They say you’re only as old as you feel and with the long hours and hard slog you put in at work, it can be hard to prioritise ‘me time’ when the weekend finally rolls around. A bit of fun is mandatory now and then, but so often we find ourselves doing the same things again and again, on the hamster wheel of life. Now is the perfect time to break the cycle and get outside your comfort zone. Mix it up and try something exciting and different. Hunter and Bligh have searched far and wide to find the best 12 activities to wake up your inner kid. Pick a favourite or better yet, try them all and most importantly DON’T ACT YOUR AGE! (Because where’s the fun in that?).
Holey Moley – Located in the heart of Sydney’s Inner West, Holey Moley is a miniature golf course and cocktail bar. Enjoy an Espresso Martini while you putt around the Simpsons lounge room, or hit through the Donald Trump Donkey’s Ass with a Long Island Iced Tea.Ever wanted to tee off next to THE Iron Throne with an ice cold schooner? The 18-hole course has fun, bright themes and two levels to bring out your inner athlete.
Holey Moley – 387 King Street, Newtown, NSW
Die Hard Indoor Paintball – Australia’s best indoor paintball centre, Die Hard is just 20 minutes from Sydney CBD. A two hour course over two levels, the entire field is linked with bridges and platforms giving you the ultimate 4-dimensional experience.
Die Hard Paintball – 11 Henderson Street, Turrella, NSW
Run Jump Crawl – Anyone who watched Ninja Warrior this year, will love Run Jump Crawl. Established in 2015, this gym offers an impressive Ninja-style obstacle course for beginners and advanced athletes of all ages.
Cost – From $20.00
Run Jump Crawl – 3-7 O’Riordan Street, Alexandria, NSW
The Greens North Sydney – While this may be going north of the age bracket, bowls is a fun social game for all ages. The North Sydney venue is hugely popular and is a great idea for birthdays, hens, bucks or just an excuse to catch up with mates.
Cost – $20.00
The Greens – 50 Ridge Street, North Sydney, NSW
Helensburgh Tunnel – Also known as the Metropolitan Tunnel, this one is for those of you who like a bit of scary in your adventures. The tunnel is one of a series located south of Sydney in the Royal National Park. The tunnels were used for a short period in the late 1800’s as a train line and while some say they are haunted by Robert Hales, a Coal Miner who was walking home in the tunnel when a train came through and killed him, the majesty of these caves and the surrounding parklands is absolutely beautiful. When the glow worms put on a show for you, remember hands off and if you go after dark, let someone know your whereabouts!
Cost – Free
Helensburgh Tunnel – Vera Street, Helensburgh, NSW
Tree Tops Adventure Park – With more than one location in NSW, this adrenalin fuelled experience gives you 3 hours unlimited access to all levels, on all courses. If you loved climbing trees and riding flying foxes as a kid, this one will get your heart racing.
Cost – $60
Tree Tops Adventure Park – North Nowra & Yarramundi, NSW
Sky Zone – An indoor trampoline park where you can literally bounce off the walls, Sky Zone also has rock climbing and their very own Ninja Warrior course for you to tackle.
Cost – $34
Sky Zone – 75 O’Riordan Street, Alexandria, NSW
Luna Park’s Hallo-scream – After the huge success of last year’s event, Sydney’s favorite theme park transforms into a creepy abandoned fun fair this Halloween. Held over five terrifying nights, patrons can dress up in their scariest costumes and enjoy all the fun of rides and a fantastically frightening haunted house.
Cost – $49.95 (General Admission)
Luna Park – 1 Olympic Drive, Milson’s Point, Sydney
ParaPark Escape Room – The rules of an escape room are quite simple. Your team enters a sealed room, where you will have 60 minutes to solve puzzles, find clues and in the end, escape before the time runs out!
Cost – From $30
ParaPark Escape Room – 2/119 Wicks Road, Macquarie Park, Sydney
Playtime Haymarket – Situated in Market City shopping centre, Playtime has over 125 arcade games, laser tag and bumper cars. The winners vault has some impressive prizes and the games are for all levels and ages.
Cost – From $15
Playtime – 9-13 Hay Street, Haymarket, Sydney
Sky Peak Adventure Park – A network of over 50 exhilarating aerial challenges up to 5 and a half stories up. Sky Peak is 2 hours of barrel runs, rope climbs and trapeze swings. Experience chasm jumps, bike rides and snowboarding while suspended in the air or enjoy a casual picnic with friends, at a table 15 metres above the void.
Cost – $59
Sky Peak – Cnr Borronia and Forrester Roads, North St Mary’s, NSW
Medieval Fayre – In May 2018, bring out your inner knight at Nurragingy Reserve as you enjoy the international jousting event, battle reenactments, colourful pavilions and regal pageantry from Kings and Queens, Lords and ladies of old. Dress up, learn about the culture and indulge in a champions feast while sipping a hearty mead amongst the cannon smoke and jovial atmosphere.
Cost – $50
Medieval Fayre – Nurragingy Reserve, Knox Road, Doonside NSW