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Looking for the best fun kids activities in Sydney? There’s more to Sydney than the tourists hot spots found at the CBD and the many beaches and harbours that this city is more known for. Sydney families can find great activities in each of the main suburbs. See below as we breakdown each of the suburbs for the top kids activities in Sydney.
City of Sydney Inner West Eastern Suburbs North Shore Northern Suburbs Northern Beaches Hills District Canterbury-Bankstown St George and Sutherland Shire Macarthur Regions Parramatta, Penrith and Greater Western Sydney
Kids Activities in the City of Sydney
At the heart of the City of Sydney is the Central Business District. This is popular amongst the tourists especially as this is the site where you can see the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. On the weekends what’s great is that as this is a business district, you are free to walk around without the congested feel of workers commuting to their offices.
Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, The Rocks, Royal Botanic Garden, Bondi Beach, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, Powerhouse Museum, St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney Tower Eye, Hyde Park, Chinese Garden of Friendship
Escape Rooms, Indoor Gaming
With 60 seconds on the timer, you need to get your thinking caps on to solve puzzles and escape the room. Remember, it’s all about teamwork! Are you and your family game to crack the mystery?
4/393 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
Sightseeing and Tours
Love a good scavenger hunt? For families looking for something different, why not take them out down to the city centre for some quality family bonding time. Trail Quests are downloadble, self-guided treasure hunts. All the clues are permanent structures and it’s a great way to do some sightseeing. Click here for more information.
Sydney, NSW 2000
Family Friendly Restaurants
Dine out alfresco style with a view of Sydney Harbour. Casa Ristorante Italiano serves the most authentic Italian pizza’s in the area. What better way to experience dining out in Sydney’s CBD? Be sure as well to try out the pizza making classes for the kids to learn how to kneed pasta like a true maestro.
48 The Promenade, Sydney NSW 2000
Family Friendly Restaurants
After strolling along Darling Harbour, you might as well maximise the fantastic ambience by dining at Blackbird Cafe and be sure to request a window seat. Each food item on the robust menu is Instagram-worthy and the taste lives up to its appearance. It’s kid-friendly, especially during the holidays as they have events happening like free-facepainting.
1 Wheat Road, Darling Harbour NSW 2000, Australia
Ice Skating, Winter Sports
Get your icing skates on and enjoy the exclusive space to enjoy all that ICE ZOO has to offer.
689 Gardeners Rd, Alexandria Sydney NSW 2015
Winter Sports, Indoor Gaming
Here’s something unique and different – if you ever wanted to try out winter sports then here’s your chance of experiencing Indoor Ski & Snowboarding through a simulator.
The Entertainment Quarter, 122 Lang Road, Moore Park, Sydney NSW 2021
Alexandria, Beaconsfield, Centennial Park, Chippendale, Darlinghurst, Dawes Point, Elizabeth Bay, Haymarket, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney CBD, The Rocks
Kids Activities in The Inner West
Situated still at the heart of what’s going on in Sydney, the Inner West of Sydney is known for its burgeoning arts and foodie scene. Best of all, there are many kid-friendly restaurants to choose from including dessert parlours, cafés, gelaterias and more. There is also a young vibrant feel here; you get to see the colourful street art on display on buildings and even churches – but don’t let that intimidate you, it just means the place has a lot of character.
Sydney Olympic Park, The University of Sydney, Central Railway Station, Petersham Park, Pioneers Memorial Park, Street art on many streets
Wanting to treat yourself to delicious ice cream that’s out of this world? You won’t have to look too far as Cow & The Moon offer very unusual but sensational flavours like 1) Lemon, Lime & Ginger 2) Salted Caramel Banana and 3) Passionfruit Creme. No wonder they keep winning awards for best gelato of the year.
181 Enmore Road, Enmore, Sydney NSW 2042
Family Friendly Restaurants
If you’re looking to take your family somewhere that is an escape from the city life but not travelling too far, then this quaint café and kitchen garden promises to impress. Its wholesome menu comprises of organic produce coming directly from the luscious open garden and bread and pastry baked by the onsite artisan bakery. What’s great is that there is always a reason to come visit with reoccuring kids classes to keep the little ones entertained and learning to appreciate food.
Building 7A, 2 Huntley Street, Alexandria, Sydney NSW 2015
Indoor Sports and Leisure
Known for hosting the Millenium Olympic Games back in 2000, Sydney-goers can still visit this historic park and check out family fun activities that are on offer daily.
Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney NSW 2127
Sign up to art classes for kids, teenagers and high school students. “We try to motivate and harness your artisitic talents”.
Shop 5 The Strand Croydon, Sydney NSW 2132
Make this your climbing playground. Climb on our huge array of walls with or without a rope!
Unit 4C/1-7, Unwins Bridge Road St PetersSydney NSW 2044
Ashfield, Balmain, Beaconsfield, Burwood, Dulwich Hill, Enmore, Glebe, Leichhardt, Marrickville, Newtown, Strathfield, Sydney Olympic Park
Kids Activities in Eastern Suburbs
This is where the families retreat for the weekends. Bondi Beach, being the most iconic of all the beaches in Sydney because of its sweeping white-sand. Take a dip into the Tasman Sea, stroll along the neighbouring beaches like Coogee Beach and Bronte Beach or relax at a nearby café for some chill time.
Coogee Beach, Bronte Beach, Bondi Beach, Perceival Park, Rose Bay, Rushcutters Bay Park, Watsons Bay
Family Friendly Restaurants
After hitting the waves all day, you’ll want to grab a bite at Bonditony’s Burger Joint for some seriously tasty burgers and fingerlicking-good wings. If the kids can’t handle the big bite, there is an equally delicious kids menu.
144 Glenayr Avenue, Bondi Beach, Sydney NSW 2026
Indoor Gaming, Ten Pin Bowling, Laser Tag, Escape Room
This isn’t just your standard bowling alley. Aside from 12 bowling lanes, there is a million-dollar laser tag arena, private karaoke rooms, pool tables and next-level escape room. This is the ultimate entertainment zone for the families to have a fun-filled day.
207/122 Lang Rd, Sydney NSW 2021
Outdoor Sports, Camps, Party Needs
Need to send your kids off to a school holiday camp? Working with selected schools like The Scots College, Waverly Council, Canada Bay Council, Grand Slam Tennis and Cammary Tennis club, kids have fun and get physical during the holidays. Check out their upcoming programs and sign up before slots get filled!
Eastern Suburbs Sydney NSW 2026
Art and Crafts, Art Classes, Party Needs, Camps
Looking to celebrate your birthday in a creative way? Why not add a little arts and crafts as part of the kids entertainment? Additionally, Plaster Master also hosts summer camps and evening classes. Check out their page to get more information about the upcoming activities.
333 Old South Head Road Bondi, Sydney NSW 2026
Alexandria, Bondi Junction, Centennial Park, Coogee, Darlinhurst, Mascot, Paddington, Redfern, Surry Hills, Vaucluse, Waterloo, Zetland
Kids Activities in North Shore
Split into two, Upper North Shore and Lower North Shore are situated north across the bay of Sydney’s central business district. You can get an amazing view of Sydney Opera House from North Sydney district of Kurraba or Cremorne point. Lower North Shore is ripe with strips of restaurants and cafes with an amazing view of the CBD. Upper North Shore is primarily residential with large fields and golf courses.
Sydney Harbour Bridge, Taronga Zoo, Admirality House, Kirribilli House, Luna Park, Balmoral Beach, Horbsbury Water Clock, Echo Point Park, Northpoint Tower, Zenith Towers
Unleash your inner laserwarrior with this fun Laser Tag experience. Their unique laser tag games has made them a favourite – fun to play indoors or outdoors!
1-7 Bruce Ave, Killara Sydney NSW 2071
Killara, Hornsby, Lindfield, St Ives, Warrawee, Lane Cove, Mosman, Northbirdge, Waverton, Willoughby, Woolwich, Killara,
Kids Activities in The Northern Suburbs
Sandwiched between Parramatta District and North Shores is a suburb that isn’t quite defined like the other Sydney suburbs. It’s primarily a residential area for families and students. Take advantage of the parks and easy access to the commercial centre in the east and nature to the west.
Lanecove National Park, Boronia Park, Kissing Point, Macquarie Centre, Macquarie University, Monash Park, Morrisons Bay, The Ryde Civic Plaza
This iconic ice rink has been a playground for those who love to skate. Even professional competitors for the Olympics have trained on this very ice. Whether it is for recreational or training purposes, make this your go-to place for ice skating.
Macquarie Shopping Centre, Herring Rd and Waterloo Rd, Macquarie Park, Sydney NSW 2113
Carlingford, Eastwood, Epping, Gladesville, North Epping, North Ryde, Pennant Hills, Ryde, Thornleigh, West Ryde, Macquarie Park
Kids Activities in The Northern Beaches
Tired of the crowded beaches in the Eastern Beaches? Go further out and you will find in the North Beaches plenty more quieter spots to relax on the sand. At the insular peninsula, you will see a better version of Sydney that would make you think of paradise.
Spit Bridge, Cabbage Tree Bay, Manly Library, Manly Art Gallery, North Head Sanctuary.
This is a dancing community where students feel safe to express themselves. Nurturing the talents of tomorrow’s dancers, each student is supported and inspired to reach their full potential. Be the best dancer that you can be!
24 Middleton Road Cromer, Sydney NSW 2099
A dynamic new club that aims to develop children’s physical feat, strength, coordination, flexibibilit, confidence and much more. For those with a passion for Acrobatics Gymnastics, get training from highly qualified and experienced coaches.
5a/107 Old Pittwater, Brookvale, Sydney NSW 2100
Manly, Belrose, Beacon Hill, Brookvale, Cromer, Dee Why, Fairlight, Seaforth, Warringa, Pittwater, Curl Curl, Oxford Falls, Belrose, Mona Vale
Kids Activities in the Hills District
For nature lovers, this district has numerous parks and reserves to take leisurely strolls around and doing recreational activities. It has attracted a lot of young families looking for a less congested living environment, far from the city centre however it still has a vibrant night-time setting that even competes with the elites found near the Northern Beaches.
Windsor Road, Castle Hill Heritage Park, Cattai National Park, Cumberland State Forst, Balaka Falls, Glenhaven Oval
Wage war out in the outdoors.
290-312 Annangrove Rd, Rouse Hill NSW 2155
Bella Vista, Castle Hill, Glenwood, Kings Langley, Rouse Hill, West Pennant Hills, The Ponds, Winston Hills
Kids Activities in Canterbury-Bankstown
Situated between the the bigger regions like Greater Western Sydney, South Western and the Inner City lies a hub that is brimming with multi-ethnicity. The Cantebury-Bankston suburb is an epicentre of Australian migration. With that, there is a lot of vibrant culture meshing together particularly in Lakemba, Bankstown and Liverpool. Sydneysiders like to flock here to check out the asian markets for exotic imports as well trying authentic family-owned Chinese and Arabic restaurants.
Olympic Parade, Bankstown Aviation Museum, Bankstown City Gardens
Enjoy the huge foam pit, rock climbing, trampoline zone and awesome ninja warrior course! While the little kids have their smaller trampoline area, the older kids (and parents) get the whole park as their playground of fun.
Unit 1, 4 Brunker Rd, Chullora Sydney NSW 2190
Featuring indoor climbing walls up to 11 metres tall. Kids aged 5 and up will learn how to climb safely with guidance from qualified instructors.
8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown, Sywn NSW 2200
“The adult friendly kids cafe” Come for dinner Friday & Saturday Nights and the kids play for free!
283 Homer St, EarlwoodSydney NSW 2206
Canterbury, Campsie, Croydon Park, Lakemba, Punchbowl, Regents Park, Revesby, Villawood, Wiley Park
Kids Activities in St George and Sutherland Shire
Historically, when Captain Cook sailed the HMS Endeavour into Botany Bay, he led the fleet up the Georges River and there the Captain Cook Bridge stands as the perfect spot to catch a gorgeous sunset. This bridge connects St George and Sutherland Shire. What is interesting about this area is that it offers lots of astonishing outdoor dining spots with a view of the sea and other unique vantage points for firework displays and catching the sunset (try observing from Carss Park or Kogarah Bay). Moving south to Sutherland Shire, you can get some more tan at Cronulla beach, but if you’re not up for the sun then head behind the beach to Cronulla Park which has plenty of shade for the kids to play in. If you’re wanting to do a bit of real estate voyeurism then check out the mansions at Sandringham and the artificial floating houses on Sylvania Waters.
Beverley Park, Carrs Bush Park, Kogarah Bay, Brighton Le Sands, Grand Parade, Sandringham, Captain Cook Bridge, Taren Point, Cronulla Beach, Sydney International Airport
Hop on board to the past as you ride along a an old tram at the Sydney Tramway Museum. It’s a unique attraction found in the Sutherland Shire, located right next to the railway station.
Pitt St, Loftus Sydney, NSW 2232
Situated at Taren Point Bowling Club, this bistro serves the finest Australian and Asian cuisines. Pefect for families looking to dine out in the heart of Sutherland Shire.
203 Holt Rd, Taren Point Sydney NSW 2229
Serving the best wood fired pizza in the area! La Pizzeria serves up pizza the way we love it – thin crispy bases, delicious Napoli sauce, light on the toppings and great quality cheese. Perfecto!
313/309 Forest Rd, Bexley, Sydney NSW 2207
Beverly Hills, Beverley Park, Bonnet Bay, Kogarah, Oyster Bay, Penhurst, Sylvania Waters,
Kids Activities in Macarthur Regions
We can’t blame you if you want to escape the city and head south west to Macarthur. This region is comprised of Campbelltown and Camden and offers a lot of surprising activities for the adventurous, nature lovers and even award-winning dining spots. Steeped in colonial history, you can take a tour at the local museums which showcases the timeline of Sydney’s social and agricultural development. Thanks to the region’s abundance and access to the local food producers and wineries, you are sure to have an exquisite dining experience, sampling the finest and freshest produce. But if you’re seeking adventure, then travelling this far outdoors opens the possibilities for daring pursuits like hot air balloon riding, skydiving, horseback riding, go-karting and mountain biking.
Koshigaya Park, Japanese Garden, Camden Museum, Elizabeth Farm, Belgenny Farm
Set amongst the bushlands of Denham court, trot along on horseback around the sprawling 360 hecatre farm.
205 Campbelltown Road Denham Court SydneyNSW 2565
Campbelltown, Camden, Denham Court, Glenworth Valley
Kids Activities in Parramatta, Penrith, and Greater Western Sydney
The Greater Western suburbs of Sydney is vast and the further out you go the closer you are to nature. This list consists of the districts that make up Auburn, Blacktown, Fairfield, Holroyd, Liverpool, Parramatta and Penrith. Parramatta is seeing a big increase in development properties, both commercial and residential. Further out is Penrith which is a neighbour to the Blue Mountains. So if ever you are needing the fresh air? Go venture further west!
Parramatta Park, Regatta Centre, Nepean River, Nepean Gorge, Warragamba Dam, Penrith Whitewater Stadium, Featherdale Wildlife Park,
Wanting an excuse to brave the outdoors? Eagle Rock Adventures can put together quality, fun packages that gets you to explore the best of Sydney’s natural beauty. They’ll take you abseiling in the Blue Mountains, canyoning to the Southern Highlands, as well as kayaking to the Sydney Opera House or to the Royal National Park. Plan a full day of adventure and have lots of fun!
160 Katoomba St, Katoomba Sydney NSW 2780
Auburn, Blacktown, Rouse Hill, Fairfield, Villawood, Holroyd, Liverpool, Parramatta, Penrith