This summer throughout the month of January the Sydney Opera House will be hosting Summer Playground, a Coney Island inspired pop-up cocktail bar designed for family and friends to relax and absorb some sunshine. Guests and travellers alike will get to stroll along the western boardwalk of the Sydney Opera House, taking advantage of Sydney's spectacular views while enjoying a selection of food, drinks and entertainment.
Summer Playground will have something for everyone, including a special line up of entertainers, musicians and fun activities for both children and adults. The pop-up venue will also double as a vintage carnival-themed restaurant allowing revellers to chill out before and after shows. Guests can expect a carnival-inspired food frenzy with hatted head chef Lauren Murdoch at the helm courtesy of Portside Sydney. Get ready for a selection of New York style gourmet hotdogs, burgers, fairy floss, toffee apples and popcorn. Harbourside cocktails will also be on the menu, along with glasses of Moët and Chandon.
Summer Playground kicks off every day from 10am with carnival games for kids and adults, and runs late into the evening so guests can enjoy the starlight and Sydney Harbour outdoor dining. There are also plenty of fairground games, just adjacent to a giant sandpit. Entertainment in the form of musicians and performers will vary depending on the day. On select days there is even a Samsung Virtual Reality Rollercoaster to enjoy. The full Summer Playground entertainment program can be found here.
Smash-hit cabaret shows playing at the Sydney Opera House for Sydney Festival are also just a stone's throw away. Some of these include Club Swizzle and the French hipster circus Barbu, in addition to the world-premiere of Circus 1903. There are also a number of family-friendly shows on offer, including the likes of George's Marvellous Medicine and Emily Brown and the Thing in addition to the brand new Deadly 60 show.
As an added bonus, any guests attending shows at the Opera House during the month of January will be treated to a half price cocktail at the Summer Playground bar. This will specifically be the Chandon S summer cocktail on ice. The offer is available either before or after any performance.