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Family activities for the new year in 2019

Family activities for the New Year in 2019       

Bar from a few stray tinsel strips and a freezer full of leftovers, the season of Christmas cheer is all but over. However, that doesn’t mean your festive summer season has to be!

Top Ryde City has the perfect list of activities and adventures that are sure to excite the family and add a dose of cheer to your summer holidays.

Enjoy what summer brings
The first few things that come to mind when you think of summer is water, beach, and an extra dose of ice cream. Summer is the perfect time to pick up your favourite produce from your local store and head out to the surf for an afternoon BBQ. But if laying out on the sand isn’t quite your thing, add an extra dose of excitement by taking the family to Wet N’ Wild water park, the local pools, or even a day trip to the Blue Mountains for some crisp air and reprieve from the summer heat.

Make it a learning experience     
Not all day trips have to be about languid beach days or hiking trails. Satisfy your thirst for knowledge by combining your sense of adventure with an opportunity to get in touch with either nature, culture, or the arts.

Nothing sparks creativity more than a trip to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, or the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia to explore the minds (and works) of some of the greatest artists known to humankind.

For the architecturally-inclined, a trip to the Museum of Sydney to see their latest exhibit 'How Cities Work’, will help you understand the ins and outs of building infrastructure that can sustain human life.

Sydney Festival, hitting our sunny shores on January 9, has a myriad of music, theatre, and entertainment events that will both excite and delight.

Spend a day getting in touch with our furry, scaled, or winged friends. A trip to the zoo, Featherdale Wildlife Park, or the Sydney Aquarium, will combine learning with the wonders of the animal kingdom. Or, venture down to Top Ryde City and book a ride on a Wild Rider, our motorised plush animal rides that will turn a trip to the grocery store into an adventure.

Try new food     
Summer should be a time for exploration and what better way than to explore new cuisines and tastes from a variety of cultures. Take the family for a trip to Top Ryde City’s convenient dining precinct - the Piazza. There’s sure to be a decadent dish that will appease even the fussiest of eaters.

Grab a movie           
Spoil the little ones (and little ones at heart) with an extra serve of popcorn, choc-tops, and a day spent at the movies.

There’s an exciting array of kid-friendly titles airing at Event Cinemas throughout the summer season — such as, Mary Poppins Returns, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, and Instant Family — that will entertain both young and old. The plush seats and air-conditioning are a bonus, too!

Have an action-packed day

Rev up your engines for a day of slipping, sliding, and laser tag that won’t break the budget.

Play Zone, located on level one at Top Ryde City, is an interactive zone, full of screens slides and reading nooks that is perfect for children up to 12 years of age. From the 14th - 18th of January, the Ground Floor will be hosting a Mr Men Activity Zone (that is sure to get you in touch with your inner child, too!).

For the more adventurous, Monkey Mania, filled with themed rooms and slides galore, or a round of combat at Laser Mania will get the heart pumping.

Get your tots in touch with the art of cooking by venturing down to our Top Cook Junior event where your kids will be able to cook (and eat) a few treats.

Curl up for an afternoon of song and storytelling on 18 January at Top Ryde City’s Piazza.

Or, if you like the element of surprise, The Piazza hosts roving entertainment on Fridays that aims to excite and delight.                      

Your summer starts here! Find everything under one roof at Top Ryde City. 

Get your favourite BBQ staples here:

Find a a new culinary experience here:

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