Sydney is Australia’s oldest and busiest City and a wonderful place to visit with your kids. There are so many different activities for children to take part in and we have decided to share the twenty best things to do with kids in Sydney.
20 Things to Do in and around Sydney with the Kids
Spend the day with your kids at Luna Park. There are seventeen super rides to choose from there is non-stop fun for the entire family to enjoy. This is a really great place for those who want to bring out their ‘inner child’.
Take a trip to the Taronga Zoo. The Chimpanzee Exhibit and Gorilla Forest are two things that are not to be missed when here. Get up close and personal with the cute and cuddly Australian Animals such as the Koala Bears.
The Australian Museum is the best place to discover natural history. The ‘More than Dinosaurs’ exhibit is a fabulous place for the kids to dress up in a funky Insect Costume.
The Australian Reptile Park has a massive alligator lagoon and you will also be able to see lots of different spiders, birds, reptiles, and marsupials. Be sure to look out for the celebrity crocodile Eric, who weighs over 500kg!
The Powerhouse Museum is great fun for all ages and the place where you can learn about the unusual properties of chocolate, and discover science and how it all works. This is a wonderful venue for children to learn while they have fun.
The Sydney Aquarium is where you will see sharks, fish, eels and turtles swimming in special tanks above your head. There are more than 650 species of marine life in 1.5 million litres of water in the Aquarium.
If climbing a 19th century lighthouse excites you, then visit the National Maritime Museum. There are a number of interactive maritime exhibits, both outdoors and indoors, which will keep the kids busy for hours.
Watch the Koala bears in their natural habitat. You can actually take a walk through the rainforest and watch these fluffy little bears eating and sleeping. The younger kids will love the fact that they can even feed the kangaroos here.
Take a slow walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and watch the busy city as it and all its inhabitants go about their daily lives. It is high up and is not for the faint hearted!
Go bush walking in Buddy National Park; this park has a series of small, beautiful beaches beneath steep hills, forests and cliffs. A national park that is perfect for the whole family.
Visit Fairfield City Farm for a day with a difference. This 580-acre working cattle and sheep farm is one place where you can see how they milk cows, how sheep are sheared, the working dogs and much more.
Take a ferry ride on the majestic Sydney Harbour; this is honestly the best way to see the city and all the wonders that it provides visitors with. You can get some really great shots of the city on a ferry.
Take the family to a Beach! Shelly beach, Bronte, Balmoral and Nielsen Park are all wonderful kid-friendly beaches. Remember to take the buckets, spades and boogie boards with, or you will never hear the end of it.
Feed the Pelicans! Feeding Pelicans is the Central Coast’s most popular tourist attraction. You can enjoy doing this at 3.30pm daily, 365 days a year. It happens if there is rain or sunshine!
Visit Vera’s Water Garden. What child does not like to dangle their feet in water, climb all over stuff and run through water sprays? Vera’s Water Garden has everything for kids to enjoy.
Enjoy a picnic at Bicentennial Park. There are bbq spots, lovely picnic areas, and two playgrounds for children, boardwalks and places for cyclists to ride safely and securely.
The Sydney Wildlife World is one of the newest attractions. There are nine unique Australian habitats, which include a spectacular rainforest and the iconic red centre were there are more than 6,000 of Australia’s creatures.
Watch a movie on the big screen at IMAX theatre. The IMAX experience is something that you cannot explain to people, you need to experience it yourself. Huge screens allow you to get ‘the bigger picture’.
Go for a paddleboat ride! You can hire these paddleboats from Darling Walk at Darling Harbour. This is a lot of fun and very good exercise for your legs. Nothing better than a fun workout!
Take a ride on the Metro Monorail. This is a unique transport system that is a very popular way of getting around. There are a total of eight stops along its 3.6km route around Chinatown, the city and Darling Harbour.