The Ultimate Winter School Holiday Guide

Schools out! Looking for fun, new ways to entertain the kids these winter school holidays?

01 July 2022

Ed.Square and our surrounding South Western Sydney suburbs are bursting with activities for outdoor explorers, budding historians, future creatives and sports stars. Start planning your holidays with our top picks:


Chill Fest
Back by popular demand, Campbelltown's Chill Fest is transforming Koshigaya Park into a winter wonderland. There is lots of fun for the whole family, including carnival rides, an open-air ice skating rink, light shows, marshmallow toasting, Alpine Winter Markets and so much more. Open every day of the school holidays!


Gledswood Family Fun Day, Sunday 10th July
Strap on your boots and rally the troops for a family farm day at Gledswood Homestead & Winery. Dog working, sheep shearing and wool classing are only a handful of the authentic colonial activities you can enjoy throughout the day. The kids will also be entertained with damper making, garden games and a jumping castle, plus live music and food trucks. Don’t forget your picnic rug!


iPlay Bowling
Escape the cold and hit the lanes these school holidays at iPlay’s Hyper Bowling. This first-of-its-kind experience takes bowling to new heights, with moving targets, level progression and a high risk, high reward scoring system. It’s like stepping into your favourite video game. Game on? 

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Ed.Square Indoor Playground
Need a few tricks up your sleeve for when the weather lets you down? You can always rely on Ed.Square’s award-winning indoor kid’s play area! Our inclusive playground has a junior space for 0-4 year olds with a vertical forest and inclusive kaleidoscope cubby. Plus, there’s a dedicated area for the older kids (3-7 years) with hanging pods and a mini trampoline. Find it next to The Shed Cafe; a win-win for parents as it means coffee is always close by. 

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NSW Rail Museum
All aboard the holiday express to the NSW Rail Museum. Discover how NSW railways brought life to town and country with Australia’s largest collection of heritage rolling stock. Why not even bring your museum experience to life with steam train rides every weekend and during school holidays. Choo choo! 

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Fondue For Two At Eat Street
Reward the kids with an adventure to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, a.k.a. Max Brenner. The sweet smells will put your kids in a chocolate-induced food coma that can only be cured with a warm and indulgent chocolate fondue.

For more school holiday dining inspiration, have a walk along Eat Street and let your kids pick from over 20 different cuisines.

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Collingwood House
Take your kids on a journey back in time to discover Collingwood House. Hosted by the Liverpool City Library, this tour will immerse children in the history of one of Australia’s oldest surviving houses. There will be fun games and activities along the way, which are suitable for ages 5 - 12.

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