Is it just me or do school holidays roll around really fast?
Well anyway, it’s that time of the year again and for many mums, dads, grandparents and carers it’s the time of the year when we need to find things to keep the kids amused (and keep our sanity from the constant “I’m bored”).
Some parents are naturally gifted at keeping their kids active, amused and engaged at home…sadly I am not one of those parents. I don’t have an organised ‘craft’ box and I struggle to find things to keep my kids amused. Luckily my husband is brilliant. He is patient and makes up ‘cool’ games that frankly I wouldn’t have thought the kids would like. He has the knack 🙂
I work full time, but dream constantly of being a SAHM – grass is always greener kind of thing. For part of these school holidays I have my
saviours mum and dad coming to help out with my three kids. My parents are so patient good with the kids and the kids just love having them here. Last weekend before they arrived I decided to take the kids on an adventure into the city (seeing as I’m not so great at the stay at home activities).
On Sunday we all took a trip into Sydney City – woo hoo.
It was an absolute ripper of a day. The city was buzzing with people, partly due to the Sydney Running Festival but also because it was a gorgeous Sydney day. Our first stop was the Sydney Tower Eye to see the Highest Spring Gardens.
About a week ago a little gnome named Balabar Muckbuckle turned up on my doorstep with an invitation to visit his spring gardens way up on the observation deck of Sydney Tower Eye. We could not have picked a better day to visit – perfect weather and an all round perfect Sydney day.
I have to make a special mention of the 4D movie experience you see before heading up to the observation deck – it’s blooming fabulous! I would go just to see that, its that good 🙂
Once we got up to the observation deck the views were gorgeous and little displays of ‘spring gardens’ were scattered all around.
The kids got to create their very own garden to take home.
The best thing was the kids got to do some gardening. They each got to pick out a pot, fill it with soil and choose which seeds to plant. Hopefully sometime in the near future we will have a crop of cucumbers and sunflowers 🙂 The kids gardening activities run between 12 – 3 pm daily.
After the gardens we were off to see the dugongs.
I had forgotten how much there is to see and do at the SeaLife Sydney Aquarium. When we arrived at Sea Life the kids got one of those cardboard hats to wear, with a dugong on it. They were so excited to go inside and that hat did not come off till we were half way home!! The aquarium is huge and it seemed to go on forever – in a good way!
But what we were really there to see were the dugongs at the new Dugong Island (oh, and the sharks, Little L really wanted to see the sharks!)
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium is home to two dugongs – Pig and Wuru. Dugongs are seriously crazy looking creatures. At Dugong Island you can explore the mysterious underwater world of dugongs through a range of sensory displays and activities.
We all had such a great time at Sea Life Aquarium.
The dugongs, sharks and stingrays were all clear winners but there is so much more. If you are visiting Sydney these school holiday or even if you live here like us, you should make a day of visiting these two great Sydney icons. I guarantee both Sydney Tower Eye’s Highest Spring Gardens and the dugongs at Sea Life will NOT dissapoint.
Happy holidays 🙂