Throughout the year, Sydney’s Olympic Park hosts a wide range of events from sports, music and fashion. All these attractions cost a decent amount of cash so we’ve chosen a few coming up…that are free. Not only will your credit card statement be lower than average but you’ll be entertained to the hilt. Here are a few of our favourites for you to check out, if you’re a Sydney local or visitor to NSW:
If the feathery type is your vice, you must add the last Sunday of every month from 10-11am at the Birdlife Discovery Centre. It’s all about free bird watching, mingling with like minded fluttery fans and trying to take a snap of that rare breed before it vanishes.
For kids who love insects, creepy crawlies and the slippery type, on the 3rd June and 5th August, the Bicentennial Park will host a Frog & Tadpole Study Group event. Learn all about these hop-alongs from their leg muscle leaping abilities to eye vision and natural habitats. The events take place from 7-9pm.
Sweeter than cupcakes may be a delicacy you can never resist. If so, you must sign up for the Cake Bake & Sweets Show from the 3rd - 5th June, 10am-5pm in the Sydney Showground. Sample, buy and hoard a few tasters while you stock up on the sugar, purely to keep your energy levels up…right?
How about all you nature lovers? On the 28th August from 10am-12pm, head to the Education Centre, Bicentennial Park and venture into a series of short walks on urban ecology. Learn about wildlife, nature’s incredible eco systems and the soil crawlies that regurgitate the land for plant growth.
Later on this year (dates to be announced), are the free Kids in the Park & Sand Art Fun. These will most likely be scheduled during the winter holidays. The Park events will include everything you expect to exhaust the little ones, hoping they’ll sleep a good 12 hours that night (we can only pray). From games to attractions, food, exhibition stalls and rides, it’ll all be in abundance. The Sand Art is a brilliant way for kids to learn how to build, craft within team work and thrive off their innovation skills. With a huge pit of sand at their disposal, they’ll enjoy hours of fun from creating, completing, demolishing and starting all over again. Remember to tweet the Park and our hotel with your kid’s outstanding sand results.
Only 38 minutes by car or 1.15 hours by bus, you can be back at Cremorne Point Manor. Keeping with the free theme, chill out at our balcony overlooking the “doesn’t cost a penny” stunning views of the Harbour skyline. You’ll also keep your purse strings intact with the most affordable hotel rates in the area, at Cremorne Point Manor. Sometimes the best things in life are free…or budget friendly.