School Holidays in Spring
From dinosaurs to superheros, Spring school holidays in Sydney are full of fun activities. Take the kids to zoos and museums. Join in children’s theatre and treasure hunts. And the weather is ideal for outdoor adventure, including bushwalking, cycling and whale watching. Or spend a day at the beach.
You’ll never be short of things to do in Sydney. Why not visit the iconic Luna Park for rides with spectacular harbour views? How about surfing lessons for the kids while you relax on a famous beach? You’ll also discover plenty of special holiday activities in the events calendar, including:
Junior AdventureTour at the Sydney Opera House
- Dress up as a superhero for Oz Comic-Con at the ICC
- Eco art and treasure hunts at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan
- Creativity, learning and entertainment at Play World at the ICC
- Family fun at the farm open day at Gledswood Farm
- Cycle across Sydney Harbour Bridge on the Spring Cycle
Some of the best attractions are in Darling Harbour, including Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Wild Life Sydney Zoo and the Australian National Maritime Museum. The kids will love the king penguins in the aquarium, and they can get up close to koalas and Rocky, a huge saltwater crocodile, at the zoo.
A harbour ferry ride is highlight. Take a ferry from Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo for the stars of the animal kingdom, including lions, tigers and giraffe. The dazzling Free-flight Bird Show at the zoo is a must-see experience where native birds and an Andean condor soar and swoop in the open air.
For water activities, gorgeous sandy beaches such as Bondi Beach or Manly Beach are perfect. In Western Sydney, ride the giant waterslides at Raging Waters and discover plenty of outdoor adventures, including whitewater rafting for kids as young as 12 at Penrith Whitewater Stadium and exhilarating zip-lines at TreeTop Adventure Park.
In lovely parklands enjoy family picnics and cycling.You can hire bicycles at Centennial Parklands in the east and Bicentennial Park at Sydney Olympic Park. After a day of adventures, take the family to Sydney's last remaining drive-in theatre, Skyline Drive-In Blacktown, for the latest children's hit.