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WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

1-5 Wheat Road Darling Harbour

Sydney 2000

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Thursdays - Mondays, 10am - 4pm (Last entry 3pm)
Wildlife Sydney

17 Sep 2019 12:45:29

Fun Kids Play Date Ideas in Sydney

Looking to plan a playdate packed full of fun? By putting some thought in upfront, your day is destined to be a doozy! There are loads of creative ideas for a great day out at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo where your kids can connect, develop social skills and make new friends. Teeing up a date here with their little mates means guaranteed fun with fur, scales and feathers.

Storytime and Keeper Talks

To get the most out of your playdate at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, check out our daily scheduled keeper talks and animal feeds. These offer a fantastic chance to educate your little ones about their favourite animals. Lorikeet Feeding at Kakadu Gorge is an interactive experience; fun-loving Red-Collard Lorikeets sit on you as they feast on their food. Our Aussie Animal Encounter Show in Kangaroo Walk-About lets you come face to face with creatures that call central Australia home. From our quokka and echidnas to our stunning snakes and lizards, this show is a sensation. And don’t miss Cassowary Talk in Daintree Rainforest, where your little learners can hear all about the world's deadliest bird.

Breakfast with Koalas + Koala Photo

Dig into your buffet brekky in the company of our adorable Koalas. Share your morning with these iconic animals between 7.15-9am, every day. Breakfast with the Koalas at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo will serve you and your kids a memorable meal while your Koala mates munch on their eucalyptus leaves. This experience includes all-day entry, a take-home Koala photo and an early morning guided Zoo highlights tour, so you can catch the creatures when they're most active. It also includes a delicious buffet and an informative Koala keeper talk. You can also get your Koala Photo from 11.00am-4.45pm on our lovely open-air rooftop. Share the frame with your favourite furry friends and show off your close up snap on your socials with #WildLifeSydneyZoo.

Explore the Aussie Big 5

Discover the bush in the middle of the city, and meet our Aussie animal all-stars. The Aussie Big 5: Koalas, Crocodiles, Wombats, Kangaroos and Platypuses – all icons, all amazing. Some are cute, some are dangerous, and one is just plain unique. Regardless if it’s raining or the sun’s shining, the covered grounds of WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is an all-weather experience. With a myriad of habitat zones, you’re sure to find all our Australian animal treasures: big and small. The kids can tell stories about meeting Rocky, the mammoth Saltwater Crocodile or watching Ringo the furry-boulder-like wombat go about his day. Make a playdate to wander through and see all our wildlife right in the heart of the city.

School Holiday Fun

When the School Holidays roll around, there’s always something special on at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo. So, if it’s that time of year and you’re looking for the perfect playdate, make sure you check out all our activities.

There’s nothing better than sharing the wonder of our wildlife with friends and family. A playdate or weekend visit will fill your kids with wonder and information, which is bound to have a lasting impact.


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Adult From (CHILD $26.40)
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