HAVE AN AMAZING TIME WITH THE KIDS THIS JULY BREAK
The daunting prospect of an extended break can leave many of us wondering how on earth to fill more than 2 weeks with stimulating, exciting, fun activities that the whole family can enjoy.
Whether you’re looking for something to do as a family or something to occupy the kids, read on for Plumber & Electrician To The Rescue’s top tips for a fun-filled July break!
HIT THE MOVIES
July is always a good time of the year for the silver screen. It’s summer over in the United States, which means it’s blockbuster time. This is great, because we’re getting a ton of new, family-friendly releases coming to cinemas near you!
Dubbed a ‘must see’ by many, the remake of The Big Friendly Giant, titled The BFG will be a sure-fire hit with parents and kids alike. This Spielberg adaptation of the famous Roald Dahl novel of the same name is already generating buzz and has been a hit with critics, averaging a 7/10 on the ratings website Metacritic. With a release date of 30th June, this endearing hit is not to be missed!
If you want something a little ‘nuttier’, see Scrat and Friends in the fifth outing of the Ice Age franchise. ‘Ice Age: Collision Course’ is in cinemas from 23rd June. Scrat starts a series of cosmic events that threaten the Earth. See Manny, Sid, Diego, and friends on a quest to avoid extinction. Again. Kids will LOVE it!
If you haven’t seen ‘Finding Dory’ yet, WHY NOT?! It’s been out for 2 weeks and is the perfect comedy for children of all ages. In this hilarious aquatic adventure, the lovable Dory goes in search of her parents and ends up in an aquarium in California. Join Marlin, Nemo, and the usual crew in this charming and poignant underwater adventure.
For more new releases, check out the Hoyts website.
GO WILD AT THE ZOO
Nothing comes close to the awe of seeing a lion, tiger, or elephant in the flesh. Who doesn’t love Taronga? It’s impossible not to be drawn in by the diverse mix of over 350 species of wild animals: over 4,000 individual creatures are housed just across the harbour from the CBD.
There are some awesome holiday care packages and programs, which means you won’t have to worry about your children getting lost – getting around the zoo can be confusing for kids. Thanks to the fully staffed holiday programs, that’s not a concern. Kids will get the chance to go behind the scenes, and budding zookeepers can see what it’s really like to work in one of the most famous zoos in the world.
Of course, with Finding Dory boosting interest in fish once again, the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium is well worth a look, too! With everything from sharks, and octopi (or octopodes?) to clownfish, blue tangs (aka Dorys) and sea dragons (and everything in between), it’s guaranteed to keep everyone entertained.
INDULGE AN INQUIRING MIND WITH SYDNEY’S MUSEUMS
There’s no reason that learning should stop when the school gates close. With some great exhibitions opening at some of Sydney’s largest museums, there’s never been a better time to indulge an inquiring mind.
Did you know kids under 16 get into the Australian Museum for free? That’s a bargain and a half considering the thousands of individual exhibits including fossils, animals and cultural relics. Everyone is sure to find something they love. For every would-be explorer, the Trailblazers exhibition, a collection focussed on history’s most famous explorers, is a must see!
Speaking of history, near Circular Quay there are some great places for kids to dip into Sydney’s past. The Susannah Place Museum shows off a 19th-century house, as it would’ve been back in the day. The friendly volunteers and staff show visitors around with an interactive tour. For budding historians, this is simply unmissable.
WINTERFEST: GET MEDIEVAL ON BOREDOM
History isn’t just found in museums. It’s everywhere; and the Winterfest Sydney Medieval Fair is a great opportunity for kids of all ages to come face to face with history, complete with knights and jousting!
Winterfest is an annual event held near Parramatta at the Old King’s School Oval. It may not be on your doorstep, but the variety of attractions outweighs the distance. With heaps of stalls and different events, it’s got a great range of entertainment. Fancy handling an eagle? Watching a joust? Seeing a medieval battle in action? It’s all here.
There’s also great food, boutique craft stalls, live music… the list goes on. On July 2nd and 3rd there’s nowhere better to be. Winterfest is sure to be a hit with all ages
ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS BEYOND THE SCREEN
There are, as always, a variety of exciting cultural and entertainment events that go beyond the screen this July. If you’re worried getting square eyes spending too much time glued to a screen, it’s time to head out for some of these great events.
NAIDOC week celebrates Australia’s rich indigenous heritage, and all over Sydney there are some fantastic entertainment options, many of which are free. As it turns out, there is such a thing as a free lunch: at NAIDOC in the City, there’s the chance to get a traditional feed cooked underground with hot rocks.
For kids, a workshop at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (formerly the Powerhouse) with artist-in-residence Aunty Gail Mabo will get some creativity flowing!
Watch out for some great theatre heading to the Opera House, and it’s especially aimed at kids. An exciting performance of Jack and the Beanstalk incorporating dance, music and theatre will be a definite hit with the kids. It’s running from the 14th to the 17th of July.
There’s more great theatre for kids, at the State Theatre and King Street Wharf theatres, with a great range of shows that are interactive, exciting, and a whole lot of fun. With Hamlet, Cinderella, and Scooby Doo all taking centre stage.
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX!
We’ve barely scratched the surface of the great events on offer this July. Whatever your kids interests are, there’s sure to be something on to keep them entertained. Sydney is always full of things to do, see, and experience!
We’re not just experts on what’s going on in Sydney. We’re also your local Super Plumbers and Electricians: we’ve been saving Sydney from plumbing and electrical problems for over 30 years! So if you’ve got plumbing or electrical problems interrupting your July holidays, call 1800 620 227 for friendly, trusted service and guaranteed work.
We’re always ready to rescue you!
IS IT REALLY EASY?
We’ve done out best to make the steps above as simple as possible, but please bear in mind that the above information is general and is by no means a substitute for comprehensive professional advice. Before working on your home plumbing, you should always consult a licensed professional.
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