The Sydney Opera House for kids
The Sydney Opera House runs dedicated programs for kids and families, with plenty of great performances and activities. During school holidays, a free Creative Play program is run in the western foyer that involves interactive artworks for little ones.
Autumn school holiday ideas in Sydney
From museums and zoos to tall ships and amusement rides, Sydney has a huge range of attractions for kids in autumn. For exhilarating rides, sideshow games and spectacular Sydney Harbour views, Luna Park is a beautifully restored 1930s amusement park the whole family will enjoy.
Check out the events calendar for kids and family shows at the majestic Sydney Opera House and at other venues, including the Riverside Theatre in Parramatta. For outdoor activities, hire a bike and go cycling along Sydney’s spectacular coast or in tranquil Centennial Parklands or Sydney Olympic Park.
With so many things to do and see, take a time out to relax with a picnic at Bondi Beach or at the Royal Botanic Garden, an oasis between the Sydney Opera House and the Art Gallery of NSW. Take a ferry across sparking Sydney Harbour to Manly for fish and chips by the ocean.
Museums in Sydney are a wonder to explore and full of interactive activities. Dinosaurs will wow the family at the Australian Museum, which has space for under-fives. For young adventurers, the Australian National Maritime Museum has a submarine and a destroyer. You can sail a tall ship with Sydney Harbour Tall Ships, and the Powerhouse Museum's technology displays will enthral kids.
Explore the animal kingdom at Sydney’s marvellous zoos and aquariums. On Taronga Zoo’s Nura Diya Aboriginal Wildlife Tour you’ll hear Dreamtime stories and interact with wallabies and other native animals. Kids as young as five can try the Shark Reef Snorkel experience at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.