The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - Best Weekend - - FRONT PAGE -

El­lie and Tay­lah Doyle with baby Tas­ma­nian devils at the Aus­tralian Rep­tile Park. Pic­ture: Tim Hunter Cnr Vi­o­let St and Cliff Dr, Ka­toomba; Oc­to­ber 1-8, 1pm and 3pm, adult $39, conc $35, child $21, fam­ily $99, scenic­ Most of them are known to only come out at night, but you can meet Tyto the masked owl in the light of day as he guest stars in the Take Flight show at Scenic World. Along with his mate, Terry the red­tailed black cock­a­too, these en­dan­gered Aus­tralian birds will thrill with their high-fly­ing an­tics. The 20-minute in­ter­ac­tive bird show is held in the an­cient rain­for­est of the Jami­son Val­ley in the Blue Moun­tains, a nat­u­ral am­phithe­atre and the birds’ na­tive habi­tat. ell a child you’d like to teach them a lit­tle his­tory and watch them scrunch up their cute lit­tle noses. But Syd­ney Liv­ing Mu­se­ums, which in­cor­po­rates 12 of the most his­toric houses in NSW, lets s chil­dren walk in the ac­tual foot­steps of his­tory. Hunt for edible flow­ers at Elizabeth Farm; learn about the daily y chores of the 1800s at vau­cluse House and join Abo­rig­i­nalAb i i l guides as you search for bush tucker at Rouse Hill House & Farm. Syd­ney Liv­ing Mu­se­ums, var­i­ous lo­ca­tions; Kids In The Park, Syd­ney Olympic Park; today un­til Oc­to­ber 9, var­i­ous prices, some are free, kidsinthep­ Old 505, 5 El­iza St, New­town; today and to­mor­row 2pm, $22, syd­ Have you ever been stumped by a Ru­bik’s cube? Then you’ll ap­pre­ci­ate the “speed-cub­ing” of teenage trick­sters, Lu­cas Itrawan and Ash Hodgkin­son. At just 15 they are sell­ing out shows with their cheeky hu­mour, play­ing card ma­nip­u­la­tion and Ru­bik’s Cub­ing. Cardis­try is a part of the Syd­ney Fringe Kids Fes­ti­val, don’t miss their shows, today and to­mor­row at 2pm. Chip­pen­dale Green, Cen­tral Park Mall, 28 Broad­way, Chip­pen­dale: un­til Thurs­day, 10am-8pm, free, cen­tral­parksyd­ Kids have been com­bin­ing their ice skat­ing skills with mu­sic and dance moves since ... for­ever. But this event does it with a dif­fer­ence — in si­lence. The skat­ing kicks off daily from 10am, but the real fun starts as the sun goes down and the silent disco runs from 4pm to 8pm. Two live DJs will play ev­ery­thing from old-school clas­sics to newly re­leased tunes through your own per­sonal head­sets. Ca­pac­ity is lim­ited to 45 peo­ple on the ice so ses­sions will r run for 45 min­utes, on the hour, ev­ery hour.

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