If you’re holidaying in Sydney and you have kids, it’s essential that you find activities they’ll enjoy because kids get bored much faster than adults. Do your research first so you don’t have to spend time planning once you arrive. Searching the internet will give you loads of activities to choose from including the ones listed below.
What kid doesn’t like amusement parks? Luna Park is one of the best Australian places for kids. They can spend hours on the wide variety of rides from the mild ones such as the Ferris wheel and the dodgem cars to the wild rides such as the roller coasters and other hair-raising rides almost guaranteed to separate you from your lunch if you have a weak stomach.
Most kids love animals of all shapes and sizes so a visit to Taronga Zoo is also a must for the family with over 2900 exotic and local species for you to see. Lions, chimpanzees, Asian elephants, penguins, giraffes, snow leopards and Kodiak bears are just some of the creatures you’ll discover while enjoying your day out at the zoo.
You can feed some of the animals if you wish. There’s a fantastic seal show and also the Free Flight Bird Show which is held in the zoo’s amphitheatre. You can ride on the Sky Safari cable car and look down on the enclosures from above for a different viewpoint.
Apart from Taronga Zoo, there are lots of other venues to check out if the kids really love seeing creatures of all kinds. Wildlife World has a vast assortment of creatures including snakes, wallabies, birds and an immense butterfly habitat with thousands of butterflies of different sizes and colours.
If the kids like sea creatures, they can visit the Aquarium in Sydney or Oceanworld in Manly. Both of these exciting venues allow you to get up close to exotic, and sometimes dangerous, underwater creatures to see them in their natural habitat without any fear thanks to the glass enclosures and tunnels.
Everyone loves movies and what better way to enjoy them than by viewing them in Darling Harbour’s IMAX Cinema with the world’s largest screen. 2D and 3D movies are shown here and some of the views are spectacular as you really feel like you’re part of the action, no matter whether it’s Mt. Everest, outer space or anywhere else on our planet.
Sydney’s Observatory is the oldest one in Australia and you can check out over 150 years of meteorology and astronomy. Gaze at the stars and planets through the use of amazing technology in the 3D Space Theatre. Learn how the Aborigines used to navigate by the stars and see the original chronometer used by Matthew Flinders to map out Australia.
Go up to the top of Sydney Tower for breath-taking 360 degree views, enjoy an amazing 3D virtual reality ride across Australia and walk out onto the Skywalk, where you walk on glass floors and can look down at the city beneath you where real life goes on as normal.
With so much to see and do in Sydney, you’ll never be bored and you can come back again and again and still find new things to do for the whole family.