Make Memories in the Dilly
Entertaining and occupying the kids in school holidays can be stressful at the best of times. When the books are read, games are played, movies are watched and your kitchen is looking worse for wear there’s limited options left. Luckily, the Dilly is here to help!
We have put together a list of family friendly activities that suit a range of ages and budgets. The Dilly will have kids enjoying the outdoors, learning about Australian history and making memories through unique experiences.
Get colourful at Ultimate Paintball
Location: Remembrance Driveway & Cawdor Road, Cawdor
Cost: From $50
Whether the kids are seasoned experts or heading into battle for the first time, the team at Ultimate Paintball will make sure they have the best experience and come out the other end unscathed (minus being covered in paint!). Ultimate Paintball has over 14 themed battlefields spread across 120 acres of beautiful bushland. Players will storm the airfield, attack at the beach head, slog it out in the trenches and fight their way through life size helicopters. Players must be over the age of 12. Booking in advanced is recommended.
Ultimate Paintball also offer party packages! A perfect option for the little adventure seekers out there.
Bush walk or ride at Thirlmere Lakes
Location: Thirlmere Lakes National Park, Thirlmere
Getting outdoors is a great cure to curiosity. Enjoy a morning or afternoon exploring Thirlmere Lakes by foot or bike and challenge the kids to how many different types of native birds they can spot. Pack a picnic, make use of the free BBQ facilities and have lunch surrounded by scenic bushland.
Play the afternoon away at Livvi’s Place
Location: Fourteenth Street, Warragamba
Livvi’s Place is a large accessible park featuring play equipment that specifically encourages kids to play imaginatively, actively and socially. The park is for everyone regardless of ability or age with a number of exciting things to discover. The park includes sensory items (music, lights, touch and texture), water play, grassy areas, pathways and state of the art equipment that can be accessed by prams, wheel chairs and walkers.
Parents are taken care of with shaded picnic areas, cafes located close by and free BBQ facilities.
Try something old & new at The Candy Train
Location: 3 Emmett Street, Tahmoor
Cost: Whatever your budget!
Treat the family to a visit at the Candy Train for a huge range of speciality lollies, chocolates, fudge and confectionary from all over the globe. The unique candy shop will put a smile on everyone’s face and bring about some childhood nostalgia for the parents. PS, be on the lookout for symptoms of sugar overload after a visit to the store!
Have a little friendly competition at Picton Karting Track & Mini Golf
Location: 200 Picton Road, Maldon
Cost: From $30 for karting & $12 for golf
Take the kids for a spin around one of NSW’s best outdoor tracks set in the scenic outskirts of Picton. The karting track offers both rookie and pro circuits to suit any kind of rider and is sure to give everyone an adrenalin high! Junior, adult and twin karts are available.
If karting isn’t quite your thing, you’re in luck! Try your hand at the 18-hole mini golf course perfect for some friendly family competition.
Learn something new at Wollondilly Heritage Centre & Museum
Location: 43 Edward Street, The Oaks
Cost: From $3
Go back in time for a fun learning experience at the quaint and interactive Wollondilly Heritage Centre & Museum. Discover the lives of Wollondilly’s early pioneers and how life was shaped in the local area through interesting exhibits, archives and videos.
Explore the museum and climb aboard a steam train at the NSW Rail Museum
Location: 10 Barbour Road, Thirlmere
Cost: From $5-15 for museum entry only and $15-35 for entry and steam train experience
Explore Australia largest rolling stock collection and climb aboard a stream train! The NSW Rail Museum is one of Wollondilly’s most popular attractions given the regions significant locomotive history. The museum takes visitors on a journey through time with interactive exhibitions and opportunities to walk inside a number of carriages.
Bring your museum experience to life with a scenic steam train ride from the historic Thirlmere station to Buxton and return. Please note stream train rides are available on weekends only.
Please check business opening hours and booking requirements before visiting.