Things to do in Sydney in April

FROM acroyoga and ANZAC Day running for the big kids to a museum sleepover for littlies, heaps is happening in NSW.

FOR THE GROWN-UPS

BONDI

+WANDERLUST 108

THIS is a triathlon event that requires a different kind of agility: mindfulness. Combining a five-kilometre run (or walk, skip or strut) with a 75-minute yoga class underscored by a DJ and a guided meditation, Wanderlust 108 isn’t about competition but community and finding inner peace.

Check out the The Kula Market, offering local crafts and organic food, plus the workshops in aerial yoga and acroyoga, hooping and slacklining.

When: April 16

Where: Bondi Beach

Cost: $40

More info:wanderlust.com

Competitors at the finish line of the Anzac Day Challenge.

Competitors at the finish line of the Anzac Day Challenge.Source:Supplied

NORTHERN BEACHES

+ANZAC DAY CHALLENGE

PAY your respects to the Anzacs this year by participating in the second annual ANZAC Day Challenge. Push your body to the limit by completing a 100km course through Ku-ring-gai and Garigal National Parks within 24 hours.

Three shorter challenges have been added — The Hill 60 (25km), the Nek (40km) and the Lone Pine (65km). This year, the event has teamed up with Soldier On to help raise funds for our wounded warriors.

When: April 23

Where: Manly-Warringah War Memorial Park

Cost: From $100

More info:anzacdaychallenge.com.au

Orange Food Week’s 100 Mile Dinner

Orange Food Week’s 100 Mile DinnerSource:Supplied

ORANGE

+Orange F.O.O.D Week

ORANGE is famous for its quality produce and F.O.O.D (Food of Orange District) Week will show you why.

This 10-day feast will tickle your tastebuds and your other senses won’t miss out — local art and photo exhibits will be on display, plus talks and cooking demos by the region’s best chefs and producers.

You can also expect a night market, the 100-Mile Dinner and fun kids’ activities.

When: April 8-17

Where: Orange

Cost: Various, see website

More info:orangefoodweek.com.au

A wet Sydney Opera House sunrise is still magnificent

A wet Sydney Opera House sunrise is still magnificentSource:News Limited

SYDNEY

+Sydney Opera House “Sunrise on the Steps”

IT’S hard to get out of bed to exercise on the best of days, but when your workout spot comes with stunning views of the sunrise over the harbour, it’s easy.

Each weekday in April and May you can experience a 60-minute fitness class on the steps of one of the city’s most iconic landmarks — the Sydney Opera House.

These classes are suitable for all fitness levels, with HIIT on Mondays, yoga on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and functional fitness on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Treat yourself after your workout with a 15 per cent discount on food and drink at Opera Bar.

When: 7am to 8am weekdays, April 4 — May 26

Where: Eastern Podium, Sydney Opera House

Cost: $22 per class

More info:sydneyoperahouse.com

FOR THE KIDS

ULTIMO

+POWERHOUSE MUSEUM SLEEPOVER

ONCE upon a time, kids could only dream about a fun-filled sleepover night at the Powerhouse Museum.

Now they can dress up as their favourite superheroes as they take in The Art of the Brick: DC Comics exhibition, the world’s largest collection of comics-inspired Lego artwork.

A torchlight tour, dinner and screening of The Lego Movie is also included.

When: April 15-16

Where: Powerhouse Museum

Cost: $160 per adult; $140 per child ($70 each additional child)

More info:maas.museum

SYDNEY

+CONVICT PIRATES

LEARN about the group of Greek pirates who came to Australia as convicts as you and the anklebiters explore the world-heritage-listed Hyde Park Barracks, where more than 50,000 convicts were housed between 1819 and 1848.

This hands-on history lesson lets kids make their own pirate hats, try on some leg irons and experience what it would be like to sleep on hammocks in cramped quarters.

Suitable for ages five-plus, the littlies will work together solving riddles to find out where secret treasure is buried.

Once they find the site, they can start digging up their riches.

When: April 11, 13, 18 and 20

Where: Hyde Park Barracks Museum

Cost: $12 per child (one adult accompanies them for free)

More info:sydneylivingmuseums.com.au

MOORE PARK

+Centennial Parklands Sports Camp

KEEP your kids active — and out of the house — these holidays at a fun sports camp. Running over five days, they’ll play 10 different sports across various locations in Moore Park, including bat and ball fields, golf courses and tennis courts.

The participants will be in good hands with expert coaches from the Sportspro team.

It’s recommended that kids attend all five days, but one-day bookings are also available.

When: April 18-22

Where: Centennial Parklands

Cost: $250 per child for five days, or $75 per day

More info:centennialparklands.com.au

BAULKHAM HILLS

+SCHOOL

HOLIDAY WALKS

THIS kid-approved guided walk in beautiful Baulkham Hills takes you from William Joyce Reserve to Sierra Place in about two hours.

You’ll soon forget you’re in the bustling Hills District as you navigate Toongabbie Creek amid stunning native flora and fauna.

There’s nothing better than a little exercise and fresh air to keep the little ones happy, but the benefits don’t stop there.

They’ll also learn a thing or two as the guides teach them how

to identify trees, listen for bellbirds and even how to find fungi.

The walks are suitable for children aged eight to 13 years.

When: April 14 and 19

Where: Toongabbie Creek

Cost: Free (bookings essential)

More info:thehills.nsw.gov.au

Originally published as What’s on in April in NSW

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