Resources & Useful Links

Over the years, we've collected a pile of resources which parents often ask us about - from speech therapists and Occupational therapy , through to some great recipes to get the kids eating healthy, and even places and things to do/see which we thought we'd share with you. We are not affiliated with any of these links/resources - it's just info that's crossed our desk (and we get stacks).

Powerhouse Museum School Holiday Activities (3-15 yrs)

The Powerhouse Museum is a must-do during School Holidays, no matter what age, the kids will have a great day here in Sydney’s most popular Museum. $10 entry, kids under 4 are FREE. Plus discounted parking available. The museum always run an excellent variety of programs for all ages of children. For details and how to book, please visit the website.

Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary (formerly Oceanworld Manly)

A visit to Oceanworld Manly is a great family outing. Kids of all ages will enjoy meeting the sharks, giant turtles, tropical fish, rays and other weird and wonderful sea creatures. There are daily interactive shows and guided tours that allow your family to get up close and personal with sharks, snakes, crocodiles and much more. Our kids especially love watching feeding time for the sharks and fish and getting their little hands wet while investigating the touchpool. Oceanworld also offers excellent school holiday activities and great kids’ birthday parties. Oceanworld has baby change facilities and limited pram access. There is no café on site, though they do sell concessions and there are child friendly cafes nearby-Oceanworld recommends Café Cruz, across the road. Open 10am - 5.30pm every day except Christmas Day. Last admission is at 4:45pm. Admission: Adult $20, Child $10, Under 4 Free.

Wannabees Indoor Play Centre

Wannabees is a totally unique indoor play centre-this great, new family spot combines fun with learning. Wannabees is a mini city with 14 play and learn attractions. At each city location, children will learn about different jobs and professions through interactive, directed play. Kids choose from over 40 jobs- from fireman to hairdresser-put on a uniform and start their make-believe shift! Your little busy bee will spend about an hour learning and playing in their chosen occupation, then get paid pretend money and visit all the other locations in the city to “spend” it – save it in the bank, or find out what it could buy them at the shops and services. Session times last about three hours. Kids will play, learn, interact, develop new skills and use up lots of energy! There’s also a traditional 4 level play structure and rock climbing wall to clamber on before or after role play and to keep the younger kids entertained. Kids 0-1 y.o free, 1-4 y.o $12.90, 5-14 y.o $18.50, Adults $4.00. Mon-Tue 9:30 to 1:00 pm, Wed-Fri 9:30 to 6:00 pm, Sat-Sun 9:30 to 5:00 pm.

Little Rascals Playcentre (0-11)

Little Rascals Play Centre is roomy and clean and has some unique play equipment like the ball cannon that spits balls across the room! It’s totally safe, really! The facility includes restricted Toddler Zone for the under 4′s, huge 300m2 climbing frame, giant 3-lane race slide, web climb, trampolines, spiral slide, fun ball zone, jumping castle and much more. There’s a nice little cafe with healthier options than you usually find at these centres and they serve decent coffee! It’s also fully air-conditioned so perfect for a hot or cold day.

Taroonga Zoo

A visit to the Zoo is always a good day out. The kids adore the Zoo, plus it wears them out! Download and print your own copy of the Zoo Map. Work out which animals your children would like to see and plan a route. Don’t forget to check the Daily Timetable , and make sure you take advantage of our child friendly areas, such as KidZoo at Backyard to Bush and the Streets Beach at Great Southern Oceans. Plus, avoid waiting in line and get express entry by buying tickets online.

coming up....

Eye testing for all children over 4 years old.

30 April Wildlife show

Bob Turner and their awesome wildlife show will be visiting us!

23 Mar Living Eggs

The living eggs arrive! For the next 2 weeks we'll be looking after 10 little eggs and watching as they hatch and grow into baby chicks!

16th Mar Kindy photos

Little Pics are here for the next 3 days to photograph all the children for our annual kindy photos!

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