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What to do for a special Mummy & son outing?
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:54 PM
So - my baby boy starts school for the first time on Tuesday.
I've taken Monday off work, and DD will be in daycare - I am planning on taking him out and having a day of one-on-one time together, a special treat for both of us before he goes off to school.
I'm really not sure what to do, though.
We're in Sydney - I've thought about Luna Park, or the Water Works, or something like that, but I'm still not sure.
Can anyone think of anything that would be an awesome day out for a 5 year old boy in Sydney?
Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:57 PM
One of the museums? We go to the Powerhouse, then catch a monorail into the city for lunch and browsing.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:01 PM
Am in Sydney too.
You could do any of those things - Coney Island at Luna Park and the rides behind it (ie; the younger kids rides were great).
Or you could go to Darling Harbour playground/water playground (with spare set of clothes) and just hang out together, have lunch in Chinatown (maybe) or maccas is really close...nice cafe and glass of wine for you. Monorail ride?
Parking is a killer on a week day though in the city.
Manly? There are the water spout thingies in the mall on the way from the ferry to the beach. I did that for a day out with my DS (he's 5 too) and the ferry ride was the highlight for him. Lunch in the pub was pretty good for me (pub on the wharf), really nice prawn salad, pizzas, crayons and stuff for kids ....there is also the aquarium there....a lot more low key than the one at Darling Harbour but thats the nice part about it too.
Fox studios? Tenpin bowling, jumping castles
PS. My baby has his first day tomorrow!
Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:01 PM
We did Light Rail to the Powerhouse museum the other day, my nearly-5yo loved it - they have a Wallace & Gromit exhibition on at the moment, so I let him watch some YouTube clips of the show in the morning before we went and he was an instant fan!
Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:02 PM
Dinosaurs at the Museum?
The new Wallace and Grommit exhibit at the Powerhouse was a hit with DS this week.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:09 PM
Powerhouse - Wallace and Grommit exhibition and space exhibition. Can't go wrong!
Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:24 PM
I would ask him what he wanted to do and do that, maybe offer a few ideas.My boys love it when they get to pick!
Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:38 PM
Mine would be happy as long as we took a train to whatever we did...!
Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:54 PM
Edited by WinterDancesHere, 31 January 2013 - 10:54 PM.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:59 PM
My 5yo is desperate to go to the zoo.
Other things we've done is to catch the bus and meet DH for lunch (we try to do that once each holidays), go to the museum, beach, aquarium, swimming pool. Once summer, I had a day with each of boys alternating each week, and on their day, they chose everything, including what we had for dinner. They loved it.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:52 AM
Edited by *SnowFlower*, 21 February 2013 - 04:14 AM.
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