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Glenbrook Cinemas

Much loved Cinema that has conserved some old world charm. Located in Glenbrook lower Mountains, a great place to take the kids to see a new release movie.

WHEN: See website for operating hours
WHERE: Cnr Ross St and Great Western Highway Glenrook
TIME: See website for session times
COST: See website for ticket prices
MORE INFO: www.glenbrookcinema.com.au

Jim Aitkens Panorama

Located at the back of the Jim Aitken Cafe in Glenbrook is a very unique panorama. Displays of Australian culture and landscape set before a beautifully painted backdrop.

WHEN: During business hours of Jim Aitken Cafe
WHERE: 5 Wascoe St Glenbrook
TIME: 9am-5pm
COST: See website for cost and further details
MORE INFO: aitkenspanorama.com.au

Kids Kingdom

An indoor climbing castle with trampoline and selection of slides. There is also a padded area for younger children to play and climb, a kiosk for food and drinks and tables and chairs to sit while you visit. A great indoor option for fun with the kids.

WHEN: During opening hours 7 days a week
WHERE: Blue Mountains Leisure Centre- Catalina Avenue Katoomba
TIME: 9.30-5.30
COST: See website for costs
MORE INFO: bmleisurecentres.com.au/kids-kingdom

Mt Vic Flicks

A beautiful cinema, restoring the feelings of excitement to experiencing a film. A great option for some indoor entertainment when the kids wish to see the latest release.

WHEN: During opening hours 7 days a week
WHERE: 2a Harley Avenue Mt Victoria
TIME: See website for session times
COST: See website for costs
MORE INFO: mountvicflicks.com.au

Fairmont Resort children play room

A beautiful cinema, restoring the feelings of excitement to experiencing a film. A great option for some indoor entertainment when the kids wish to see the latest release.

WHEN: During opening hours 7 days a week
WHERE: 1 Sublime Point Rd Leura
TIME: 6.30am-8.30pm
COST: See website for costs
MORE INFO: fairmontresort.com.au/discover-the-resort/danes-room-magic-kingdom

United Cinemas Katoomba

A well known landmark as you enter Katoomba, previously known as ‘the edge’ is now owned by United Cinemas, a great option for some indoor entertainment when the kids wish to see the latest release.

WHEN: During opening hours 7 days a week
WHERE: 225 Great Western Highway Katoomba
TIME: See website for session times
COST: See website for ticket prices
MORE INFO: www.unitedcinemas.com.au

Mt Victoria Museum

A little piece of history at the top of the Mountain- this small Museum is housed in 16 rooms with displays including: Convict relics and the first roads over the mountains, Tools and early farm equipment, Kitchen furniture, cookware and household appliances, Music room collection, Railway refreshment room and tourist memorabilia collection, Local history collection, Natural history collection/ mel ward collection, Camera and precision machines collection, Clothing, accessories / textiles collection. An interesting look at our history, worth a visit with your family.

 

WHEN: Weekends, public and school holidays
WHERE: 35A Station St, Mt Victoria
TIME: 12-3pm
COST: See website for admission prices
MORE INFO: www.mtvictoriamuseum.info

Indoor Swimming Pool- Springwood

Springwood Aquatic Centre has a great children’s area and indoor so swimming is possible no matter what the season or the weather. There are water fun constructions around the pool as well as a whirlpool and large slide- available 11-1pm on weekends. There is also a therapy pool and 25m lap pool to use, when not being used for swim lessons.

WHEN: During opening hours 7 days a week
WHERE: 11 Plateau Rd Springwood
TIME: Opening hours: 6am-8pm weekdays, 8am-6pm weekends
COST: See website for admission prices
MORE INFO: www.bmleisurecentre.com.au/centres-/springwood-aquatic-and-fitness-centre

Indoor Swimming Pool- Katoomba

Katoomba aquatic centre has an indoor pool so accessible any time of the year in any weather. Good for all different ages including a toddler pool to splash in and a 25m lap pool to swim some laps.

WHEN: During opening hours 7 days a week
WHERE: Catalina Avenue Katoomba
TIME: Opening hours: 6am-8.30m weekdays, 8am-6pm weekends
COST: See website for admission prices
MORE INFO: www.bmleisurecentre.com.au/centres-/katoomba-sports-and-aquatic-centre/

Museum of Fire

Though not strictly Blue Mountains as is located in Penrith. It is at the age of our mountains and quickly accessible to lower Mountains residents especially. This museum is a great destination for many ages. A childrens area to play in that fosters learning about fire safety, ride on engines, colouring, dress ups and puzzles as well as a grand selection of fire engines to look at. Indoors makes it a great destination in any weather, and if it is favourable weather there is a playground outside the museum also.

WHEN: During opening hours 7 days a week
WHERE: 1 Museum Drive Penrith
TIME: Opening hours: 9.30am-4.30pm
COST: See website for admission prices
MORE INFO: www.museumoffire.net

Flip out Penrith

Though not strictly Blue Mountains as is located in Penrith. It is at the age of our mountains and quickly accessible to lower Mountains residents especially. This is essentially a building filled with trampolines. Various areas to ounce, some geared more for younger ones. Viewing platforms all around so parents can watch from above or from the side lines. Can be busy and loud but kids love it.

WHEN: During opening hours 7 days a week
WHERE: Building D, 62-72 Batt St Penrith
TIME: Opening hours: 9am-10pm Fri-Sat, 9am-9pm Sun-thurs
COST: See website for admission prices
MORE INFO: www.flipout.net.au

Valley Heights Locomotive

Valley Heights Locomotive is a unique museum with various exhibitions and memorabilia including trains, maps and history of railways in the blue mountains. Train rides available as well which is always a treat. Kids love trains, and the history will interest the adults, perfect little day trip for the family.

WHEN: Check website for opening days.
WHERE: Tusculum Rd Valley Heights
TIME: Opening hours on website
COST: See website for admission prices
MORE INFO: www.infobluemountains.net/locodepot/

Toy and railway museum

Leurella House is a beautiful building that is rich in history. Its rooms now house a vast collection of toys that have been the memories of many generations of young and old. It is a museum so look no touch is enforced which may be hard for some children 🙂 They may be more entertained outside where grand displays for toy railway tracks have been constructed for their enjoyment. The grounds themselves are beautifully kept with many little gardens to explore should the weather permit.

WHEN: Open every day
WHERE: 36 Olympian Parade
TIME: 10am-5pm
COST: See website for admission prices
MORE INFO: www.toyandrailwaymuseum.com.au

Waradah Aboringinal Centre

Waradah Aboriginal centre has performances every 30 minutes. Where you can experience Aboriginal culture through dance, art and artefacts. The Centre is also near to Echo point and 3 sisters so you can venture out to a lookout afterwards to make the most of your visit.

WHEN: Open every day
WHERE: World Heritage Plaza 33-37 Echo Point Rd Katoomba
TIME: 9am-5pm, sessions run every 30 minutes.
COST: See website for admission prices
MORE INFO: www.waradahaboriginalcentre.com.au