During the autumn school holidays there are always plenty of fun things to do in Sydney with the kids. In fact, Easter holidays are a busy time in Sydney with some of the biggest and best family events on and amazing attractions to keep the kids entertained.
The Sydney Royal Easter Show is Australia’s largest annual event held at Sydney Olympic Park. Experience a taste of country life in the city with a series of events that are loved by adults and kids alike. Some of the show’s favourite events include the international rodeo, woodchop and polo competitions, carnival rides, nightly fireworks and live entertainment, animal nursery and fresh produce displays. The show offers hours of family fun.
Another popular event over the Easter long weekend in Sydney is Hoopla. Be there to see Darling Harbour light up with four days of acrobatics, stunts, slapstick, puppetry and outdoor street theatre that’s free and very high energy. There’s also a host of hot ticket shows indoors under the Big Top.
Sydney is lucky to have some excellent museums to explore with kids. The Australian Museum is a fun-packed venue for kids with a dedicated kids' program and a space for under-fives. You’ll see live animals - lizards, crustaceans found in mangroves, spiders, stick insects and other invertebrates. Their Tyrannosaurs exhibition showcases the significance of the dinosaur family like never before. Get up close and personal with the T-Rex and family as newly found fossils from China and the US make their first appearance in Australia.
The Powerhouse Museum at Darling Harbour has more than 250 fun-packed exhibits that feature an assembly of technical, scientific and industrial wizardry. There are plenty of activities for different age groups including under-5s who can become a scientist for a day and do crazy science experiments in the safety of the museum. The museum houses the humurous Oopsatoreum, a display of fictional failed inventions, and there’s also storytelling, workshops and special exhibitions, especially during school holidays.