Top attractions for kids

Children - and their parents - will love Sydney's wonderful attractions including parks and beachside reserves with lots of open space to run wild in. Zoos and aquariums, museums with dinosaurs and tall ships, amusement parks and thrilling adventures like indoor skydiving are all hit favourites.

Take a ferry from Circular Quay across sparkling Sydney Harbour to some of the city's top attractions, such as Luna Park, an amusement park, and Taronga Zoo, where you can watch Mali, Miya and Lexi - Australian Sea-lions, the rarest seals in the world - in an exciting daily show.

In the city centre, the Sydney Tower Eye's outdoor Skywalk will thrill children aged eight and older with its 360-degree views. At Darling Harbour, kids can get close to furry native animals, king penguins, sharks and dugongs at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

Join the kids aboard a replica sailing ship or explore a submarine together at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour. The Australian Museum, near Hyde Park, has lots of interactive displays for children, as well as 10 dinosaur skeletons and eight life-sized models.

In the historic Rocks is the Sydney Observatory, where children can explore the Universe in a 3D space theatre. Keep the kids active at Sydney Olympic Park, in Sydney's west, where they can learn a new skill at the Archery Centre, discover trapeze through Circus Arts and swim at the Aquatic Centre.

Horseriding is popular as well. Sydney's mild climate makes its beaches great fun all year. Join learn to surf schools at ManlyBondiMaroubra and Cronulla. For family shows and festivals, check out Sydney's exciting calendar of eventsTours are an enjoyable way to explore Sydney and beyond.

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

    Sunday 24 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 …

    24 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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