Not sure what you should do with your loved ones in Sydney? You’ve come to the right place! Top attractions include the Sydney Opera House, Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and Sydney Olympic Park. Continue reading for more family time ideas.TOP 10 Attractions in Sydney
Visit the Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point
You can’t visit Sydney and not check out Australia’s most iconic landmark. Check out live shows for families or simply admire the beautiful architecture from afar from any point around Sydney Harbour Bay.
Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Make Friends with Fish at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium City of Sydney
Discover the amazing aquatic life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium with over 700 species on display. Make friends with all the thousands of individual fish and water creatures.
Under 4’s are free.
1-5 Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge with BridgeClimb Sydney The Rocks
Are your kids brave enough to climb up one of Sydney’s impressive landmark, the Sydney Harbour Bridge? BridgeClimb organises a tour for tourists and families to safely climb up the incredible monument where you can take glorious selfies of the harbour and of course the Sydney Opera House.
Child rates are for ages 8 – 15. There must be one adult Climber per three child Climbers.
3 Cumberland St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Spend an afternoon at Sydney Olympic Park Sydney Olympic Park
Even after the celebrated Olympic event in 2000, Sydney Olympic Park is open to the public providing lots of leisure activities and restaurants fantastic for the family. If you’re looking to cool down from the heat, check out the Aquatic Centre too.
Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127, Australia
Ride the Sydney Tower Eye City of Sydney
See Sydney from above with a 360-degree view in the comfort of the Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck. A fantastic place to take family selfies.
Free admission for children under 4 years old.
100 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Have a Day Out at Luna Park Sydney Milsons Point
Discover the latest attractions and rides at Luna Park in Sydney.
There is no entry fee for children 3 years and under.
1 Olympic Dr, Milsons Point NSW 2061, Australia
Learn About Science and Arts at Powerhouse Museum Ultimo
An amazing museum to explore the interactive side of arts and science.
Free entrance to kids 16 years and under.
500 Harris St, Ultimo NSW 2007, Australia
Discover Sydney’s Past at Hyde Park Barracks Museum City of Sydney
An amazing museum to explore the interactive side of arts and science.
Hyde Park Barracks was a significant site for Australia’s history of convicts. Discover what life was like for some of the first immigrants of Australia. Children under 5 are free of charge.
Queens Square, Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
See the Wildlife at Featherdale Wildlife Park Doonside
See the Australian native species in their natural habitat. Look out for birds, reptiles, and marsupials.
Children under 3 years old go for free.
217 Kildare Rd, Doonside NSW 2767, Australia
< a id=”top-15-free”>TOP 15 Free Things to do in Sydney with KidsAfternoon at Royal Botanic Garden Royal Botanic Garden
Always great to spend the afternoon with the kids at Sydney’s most famous garden. Take a free guided walk or check out their page for upcoming events especially during the school holidays. You also have a fantastic view of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge from here too.Stroll the Sydney Harbour Bridge The Rocks
Sydney’s most famous bridge, Sydney Harbour Bridge connects the Northern Suburbs with the Central Business District (CBD). It’s not necessary to climb the Harbour Bridge to enjoy the view. Stroll along the pedestrian pathway instead at the bridge’s eastern side.
Harbour Bridge, Sydney NSW, Australia13Take the Bondi to Coogee Walk Eastern Suburbs
Up for a 6km walk? The cliff-walk route from Bondi to Coogee beach has pleasant scenery along the way which would approximately take about an hour.14Al Fresco Lunch at Bronte Park Bronte
Restaurants can be expensive in Sydney which is why the coin-operated barbecues at Bronte Park make al fresco dining a fun family gathering. You can enjoy the marvelous sea views whilst munching on your barbecued food.
Bronte NSW 2024, Australia15Picnic at Centennial Park Centennial Park
Sydney’s favourite picnic site. Get the whole family out for a ‘free’ lunch outdoors within the inner city.
Centennial Park NSW 2021, Australia16Hit the Beach at Bondi Beach Bondi Beach
Sydney’s most popular beach, Bondi Beach, is a Sydney tourist must see. Spend a sunny afternoon catching some waves, build sandcastles or even a game of beach volleyball.
Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia17Quiet Beach Time at Camp Cove Watsons Bay
If you’re wanting to avoid the crowd at Bondi Beach, you can check out Camp Cove in Watsons Bay. It’s one of Sydney’e more intimate beach and you can throw down a beach towel and chill without the noise of the other beaches.
Watsons Bay NSW 2030, Australia18Free Guided Tour at St. Mary’s Cathedral City of Sydney
Every Sunday at noon, instead of hitting Sunday mass visitors can opt to take a free guided tour of the cathedral and crypt.
2 St Marys Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia19Panoramic View at Observatory Hill Millers Point
Want to see Harbour Bridge from a good view? Take a hike up Observatory Hill for a splendid panaromic view of the impressive bridge and the sights around the river.
1001 Upper Fort St, Millers Point NSW 2000, Australia20Market Visit at the EQ Moore Park Moore Park
The EQ (Entertainment Quarter) hosts regular market days and events a few days a week. It’s free to check out the stalls and if it tempts you, why not treat yourself to their produce and merchandises.
220, 122 Lang Rd, Moore Park NSW 2021, Australia21Light Reading at State Library of New South Wales City of Sydney
Come check out Australia’s oldest library (established in 1826). They have free activities running for children under 5.
Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia22Get Cultured at the Art Gallery of New South Wales City of Sydney
Getting into the Sydney’s premier art institution is free. Check out the Indigenous and Asian art on display. Plus, on Wednesday nights you might get lucky with free talks and films.
Art Gallery Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia23Window Shopping at The Rocks The Rocks
It’ll be hard to resist but you don’t need to spend if you only go window shopping in Sydney’s best shopping districts. You’ll find everything from outdoor traditional markets, french bakeries, the country’s oldest pub, street performers, modern shops but the hidden gems are tucked away in narrow sandstoned-paved alleys.
The Rocks, NSW 2000, Australia24Explore Darling Harbour Darling Harbour
The view from Darling Harbour is worth at least an hour appreciating. Families bring their kids to sit by the steps, bird-feeding, eating an ice cream or catching the sunset.
Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia25Watch Buskers Do Their Thing at Circular Quay City of Sydney
Aside from being an awesome spot to eat and sight-see, some amazing buskers in the city perform at Circular Quay. Look out for players playing aboriginal music, keeping the spirit of Australian traditions alive for the passing tourists.
Circular Quay, Sydney NSW 2000, AustraliaTOP 10 Things to do With Toddlers in SydneyAll Day Fun at Chipmunks Playland and Cafe Macquarie, Bankstown
Australia’s loveable play centres. Chipmunks invites families to spend a day at their centres so the kids can play and the parents can unwind with a cup of coffee. Our favourite branches are in Macquarie and Bankstown.
223/197 Herring Rd, Macquarie Park NSW 2113, Australia
1618 Canterbury Rd, Punchbowl NSW 2196, AustraliaFree City Play Area at Darling Quarter Playground Darling Harbour
Free outdoor play area at the heart of Darling Harbour area. Unwind and let the kids play and interact with the kid sculptures and water fountains.
1-25 Harbour St, Sydney NSW 2000, AustraliaImagine and Play at Wannabees Hornsby
Wannabees is an indoor playcentre where kids can be who they want to be in the ‘Grown Up’ world. Enter a child size city featuring fire and police stations, hospital, post office, restaurant, gym, TV studio, radio station and many more iconic buildings in a real functioning city. Check out the branch in Horsnby.
Shop 2042/236 Pacific Hwy, Hornsby NSW 2077, AustraliaFish Feeding at Chinese Gardens of Friendship Darling Harbour
Take a wander around the beautiful, serene Chinese Gardens. You have the chance to feed the exotic Koi fish at 11.30am daily.
Pier Street, Cnr Harbour St, Darling Harbour NSW 2000, AustraliaPet some animals at Calmsley Hill City Farm Abbotsbury
Sizable farm featuring many animals, interactive shows & tractor rides, plus a picnic area & cafe.
31 Darling St, Abbotsbury NSW 2176, Australia31Beach Swim at North Bondi’s Mermaid’s Pool Bondi Beach
Parents with young kids or babies can still enjoy the beach experience at Mermaid’s Pool. It’s the same sand and sea as Bondi Beach but enclosed and protected.
1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, AustraliaScooter Ride at Ryde Park Ryde
When your toddler is not yet ready for a bike, Ryde Park has a wonderful scooter track for them to zip around in a safe environment.
Ryde NSW 2112, Australia33Play at the Water Park at Philip Ruddock Water Park Dundas Valley
At Dundas Park, there is the Philip Ruddock playground which is popular with the kids because of the water fountains that sprinkle on the playground itself. It’s fantastic during the summer and it’s free!
Yates Ave, Dundas Valley NSW 2117, AustraliaClimb, Bounce and Play at Ultimate Family Fun Centre Northmead
Activities include Dodgems, Trampoline, Foam Pit, Climbing Wall, Slides and more. What else would you want from an ultimate fun centre?
5/1B Redbank Rd, Northmead NSW 2152, AustraliaToddler Friendly Theatre Shows at Darling Quarter Theatre Darling Harbour
Entertaining shows performed by Monkey Baa Theatre, an Australian theatre company for young audiences. Look out for shows aimed at 0 – 4 and 4 and up.
3/1-25 Harbour St, Sydney NSW 2000, AustraliaTop 20 Kids Classes in SydneyMartial Arts Classes at Shirudo Self Defence Castle Hill
Learn self defence for kids and teenagers. Offering various Martial Arts classes located in Castle Hill. One of its classes is Shirurdo which is a hybrid of Karate, Judo, Hapkido and Taekwondo.
8 McMullen Ave, Castle Hill NSW 2154, AustraliaDance Classes at Bourne 2 Dance Cromer
Teaching budding dancers in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, and Acrobatics. For very young dancers, children aged 3 -5 years old can enroll in a Preschooler program where they learn the basics and parents can spectate and support them. Find a class for you in Cromer.
24 Middleton Rd, Cromer NSW 2099, AustraliaGymnastics Classes at Academy of Acrobatics and Gymnastics International Brookvale
Build your child’s coordination, strength, and confidence through a unique and quality style of teaching gymnastics and acrobatics. Join this dynamic club in Brookvale, Northern Beaches.
5a/106 Old Pittwater Rd, Brookvale NSW 2100, AustraliaMartial Arts Classes at Sydney Self Defence Centre Sydenham
Take a free trial class as an introduction practice Yi Quan Kung Fu, a martial art dedicated to promote confidence, self-discipline and focus. Great for kids living in the Sydenham, Inner West area.
47-51 Unwins Bridge Road, Sydenham NSW 2044, AustraliaSports Classes at GoGo Healthy Kids Eastern Suburbs
Children play sports and other activities to promote an active and healthy lifestyle for the kids. There are before and after school classes available, holiday camps and even an option for a birthday party. Check them out in the Eastern Suburbs area.Debate Classes at Sydney Speaking School Willoughby
Seeking to provide your child with an invaluable life skill? Sydney Speaking School in the Northshore area offers holiday and term programs in debating and public speaking to boost their confidence and academic performance.
Willoughby NSW, Australia