Kids’ Guide to Sydney
There is so much to do in the Australian capital that it doesn’t matter what time of year you visit. You will never get bored in this buzzing city. Here are some ideas for a fun day out in Sydney.
Luna Park Sydney
This historic amusement park from the 1930s is Sydney’s favourite vintage attraction, with the iconic clown-face entrance, adrenaline-pumping wooden rollercoasters, a classic Ferris wheel, carnival food and games, and a whole host of boardwalk performers, all with spectacular views of Sydney Harbour.
Sydney Opera House
An icon of the city, the Sydney Opera House is one of the most distinctive buildings in the world.
Aside from its cool design, the Opera House has a full calendar of interesting events all year long. Running July 6–8, catch the International Music Festival, featuring a mixture of choral, wind bands and orchestral groups
from around the world.
Sydney Olympic Park
This is the best place in the city for a family leisure day out. Pack a picnic or have a BBQ at Wentworth Common, play in the giant sandpits, swing on the Flying Fox, try the ﬂying trapeze workshop, meet the rangers to learn wildlife tips or simply navigate your way around the park with a compass.
This former power station opened as a museum in 1988 and is the largest in Australia, with a collection of 385,000 objects in permanent and temporary display spaces, and more than 250 interactive exhibits covering science, technology, creativity, decorative arts and Australian pop culture.
At Taronga Zoo, you can interact with some amazing animals up close, including koalas, giraffes, reptiles and owls. There’s always plenty to do, and if you book well in advance, you can even sleep over with their ‘Roar and Snore’ experience.