You don’t have to burn a hole in your pocket in order to entertain the kids around Sydney, with FREE events for kids on every month! Be sure to fit some of these festivals and activities into your busy weekend and school holiday schedules between now and December!
ASYIK for Kids Festival 2019
Sample some Indonesian cuisine and enjoy performances by Suara Indonesia Dance Kids. There’s even an opportunity for kids to win prizes by competing in an Indonesian traditional costume fashion show, and earning the title of “Little Miss or Little Mr. Indonesia.” A fun day for everyone in the family to join in celebrating Indonesian community – don’t miss out!
Where: Ashfield Town Hall, 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield, NSW
When: Saturday, 22 June 2019, 10:00am to 3:00pm
For more info: https://suaraindonesiadance.com.au/
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Although it’s unlikely to snow in Sydney, kids can still enjoy a magical winter wonderland at Parramatta’s annual festival, Winterlight! Featuring Sydney’s largest open-air skating rink, an ice slide and illuminated Ferris wheel, Winterlight will dazzle and delight the kids these July school holidays.
Where: Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta
When: Friday 5 July to Sunday 21 July
For more info: https://www.winterlight.com.au/
Photo credit: kidbucketlist.com
Way Out West (WOW) Festival
Way Out West (WOW) is a four-day festival created for young people in partnership with some of Australia’s leading artists and held at the Casula Powerhouse, one of the nation’s most unique centres for the arts. Their exciting program is packed with children’s activities guaranteed to inspire curiosity and creativity, including interactive installations, workshops, music, dance, theatre, food and yoga!
When: 10 Jul 2019 – 14 Jul 2019 | 9.00am – 5.00pm
Where: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
For more info: www.wayoutwestfestival.com.au
Photo credit: sydney.com
The Bastille Festival
This July, Circular Quay and The Rocks welcome your family on a French culinary journey through mouth-watering food stalls featuring regional specialities. Sample some Fondue from the Alps, Crepes from Normandy, or Flammkuchen from the East of France. Bite into baguettes, sniff some stinky cheeses or treat yourself to some French pastries.
The family-friendly French village includes circus acts, a vintage carousel and food trucks featuring carnival foods that the kids will love!
When: Thursday, 11th through Sunday, 14th of July
Where: Circular Quay, The Rocks
For more info: https://bastillefestival.com.au/
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The Science Festival
The Australian Museum celebrates National Science Week by showcasing the Science Festival. This event includes opportunities for kids to discover the relevance of science within their local community, as well as interact with scientists and educators from leading institutions. With around 400 interactive workshops, presentations and shows, this educational and fun festival will appeal to any budding experimentalists!
When: 6-16 August, 2019
Where: Australian Museum
Cost: FreeFor more info: www.australianmuseum.net.au/learn/teachers/science-in-the-city/
Photo credit: australiamuseum.net.au
Spot On Children’s Festival
If you’re looking for something special to do over October school holidays, Riverside Theatre showcases some of the best children’s entertainers from across the nation at their annual Spot On Children’s Festival. Families can enjoy watching dramatic performances and listening to magical stories about mystical creatures. A fantastic line-up of artists and musicians promises to keep the kids fully entertained.
When: Each October (dates TBC)
Where: Riverside Theatre, Parramatta
For more info: www.riversideparramatta.com.au
Photo credit: riversideparramatta.com.au
Every year Sydney hosts the Matsuri Festival to introduce and celebrate cross cultural friendship with the Japanese community, and spread interest in Japan. The festival takes place at Sydney’s Tumbalong Park, where you’ll find Japanese food stalls and exhibition booths, and experience traditional Japanese calligraphy, flower arrangement, tea ceremonies, Origami and more. On stage, you’ll hear the Wadaiko drum or witness a Karate demonstration!
When: December TBC
Where: Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour
For more info: matsurisydney.com
Springfree Trampoline holds special events throughout the year that your kids would love, too!
Find out what Springfree has happening in your city here: https://www.springfreetrampoline.com.au/events
Or, visit our Facebook listing for details: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Springfree/events/?ref=page_internal