Things to do with the kids in Sydney
Top activites and aventures to do as a family in Sydney
Sydney is such a vibrant and exciting city, for young and old alike – and she has a lot more to offer than beautiful beaches and a spectacular harbour. We all know most kids suffer from that chronic condition known as, “Mum, I’m boooorrrrrred!” So here’s a list of fail-safe activities you can enjoy with the tin lids, or set them off to have some fun while you enjoy a few hours of peace and quiet.
With this experience you get to choose two of Sydney’s best attractions for kids – Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney, Sydney Tower Eye and Madame Tussauds. And the best part is, the more you see the more you save! Visit the koalas, kangaroos, and one of the world’s largest crocodiles. Walk underwater with sharks circling overhead. Experience the best views of the harbour city. Or get up close and personal with some of the biggest celebrities in the world – sure, they’re made of wax, but don’t let that dampen your enthusiasm.
This experience takes a visit to the zoo to a whole new level. You get to sail on the most beautiful harbour in the world, before disembarking at the Taronga Zoo wharf for the full animal experience. This experience includes return rocket ferry departing Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, ICC Sydney, Barangaroo, Taronga Zoo, Manly, Watsons Bay, Fort Denison, Shark Island and Luna Park (another great option for the kids), plus entry to Taronga Zoo and the Sky Safari cable car. Make sure you pack plenty of water and snacks for the little ones – and if you have a child who is always asking for a “piggy back”, we recommend packing a pram or stroller, because there’s a lot of uphill sections at this beautiful zoo.
Just 30 minutes out of Sydney is the stunning unspoilt wilderness of the Glenworth Valley. With over 200 quality horses, this experience can cater to any riding ability – from the nervous beginners to the ones who fancy themselves as stars in The Man From Snowy River. A wonderful experience for horse and animal lovers, as well as those kids who enjoy getting outdoors and trying something new. Discover rock pools, rainforests and lush green valleys on your two-hour trail ride or free range experience, the choice is yours.
Let the kids experience the thrill of skydiving without going to 15,000 feet. This might not be the ‘real thing’, but it’s an incredibly adrenaline-filled and challenging experience that will have you screaming, “Woohoo!!”. And the best bit is, you get to enjoy multiple turns, getting better and better each time. The kids will absolutely love this experience and will be raving about it for ages.
For the fans of Finding Nemo and The Little Mermaid, this is an ideal experience. Lose yourself (but not the kids!) in an underwater world of sea creatures with over 13,000 animals from 700 different species at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. The kids can explore 14 new themed zones including a tropical ‘Bay of Rays’, ‘Discovery Rockpool’, ‘Mangrove Swamp’ and the world’s largest Great Barrier Reef display. You can face your fears on the famous ‘Shark Walk’ and journey into the depths of the new oceanarium. Encounter some of the world’s most incredible animals, including two of only five dugongs on display anywhere in the world, huge sharks, massive stingrays, turtles, platypuses, penguins, sea jellies thousands of tropical fish and much, much more. This is an experience for everyone and is suitable in all weather conditions, so you can’t go wrong!
Help the kids learn how to ‘hang ten’ at one of the world’s most iconic beaches. A great experience that is not just ‘something to do’, but will have the kids learning something new – from the basics of surfing to the wonderful skill of understanding the ocean a little better.
Whether it’s nearing the end of the school holidays, or just another weekend, you might be in the mood to throw the kids off the highest zipline in Australia. And while you’re at it, throw yourself off too! On this experience you’ll ‘zip’ through beautiful warm temperate rainforest – over two-and-a-half hours and three ‘flights’. This experience includes nature interpretation of the flora, fauna and history of the region and is suitable for tikes from ages four and up (minimum height of 105cm). Swoop amongst the tree canopies and experience the thrill of a lifetime while taking in unparalleled views of everything from the forest floor, to the canopy and all the way out to the Pacific Ocean. It’s an experience you and the kids won’t forget.