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Little Day Out is a curated list of fun things to do for kids in Sydney. We save you time by selecting just six weekend activities we think are the best of what's on

Centennial Park - Spring School Holidays, 2nd Oct - 7th Oct, From $30

Centennial Park - Spring School Holidays, 2nd Oct - 7th Oct, From $30

WILD PLAY Kids vs Wild - Tracks, Trails and Treasure Hunts

Lost in the bush! Join our team of Education Rangers for an afternoon of shelter building and survival games, animal tracking and trail making. Make a mud map and follow the nature based treasure hunt whilst having an awesome time out in the Garden. 

When: Tuesday, 2nd Oct 2018, 1pm - 3pm
and Thursday, 11th Oct 2018, 1pm - 3pm
Age: 5-12 years
Cost: $30. Essential to book online.
Where: The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre

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WILD PLAY Taste of Bush School – Bird Race

Come and let your little ones get a taste of our famous Bush School program. In spring we will focus on our feathered friends – make nests, play bird games, and make our own bird wings to take home.

Bush School is an outdoor program and will take place in all-weather except for high winds. It is recommended children wear old clothes and gumboots. A spare change of clothes is advised. Participants (adults and children) are expected to dress for the outdoors, including bringing wet weather gear, a hat, sturdy enclosed shoes and waterproof footwear when required.

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Meeting point: Fearnley Grounds, off Grand Drive, Centennial Park. Meet outside the café.

When: Tuesday, 2nd Oct 2018, 9.30am - 11.30 pm
and Thursday, 11th Oct 2018,  9.30am - 11.30 pm
Age: 2.5 – 5 years
Cost: $30.00. Essential to book online.

WILD PLAY Bush Rangers - Tracks, Trails and Treasure Hunts

The greatest alternative to screen time! Led by our experienced team of Bush Rangers, children will enjoy a day of wildlife, bushcraft, outdoor challenges, games and free play, all in the great outdoors of Centennial Parklands. Activities are designed to allow children to play outside and to take part in problem solving and cooperative challenges. This program is a firm holiday favourite and places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Special notes: This program will go ahead in all weather except high winds, so please come prepared with wet weather gear. Children must wear enclosed shoes. Please bring morning tea and lunch.

Cancellation policy: Once tickets are purchased no refunds, exchange or credits will be given, unless the event is cancelled by the Parklands due to dangerous conditions.
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When: Wednesday, 3rd Oct 2018, 9.00am - 4.00 pm
and SOLD OUT: Wednesday, 10th Oct 2018,  9.00pm - 4.00 pm
Age: 5 years - 12 years
Cost: $85.00. Essential to book online.

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Pizza Party in the Bush

Combine all the joys of food with the great outdoors in our new children’s event.

Kids will learn all about native Australian plants, and how they were used by the Aboriginal people. Bring all the ingredients together to make your very own yummy pizza, from materials right here in Centennial Park.

When: Thursday, 4th Oct 2018, 10.00am - 12.00 pm
Age: 5 - 12 years old
Cost: $35. Essential to book online. 

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Spotlight Prowl

Centennial Parklands is home to a variety of nocturnal creatures, from Brush-tailed Possums, Microbats and Tawny Frogmouths to one of Sydney’s largest colonies of Grey-headed Flying-fox. Join our experienced Rangers for a fascinating and surprising spotlight walk to see how the Park transforms when the sun goes down.

Centennial Parklands is home to a variety of nocturnal creatures, from Brush-tailed Possums, Microbats and Tawny Frogmouths to one of Sydney’s largest colonies of Grey-headed Flying-fox. 

Join our experienced Rangers for a fascinating and surprising spotlight walk to see how the Park transforms when the sun goes down. Dusk is a great time to see wildlife, especially microbats, which we will be using bat detectors to seek out.


Meeting point: Robertson Road Gates, Centennial Park
When: Friday, 5th Oct 2018, 5.30pm - 7.00 pm
Age: 7 - 12 years
Cost: $20. Essential to book online. 

Mad Materials with Fizzics

Slimy, Bouncy or Glow in the Dark! Investigate the many uses of different materials in our world and learn about solids, liquids and gases as we burn things, freeze things and even smash things. Slime, Orbeez and oh so much fun. Get ready to learn the messy and fun way.

To make up a full day program, simply book the corresponding morning or afternoon activity on the same day. Fizzics Education will provide a supervised lunch break (BYO lunch) from 12.00 noon–1.00 pm and will transition your child to the afternoon activity.

This program is complemented in the morning with Crazy Contraptions. Children to wear old clothes and bring a hat, sunscreen, water bottle and a snack (no peanut traces).

The program will commence with a minimum of 12 children and a maximum capacity will be 20 children. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

PLEASE NOTE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR FIZZICS' HOLIDAY PROGRAMS: https://www.fizzicseducation.com.au/Holiday%20science%20workshops/Holiday%20requirements

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When: Friday, 5th Oct 2018, 1.00pm - 4.00 pm
Age: Grades 3 - 8 years
Cost: $45. Essential to book online. 

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Crazy Contraptions with Fizzics

Learn about simple machines like levers, pulleys and wheels and then take these ideas, plus physics (think gravity, friction and how things move) to create crazy contraptions. Use lots of complex steps like marbles rolling, dominoes falling and whatever other whacky moves you can think of to perform a simple task, like ringing a bell. Let the fun begin and your imagination run wild. 

To make up a full day program, simply book the corresponding morning or afternoon activity on the same day. Fizzics Education will provide a supervised lunch break (BYO lunch) from 12.00 noon–1.00 pm and will transition your child to the afternoon activity.

This program is complemented in the afternoon with Mad Materials. Children to wear old clothes and bring a hat, sunscreen, water bottle and a snack (no peanut traces).

The program will commence with a minimum of 12 children and a maximum capacity will be 20 children. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

PLEASE NOTE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR FIZZICS' HOLIDAY PROGRAMS: https://www.fizzicseducation.com.au/Holiday%20science%20workshops/Holiday%20requirements

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When: Friday, 5th July 2018, 9.00pm - 12.00 pm
Age: Grade 3 - 8
Cost: $45. Essential to book online. 

Walking in Ancestors Footprints

On this journey you will be welcomed with a traditional ceremony that cleanses and wards off bad spirits. Before being taken on a walk that meanders through stunning locations within the Centennial Parklands. Your experienced interpretive Indigenous guide will demonstrate traditional plant use, identify bush food sources and provide an enchanting narrative of the wetlands and their special relationship with this unique environment. Discover how to make bush soaps and traditional fishing techniques by the ponds and enjoy a traditional bush tea and damper to be taken away at the end of the day.
The session will include:

  • A Guided walk

  • Passionate local guides

  • Fresh morning and native brewed tea

  • Encounters with wildlife and learning their importance to Aboriginal people

  • Countless photo opportunities in a stunning, cultural significant location

What to bring:

  • Enclosed & comfortable shoes

  • Warm jumper & waterproof jacket

  • Sunglasses and sunhat

  • Water bottle

  • Camera

  • Personal medication

  • A sense of adventure

When: Sunday, 7th Oct 2018, 10.00am - 12.00 pm
Age: All ages
Cost: $40. Essential to book online. 

Watsons Bay - School Holidays, 10am - 3pm, Free, Age: All

Watsons Bay - School Holidays, 10am - 3pm, Free, Age: All

Sydney MCA, Contemporary Kids school holiday program, 10:30am - 4pm, $18 (Family ticket), Age: 4+

Sydney MCA, Contemporary Kids school holiday program, 10:30am - 4pm, $18 (Family ticket), Age: 4+