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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

Royal Botanic Garden - Vivid Sydney 2019, Beetopia, 24th May - 15th June, Free, Age: All

Royal Botanic Garden - Vivid Sydney 2019, Beetopia, 24th May - 15th June, Free, Age: All

Beetopia is a giant glowing bee hotel with oversized, colourful native bees crawling all over it. Inspired by the fast-growing trend of bee hotel making, this installation is designed to be touch sensitive. Run your hands across the textured façade and, when you pat a bee, it will respond with a gentle buzz. The installation uses capacitive sensors on the bees that trigger a vibration similar to that of a mobile phone. 

Bee hotels are becoming a popular hobby within the nature-loving community as they encourage beautiful native bees to colonise and breed around our homes. Beetopia increases awareness of the need to help our native insect species to thrive in urban areas and starts a dialogue on how we can improve the health of our natural environment as our cities quickly expand.

Beetopia is specifically designed to be inclusive and accessible for people of all abilities. The artists Pink Cactus also hope that the visually impaired can enjoy this installation just as much as the fully sighted.

For more info check out the official Vivid event here

When: Friday, 24th May - 15th June 2019
6.00pm - 11.00pm

Where: The Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney NSW 2000

Cost: Free
Keep children close: Vivid Sydney attracts massive crowds, so keep an eye on your little ones at all times. ID wristbands are also available at Vivid Sydney Information Booths, in case your child gets lost

Transport: We highly recommend public transport getting into the city during the Vivid Festival. Please check out transportation guide here.

Vividsydney.com Vivid Sydney is a 23-day festival of light, music and ideas that will run from 24 May to 15 June 2019. Vivid Sydney features many of the world's most important creative industry forums, a mesmerising free public exhibition of outdoor lighting sculptures and installations and a cutting-edge contemporary music program.
Sydney MCA, Creative Thinking and Inventing for Kids, 11am - 1pm, $43.63 (1 Adult and 1 Child), Age: 9-13

Sydney MCA, Creative Thinking and Inventing for Kids, 11am - 1pm, $43.63 (1 Adult and 1 Child), Age: 9-13

Sydney Opera House - Vivid Sydney 2019, Austral Flora Ballet, 24th May - 15th June, Free

Sydney Opera House - Vivid Sydney 2019, Austral Flora Ballet, 24th May - 15th June, Free