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Sydney, Australia is one of the most beautiful places to visit with the kids. Often referred to as Emerald City, Sydney is the ultimate place to have fun with the kids. Some of Australia’s best-loved beaches reside in Sydney as well as ultimate things to do with the kids. 

Sydney is a great place to explore with the family with some of the most amazing regions like New South Wales, Hunter Valley, Blue Mountains and the Central Coast.  

There are so many fun things to do in Sydney with the kids. From riding the waves at Bondi beach or learning circus-style acrobatics, there are so many wonderful places to visit in Sydney, Australia with the kids.

If you’re looking for fun things to do in Sydney with the little ones then look no further. Take a look at our top picks of things to do with kids in Sydney, Australia.

Tip for travelling with kids to Sydney, get the Sydney Pass to help save money on attractions including the aquarium, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Zoo and Blue Mountains explorer. 

Head over to the Blue Mountains

Whilst visiting Sydney with the little ones be sure to take an excursion to the Blue Mountains. If you’re a family that enjoys trekking then the Blue Mountains is one of the most scenic places to visit just West of Sydney. 

Walk the Bondi to Coogee route 

Sydney is known for having some of the world’s best beaches. Scattered with swanky beach clubs and restaurants to visit. This walking route is easily done in an hour and a half. There are lots of parks and playgrounds to help keep the little ones entertained. Watch out for the migrating whales during Winter. This route is not suitable for strollers so wouldn’t suit a family with very young kids.

Ride the Harbour Ferry

Sydney Harbour is the main jewel in the downtowns crown. Not only is it extremely picturesque, but it also makes a great travel option to jump on one of Sydney’s many ferries. Take a trip along the harbour and enjoy the scenic views. Travelling by ferry is one of the easiest ways to get to the beach at Manly and Taronga Zoo.

Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo is a great place to visit with the kids. One of the most well-known kid's activities to visit in Sydney. Situated in of the most scenic spots of Sydney Harbour, this zoo is home to the local koalas, gorillas and big cats to name a few! For the little ones, there is a playground with farm animals. 

Sea life Aquarium

Take the little ones to Sydney’s underwater aquarium. Home to many wonderful sea life such as the mantra rays, giant carbs, sharks and lots of wonderful exotic fish. 

Now you have your list of fun things to do with the kids in Sydney, you will need to find a family-friendly place to stay. 

Listed below are some of our top picks that suit all kinds of budgets and are perfectly located not too far from the nearby attractions. 

Cambridge Hotel

This hotel has many beautiful affordable family suites. Located close to the city centre in the Surrey Hills, here you can stay in a lovely neighbourhood suitable for families with kids of all ages. 

Sydney Harbour YHA

Families touring Australia and looking for affordable accommodation can stay in the YHA dorms or private rooms. All rooms are suitable for families with kids of all ages. The Sydney Harbour has a great rooftop terrace which offers one of the best views of Sydney Harbour. 

Four Seasons Sydney 

If you’re looking for somewhere luxurious to stay with the family then we recommend the Four Seasons. Located Downtown, this beautiful hotel has a private swimming pool and wonderfully decorated rooms. 

Sydney hosts some of the world’s best beaches and beautiful seasons. Whether you decide to visit during the crisp winter mornings, breezy autumn or summertime, Sydney has the perfect climate for your vacation. 

December- February Summer Season 

Summertime in Sydney is one of the best seasons the enjoy the great outdoors. With longer days, plenty of sunshine, sunset cruises, paddle boarding, outdoor attractions and just about every water sport you can think of, Sydney is glorious during the summertime. The temperatures can get exceptionally hot during the summertime, so pack plenty of sun cream, suitable clothing and water.

March to May Autumn Season

Autumn time in Sydney tends to be quieter with the temperatures dropping. Visiting during Autumn you can expect to pay less for your vacation including the attractions. Autumn time is a great time of year to visit Australia. 

June to August Winter Season

The weather during Winter is significantly cooler and the air boasts a crisp freshness. There is still plenty of sunshine but milder temperatures and colder evenings. 


There are many wonderful parts of Sydney to visit with the kids. Depending on what attractions you want to visit, there are plenty of beautiful places to visit and stay.

Listed below are some of the best places to visit during your vacation with the kids.


Manly is one of those places that offers the very best of both worlds both the relaxed vibe and the cosmopolitan buzz. Just a short ferry ride; Manly boasts a beautiful and vibrant coastal atmosphere. Manly has everything your family needs for a great vacation. 

The little ones can enjoy surfing lessons at the Manly surf school or try snorkelling at Shelly beach. Be sure to visit Fairy Bower Pool, a popular spot for families.


This laid-back beach and sparkling blue ocean are one of the world’s most famous beaches. Families flock to Bondi every year to soak up the Australian sun, swim in the iconic ocean and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Families can enjoy the suburb seaside vibe along with the city's charms. 

Families can enjoy visiting Sculpture by the sea or walking along the coastal route to Coogee. This picturesque walk is a 6km track carved into the sandstone cliffs. 

Palm Beach

Palm beach is another wonderful place where families can enjoy the beautiful beaches and take part in many of the great water sports on offer. Palm Beach spans over 2.3km from Little Head to Barrenjoey Head. Whilst visiting Palm Beach be sure to visit Kur-gai Chase National Park and enjoy the day walking around the beautiful park with the little ones. 

One of the joys of going on vacation is tasting the local cuisine. Australia food offers a superb range of delicious foods with locally sourced ingredients. If you’re a family that enjoys tasting new dishes then you’re in for a treat in Sydney.

The little ones have so many choices to keep their little taste buds satisfied. Listed below are some of Sydney’s most iconic foods you must try.

Kangaroo fillets

For many people, this is the must-try dish when visiting Australia. Kangaroo meat is lean, strong flavoured and very juicy. The locals eat it regularly. You can find it on most menus in local restaurants and pubs. If you’re looking to try some roo then head over to the Barangaroo House where they serve it with munthari (a local native berry)


Fresh seafood is Australia’s speciality. There are so many wonderful restaurants serving up small plates such as soft-shell crab sliders, rock oysters, grilled Tasmanian scallops and beer-battered fish and chips. The little ones will enjoy the fresh deep-fried fish and triple-cooked chips which is a must-try on any local Sydney restaurant menu.


Lamington is a sponge cake served in a square shape, covered in chocolate sauce and desiccated coconut. This beloved delicacy is considered to be one of Australia’s national cakes and can be found in many bakeries all over Sydney. The little ones will love this sweet treat and if you’re lucky you can request for it to be filled with jam and cream.

Potato Cake

This fried potato cake is a common dish for the locals in Sydney. Popular with the little ones, this delicious snack consists of a crispy layer of potato and soft mash on the inside. Often served as an accompaniment with fish dishes or eggs. Treat the little ones to an afternoon snack of potato cake after a long day out in the sun.

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