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School holidays in Sydney

Find our picks of the best activities for kids these autumn school holidays

Photograph: Prudence Upton

Looking for ideas to entertain the kids? We've found the best children's theatre shows, classes and workshops, outdoor activities and museum exhibitions during the autumn school holidays. If you need a quick fix, check out the best family-friendly cafés and Sydney's best playgrounds

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Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic

Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic aims to pull out all stops this year to entertain the little ones these upcoming school holidays. This year’s tour recreates over 14 Disney favourites including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Frozen and many more. Anticipate a warm welcome from Mickey Mouse as the ‘Mouse-ter of Ceremonies’ as he leads a parade of characters including his friends Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and a band of Disney princesses. 

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Qudos Bank Arena , Sydney Olympic Park Wednesday July 18 2018 - Monday July 23 2018

Alphabetical Sydney: Creative Lab

Author Hilary Bell and illustrator Antonia Pesenti have come together to design Alphabetical Sydney: Creative Lab, an interactive exhibition based on their best-selling book. The laboratory celebrates the icons and suburban life of Sydney from the trumpeting elephants of Taronga Zoo to the city’s resident Moreton Bay fig trees. 

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Museum of Sydney , Sydney Until Sunday August 12 2018

Wet weather fun!

Rainy day activities for kids

When it rains in Sydney, it pours. So it pays to have a few wet-weather saviours up your sleeves for when the kids are home and bored with cartoons and colouring-in books. 

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By: Olivia Gee