Wondering how to entertain the kids these school holidays?
Stumped on how to entertain the kids these school holidays and not spend a fortune? We are very lucky in NSW that our COVID restrictions at the moment still gives us the freedom to take the kids to most play centres, parks and the beach etc.
While we can’t travel interstate, it’s a great opportunity to explore our own backyard and check out some hidden spots in the Shire that you and the kids may not have visited. Best of all, most of the best places are outdoors and FREE!
Here’s a list of our top spots to visit in the Shire these school holidays
Kamay Botany Bay National Park -
Take the kids on a scenic walk through the National Park to the Visitors Centre and check out the art gallery, historical exhibition. There’s also a café where you can grab something to eat and a coffee before heading back. If you continue a little further you will see the new sea sculptures on the rocks!
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Discover one of the Shire’s parks -
Bonna Point Reserve Playground at Kurnell – This park is awesome for the bigger kids, plenty of space to ride bikes and scooters, run around on the grass or climb the play equipment. Great coffee and food at The Cook café just next door.
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Barden Ridge Park - Perfect for all ages, and there’s no sand or bark so everyone stays nice and clean!
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Don Lucas Reserve Cronulla - Space to run free, ride around the huge bike track, play on the equipment or head across the road to the beach at Greenhills.
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Camellia Gardens, Caringbah South – the kids can explore the gorgeous gardens, say hi to the ducks and take their pick from two play areas. There’s a lovely café at the top of the gardens as well.
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If the weather stays how it is now, why not take the kids to Cronulla Beach, Gunnamatta or Darook Park for a swim. The leisure centres are all open as well to enjoy, just make sure you check the council website first for availability.
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If you have exhausted all options and still looking for something to do, Symbio wildlife Park is fantastic for all ages. They have recently upgraded the park to include a waterpark and awesome play area. You can spend an hour or 5, that’s the beauty of Symbio! And it’s only 15 minutes from Engadine.
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