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There is so much family-friendly fun to be had in Sydney this Autumn.  Complement your stay at Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach, with our top family school holiday experiences including:

  • Monks, Meditation and Morning Tea at Bondi Pavillion, from April 11 – 24

Allow your kids to embrace their inner Zen with the Gyuto Monks of Tibet. There will be daily morning and evening chanting sessions that the kids can get involved, a lunchtime meditation class, and ‘Culture for Kids’ classes where they practice Tibetan art and craft activities and take home what they make.

  •  The Entertainment Quarter

There’s always lots to do for kids at The Entertainment Quarter in Sydney’s Moore Park. This year, the range of Autumn holiday activities include creative play at the Plaster Painting studio, Strike Bowling, or a chance to develop your child’s talent for the arts with a short school holiday course at the prestigious Australian Film Television and Radio School.

  • Explore Sydney’s Centennial Parklands by foot, bike.. or hoof

A giant playground for both adults and kids, hire a bike and discover the labyrinth of bike tracks, feed the park’s resident ducks, or explore the park on horseback with a guided pony ride every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm.

During the school holidays, there are a variety of day-long activities for the kids, includingRiddle Me This for a fun puzzle and maths afternoon, Multi-Sport Camp that introduces kids to a variety of sporting disciplines and Centennial Park Bush Rangers for bush craft, wildlife challenges and more.  Click for the full range of school holiday programs.

  • Mr Stink live theatre performance at the Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House run a dedicated children’s program, ‘Kids at the House’, with plenty of great kid-friendly performances on offer, especially during school holidays.

These holidays, enjoy the live performance Mr Stink based on David Walliams’ award-winning best-seller. This popular kids book comes to life on stage, in this world premiere Australian adaptation at the iconic Sydney Opera House.

  • Talk to the animals at Taronga Zoo

With arguably Sydney’s best view of the CBD skyline, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge – there is always plenty happening at Taronga Zoo, with over 4,000 animals to see, keeper talks and live shows throughout the day. Our top tip, make sure you check out the daily Free-flight Bird Show and Seal Show.

The older kids may like to test their skills on the Wild Ropes sky-high adventure course, through Taronga Zoo’s bushland. For kids 8+ and over 140 cm tall.

For free entertainment ideas, then look no further than Coogee itself. Take the kids for a swim before the weather gets wintery, choosing from the plethora of options – there is the golden sands and calm, protected waters of Coogee Beach, or try the magnificent Wylies Baths ocean tidal pools.

The Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk is a spectacular 6-kilometre walk, traversing the dramatic Eastern Suburbs coastline. While in Bondi, make sure you stop for a sweet treat atMessina Gelato – voted best gelato in Australia (61 Hall Street), and work it off as you meander home and soak in the spectacular scenery.

To book your Sydney seaside break, staying at Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach, contact our friendly team on +61 2 9315 7600 or at reservations.crowneplazacoogee@ihg.com