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Aerial view of Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney Harbour.
Views of Bronte beach, Sydney
Sydney city skyline lit up during Vivid Sydney 2013. View from Circular Quay.

NSW spring school holidays


Spring school holidays in Sydney

Sydney's spring weather is perfect for fun so make the most of a day out at Luna Park, Sydney's harbourside amusement park. Younger kids will enjoy the smooth ride of the Ferris wheel, the carousel and the space shuttle, while teenagers will love the wild mouse and giant slides in Coney Island.

Must Do

Spring school holidays in Sydney

Adventure playground at Darling Quarter

Sydney's a great city to bring the whole family for a break during the spring school holidays with plenty of things to do, attractions to see and events to get involved in. Some of Sydney's best attractions for kids of all ages are located in and around Darling Harbour.

Sydney Harbour is home to over 600 species of fish and at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium you can see them in their own habitat. You'll also see platypus, little penguins, rays, sharks and dugongs in purpose-built habitats. The colourful and cute clown anemone fish that found fame after the film, Finding Nemo, is here as well as weedy sea dragons, the small but beautiful relatives of seahorses.

The kids' playground at Darling Quarter is a great space for letting off steam with water games, climbing ropes, swings, slides, and a flying fox to keep kids of all ages entertained for hours. And best of all, it's free! For a change of pace, head to the giant Imax Theatre in Darling Harbour, home to the world's largest screen.  2D- and 3D-format films include blockbusters as well as kids' classics and inspiring documentaries. Nearby, you can crawl through a submarine, explore a destroyer, HMAS Vampire, and see a full-scale replica of Captain Cook's HMB Endeavour at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

  • Cycling around The Rocks


    Take the kids to Madame Tussauds  in Darling Harbour for some serious fun. Meet Australia's biggest stars, hang out with Hollywood A-listers and take a selfie with favourite sporting heroes. At night, step into the shadows of The Rocks on an eerie ghost tour. Discover hidden secrets and see haunted sites as you are guided along cobblestone lanes.

  • 'Roar & Snore' at Taronga Zoo

    Under 10s

    For an exciting and very memorable experience, why not book the kids into a sleepover at Taronga Zoo? Wake up to the roar of a lion or an elephant trumpeting as you get ready to explore the zoo before the crowds. Roar & Snore takes place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening throughout the year, and runs every night during NSW school holidays.

  • School holidays at SH Ervin Gallery

    Free things to do

    Make sure you check out what's on for free during the school holidays in Sydney. Some of the city's top attractions offer free activities for kids of all ages during the school holidays so find out what's on before you travel.

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