10 Fun Things to Do with Your Kids when Visiting Sydney
Sydney, the most iconic city in Australia, offers tons of opportunity for young and old to enjoy – from its breathtaking natural wonders to the amazing architecture, world-famous landmarks, mouth-watering cuisines, and enviable lifestyle – every family’s trip to Sydney is sure to be a memorable one.
Here are 10 fun things to do with your kids when visiting Sydney:
Explore Circular Quay
If this is your first time in Sydney, the best place to explore first is the Circular Quay. Why? Well, it’s where you will find two of the most popular destinations in the country – Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Play at Luna Park
This popular amusement park is a must-see. From riding a giant Ferris Wheel to taking slides in Coney Island, bumping each other’s dodgem cars and riding the wild mouse – one day is not enough for your kids to explore and enjoy this park.
Enjoy the views at Cockatoo Island.
Recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, Cockatoo Island is a great place to learn about Sydney’s local history. Explore Sydney’s largest island for the day or even overnight in the campground or holiday houses.
Hang out on the beach.
Who doesn’t love going to the beach… especially in Sydney? From the Northern Beaches to the Eastern Suburb, your kids will definitely love the waves in Sydney. If you have more time, the world-famous Bondi Beach is a must-visit!
Learn and play at the Powerhouse Museum.
This is not a typical museum. Here, your kids will definitely be amazed by the interactive activities that makes learning so much fun! They host regular exhibits featuring amazing stuff, such as over a million Lego bricks used to create giant superheroes and supervillans.
Have a breathtaking view of the city at the Sydney Tower.
Want to have the best view of Sydney? Go up to the top of the city’s tallest free-standing structure which is ranked as one of the safest buildings in the world. This iconic Sydney landmark surely showcases the best of Sydney’s engineering and quality construction.
Enjoy a family picnic at the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Perhaps one of the most beautiful gardens in the world – the Royal Botanic garden is a great place for families to relax and bond. They regularly hold activities to promote the conservation of the natural world. Surely, your kids will have a better understanding of what it means to take care of the environment after their trip to the Royal garden.
Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Another iconic destination in Sydney – the Harbour Bridge is a home to many local attractions, restaurants and cafes, hotels, and shopping centers. Climb up to the bridge and let your kids enjoy the magnificent 360-degree views from the top of the arch. You will absolutely love it too!
Run, play and laugh at Darling Harbour.
This place hosts a lot of fun activities (free and paid) for the whole family. With plenty of restaurants that serve scrumptious Australian food, you and your kids will surely have a blast! Among the best places to explore at the Darling Harbour are the Wildlife Park, IMAX theatre, and the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.
Shop at the Rocks market.
Last but not the least – head to The Rocks for a bunch of enjoyable activities, from shopping to strolling around the busy market. You will also find the Observatory Hill at The Rocks wherein your kids could star-gaze through high-powered telescopes.
Now that you know 10 of the best things to do in Sydney with kids, it’s time for you to pack and enjoy the tour!
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