Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of things to do when the rain sets in. Here’s a list of things you can do in the Ryde area while still keeping (relatively) dry!
1. Indoor play centres
Check out our comprehensive list of local indoor play centres here!
2. Free shopping centre play areas
Top Ryde Shopping Centre, Rhodes, Chatswood Chase, DFO Homebush and Macquarie Shopping Centre also have soft play areas where kiddie can kill an hour while mums get their caffeine fix. Read all about them here!
3. Lunch and a play
4. The Movies
5. Indoor swimming
6. Head to the City!
Feeling adventurous? Grab your brolly or your raincoat and head into our awesome city. Between WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Maritime Museum, Powerhouse Museum, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, and Madame Tussauds, Darling Harbour is packed full of child-friendly options. You could also try the Australian Museum, Sydney Tower Eye or The Art Gallery of NSW.
7. The library
Join Rhyme Time or Story Time at West Ryde, North Ryde, Ryde, Eastwood or Gladesville Library. Days and times available here.
Strike Bowling Macquarie Centre – Day bowling, 10am to 4pm, 1 game $12 / 2 games $20. Night bowling, 4pm -til late, 1 game $14 / 2 games $26
9. Ice skating
Macquarie Ice Rink – Kiddies Club is held 9.45am – 11am on Mon-Fri. Adults $20 and children $18. This includes admission, skate hire, ‘skate and play’ with a skating professional and little lunch (fairy bread and a drink). Lunchtime special flat rate is $20 (for ages 3+), General Admission is $24 for adults and $22 for 16+.
Check out our comprehensive listing of local playgroups here.
11. Stay home
Make a cubby house out of dining chairs and a sheet, bake cookies or, make play dough or try any one of these awesome ideas.
Having said all that, snuggles on the couch is sometimes the best rainy day activity of all.