If you’re looking for somewhere fun to hang out in Sydney with kids, Entertain My Tribe has found 10 top spots your tribe will love.
The Rocks is a historic part of Sydney with lovely little shops and eateries. If you head there on the weekend, you’ll find the iconic Rocks Markets lining the cobblestoned streets. There artisinal wares and gourmet foods to be found and when you’re done, enjoy a stroll down by the harbour and walk right under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Luna Park has been in Sydney since 1935 and is still a treasured spot in Sydney for families. Grab a photo with the iconic Luna Park mouth gate and enjoy free admission to the fun park. There are rides passes for sale and places to grab a bite to eat right on the edge of Sydney Harbour with gorgeous views of the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Coney Island is a must visit with fun carnival inspired games and rides including the slides.
Royal Botanic Gardens
This is a fantastic free activity for the tribe. Enjoy wandering through the picturesque Royal Botanic Gardens which are gorgeous all year round. There is a train ride that can take you on a guided tour of the gardens departing every 30 minutes. You can also stroll through Mrs Macquarie’s Chair with magnificent harbour views. Head over to the Calyx to see what’s on display. The next display is set to open October 1.
One of Sydney’s most famous beaches, Bondi has everything from the soft powdery sand to the best waves for tribes who love to surf. There is a brilliant coastal walk that extends from Bondi to Bronte Beach, which is a two hour walk. If you wanted to catch Sculpture by the Sea, plan your trip between October 18 and November 4.
Darling Harbour is a treasure trove of fun stuff to do with kids. There is of course the famous Darling Harbour Playground with water park that is a hit during the warmer months. You will also find IMAX theatre, Sydney SeaLife Aquarium, the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney Wildlife and lots of shops, restaurants and cafes.
Blaxland Riverside Park
This amazing playground can be found inside Sydney Olympic Park and it has everything for kids of all ages and abilities. There are plenty of swings meaning the wait isn’t too long for a ride. There are three big slides built into a hillside with rock climbing access to the top. There is a flying fox, tunnels, spinning apparatus and a water park for the summer months.
Be sure to pack bikes and scooters too for a ride around the bike paths and along the water’s edge.
Sydney Opera House
There is so much to do at Sydney Opera House with kids. Enjoy visiting the iconic building itself and grabbing lunch under the white sails, or if you plan a day out at the Opera House, you’ll love the shows and activities available for kids.
There are lots of performances suited to little ones including the upcoming Sarah and Duck live show. You can also take the kids on a Junior Adventure Tour of the Opera House where they learn fun facts about the building and enjoy interactive games along the way.
The Creative Learning Centre is under construction currently and will bring a space for kids to get hands on with creative play activities and workshops. In the summer months you’ll need to check out the popular Summer Playground.
There is plenty to do at Barangaroo including lots of trendy cafes and shopping on hand too. Or you can pack a picnic and enjoy the Harbour front reserve and let the kids run in the sun.
There are plenty of events happening at Barangaroo especially in the school holidays including Aboriginal cultural tours, an acrobatics workshop and contemporary art installation, Contemporary is back right now too.
Cockatoo Island is only a short ferry ride from Sydney’s CBD. The kids will love exploring the island’s convict and ship building history. You can hire a boat from the Marine Centre and you can even organise to camp on Cockatoo Island. Cockatoo Island is open daily and has free entry. Take scooters for the kids to add a bit of extra fun.
One of Sydney’s most famous zoo’s, Taronga Zoo promises for a fantastic day out with the tribe. Not only do you have gorgeous harbour views from some of the high vantage points at the zoo, but there is lots for kids to do including over 20 keeper talks and shows every day. One of the must see shows is the Free Flight Bird Show where you’ll get to see an eagle soaring out over Sydney Harbour before coming back.
There is also a new Wild Ropes course for kids and adults to climb around like a monkey in the tree tops. And speaking of monkeys, you will also love the Jungle Walk where Squirrel Monkeys swing from tree to tree above and around you as you walk through this immersive animal experience.