WAYS TO ENTERTAIN THE KIDS IN MANLY THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Struggling for idea's on how to entertain and keep the kids busy these school holidays? We have popped together a list of options locally around Manly to help you out:
School holidays at Manly Surf n Slide:
April school holidays are just around the corner, and our friends over at Manly Surf n Slide have the following offer "2 hours sliding, for the price of 1" Available to our guests staying in-house, open from 10AM-5PM during the holidays (closed public holidays) - https://manlysurfnslide.com.au/
Manly Bike Tours:
Bike hire is definitely the way to go to cover all the things to see in Manly. The area of Manly is mostly quite flat and Manly beachfront is well equipped with a dedicated bike lane so you can safely take in the beauty of Manly Beach. Opening Hours - Open every day from 9AM-6PM - https://www.manlybiketours.com.au/
TinkerTank is a youth development program located in Manly focusing on science, technology, robotics, engineering, programming and arts for kids 6-16 years old. 9AM-5PM - https://tinkertank.rocks/#/homeEaster Craft at Manly Library:
Webers Circus with a touch of the wild west is coming to Manly these school holidays! What better way to entertain the whole family then a day out at the circus. Their gun slinging whip cracking cast will take you on a journey to the wild west featuring the wheel of death, miniature ponies, gypsy cobs, hand balancing, comedy dogs and many circus variety acts. Don't miss out on an amazing opportunity, for more information visit their website - https://www.sydney.com/destinations/sydney/sydney-north/manly/events/webers-circus-manly
An evening with Peter Kuruvita After a sell-out event in 2018, Peter Kuruvita is back for another culinary journey, ‘Flavours of Sri Lanka’.
Award-winning chef, restaurateur, TV presenter and author, Peter is a long-time advocate and voice for sustainable seafood. Well known in Sydney for establishing Flying Fish he is now based in Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort at Noosa Beach House and will be back at Novotel Manly Pacific for one night only!
Join us for a fabulous evening with Peter and discover the contemporary flavours of his beloved Sri Lanka.
Enjoy a four course degustation menu, with the emphasis on seafood and a welcome drink.
Friday 24th May 2019
Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific, Zalis Restaurant
$99 per person
Prices included a four course meal and a welcome drink on arrival.
Decades as an award-winning chef and restaurateur, Peter has diversified his career to encompass the roles of TV presenter, author, industry speaker and restaurant consultant.
Peter is well known for his time at Sydney’s iconic Flying Fish Restaurant & Bar which he opened in 2004, and successfully led the kitchen team as Executive Chef for 8 years.
In 2008, Peter’s love of the Pacific & passion for seafood led to the opening and continued success of Flying Fish at Sheraton Fiji Resort. This was followed by the opening of Sheraton Resort & Spa, Tokoriki Island, Fiji with Peter overseeing all food operations for the resort and designing menus for the beautiful open Flying Fish restaurant overlooking the Mamanuca Islands
Peter’s signature style of fresh quality seafood, stunning ambience and beachside locations can also be experienced in Australia in his hometown at Noosa Beach House with Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort.
Peter’s childhood experiences cooking with his Grandmother in the traditional kitchen of his ancestral home in Colombo, Sri Lanka inspired his first cookbook “Serendip – My Sri Lankan Kitchen”
Peter has now presented 4 TV series produced by The Precinct Studios for SBS Television, which air on many networks worldwide.
His shows combine beautiful scenery with sensational local cuisine
“My Sri Lanka with Peter Kuruvita”
“Island Feast with Peter Kuruvita”
“Mexican Fiesta with Peter Kuruvita”
“Peter Kuruvita’s Coastal Kitchen”
To see the latest information on Events, World Expeditionsculinary tours of Sri Lanka & Mexico, Cooking classes, and Product range:
Now in its 33rd year, the Taste of Manly is a major community and tourism event on the Australian event calendar and takes place in the heart of Manly along The Corso and picturesque Manly Beach. Taste of Manly is an open event, running over 2 foodie filled days! Enjoy your pick of over 16 restaurant cuisines and discover mouth-watering experiences with over 15 wine and beer stalls.
FIND OUT MOREabout this family fun event where you can sip wonderful wines and local beers, nibblie on delicious foods and listening to great live music right next to one of Australia’s favourite beaches.
Vivid Sydney is a festival of light, music and ideas.
Vivid transforms Sydney into a wonderland of 'light art' sculptures, innovative light installations and grand-scale projections for all to enjoy - for free. It is a magical celebration of light-design excellence and the world's largest outdoor 'art-gallery': a unique Vivid Sydney experience.
Vivid is just an 18 minute ferry ride away from Manly Wharf. For more information visit Vivid Sydney
Well this is an obvious one, but definitely our number one pick if you are visiting Manly. Be sure to enjoy the sand between your toes and the smell of salty air Manly Beach is known for. Just a short 5minute walk from Manly Wharf… and If you can’t surf, swim!
Queenscliff to Shelly Beach Bike Ride
One of the most picturesque bike rides you’ll ever take starting from Queenscliff beach all the way to Shelly Beach. This fun ride will take you along the complete stretch of beach we have right in front of our door step.
Manly Market Place
These unique open-air markets showcase emerging designs, fashion, gifts and farmers produce every Saturday and Sunday between 10am – 5pm
Easy to get to, by ferry, bus or car located just off the Manly Corso.
The vibrant and creative cultural hub of the Northern Beaches, Manly Art Gallery and Museum was the first metropolitan-based regional gallery in New South Wales, opening in 1930. The museum has constantly changing exhibitions that are worth a view if you have time while visiting.
You don’t have to be a professional volleyball player to enjoy the nets out on the beach. Get friends and family together and make a day of it and play volleyball on the beach.
Another way to explore Manly is by getting lost and enjoy a leisurely stroll along the bush tracks and observe the native wildlife. Some of our most spectacular walking trails include:
Hands down one of the most breathtaking views in Manly. If you are game enough to walk it we recommend the hike but if not, there is a car park right on the cliff where you can enjoy views of the ocean to the Sydney CBD.
Tip: bring along a blanket, some snacks, and a bottle of wine and watch the sun go down.
Snorkelling at Shelley Beach
Another way to explore Manly is to go Snorkelling at Shelly Beach. It is a popular destination for most tourist and locals to snorkel as there are lots of to see. During the winter months, Shelly Beach is home to a school of Dusky Whaler Sharks.
Tip: The most convenient place to begin is Shelly Beach. Follow the reef along the headland or jump in at the boat ramp and swim alongside the walkway.
See the Penguins
You might be lucky enough to spot one of our little penguins living in Manly. The population, in a secluded cove in Sydney's North Harbour, is the only breeding colony on the NSW mainland, with the penguins coming in nightly to nest.
Located in the laneways of Sydney Road and Market Lane, right in the heart of town, this unique open-air market is one of the top things to do in Manly on weekends. The market showcases emerging designs, fashion, gifts and farmers’ produce. Experience the family friendly atmosphere while you soak up the surrounds of inspiring boutique shops, bars and restaurants.