So the holidays are upon us. So I am in planning mood… I’ve searched the internet, picked up the flyers and texted the parents. I need a series of play dates, activities and outings to survive two weeks with both children at home.

There are always some great things for school children in the holidays but as I have a preschooler and a toddler at home then it takes a bit more planning to find suitable events and activities for under 5s.

Here are a few Sydney area highlights that are on our list over the next two weeks:

Toy Brick Show at Harbord Diggers Club, Freshwater
Over 60 LEGO displays including the Hogwarts Castle, Star Wars Collections and the 10 metre LEGO Mega City. There is a LEGO building area for kids, a building competition judged at the end of each day, a LEGO guessing competition where you could win a $100 LEGO set and a huge LEGO shop with the latest products, games and merchandise. Entry costs $5 pp, U/2 free.

Kindifarm at HomeHQ, Artarmon
The Kindifarm will be visiting from June 30 to July 6. Hand feed animals; hold cuddly rabbits, duck and chicks; bottle feed a calf or lamb (at selected times, more details online) and see a sheep shearing demonstration at midday. There will also be face painting and balloon bending on Sat 5 and Sun 6.

Darling Harbour Cool Yule, Various Darling Harbour venues
With Frozen fever rife in our house then a trip to the Winter wonderland at Darling Harbour is a quick win. My two will be too small for ice-skating but you can hire a penguin for support at the Winter Festival Ice Rink. The Cool Yule Snow Pit – a real-snow snow pit is going to be fun as is the The Frozen Forest and huge inflatable Thredbo Snow Slide.

Whale season at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney
Some events will be more suitable for over 5s but it’s great to know that there is are tours specifically designed for under 5s. The kids can explore big and little, large and small creatures in special character tour called the Big Blue Whale. At the Wonderful Whales tours they can expect lots of fun with games, craft and story time. Both interactive gallery tours are led by a costumed guide and there is free play in the themed space.

We are always interested to hear about what else is on across Australia. Remember you can add and review events for FREE or if you are interested in writing a blog post on your holiday activities then please do drop me an email: