Family holidays

Sydney is one of the best cities in the world for family fun, from picnics on beautiful beaches and in harbourside parks to close animal encounters in aquariums and zoos to family shows at the iconic Sydney Opera House. You can even climb aboard tall ships and sail on Sydney Harbour.

Taronga Zoo has an impressive array of wildlife and spectacular views of one of the world's great harbours, as well as popular shows and events. Meet Rocky, a huge saltwater crocodile at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo in Darling Harbour. You'll be thrilled to see sharks and other marine creatures at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

Sydney Aquarium

An exhilarating adventure is to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge with BridgeClimb Sydney. For more breathtaking panoramas of the city, as well as family dining in a revolving restaurant, ascend Sydney Tower EyeSydney Tower Buffet welcomes families for delicious food and great views.

At Darling Harbour you can pose with your favourite celebrities at Madame Tussauds or explore Darling Quarter's large free playground with water games, climbing ropes, swings, slides and flying foxes. The kids will also enjoy exploring the Chinese Garden of Friendship, which features waterfalls, pavilions and local wildlife. 

Mammoths at the Giants of the Ice Age Exhibition at the Australian Museum in Sydney

The city’s museums are fascinating. The Australian Museum features thrilling exhibitions, as well as a popular dinosaur exhibition, and children can climb aboard a submarine at the Australian National Maritime Museum. Or step back in time on a sailing ship and explore the marvellous harbour with Sydney Harbour Tall Ships.

Kids will love Sydney's wide open parks. A range of activities are available at Sydney Olympic Park including cycling and archery. An Opal Card is the best way to get around on the city's trains, ferries, buses and light rail. Enjoy the benefits of daily travel caps and a $2.50 per person Sunday cap.

Family Fun Events

  1. Mammoths - Giants of the Ice Age

    9:30am to 5:00pm Saturday 26 May 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…

    26 May
  2. Blacktown City Festival

    Saturday 19 May 2018 to Saturday 26 May 2018 , Blacktown

    The Blacktown City Festival Week will be held in May at various locations and events around the Blacktown Local Government area. Opening the week will be the famous, Blacktown City Medieval Fayre at Nurragingy Reserve, where you will see t…

    19 May - 26 May
  3. Free Daily Tour: Royal Botanic Garden

    Sunday 27 May 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 …

    27 May - 18 Dec
  4. Mosman Market

    Saturday 02 June 2018 to Saturday 06 July 2019 , Mosman

    Mosman Market - Sydney's premier artisans market - is held on the first Saturday of each month (excluding January) from 8am to 3pm on Mosman Square and the Village Green, Spit Junction. An additional Christmas Twilight Market is held annu…

    02 Jun - 06 Jul
  5. Western Sydney Marathon

    Saturday 02 June 2018 , Penrith

    The Western Sydney Marathon will be held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre. It is one of the most affordable marathon events on the running calendar making it an attractive option for the experienced or entry level athlete. Situa…

    02 Jun
  6. Manly Scenic Fun Run

    Sunday 03 June 2018 , Manly

    The Manly Scenic Fun Run and Walk is organised by Manly Rotary Club. It’s a charity fund-raiser for fun lovers and serious runners alike. Come along and help raise funds for local charities. All of the money collected will go to local char…

    03 Jun

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