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Family Activities for Kids, Toddlers, and Parents in Sydney

  • Tuesday 21st May 2019
  • Family, Animals, Wildlife, Kids

Family Activities for Kids - WILD LIFE Sydney

Big attractions, even bigger nature and safe surrounds have Sydney topping every family’s destination wishlist. Here’s a list of things to do in Sydney with kids – no matter whether they’re tall or tiny!

Visit The Rocks <H2>

The Rocks ticks all the boxes for parents: romantic cobblestone streets, historical sandstone buildings and beautiful harbour views. But did you know you can keep the kids happy here too? Learn about the fascinating pre-European days at The Rocks Discovery Museum, then pick a pretty picnic spot to relax or run around. Bonus tip: satisfy hungry bellies at The Rocks Saturday & Sunday Foodie Market and visit the buzzing weekend markets full of stalls with something for everyone.


Discover Our Amazing Libraries <H2>

Tickle those young, creative minds at some of Sydney’s best libraries. Libraries hold family-friendly talks, exhibitions, guided tours, seminars and workshops that make storytelling way more fun. Children as young as three will enjoy puzzles at The State Library of NSW. The Green Square Library will wow wee ones with its subterranean garden, open-air amphitheatre and 6-storey glass tower. And Woollahra Library’s peaceful nooks and interactive kid zones make for a day well spent. Make sure to check out their events page for the latest happenings.<p>


Close Encounters at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo <H2>

Take the kids to meet the Aussie Big 5; our incredible native animal stars. WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo attracts visitors from all around the world to see the country’s cutest, cuddliest and most dangerous creatures. There’ll be plenty of ‘awww!’ as the little ones get up close to iconic cute koalas, adorable kangaroo joeys and our wonderful wombat. And ‘ahhh!’ as they lay eyes on our three freshwater crocodiles. And perhaps ‘what the? when they spot a platypus; they’re like a beaver, otter and duck all in one!<p>

Cool off under the Sea <H2>

Embark on an exciting adventure at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, an attraction that offers year-round fun. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of marine life and get up close to Sydney's only Sub-Antarctic penguin colony. As you explore the aquarium, make your way through the Macquarie Island-like exhibit, where you can observe the regal King Penguins and the adorable wobbly Gentoos. <p>

Become a VIP at Madame Tussauds <H2>

Whilst in Darling Harbour, don’t miss the chance to walk the red carpet at Madame Tussauds Sydney! In this super interactive attraction, there is something for the whole family! See world leaders, pose with supermodels, and fight the baddies with heroes! Madame Tussauds is right next door to both SEA LIFE Sydney and WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo so it’s an easy hop, skip and jump to your next adventure! <p>


Discover the Royal Botanic Gardens and The Domain

These green lands are what picnic dreams are made of; with the bonus of a cultural and educational experience. No matter the season, it’s always a great time to visit. There are regular talks and tours and even a list, put together by volunteers, showing which native plants look their best, and when. Toddlers will love playing make-believe in the fairyland-like surrounds, while older kids will see the garden with new eyes as they discover its ancient roots. Hear stories about the fascinating flora and learn how Aboriginal bush food is foraged.

Playground Fun <H2>

Playgrounds are always great fun for kids and give everybody an opportunity to unplug and get some fresh air outdoors. The Darling Quarter Playground is renowned as being one of the best playgrounds for kids, with water scoops and squirts, giant climbing frames, sand diggers, jumbo swings and much more, there is plenty to tire even the most energetic kids out. The playground is also located conveniently next to lots of cafes and restaurants so parents can take some much needed time out to relax. <p>

Take a Ferry to Cockatoo Island

This is a dazzling Sydney experience for all. Leaving from Circular Quay and many other wharves around Sydney harbour, the ferry is a great way to see this beautiful city from the water. Arriving at Cockatoo Island, a UNESCO world-heritage-listed destination, head to the information centre to collect a map, as well as some fun booklets for your kids to fill in. Besides the never-ending, epic views, there’s a convict trail to keep everyone busy for hours, huge mechanical structures to ogle at and lots of space to run around and play.

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  • Price includes Digi Photo Pass with 8 digital photos included (excludes Koala Photo experience)!
  • Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (18+)
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  • Choose from: SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds Sydney or Sydney Tower Eye
  • Visit your second attraction within 30 days after visiting WILD LIFE
  • Price includes Digi Photo Pass with 8 digital photos included!

Step into the koala enclosure

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  • Private session with a koala keeper inside the enclosure
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Includes admission and a Koala Photo

  • Includes entry to WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and a Koala Photo
  • Enjoy a hot buffet breakfast served on the koala rooftop
  • Free admission under age 2