Climbing the spider-rope frame at Putney Park.BRASSERIE BREAD HOLIDAY BAKING
Keep your youngsters occupied at bread-making classes while you relax at the cafe next door. Artisan bakery Brasserie Bread is holding classes for children aged five to 14 during the school holidays. Mini-masterchefs will get to take their baked goods home (if they last that long). Visit the Bakery Cafe for a coffee and pastry while you wait. Classes last for 90 minutes. Until January 25, various times, Brasserie Bread Sydney, 1737 Botany Road, Banksmeadow, $40 a child, 1300 966 845, brasseriebread杭州夜网m.au.
GREAT AUSSIE INVENTIONS QUIZ SHOW
Learn the story behind some of Australia’s most iconic inventions in a fun-filled family show that reveals the secrets behind everyday items. There’s a Wallace & Gromit bonus round of questions and a grand prize. The show is free with museum entry. For ages six and over. Until January 28, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo, adults $12, children (four-15) $6, family $30, 9217 0111, powerhousemuseum杭州夜网m.
ALEXANDER THE GREAT
The largest collection of treasures to visit Australia from the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg is on display at the Australian Museum. Children might not care too much about the artefacts on display, but they’ll enjoy the workshops and activities. Alexander’s life story has been turned into a play. Children can make their own mosaic or special treasure and can spend a night at the museum and discover the wonders of the ancient world during the Heroes and Heroines Sleepover. There are special programs for under-fives and free family storytime sessions. Check the website for dates, times and costs. Australian Museum, 6 College Street, city, 9320 6000, australianmuseum杭州夜网.au.
PUTNEY PARK PLAYGROUND
Pack a picnic and head to the playground at Putney Park beside the Parramatta River. There’s a giant tube slide and waterplay area with two wading pools, as well as open grassy spaces and a traditional playground. Older children will have fun on the spider-rope climbing frame suspended over a giant sandpit. There are also barbecue facilities, shaded picnic tables and often a mobile kiosk that serves ice-creams, sandwiches and coffee. Open daily 7am-8pm, Pellisier Road, Putney, free, 9952 8222, ryde.nsw.gov.au.
The original release of this article first appeared on the website of Hangzhou Night Net.