Top Things to Do With Kids in Sydney

Sydney is a kid's paradise with numerous attractions to keep them occupied.

From great museums like the Australian Museum and the Powerhouse Museum, to art galleries like the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and the Art Gallery of NSW, your little ones are catered for with child-focused exhibitions and activities. The Sydney Opera House has custom tours and performances just for younger audiences.

You can get your animal fix, whether it be aquatic or land-based at Taronga Zoo, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

Get amongst the fresh air at Centennial Parklands or feel the harbour breeze at Barangaroo Reserve.

Kids will love the fairground games and roller coasters at Luna Park while there's activities and sports aplenty at Sydney Olympic Park.

With so much to see and do, you'll have a riot of family fun in Sydney.

Darling Harbour

This waterside precinct is renowned for its vast array of restaurants, shops and tourist attractions including SEALIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds Sydney, the Powerhouse Museum, Australian National Maritime Museum and a children's playground.  

Australian Museum

Australia's first public museum is dedicated to exploring and understanding the world. Their exhibitions are a joy for adults and kids alike. Collections not to be missed include First Australians and Wild Planet.

Centennial Parklands

Centennial Parklands is a beautiful recreation area in the middle of Sydney’s iconic Eastern Suburbs. Home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, Centennial Parklands is a playground for both adults and children alike. It is one of the few inner city parks with horse-riding facilities as well.

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Be taken on a journey of amazing discovery through 14 themed areas, including the Tropical Bay of Rays, Discovery Rockpool, South Coast Shipwreck, Dugong Island and more. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is also home to the world’s largest collection of Australian aquatic life.

Powerhouse Museum

The Powerhouse Museum contains a unique and diverse collection that spans history, science, technology, design, industry, decorative arts, music, transport and space exploration. Their programs have a strong focus on the ideas and technologies that have changed our world, and the people who created them.

Taronga Zoo

Located on the shores of Sydney Harbour, Taronga Zoo showcases over 4000 animals from all around the world. Get nose to nose with everything from emus to elephants, lions to lizards. There are regular shows and feeding times, with great photo opportunities.

Barangaroo Reserve

Barangaroo Reserve offers spectacular views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, ANZAC Bridge and surrounds. The six-hectare headland has been planted with over 75,000 trees and shrubs. Stroll around the foreshore on the Wulugul Walk, lie back on the Stargazer Lawn or bask in the vast multipurpose space of The Cutaway. 

Art Gallery of New South Wales

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is one of Australia's leading and most popular museums, offering five levels of art. Experience the extensive collection of Australian art, Aboriginal art, the Asian wing with works from China, Japan and South East Asia and see European art from the Renaissance to Victorian times. 

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

Journey around Australia on an all-Aussie animal adventure at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo. Come face to face with one of the world’s largest saltwater crocodiles ‘Rex’ at the amazing Kakadu Gorge. Explore the Kangaroo Walk-About, meet koalas in Gum Tree Valley and more!

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia is dedicated to exhibiting, collecting and interpreting the work of today’s artists from across Australia and around the world.

Sydney Olympic Park

An easy train ride or ferry ride from Sydney's CBD will get you to Sydney Olympic Park. Built for the Sydney 2000 Olympics, Sydney Olympic Park is now known as one of Sydney's major sporting and entertainment venues. There are lots of family-friendly activities to enjoy and plenty of green spaces to explore. 

Madame Tussauds Sydney

The world famous wax attraction Madame Tussauds Sydney allows you to get up close and personal with the world’s iconic celebrities and our very own Aussie stars! With exciting, interactive zones Madame Tussauds combines glitz and glamour with incredible history.  

Luna Park Sydney

  Luna Park is Sydney’s top entertainment precinct of many faces! Bring the family and enjoy a day of fun on The Wild Mouse—Sydney’s favourite rollercoaster, the ferris wheel, Coney Island, mirror maze or the numerous other rides and attractions.

Sydney Opera House

Designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon and completed in 1973, the Sydney Opera House is one of Sydney's defining structures. With its distinctive sculptural shell, it's a full-scale performing arts complex with multiple major performance spaces.