School Holiday plans sorted

School holidays are just around the corner and now is the time to start planning holiday activities for kids to keep them busy, entertained and happy.

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Whether you’re a local, or just looking for a change of scenery, let us help you plan a fun-filled school holidays with all the best best things to do and see in Penrith.

School Holiday Events

For little adventurers, Cables Wake Park is hosting the ultimate activity, School Holiday Wake Camps. Ideal for beginner and advanced wakeboarders to progress their skills and have fun being active!  For very little ones who prefer quieter activities, there’s a delightful stage adaptation of the book “Guess How Much I Love You”’ by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram. Suitable for ages 3 and up.   

Keep an eye on our school holiday events page, where we will continue to add holiday activities and events as they are confirmed.

Fun and active 

Penrith Ice Palace  You don't have to go to the snow to experience the fun and excitement of ice skating. At Penrith Ice Palace you can feel the cold air on your face and the ice beneath your toes at any time of the year. Penrith Ice Palace has an Olympic-sized ice rink and offers general public skating

Timezone Penrith is an indoor amusement arcade with interactive games - where the whole family plays! Situated in Penrith Panthers, Timezone Penrith is an entertainment destination for all ages. You'll find the latest release arcade games as well as some old favourites - with over 70 to choose from, there's plenty to keep the kids occupied, or let your inner child out to play.

Nepean River is ideal to discover on foot, bike or scooter - do the Bridge to Bridge loop walkPack a picnic or stop in at one of the eateries for something to eat and drink along the way. There’s also several playgrounds along the way. Enjoy!

Find out more about family fun here

Creative and curious 

Penrith Regional Gallery  Let your child’s inner artist out at the Gallery's school holiday workshops. Programs are themed around the current Gallery


Museum of Fire.The kids will love the adventure exploring the world of firefighting with fire safety activities, games, puzzles and dress ups.

The Joanhome of music, theatre and dance in Penrith! Check out their school holidays kids and families program to see what’s on this season.

Penrith Heritage Drive - Learn about Penrith's rich history from the comfort of your car.

Find out more about Arts Culture and Heritage activities here. 

Adrenaline rush

Tru Ninja brings fun, fitness and adventure together with courses suitable for ages 4 and under, to 16+. Competitive, or just for a bit of fun, everyone will have a ball.  
The Climbing Centre will challenge you, and conquer any fear of heights while getting active and scaling to new heights! Climbing for beginners and experts at this state-of-the-art climbing center. The-climbing-centre-thumbblog.jpg

Freak VR Get ready to step beyond reality with the most immersive multiplayer VR experiences imaginable. Next level entertainment, FREAK is an immersive virtual reality gaming venue, that combines cutting edge multiplayer games, incredible 4D effects and curated physical spaces to help you venture beyond reality. 

Luddenham Raceway Paintball Get your adrenaline pumping at Luddenham Raceway's Paintball which features four spacious state-of-the-art paintball fields. Each field has been specifically designed to provide a fun, interesting and unique paintball experience. There are a variety of games to be played on each themed field with missions that lead players from one field to the next.

Find out more about adrenaline activities here

Where can we stay?

If you’re visiting from out of town, looking to have a staycation or are hosting friends and family these school holidays, here are some great options for Quest external thumbfamily friendly places to stay that will suit all sizes and budgets.

Camping and Holidays Parks

Group Accommodation

Hotels & Motels



Visit Penrith strongly encourages you to read the guidelines around social distancing in public places before planning your visit. Some destinations may impose restrictions around how they operate, for details please contact the provider.  For the latest information about restrictions and health advice specific to NSW, please refer to

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