Family holidays

Sydney is one of the best cities in the world for family fun, from picnics on beautiful beaches and in harbourside parks to close animal encounters in aquariums and zoos to family shows at the iconic Sydney Opera House. You can even climb aboard tall ships and sail on Sydney Harbour.

Taronga Zoo has an impressive array of wildlife and spectacular views of one of the world's great harbours, as well as popular shows and events. Meet Rocky, a huge saltwater crocodile at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo in Darling Harbour. You'll be thrilled to see sharks and other marine creatures at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

Sydney Aquarium

An exhilarating adventure is to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge with BridgeClimb Sydney. For more breathtaking panoramas of the city, as well as family dining in a revolving restaurant, ascend Sydney Tower EyeSydney Tower Buffet welcomes families for delicious food and great views.

At Darling Harbour you can 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. The kids will also enjoy exploring the Chinese Garden of Friendship, which features waterfalls, pavilions and local wildlife. 

Mammoths at the Giants of the Ice Age Exhibition at the Australian Museum in Sydney

The city’s museums are fascinating. The Australian Museum features thrilling exhibitions, as well as a popular dinosaur exhibition, and children can climb aboard a submarine at the Australian National Maritime Museum. Or step back in time on a sailing ship and explore the marvellous harbour with Sydney Harbour Tall Ships.

Kids will love Sydney's wide open parks. A range of activities are available at Sydney Olympic Park including cycling and archery. An Opal Card is the best way to get around on the city's trains, ferries, buses and light rail. Enjoy the benefits of daily travel caps and a $2.50 per person Sunday cap.

Family Fun Events

  1. Mammoths - Giants of the Ice Age

    9:30am to 5:00pm Saturday 23 June 2018 (Daily event) , City Centre

    Journey back in time millions of years when mammoths roamed the earth and meet Lyuba, an intact 42,000-year-old baby woolly mammoth on her first trip Down Under from Siberia. Explore how mammoths and mastodons lived with other giant creatu…

    23 Jun
  2. Free Daily Tour: Royal Botanic Garden

    Tuesday 26 June 2018 to Tuesday 18 December 2018 , City Centre

    Explore the heritage and plant diversity of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney with a knowledgeable guide. Departing at 10.30am every day, this one and a half hour walking tour delves into the history of the Garden and provides insights into …

    26 Jun - 18 Dec
  3. Bondi Winter Magic

    Thursday 28 June 2018 to Sunday 29 July 2018 , Bondi

    Bondi Winter Magic is set to sparkle again this year at various locations around Bondi. Bondi will once again be transformed into Sydney’s winter playground by the sea! Go for a twirl on the famous beachside ice rink or check out the 36…

    28 Jun - 29 Jul
  4. Mosman Market

    Saturday 07 July 2018 to Saturday 06 July 2019 , Mosman

    Mosman Market - Sydney's premier artisans market - is held on the first Saturday of each month (excluding January) from 8am to 3pm on Mosman Square and the Village Green, Spit Junction. An additional Christmas Twilight Market is held annu…

    07 Jul - 06 Jul
  5. Hillsong Conference

    Tuesday 10 July 2018 to Friday 13 July 2018 , Sydney Olympic Park

    Hillsong Conference is all about championing the cause of local churches everywhere. Each year they gather at Sydney Olympic Park's Qudos Bank Arena with thousands of people from all over the world and from different denominations as one c…

    10 Jul - 13 Jul
  6. That Great Market - East Lindfield

    Sunday 15 July 2018 to Sunday 19 August 2018 , Sydney North

    Bringing a funky inner city vibe to the leafy north. That Great Market is your local market – come visit and enjoy quality lifestyle products, including homewares, fashion, jewellery, art, fair trade, artisan, ethical products, children’s g…

    15 Jul - 19 Aug

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