While there are always plenty of things to do in Sydney, you might want to search for some fun indoor activities for both you and your kids. You probably want to keep your kids active and make their day interesting so here are some ideas you might want to try out when it’s too cold or rainy outside to go to a park or the zoo.
1. Indoor skydiving
iFly, located in Moore Park, offers great indoor skydiving experience and your kids will most definitely enjoy it. The staff will give you a safety briefing, and you’ll receive some basic instructions after which you will be given a purpose-designed aerodynamic jumpsuit and a helmet so you can go ahead and pretend you’ve just jumped out of a plane. After entering the glass wind tunnel, you’ll get to experience the amazing feeling of being suspended in mid-air. Once you have gotten used to being suspended, you’ll feel free enough to try out different free-fall methods.
It’s very safe, so you don’t have to worry about your kids trying it out, and you’ll get to experience this fun activity together. The staff is very helpful and most importantly, highly skilled, and they offer some different packages so you can choose from shorter and cheaper options to extended, multi-level sessions.
2. Trampoline park
What better way for your kids to get rid of all that excess energy than jumping around. Boing Central is an amazing trampoline park in Sydney that has over 80 indoor jump trampolines, and you get to choose what sort of activity you want to try out. This exhilarating park offers jumping, flipping, bouncing, dancing, slam dunking and flying through the air. If you have a toddler, they have special programs for them on Tuesdays and Thursdays so, while you have a coffee at the mezzanine area, your kid will enjoy all kinds of games and activities while being fully supervised by the awesome staff.
Boing Central has so many fun activities, so why not try the foam pit where your kids can practice flips, somersaults, and backflips? It’s filled with soft cushiony foams which make it safe and super fun. Trampolining arena covers over 1600 square meters so you can bounce, flip and jump your way through it. And if you’re interested in a team activity, Boing also has a trampoline dodgeball competition. If your child’s birthday is in winter, this is a great place to have a party. It’s exciting, and the kids will have so much fun.
3. Trapeze School
Sydney Trapeze School is another great place to spend a rainy winter day, and it’s the only indoor flying trapeze school in the heart of Sydney. Let’s face it, we would all like to fly, especially our kids, and this is another place that makes it possible. But these guys don’t offer only flying trapeze; they also have a fun circus and aerial arts and juggling classes. You can either choose a one-off-try to check it out, or you can even enroll your kid for different types of classes that can keep them entertained and active during the winter.
You might want to check out a 2 hour Super Kids Workshop where your kid can learn how to perform tricks on the flying trapeze as well as some cool aerial, circus and juggling skills. If your kid is not that interested in flying, they can simply goof around while learning how to juggle, ride a unicycle, stilt walk and perform tricks like a real street performer.
If your kids are not feeling like jumping up and down the whole day, but you still want them to be active and creative, Work-Shop is a great place to spend the day because they offer an amazing range of skills and alternative art classes. Work-Shop collaborates with local artists and industry experts, so it’s inevitable you and your kid will learn something new and interesting. Why not let your kid embrace their creativity or simply learn a new skill?
Work-Shop has so many amazing classes so, for example, you can help your little guy make his skateboard, or you can make a tropical terrarium with your girl that she’ll put in her room. From knitting, painting, and music, to cooking and gardening, you’ll most definitely find a fun workshop you can do with your kids. What’s even more awesome is that the price of the class usually depends on the type of class so you’ll mostly just pay for the needed items and you’ll get to go home with your creation.
5. Powerhouse Museum
Sometimes we just don’t feel like being very active, and all we want to do is walk around and look at interesting stuff, so Powerhouse Museum is just the place to spend the day, learn and see something interesting and new. However, Powerhouse Museum doesn’t have exhibitions of old coins and bowls that were found someplace or the other. It has 12 permanent exhibitions that show the interactive and fun side of arts and sciences. It’s a great place for your child to learn about nuclear science and power for example, or to see all sorts of vehicles that exist in the world. Who knows, maybe this is the place where your kid’s creative and curious buttons will turn on, and they’ll become the next Nikola Tesla.
So, there you go. Sydney simply can’t be boring, and all you have to do is think about what you want to do and how you want to spend your day, and you’ll most definitely find something cool and exciting to do even if it’s cold and soggy outside.