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View of a family on a picnic at Mercure Sydney Parramatta
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If you are staying in the Mercure Penrith Hotel with your family, you are in the right location to create so many magical memories. Known as the adventure capital of NSW, Penrith is jam-packed with awesome activities kids of all ages will love. Here are seven of the best family activities in NSW. 

1. The Museum of Fire
One of the best things to do in NSW has to be the Museum of Fire, a well thought-out learning centre with a fascinating array of exhibits and hands-on activities. A must for anyone who wants to be a firefighter when they grow up! The Junior Firefighters area is a major highlight with kids with engaging games and activities and a fire engine simulator.

2. The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
This is an amazing venue that hosts great dance, theatre and music shows for all the family. Nearby there are also some enticing art galleries in the centre of Penrith. 

3. Cables Wake Park 
Part of the Panthers League Club complex and one of the most popular attractions in NSW, Cables Wake Park is a fantastic aqua park. Under tens can join the Kids Club and go crazy on inflatables, while teens can try out their wakeboarding or waterskiing skills. The staff are friendly, helpful and attentive. 

4. Penrith White Water Stadium 
Thrill-seeking families will love the Penrith White Water Stadium, which offers the chance to experience the best of 21st-century whitewater rafting in a lagoon purpose-built for the 2000 Olympics. A good fun family bonding activity for teenagers. 

5. iFly Penrith 
iFly Penrith is one of the most popular tourist spots in NSW and it's easy to see why. The indoor sky-diving centre has to be one of the most thrilling things to do in NSW for kids, and even littlies as young as three can enjoy a daring flight in this fabulous indoor flight chamber. 

6. The Nepean River
Take a breath of fresh air by the Nepean River and admire the absolutely stunning scenery. The whole family can stroll along the path that's also ideal for scooters and bikes. Or why not book at 1.5-hour cruise on the Nepean Belle Paddlewheel, which ventures into the Nepean Gorge and the Blue Mountains National Park, one of the best-loved tourist spots in NSW? 

7. The Great Blue Mountains Drive 
Whilst staying at the Mercure Penrith, you are only a short 40 minutes drive from the Great Blue Mountains Drive, a spectacular touring journey that links Sydney to an amazingly diverse World Heritage landscape and one of the premier attractions in NSW. There are a vast number of activities, tours and trails to discover. 

The Mercure Penrith is the ideal location from which to explore any number of family activities in NSW. With friendly staff, and a diverse range of family activities in the beautifully landscaped grounds of the hotel itself - a fun-filled family holiday packed with awesome activities is guaranteed.