Sydney Olympic Park isn’t just one of the most geographically central suburbs in Sydney, it’s also THE central suburb for school holiday activities for school aged children every school holidays.
Each school holidays, Sydney Olympic Park outdoes itself by offering more than 50 activities to keep the kids busy, and fit and healthy too.
And even better, many of them are free or very low cost.
Myself and my kids have done a fair few of the activities on offer, including, the amazing flying trapeze run by Circus Arts in the grounds of the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.
But before I tell you that story, I want to just list every activity that your kids can try over at Sydney Olympic Park.
Take a deep breath, and here goes:
All Day Vacation Care
ANZ Stadium Explore Tour
BirdLife Discovery Centre
BirdLife – Kids Go Birding
Birds of the Armory – Free Saturday Walks
Brickpit Ring Walk
Crack the Code
Lodge ‘Sailing the High Seas’ Holiday Camp
NEW! Mangroves – More Than Just Mud
NEW! Riding the Rails
Segway Fun Rides
Urban Jungle Adventure Park
Cookies and Craft at Lilies
Digital Filmmaking Workshop
Disney on Ice presents Princesses and Heroes NEW!
Fizzics Education – Lego Robotics
Fizzics Education – Chemical Concoctions NEW!
Fizzics Education – Gross and Gory Science NEW!
Kids on Canvas – Christmas in July Canvas Workshop NEW!
Kites and Cake at Lilies
Painting Unleashed in the Park NEW!
Pizza and Pasta Making at Lilies
Smart Art Social NEW!
The Writing Workshop – Kids in the Park Special
The Writing Workshop – Creative Writing Workshops
The Writing Workshop – Skilled Young Writers
The Writing Workshop – Poetry: Images and Forms NEW!
The Writing Workshop – Selective Schools Placement & ACER Tests
The Writing Workshop – Future Fiction NEW!
The Writing Workshop – Write Your Own Book
AC Milan Junior Soccer Camp
Archery — Aim For Fun
Archery — Kids On Target and Little Archers
AustCycle’s ‘Get Riding’ Program
NEW! Badminton – Beginners
Badminton – Skills Development
BMX and Mountain X
Circus Solarus – Medieval Games
Gymnastics – Gym Fun
Gymnastics – Mini Gym
Holiday Camps @ Monster
iSkate @ Monster
Kick @ Monster
Mega Circus Mix NEW!
Mighty Woof Dog and Owner Fitness
Project Freeride @ Monster
Residential Camps @ Monster
Rugby League Clinics
Splasher’s Water Playground
Sport Star, Sing Star and Dancing Star
Table Tennis – Beginners
Table Tennis – Skills Development
The Amazing Chase Bike Ride
More details on all of the activities at: www.kidsinthepark.com.au
Olympic Park Infoline: 02 9714 7888
Youtube Channel: click here to see heaps of video of the activities available.
The Flying Trapeze at Circus Arts, Sydney Olympic Park
Circus Arts is in the garden at the rear of Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. You enter the garden via the main entrance of the Aquatic Centre.
This isn’t a cheap activity but it’s an amazing one. Lessons last one and a half hours and costs $55.
Flying trapeze can be done by children aged five – 15 years, and the maximum number of the group is 12.
I took along Dexbox13 and twins Minnie the Minx and Rusty Rocket who are seven. The twins had done some flying trapeze earlier this year when we were lucky enough to be sent to review Club Med Bali. Dex had been very envious and was frothing at the mouth to have a fly around.
The safety briefing and putting on of harnesses takes a little bit of time and is done very carefully. Quite right.
Then the kids had a try on a fixed trapeze to learn the basic moves. The aim of the first lesson is to hang by the arms, then by the legs and to try to do a flying catch with an instructor.
I’ve edited my photos down and still have 82 good ones so I will pop some more up in a separate post.
My three absolutely loved this. They are bold and wiry little sprites and weren’t scared at all. They loved the teachers; circus people are so cool, are they not?
They especially loved chalking up before they tried some flying catches.
This was a HUGE treat for my three children and I’d like to thank Circus Arts and Sydney Olympic Park very much for hosting them. They’re a very lucky trio.
My mum-fail that day was not to bring the swimming cossies as we’d have loved to go straight in for a splash at the excellent leisure pool, water slides at the Aquatic Centre.
Do check out all the activities at Sydney Olympic Park these school holidays. There really is something for every type of school-aged child.
Wishing you a very happy and active time with the kids.
What are your plans for the school holidays?