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 Monday 23 April 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 Apr
  2. Free Daily Tour: Royal Botanic Garden

    Monday 23 April 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 …

    23 Apr - 18 Dec
  3. Sutherland Shire Heritage Festival

    Monday 23 April 2018 to Sunday 20 May 2018 , Sydney South

    You're invited to step back in time and tour some of the Sutherland Shire's most loved historic sites. A part of the the Australian Heritage Festival - every April and May the Sutherland Shire comes together to celebrate their fantastic her…

    23 Apr - 20 May
  4. ANZAC Day

    Wednesday 25 April 2018 , City Centre

    ANZAC Day is a national day of memorial in Australia, commemorating those who lost their lives in the First World War, and there are few better places to remember these brave soldiers than New South Wales (NSW). Several ANZAC Day Dawn Ser…

    25 Apr

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