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The tides are turning at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium these school holidays where you and your family can meet and discover intertidal creatures in the aquarium’s newly renovated Rockpool.

Available now for discovery, the exciting new rocky formation is entirely inspired by Sydney’s rock pool scene with local starfish, sea urchins, and more incredible introverted organisms.

You can also amplify your dive into the world of rock pools by accessing the aquarium’s new interactive digital game! Simply scan a QR code and challenge each other with rock pool-inspired quizzes, watch behind the scenes videos and learn from exclusive educational activities. PLUS, there’s activities for mums and dads to download and keep the kids entertained and occupied indoors!

Don’t forget to keep a tentacle free so that you can enter our one-of-a-kind competition to win an exclusive rock pool adventure with Robbie the Rock Pool Explorer. He will see the winner travel out by the seashore for an expert splash in nature’s most underrated pool. The competition opens mid-September – entry will be via our Facebook page @sydneyaquarium.

For tickets and further information about SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium’s school holiday activities, visit: https://www.sydneyaquarium.com.au/

Celebrate the best of Sydney these school holidays with Sydney Big Ticket. See more and save more with access to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds Sydney and Sydney Tower Eye. For more information, visit: https://www.sydneyaquarium.com.au/sydney-big-ticket/

Where: SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour

When: Beneath the Tide begins Tuesday 1st September, however, all six activities will be available from Saturday 26th September 2020

Hours: Open every day during the school holidays from 10.00am – 4.00pm (last entry 3.00pm)

Cost: Included in price of admission. Adults from $36.80 Children from $26.40. Book online and save.
Website: https://www.sydneyaquarium.com.au/

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

Hop in and meet the coolest Aussie six-pack at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

Get hopping into WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo these Spring school holidays to meet the coolest Aussie six-pack in Sydney aka our newest resident Kangaroo Island Kangaroos.

Joining guest favourites Dusk and Dot in the outback-inspired Kangaroo Walkabout this September are two sets of beautiful roo sisters – Tabby and Nutmeg, along with Kirby and Julie.

Families stopping by during the school holidays will be among the first to greet these extraordinary marsupials who love to socialise, enjoy attention and are always on the lookout for their next feed.

Beyond meeting the mob, families will discover a pouch deep of fun facts about the Kangaroo Island Kangaroos including the reasons behind their darker and shorter fur, their trusting nature and their slower hops.

Guests will also have the chance to find out firsthand what goes into caring for all of WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo’s animals by entering our ‘Day in the life of a zoo keeper’ competition! Entry will be via our Facebook page @wildlifesydney.

To come face-to-face with the coolest Aussie six-pack as well as other iconic Aussie animals from koala joeys Ilani and Jasper to Kandii the Sugar Glider and more, visit: www.wildlifesydney.com.au

Celebrate the best of Sydney these school holidays with Sydney Big Ticket. See more and save more with access to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds Sydney and Sydney Tower Eye. For more information, visit: https://www.wildlifesydney.com.au/sydney-big-ticket/

Where: WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour

When: 26 September to 11 October 2020.

Hours: Open every day during the school holidays from 10.00am – 4.00pm (last entry at 3.00pm).

Cost: Included in price of admission. Adults from $36.80 Children from $26.40. Book online and save.

Website: www.wildlifesydney.com.au

Madame Tussauds Sydney

Challenge the family to complete Madame Tussauds Sydney’s TikTok challenges with the stars!

Famous friends check! Head to Madame Tussauds Sydney these spring school holidays and up your TikTok game with the likes of Rihanna, Chris Hemsworth, Taylor Swift and other famous wax figures.

The Darling Harbour attraction has teamed up with six of Sydney’s most entertaining and influential TikTokers to create a whole new vibe in its popular zones with a range of six challenges designed specifically for the trending app. Whether you’re a TikTok newbie or pro, these challenges will be sure to create some family laughs!

Easy-to-follow tutorials will show you how to slay the Music Zone with a dance challenge or get cheeky with Brad Pitt in the A-List Zone.

Strut your stuff through the Fashion Zone and embrace your inner Queen in the Pride Zone. Jump over to the Sports Zone to recreate poses of Australia’s most iconic athletes such as Cathy Freeman, Tim Cahill and Donald Bradman, and time to travel back to Rydell High School in the TV/Film Zone featuring a lifelike wax figure of Sandra Dee aka Olivia Newtown-John.

Recognisable influencers taking you through the TikTok Challenges will include Caitie Browne (@caitiebrowne), Marlon Woods (@marlonwoods_), Christine Abadir (@christineabadir), Lyndl Kean (@lyndlkean), Sonny Webster (@sonnywebstergb) and more.

For more information on the challenges, visit:

https://www.madametussauds.com.au/sydney/en/whats-inside/school-holiday-activities-sydney/

Don’t forget to follow and tag @TussaudsSydney, then #MTSChallenge in your TikTok videos. 

Celebrate the best of Sydney these school holidays with Sydney Big Ticket. See more and save more with access to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds Sydney and Sydney Tower Eye. For more information, visit: https://www.madametussauds.com.au/sydney/en/sydney-big-ticket/

Where: Madame Tussauds Sydney, Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour

When: Limited time experience beginning 26 September 2020

Hours: Open every day during the school holidays from 10.00am – 4.00pm (last entry at 3.00pm).

Cost: Included in price of admission. Adults from $36.80 Children from $26.40. Book online and save.
Website: www.madametussauds.com.au

Sydney Tower Eye

Test your knowledge of the city at Sydney Tower Eye

 Visit Sydney’s ultimate viewpoint during the school holidays to rediscover the city from a 360-degree sky high vantage point.

A new digital trivia game will be on offer so you can test your knowledge of Australia’s largest and most famous city while experiencing its true beauty from Sydney Tower Eye’s indoor Observation Deck, 250m above Sydney’s streets.

Guests aged 10+ can also step out onto the SKYWALK for Sydney’s highest outdoor adventure!

Illawarra Fly

  Say Hello to The Gruffalo and discover the NEW Gruffalo Spotters 2 App at Illawarra Fly 

 These school holidays, discover the brand new Gruffalo Spotters 2 App on the trail of our Treetop Walk, including video recording, interactivity with the characters and selfie mode. Then meet The Gruffalo himself at Illawarra Fly from Friday to Monday each week of the school holidays at select times for photos and air hi-fives!

This second version of the Gruffalo Spotters App has additional features and new gesture-recognition technology making the experience truly interactive. Mixing animated characters with the real-world environment, the App encourages children to get exploring, firing their imaginations and enabling them to have an all-new forest experience.

The App and trail are based on the best-selling picture book, written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, On the trail families can interact with the 3D characters from the film on the self-led trails, which are also packed with fantastic facts about forest animals, and fun activities. Through cutting-edge face and body recognition technology, the characters now look at the children directly, encouraging them to play along. If you roar, the Gruffalo roars back! Photographs can be saved on your device and you can also create mini-movies of your time with the characters that can all be shared using the #GruffaloSpotters hashtag. The final new feature is selfie mode, so you can get a brilliant close up with the main characters, Gruffalo and Mouse!

The Gruffalo Spotter 2 App is available for free with no purchase required from the App Store and Google Play and requires downloading before visiting.

The Gruffalo licensing deal with Illawarra Fly was brokered by Australia’s Merchantwise Licensing on behalf of Magic Light Pictures.

Add to your forest fun adventure by experience our Zipline Tour! Suitable for ages four and up it’s the perfect “my first zip” experience and something the whole family can enjoy. Please note the tours have reduced capacity due to social distancing and spots are filling up fast. Be sure to head to our website and secure your spot in advance today! Simply visit www.illawarrafly.com.

Where: Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures, 182 Knights Hill Road Knights Hill NSW 2577.

When: Saturday 26 September – Sunday 11 October.

Hours: Open daily 10:00am – 5:00pm (last entry 4:00pm).

The Gruffalo Meet Times: Friday and Monday 11:30am, Saturday and Sunday 11am and 1:30pm.

Cost: The Gruffalo experience is included in price of Treetop Walk. Adults from $22.50. Children from $13.50. Zipline Tour (includes Treetop Walk): Adults from $67.50. Children from $40.50.

To book: www.illawarrafly.com

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