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.

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 places to stay and play in Penrith! 

It's time to play!

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

Museum of Fire – learn about the history of fire-fighting and see an impressive collection of fire-fighting vehicles and memorabilia.

Narrow Escape Rooms – the clock is ticking; can you solve the clues and puzzles to achieve the mission in time? Suitable for children aged 8 years and above.

Find more arts, culture and heritage activities here.

Adrenaline rush

TruNinja - is a revolutionary adventure park that will give you a true taste of challenge that brings fun, fitness and adventure together.

The Climbing Centre - scale to new heights at this state-of-the-art climbing centre. Climbing for beginners and experts.

Luddenham Racewaydrive like a pro at the world-class outdoor karting centre with the awesome Pro Circuit and Rookie Circuit. Suitable for children aged 8 and above.

Find more adrenaline activities here

Outdoors and active 

Aqua golf - It’s a bit like a driving range, but instead of a green, you have a lake... and the balls float! The aim of the game is to hit the balls into targets that are spread out along the lake.

Cables Wake Park – have fun and get wet with cable skiing, wakeboarding and Knee boarding all in one great location. Suitable for all skill levels.

Penrith Whitewater Stadium - experience the thrills and spills of whitewater rafting and kayaking for beginners or the more adventurous. Suitable for children 12 years and older.

Find more outdoor and active activities here


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.Quest external thumb


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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