Stay and play in Penrith these school holidays

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.

PicnicWhether 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 places to stay and play in Penrith! 

It's time to play!

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 sessions.

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.

Discover the Nepean River 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 places to stop along the way including several playgrounds. Enjoy!

Find more about outdoor and active suggestions here.

Find more about family fun here

Creative and curious 

Penrith Regional Gallery  let your child’s inner artist out at the school holiday workshops. The programs are themed around the current gallery exhibitions. Freak VR thumb

The Joan  the home 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 See and learn about Penrith's rich history from the comfort of your car.

It may be cold, wet or windy outside but now is the perfect time for the whole family to explore historical Penrith.

Find more about Arts Culture and Heritage activities here. 
Find more about family fun here. 

Adrenaline rush

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.

Wild Ride - Motorcycle Tours Take a ride on the wild side… One hour to full day customised tours are available. Do something you can tell your classmates about this school holidays and discover Penrith and surrounds on the back of a Harley!

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 is a variety of games to be played on each themed field with missions that lead players from one field to the next.

Find more about adrenaline activities hereQuest external thumb

But wait, there’s more….

Keep an eye on our website as holiday activities and events are confirmed we will be listing them on our school holiday events page.

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 family 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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