastic destination when the weather is good, with large scale play equipment that kids of all ages will have the time of their lives on.
If your kids are night owls, a trip to the Moonlight Cinema on the lawns of Centennial Park will work a treat, with everything from classics to latest release films.
The Rainy Weekend
Rather than being stuck at home watching midday television, why not take rainy days as a chance to spend some quality time with the kids?
Trade a few hours on the couch for a fast paced game of laser skirmish at one of Sydney’s many indoor battle arenas (M9 Laser Skirmish at Darling Harbour is a convenient city-central option).
Another great option is the Powerhouse Museum, a fantastic chance for kids to learn and even get involved with science and design, with interactive workshops running regularly.
On the same theme, you can tailor your rainy day activities to your children’s interests – take animal and history lovers to the Australian Museum, and make sure budding sailors visit the National Maritime Museum.
The Long Weekend
When a long weekend rolls around, don’t waste it! They are few and far between and really deserve to be made a memory of.
Whether it’s just the family or a big group of friends and extended family, a trip away will be a definite highlight for the kids.
There are hundreds of great destinations within just a couple of hours drive of Sydney, from bush bashing stays out West in Megalong Valley, to unique coastal escapes up North and water lover’s weekends to the South.