Top Attractions for Kids

Sydney is full of attractions that will keep kids entertained for hours. Whether they want to run wild in parks or beachside reserves, get a thrill from amusement parks or indoor skydiving or immerse themselves in the world of zoos and aquariums or museums full of dinosaurs and tall ships, there’s so much to do.

Take a ferry from Circular Quay across sparkling Sydney Harbour to some of the most appealing attractions for kids. At Luna Park they can ride the Ferris wheel and other amusement park attractions while at Taronga Zoo they can see Mali, Miya and Lexi – three rare Australian sea-lions -  in an exciting daily show.

Not afraid of heights? In the city centre, Sydney Tower Eye's outdoor Skywalk will thrill children aged eight and older with its 360-degree views and they need to be the same age to tackle Bridge Climb and reach the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

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 before boarding a replica sailing ship and explore a submarine at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Kids at the wheel of the ship Endeavour in Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour

The Powerhouse Museum holds interactive exhibitions and workshops for children of all ages, and entry is free for kids under 16 and when it gets dark they can explore the Southern night sky or the Universe in a 3D space theatre at Sydney Observatory.

If you want to keep the kids active then head to 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.

Sydney's mild climate makes its beaches great fun all year round. As an added bonus, the water is less crowded in winter so sign up to a learn to surf school at ManlyBondiMaroubra and Cronulla.

A massive loggerhead turtle swims by in all new Day and Night on the Reef exhibit at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium at Darling harbour, Sydney City

When it comes to culture, you’re spoiled for choice with Sydney hosting a range of productions, exhibitions and peformances throughout the year. For family shows and festivals, check out what’s on at this up to date events calender. 

Make it easy to explore Sydney and beyond by signing up to a tour. You can learn about Australia’s convict history on The Rocks Ghost Tour, Big Bus is a hop-on hop-off bus tours that takes in all the major landmarks or you can find all-inclusive day trip tours to places such as the Blue Mountains and the Jenolan Caves.

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