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19 Jun 2019 15:56:30
Looking for fun activities to do with your grandkids in Sydney? Whether they’re toddlers or teenagers, we’ve got some great ideas for the best grandparents day out.
This is an epic way to start the day, in the heart of Sydney. At Sydney Tower Eye, 250 metres above the city streets, looking out hand-in-hand with your grandchild is a priceless family moment. Together, learn about all of Sydney’s famous sights like the Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Botanic Gardens, Bondi Beach and even the Blue Mountains on a clear day. If you’re a local, you can point out all the places that hold fond memories of growing up in this wonderful city.
Only a 15-minute walk away, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo houses the iconic Aussie Big 5, as well as other iconic Australian animals. See, you don’t have to travel far. Here, you get to meet kangaroos, a smiley little quokka, and even an enormous Saltwater Crocodile. The many different habitat zones make for great learning for all ages and will excite those curious minds for hours. Good news: the entire venue is wheelchair and pram accessible, and most of it is undercover; perfect for all-weather conditions.
Ocean biodiversity is just as exciting. If the grandkids are still bouncing with energy, next door is the famous SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. This place is sure to spark joy and creativity: ‘oooooh, the colours,’ they’ll say. The schools of mystical-looking fishies, enchanting jelly-fish and kingly manta rays. Like WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is also a great place to gently teach youngins about how to take care of the environment.
Wise grandparent tip: There are huge savings when you combine your visit to WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo with other top Sydney attractions, such as SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Tower Eye and Madame Tussauds Sydney. Plus, skip the queues with express mobile entry!
Well, lucky you! You’re right in Darling Harbour with no shortage of choice. Take a stroll along the buzzing strip of alfresco, family-friendly restaurants by the water. Try an indulgent sweet, then treat your grandkids to their favourite cuisine; tasty Thai, fancy French or a simple sandwich. If you fancy bringing a picnic lunch, you can enjoy it up on Koala Rooftop, located withing WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo! Sharing a meal is a great opportunity for conversation and connection: what was your favourite animal? What did you learn? Or, you could tell them funny stories about their parents!
Head to one of the best public playgrounds in all of Australia. Darling Harbour Children’s Playground offers abundant fun with water games, fountains, climbing ropes, swings, and slides. There’s even a 21-metre flying fox. Join in – hey, us oldies can have fun too! Best of all, it’s free! Want to earn the award for Best Grandparents? Secretly bring the kids’ swimmers and surprise them with this cherry on top fun as they interact with all the water play.
Now that’s a grandparents day well spent.