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Days out in Sydney
Your essential list of Sydney’s best attractions open daily. Discover the kids activities and facilities they offer. Art Gallery NSW, Sydney Aquarium, Oceanworld Sydney, The Australian Museum, Taronga Zoo, Darling Quarter, Wildlife World, The MCA, The Powerhouse Museum, Luna Park and lots more ….
Auburn Corner of Chisholm and Chiswick Roads
Daylight saving hours:9-5 weekdays, 9-6 weekends. Winter hours: 9-5
Free for Auburn residents and under 16's. Non residents/Adults: $4
Only 20 minutes drive away from the CBD, The Auburn Botanical Gardens is tucked away in Sydney’s Western suburbs made up of 9 different parks and full of natural beauty. The Park’s main attraction is the spectacular Japanese Garden, which ...... Read on...
Penrith 1 Museum Rd, Cnr Castlereagh Rd
Monday-Sunday, 9.30am to 4.30pm
Call: 02 4731 300
Adults $10, Students (13-18) $8, Children $6
Did you know that Penrith is home to Australia’s largest Fire Museum? If you have a child like mine who stops, slack jawed and wide eyed to watch every passing fire engine, it is well worth a trip! This is a non profit, community museum staffed ...... Read on...
Great train activities for kids in Sydney and surrounds
Kids love trains! Boys and girls alike are entranced by the clickety clack and chugga chug of engines from the time they are tots. Trains on the telly have always been on high rotation at my house, starting with Thomas and Friends moving on to Driver ...... Read on...
Milsons Point Luna Park, Circulary Quay and Darling Harbour Eco Hopper stops at Manly, Q Station, Watsons Bay, Taronga Zoo
Ferries run 7 days a week
See timetable for departure times
We’re loving the new 24 hour jump on, jump off harbour hopping Eco Hopper. There is no excuse to stay at home – tickets are really reasonable and there are heaps of fantastic things to see and do around the 7 stops this ferry makes-most ...... Read on...
Sydney Olympic Park Olympic Blvd
Water Playground: Summer hours:(October - March) Mon - Sun: 10am - 7pm, Winter Hours (April - September) Mon - Fri: 10am - 12pm & 3pm - 7pm, Sat - Sun: 10am - 6.45pm
See website for major public holiday hours
Adults: $7, kids over 4: $6
The Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre is hands down the best indoor pool for families in Sydney. This aquatic centre is more than just a swimming pool, it really is a water playground. The wet wonderland includes five spas, sauna, steam room, river rapid ...... Read on...Filter:Olympic Park
Comments OffSydney 1-25 Harbour Street
Open daily - FREE
Darling Quarter Playground has everything you need for a great family day out-it is, without doubt, one of the most spectacular ever built in Australia. There is an array of fun activities that promote learning and imagination for all ages. Water games, ...... Read on...Filter:Darling Harbour
Lavender Bay, NSW 2060 Access via through Clark Park, off Lavender St
Best for Amazing Views, Picnics, Garden
Wendy Whitely’s Gardens is one of the best places in Sydney for a family picnic. It’s quirky and quiet with something around every corner to delight children and adults alike. While there is no play equipment on offer here, this is a magical ...... Read on...Filter:Lavendar Bay
Sydney Cockatoo Island, in Sydney Harbour
(02) 8898 9774.
Cockatoo Island is open every day of the year. On Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day the Visitor Centre is closed.
Hop on the ferry and absorb the remarkable convict and maritime history of Sydney Harbour’s largest island. Once a convict prison and a dockyard for shipbuilding, today Cockatoo Island features immense industrial workshops, prison barracks, underground ...... Read on...
Milsons Point 1 Olympic Drive
Call: 02 9033 7676
Open Mon,Thu 10am-6pm; Fri 11am-11pm; Sat 10am-11pm; Sun 10am-5pm
Admission: Free admission. Ticket pass prices range from $10 - $45 discounts for online bookings. see website
Luna Park Sydney is a superbly restored 1930’s amusement park located near the northern pylon of the Sydney Harbour Bridge with amazing views to the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Martin Sharp’s psychedelic and slightly creepy Face of Luna ...... Read on...Filter:North Sydney
Elizabeth Bay 7 Onslow Avenue
Call 02 9356 3022
Open: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9.30am — 4pm. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
Admission: Adult $8, Child/Concession $4, Family $17
Visiting Elizabeth House is like taking a trip to another time. Carefully furnished in the style of the 1830’s and surrounded by a remnant of the original 54 acre garden Elizabeth Bay House will evoke the colonial era like no other historic house. You ...... Read on...Filter:Elizabeth Bay
Sydney 6 College Street, Sydney
Call: (02) 9320 6000
Open: 9.30am to 5pm daily (except Christmas day)
Admission: Adults $12, Child $6, kids under 5 are free. Family tickets and annual membership available
A visit to The Australian Museum is a wonderful family day out, this large museum houses everything from dinosaurs to insects and everything in between so you’ll find plenty here to keep kids of all ages busy for hours and hours. Kids love exploring ...... Read on...
Sydney Darling Harbour
Open all year round
Fees apply for big attractions
A lively waterfront precinct, Darling Harbour has everything you need for a fun-filled family day out. The two big-ticket destinations are The Sydney Aquarium and Wildlife World. Either of these attractions will give you hours of family fun or for a marathon ...... Read on...
Manly W Esplanade
Call (02) 8251 7877
Open 10am - 5.30pm every day except Christmas Day. Last admission is at 4:45pm.
Admission: Adult $20, Child $10, Under 4 Free. Additional fees for Shark Dive and Snorkel Adventure
A visit to Oceanworld Manly is a great family outing. Spend some time getting to know Sydney’s beautiful Northern Beaches and enjoy the close up view of sharks, giant turtles, tropical fish, rays and more. There are daily interactive shows and guided ...... Read on...
Sydney Olympic Park Visitors Centre: Corner Showground Road and Herb Elliott Avenue,
Call: 02 9714 7888
Visitors Centre 7 days, 9-5pm
Parks open sunrise to sunset 365 days
Free (additional costs apply for organised activities)
Sydney Olympic Park offers loads of outdoor fun for active kids and the great parks are a great place to start your family adventure. Wentworth Common has bike tracks and pathways, barbeques and plenty of space to run but best of all it features an adventure ...... Read on...
Sydney The Rocks
Sydney Visitor Center: Call (02) 9240 8788
Open Daily, Markets Friday Nights & Weekends
Located at the foot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Rocks is one of Sydney’s premier tourist destinations. With its amazing views, historical sandstone buildings and cobblestone streets, it is easy to see why visitors to our city are drawn to this ...... Read on...
Sydney Cnr Albert and Phillip Streets, Circular Quay
Call: 02 9252 1144
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
Admission: Adult $10, Child/Concession $5, Family $20
Take a journey through Sydney’s criminal past with a visit to The Justice & Police Museum. Please note that this Museum is best for over 8′s as the exhibitions may be a bit violent and confronting for younger children as death masks of some ...... Read on...
Sydney Wheat Road, Darling Harbour
Call: (02) 9333 9288
Open Daily 9am-6pm
Admission: Adult $35.00 Child (3+) $18.00. Annual Pass (including entry to Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Tower and Manly Oceanworld) Adult $90.00, Child $63.00
Sydney Wildlife World houses the nation’s largest variety of Australian animals under one roof and provides a complete all-Australian wildlife activity experience for kids in the heart of Darling Harbour. From the tiniest insect to one of the world’s ...... Read on...
Sydney Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets
Call: 02 9251 5988
Open Daily 9.30am — 5pm | Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
Admission: Adult $10, Child/Concession $5, Family $20
Architecturally stunning and historically significant, The Museum of Sydney gives visitors a fascinating insight into our city’s rich history. The museum is housed on the site of the colony’s first Government House built in 1788, which was also the ...... Read on...
Sydney 28 Harbour St, Haymarket
Call: (02) 9240 8888
Open daily from 9.30am to 5pm excluding Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Admission: Adults $6, Children (under 12 yrs) $3, Family (2 adults & 2 children) $15
Traversing several acres, the Chinese Garden of Friendship is an oasis of calm and beauty in the heart of busy Darling Harbour. You and the kids will step into another world and experience the natural beauty, architecture and culture of one of the only ...... Read on...
Sydney Queens Square, Macquarie Street
Call: 02 8239 2311
Open Daily 9.30am — 5.00pm, Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
Admission: Adult $10, Child/Concession $5, Family $20
Hyde Park Barracks was the first convict barrack in the colony. In its 190-year history, the Barracks has housed convict men and boys, newly arrived female immigrants and destitute women and from 1887 until the late 1970’s, it was a hub of government ...... Read on...
Mosman Bradley's Head Road
Call: (02) 9969 2777
Open 9am to 5pm, 365 days including Christmas Day and NYE
Admission: Adults $44, Children $22, Under 4’s Free
Yearly Zoo Pass: Recommended: Adult $110, Additional Adult $100 Child $55, Concession $79 and Transferable Guest Pass $135.
Sydney’s Taronga Zoo is one of the most famous animal parks in the world and one of Sydney’s best activities for children. As soon as you step on to the free sky safari that transports you from the ferry and bus stops to the zoo, you will understand ...... Read on...Filter:Mosman
Sydney Top Level, Westfield Shopping Centre, 100 Market St
Call 02 9333 9222
Open daily 9:00am to 10:30pm (closed on Christmas Day)
Admission: Adult from $18.20, Child from $10.50
Sydney Tower (or Centrepoint as many Sydneysiders know it) is the highest point in Sydney, with 360-degree views of the sparkling city below – a must-do experience for any young visitor to our city and a unique family outing for residents. After ...... Read on...
Darling Harbour, Sydney 2 Murray Street
Open every day 9.30 am - 5.00 pm (6.00 pm in January. Closed Christmas Day)
Call: 02 9298 3777
$7 Adults, $3.50 Kids, Under 4 Free, fees apply for special children’s activities and tours
We Australians are closely linked to the sea, our oceans and waterways have influenced our development and who we are. This museum captures these themes with fascinating artifacts, lively exhibitions, fun activities for kids and even the chance to board ...... Read on...Filter:Darling Harbour
Sydney 140 George Street, The Rocks
Call: 02 9245 2400
Open 10AM - 5PM Daily (closed Christmas Day)
Admission is FREE (The MCA may ticket occasional special exhibitions)
The Museum of Contemporary Art is Australia’s only museum dedicated to exhibiting, interpreting and collecting contemporary art from across Australia and around the world. With a continually changing program of exhibitions there’s always something ...... Read on...
Sydney Corner of Pyrmont Bank Street
Call: (02) 9004 1122
Open 7am-4pm every day (closed Christmas Day)
The Sydney Fish Market is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the world’s second largest seafood market in terms of variety outside of Japan. A trip to the markets is a really fun thing to do with kids in Sydney, children ...... Read on...Filter:Pyrmont
Sydney 2 Macquarie Street, Bennelong Point
Call (02) 9247 7599
Enquiries Monday to Saturday 9am – 8:30pm and Sundays 10am – 6pm.
Admission is free: fees are charged for guided tours and performances
The Sydney Opera House is considered one of the wonders of the modern world and rightly so, it is a magnificent building in an awe-inspiring setting. Of course, it is a must see for any visitor to Sydney but it isn’t just for tourists, we Sydney residents ...... Read on...
Sydney Mrs Macquarie’s Road
Call: (02) 9231 8111
Open every day of the year, dawn til dusk-times vary depending on season-check website for details.
The Royal Botanic Garden is a botanical and cultural oasis, a green sanctuary in the heart of Sydney city. It is a place of natural beauty, where people, kids and families come for peace, relaxation, education, and to learn more about plants and horticulture. It’s ...... Read on...
Sydney Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks
Call: 02 9921 3485
Open 10am – 5pm daily and nightly (except Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day)
Admission: Free in the Day
Sydney Observatory is both a public observatory and a museum, showcasing an amazing collection of instruments, artifacts, books and photos. Wander through the display rooms to discover the history of astronomy and weather watching in Australia. After ...... Read on...
Sydney Art Gallery Road, The Domain
Call: 1800 679 278
Open daily 10am-5pm Wed until 9pm
Closed Good Friday & Christmas Day
A visit to the NSW Art Gallery in Sydney’s Domain is a wonderful activity for kids of all ages. Indoors, spacious, great for prams and strollers and safe for toddlers it’s a great option for rainy or chilly days – entry to the gallery is ...... Read on...Filter:Sydney City
Sydney CBD Darling Harbour
Open daily 9am-8pm (6pm closure on Christmas Day and NYE)
Call: (02) 8251 7800
Admission: Adult $38.00 Child (4+) $22.00. Discounted tickets available online.
The Sydney Aquarium in Darling Harbour always guarantees a great day out and hours of fun for kids of all ages. You’ll find the world’s largest collection of all-Aussie aquatic animals, including sharks, penguins, giant rays, tropical fish, turtles, ...... Read on...
Ultimo 500 Harris Street Ultimo
Call: (02) 9217 0111
10:00am - 5:00pm Daily except Christmas Day.
Adult $12, Child $6, kids under 4, FREE
The Powerhouse is Sydney’s most popular museum, with a unique and diverse collection of objects that spans history, science, technology and design. It gives kids a brilliant hands on, interactive experience. It is such fun that they won’t even know ...... Read on...
City Level 2, The Australian Museum. 6 College Street Sydney
Open Daily 9.30 - 5pm
Call: 02 9320 6000
Free with Australian Museum Entry (Adults $12, Kids $6, Under 5's free)
We LOVE LOVE LOVE Kidspace! If you haven’t been yet you’re missing out. One of the best dedicated spaces for under 5′s in Sydney it’s one of the best ways to spend a rainy day, a hot day, or any day come to think of it. This mini museum ...... Read on...