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No matter what your kids are interested in, Sydney is sure to have something on offer to keep them entertained. From great wildlife options to sporting events, educational museum exhibits and family-friendly shows, Sydney is just as much of a kid’s playground as it is an adult’s haven.

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Family sailing on Sydney harbour. Sydney Holidays Image Toby Burrows

Sydney is a great city for kids of all ages, with attractions, tours and plenty of activities to experience.

Sydney has plenty of places to get up close and personal with animals. Taronga Zoo has an impressive array of wildlife as well as spectacular views over the city, while WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is centrally located in Darling Harbour. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary are great for aquatic wildlife.

You can also climb one of Sydneys iconic landmarks. BridgeClimb Sydney provides the opportunity to scale the Harbour Bridge for a breathtaking birds eye view of Sydney Harbour. For 360-degree city views, go to the top of Sydney Tower Eye and spoil the family by dining in their revolving restaurant, the 360 Bar and Dining Room. Take a behind the scenes tour of the Sydney Opera House or book tickets to see a family-friendly show.

At Darling Harbour you can visit one of the worlds largest screens at Sydney IMAX Theatre. Pose with your favourite celebrities at Madame Tussauds or explore Darling Quarter's large free playground with water games, climbing ropes, swings, slides and flying foxes.

A wide range of family-friendly Sydney museums offer great day of fun and learning. The Australian Museum features a popular permanent dinosaur exhibition with 10 complete dinosaur skeletons. A wide range of interactive science, technology and space exhibitions fring the Powerhouse Museum to life. Explore the impressive submarine and ships at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Sporting families will enjoy the range of activities on offer at Sydney Olympic Park including cycling, swimming and archery.

Take advantage of Transport NSW Family Funday Sunday fares offering discounted travel for families for a weekend getaway. The all-day ticket is valid on buses, trains and ferries.

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Manly Sea Life Sanctuary
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