BOREDOM BUSTER #3: Top 7 -mostly FREE!

In Sydney: Kids in the Park 2010/11 
Kids in the Park is massive fun for kids of all ages – whatever their passion! Check out the amazing range of FREE activities on offer at Sydney Olympic Park these Summer holidays! 
*Australia Day celebrations
*BMX and Mountain X
*Brickpit Ringwalk
*Clue Trail
*Crack the Code
*Disc Golf
*Movies by the Boulevard
*Sports Star and Dancing Star
*The Amazing Chase
*Medibank International Kids Day
With over 50 activities to choose from at this year's Kids in the Park Summer holiday program, be sure to check out the other listings for more info: SPORTY activities, ADVENTURE kids, PLAYFUL kids, CREATIVE kids
Date:18 Dec 2010 - 30 Jan 2011
Location:Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, NSW
Ages:All Ages / Family

In Melbourne: The Enchanted Party Fairy workshops for kids at ACMI
For little princes and princesses!
Princess Lilac and Princess Blossom take children on an enchanted adventure to undo a mischievous spell that's been cast over the garden. Activities on this spellbinding trail include craft, games, dancing and magic bubbles to help undo the spell. Each workshop runs for 45 minutes. Suitable for children aged 4-10 years.
Date: 21 Nov 2010 - 14 Jan 2011
Time:11am & 1pm
Location: ACMI, The Cube, Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC 
Ages:All Ages / Family
Cost: FREE - please register for your preferred session on the day
Event Info: (03) 8663 2583 Suitable for children aged 4-10 years 

In Sydney: Medibank International Sydney - Kids Day
The Medibank International Sydney 2011 promises to be one of the best tennis experiences in the nation. The eyes of the tennis world will turn to Sydney Olympic Park from 9-15 January as Serena Williams, Lleyton Hewitt, Gael Monfils, Samantha Stosur and many more serve up world class tennis action ahead of the Australian Open.  And Monday 10 Jan is Kids Day, where all children 16 years and under get access into the grounds and all the exciting activities on-site for free!
Date: 10 Jan 2011 - 10 Jan 2011
Time: From 10amLocation:Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre, Sydney, NSW 
Ages: All Ages / Family
Cost: U16s entry is FREE - Adults $9.90 Ground Pass
Event Info: Exciting on-site activities for under 16s and their families!

At home: Make an Erupting Volcano experiment
What You Need: Flour, salt, cooking oil, water, large bowl, plastic bottle, baking pan, red food colouring, liquid detergent, baking soda, vinegar, water
Activity: Mix 6 cups of flour, 2 cups of salt, 4 tablespoons of cooking oil and 2 cups of water in a large bowl. Mix the ingredients together with your hands until the mixture is firm. Stand the bottle in the centre of the pan. Mould the salt dough around the bottle in a cone shape (like a volcano) but leave the bottle top uncovered. Fill the bottle almost to the top with warm water. Add a few drops of food colouring. Squeeze 6 drops of detergent into the bottle. Add 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Slowly pour vinegar into the bottle. Your volcano will fizz and spurt red lava! Why? Mixing baking soda and vinegar makes a chemical reaction. 

Sydney & Melbourne: (Not free - but kind of amazing!)
Roar & Snore at the Zoo
Taronga Zoo's unique accommodation experience, Roar & Snore, has been re-launched. 
Roar ‘n’ Snore guests wine, dine and sleep where the elephants once walked, in the Historic Elephant Exhibit. After dinner in the Elephant House, guests explore the mystery of the Zoo after dark. Hear, smell, and see nocturnal creatures and share the passion, knowledge and stories of your camp hosts. 
After supper, retire to your safari tent for a restful night’s sleep. Wake in the morning to the calls of gibbons and birds and enjoy breakfast before a chance to meet the keepers and experience up-close animal encounters and life behind-the-scenes.
Cost includes snacks and nibbles, buffet dinner, dessert, tea and coffee, buffet breakfast. Twilight tour, behind the scene tours and fantastic photo opportunities. The chance to preview this unforgettable experience is truly once in a lifetime opportunity.
Vicitoria's Melbourne Zoo runs a Roar & Snore Event over the same period. Ticket prices are the same - See the web links below for details...
Date:1 Sep 2010 - 31 May 2011
Time:6:15pm - 9am
Location:Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW & Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne VIC
Ages:All Ages / Family
Cost:$195 Adults 
$145 Children (5–12 years)

Honourable mentions...
Sydney's Powerhouse Museum is always good for inexpensive, educational fun. At the moment they're running Tinytoreum - a collection based exhibition featuring Australian artists and authors. Have a look here for more details.
The Peats Ridge Childrens Festival - it started today and runs until New Years Day - jam packed with fun activities and performances for kids as well as their mums and dads. Have a look here for more details.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comments make my day! Thanks for visiting.x

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...