Rainy day ac­tiv­i­ties

Don’t let the weather stop play.

Time Out (Sydney) - - KIDS - By Olivia Gee

Archie Brothers Cirque Elec­triq

This cir­cus-themed fun­house will daz­zle the kids with games, rides and prizes all un­der one

roof. Ò75 O’Riordan St, Alexan­dria 2015. 1300 888 386. archiebroth­ers.com.au. Mon-Thu noon-11pm; Fri noon-mid­night; Sat 10am-mid­night; Sun 10am-10pm.

Pow­er­house Mu­seum

The lit­tle ones can dance around the Wig­gles

Ex­hi­bi­tion while big­ger kids ex­plore space travel at this Ul­timo In­sti­tu­tion. Ad­mis­sion for un­der 16s is free. Ò500 Har­ris St, Ul­timo 2007. 02 9217 0111. maas.mu­seum/pow­er­house-mu­seum. Daily 10am-5pm; 9.30am-5pm dur­ing school hol­i­days.

Mon­key Ma­nia

Bounce on the in­flat­able jump­ing cas­tle then race around the climb­ing struc­ture and shoot down the slides. Par­ents can even leave chil­dren aged five and up in the care of Mon­key Ma­nia’s staff for up to three hours for $26.50 (sin­gle child price is $10-$15, plus $4.50 for an adult). En­ter­tain­ment Quar­ter, 122 Lang Rd, Moore Park 2021. 02 9380 9525. www.mon­key­ma­nia.com.au. Mon 9.30am-3pm; Tue-Fri 9.30am-5pm; Sat, Sun 9.30am-6pm.

Jenny’s Painted Pots

You can choose to dec­o­rate ce­ramic mugs, plates, an­i­mals or signs and let­ter­ing, start­ing from $12. It’s also home to a tra­di­tional lolly shop, so you can taste test old-timey sweets while you paint. All the arty equip­ment is sup­plied. Ò5/ 11 Avalon Pde, Avalon 2107. 0405 271 351. www.paint­ed­pots.com.au. Tue-Fri 3-5pm; Sat, Sun 10am-4pm. Daily 10am-4pm dur­ing school hol­i­days.


Chil­dren as young as three can learn to sky­dive at this in­door fa­cil­ity in Pen­rith – and it’s fun for adults too. Af­ter a safety brief­ing and train­ing from ex­pe­ri­enced in­struc­tors, chil­dren can ex­pe­ri­ence be­ing lifted into the air by a pow­er­ful wind gen­er­a­tor. Much safer than jump­ing out of a plane! Ò123 Mul­goa Rd, Pen­rith 2750. 1300 366 364. dow­nun­der.ifly­world.com. Mon-Fri 9am-9.30pm; Sat, Sun 7.30am-9.30pm. In­tro flight $89-$189.

Aus­tralian Mu­seum

The kids will go wild for the hands-on ex­pe­ri­ences at the Aus­tralian Mu­seum, and free ad­mis­sion for un­der 16s makes it an af­ford­able day out for the whole fam­ily. Plus, you can catch up with old pals Stegosaurus and Tyran­nosaurus Rex. Ò1 Wil­liam St, Dar­linghurst 2010. 02 9320 6000. aus­tralian­mu­seum.net.au. Daily 9.30am-5pm. $0-$15.

Flip Out

Flip Out Tram­po­line Arena is Australia’s largest tram­po­line play­ground. Chil­dren can sign up for Lit­tle Ninja classes to learn how to twist and bounce like pros. Build­ing D, 62-72 Batt St, Pen­rith 2750. www.flipout.net.au. Mon-Thu 9am-8pm; Fri, Sat 9am-10pm; Sun 9am-7pm. $11-$26.

Putt Planet

What’s miss­ing from your av­er­age mini golf course? An East African theme, of course. Though the course is rel­a­tively chal­leng­ing, it’s suit­able for all ages. 1/ 205 Port Hack­ing Rd, Mi­randa 2228. 02 9522 7888. www.putt­planet.com.au. Wed, Thu 4-10pm; Fri-Sun 10am-10pm. $12-$50. ■

Flip Out Tram­po­line Arena


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