These school holidays, there's lots of adventures for kids – and their whole friendship bubble – to go on. Spend an afternoon reading Roald Dahl, look at your neighbourhood with an artistic eye, make a botanical pressing or build a monument to your favourite story using things at home!

  • Join the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts Poetry Group for an afternoon reading Roald Dahl’s stories and poems. 
  • Look for lines and other features an artist keeps an eye out for in your own neighbourhood, paint a bunny, make a magical clay home and more in these ‘Art at Home’ activities from Penrith Performing & Visual Arts.  
  • It’s storytelling, rhyming and singing time online with the City of Sydney Library. 
  • On until 3 October, the Spot On(line) Children’s Festival has a fantastic line-up of entertaining sessions for kids with puppets, clowns and music. 
  • Make damper, a botanical press or a codium model with these family-friendly activities from The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
  • The Biennale of Sydney has devised two series of creative at-home activities: ‘Lockdown Love’ and ‘Water Lessons’. Based on participants in the 23rd Biennale of Sydney, Lockdown Love has a bunch of fun downloadable activities for kids to enjoy such as how to build a monument to a beloved story and collaging. In ‘Water Lessons’, kids can learn about Australian natives or weave a string ornament. 
  • Have you applied for a Creative Kids voucher? You could put it towards the MCA’s popular Art Parcel, an imaginative unleashing of artmaking activities inspired by MCA Collection artist and activist Raquel Ormella delivered to you.