Looking for ways to have fun with the kids on school holidays? Do you live in or close to Alexandria? At Sydney Corporate Park, you can caffeinate at one of the precinct’s many cafes before trying something new with the kids. All day parking is just $7.
The early years of parenting are joyous but can also be isolating. While you’ve probably read that exploratory and free play is essential to how babies and children develop, learn and thrive, it’s hard to think of engaging play ideas alone at home or at your local park!
This is where NUBO comes in. In rooms with loads of natural light, parents are welcomed into a range of explorative play spaces, helped by a team that believes in the power of community. Whether it’s a half-day play session or a workshop, you’ll learn how to better partner your baby or child in play.
Workshops include arts and crafts for toddlers or preschoolers, as well as time with fellow parents of babies from six to 18 months, enjoying floor play and musical interludes. Climbing, role play or flipping through new books in a fun reading nook is possible too. Meanwhile, the open-plan cafe serves coffee and healthy food all day.
Is your kid bouncing off the walls at home? Why not bring them to bounce off 100 interconnected trampolines at Sky Zone Alexandria instead?
If climbing is more your kid’s style, Sky Climb has 30 indoor climbing walls for all age groups. Or, if they need to build their confidence, ease them into things in a practice zone or play games such as dodgeball.
Kids who want a challenge, meanwhile, can take on the Enduro Warrior Course. This builds strength, stamina and concentration with an obstacle course that will have them bouncing across staggered steps, testing their balance on a beam, climbing monkey bars and flying on trapeze and zip lines. They’ll burn off plenty of energy along the way!
Sky Zone keeps the big kids separate from the littler ones with toddler-only areas. And when all the jumping is done you can refuel with healthy snacks or ice cold treats at Sky Zone’s Altitude café.
Sporty kids sure missed a lot of matches this year. Catch them up at All Sorts Indoor Sports with their choice of boxing to futsal or a weekly program called Little Sports Champs.
Coached by an ex-professional soccer player, Little Sports Champs develops foundational gross motor skills in preschoolers. In the program, kids will sample soccer, basketball, gymnastics and kids yoga and more. But best of all, no matter which game your child excels at, it’s all about nurturing their skills and confidence.
Meanwhile, kids aged five to 12 can attend a school holiday camp. These safe and fun environments develop their skills with sports including soccer, netball, basketball, floorball and more.
A disturbed clown is out for revenge. It’s your chance to confront him – are you game?
If your tween or teen thinks that sounds super cool, Archie Brothers is the place to go. A day at Archie’s might involve bumping around on dodgem cars, zooming to far-off places via virtual reality, some old-fashioned family competition at ten-pin bowling or winning a few coveted prizes.
Entry is free so you can cruise around and decide what to play on arrival. Arcade games include NBA hoops, Mario Kart and Dance Dance Revolution. Laser tag is just $12 per game but be warned: it’s billed as a ‘Frightmare’ so you’ll be hunting your friends in a haunted house.
Fill up on a shake and an old-school sandwich from Rando Sandos – a smoked beetroot Reuben or a cheese steak sandwich perhaps? – with ingredients sourced from NSW-only producers and served on sustainable packaging.
After 8pm, Archie’s becomes an 18+ venue.