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Top Kids Attractions in Sydney

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Published June 29th 2017
Check out this list of "kidtastic" activities & attractions
Sydney is a fun and fascinating city and it is jam-packed with an array of attractions.

The list below features the top attractions that are child-friendly, making a visit to Sydney with the kids a stress-free day out!

Sydney City is jam-packed with kid friendly activities & attractions!

1. Circular Quay
Circular Quay is the perfect spot to begin a day filled with kid attractions and entertainment. It is the best place to enjoy ferry hopping to Sydney islands and city suburbs. The kids can also enjoy the iconic and spectacular Sydney Opera House, where there is an array of activities and attractions ranging from babies to teenagers to enjoy.
The little ones will also enjoy strolling along the foreshore and sweeping green spaces of the Royal Botanic Gardens. Click here for the website.

Sydney Opera House is the highlight of Circular Quay as well as home to many kid friendly activities...

2. Zoos & Aquariums
Sydney is home to some of the best zoos and aquariums. The kids will love running around exploring nature and animals with an array of interactive displays, activities, exhibits to explore, talks and feeding shows.
The top zoos and aquariums across Sydney city include:
- Taronga Zoo- Mosman
- Wildlife Sydney- Darling Harbour
- Sea Life Sydney Aquarium - Darling Harbour
- Many Sea Life Aquarium (will be closing down- see website for closure date)

The kids will love the abundance of wildlife & marine life found at Sydney Zoos & Aquariums

3. Interactive Museums & Galleries
Let the imaginations of your little ones run wild at one of the many museums and galleries.
The top museums and galleries across Sydney city include:
- Powerhouse Museum
- Hyde Park Barracks
- Elizabeth Farm
- Sydney Mint
- Australian Museum
- Australian National Maritime Museum
- Art Gallery of New South Wales
-Madame Tussauds Sydney

The kids will enjoy the interactive activities at the Powerhouse Museum- Image Courtesy from Powerhouse Museum Facebook

4. Amusement Parks
Every child, regardless of their age, loves the thrills and fun of amusement parks. And they are the best way to keep them entertained al day long. Luna Park is a point of interest attraction which features amusement rides and carnival entertainment.
For Amusement Parks outside of Sydney city:
- Urban Jungle Adventure Park - Sydney Olympic Park
- Wet n' Wild Sydney- Prospect
- Jamberoo Theme Park- Jamberoo

Image Courtesy from Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre Facebook

5. Parks & Playgrounds
Sydney city features more than 188 hectares of park coverage, with some including iconic and award-winning parks, historic and heritage parks and off-leash or dog-friendly parks. The kids will love getting outside and enjoying nature with the many parks and playgrounds across Sydney city with safe, fenced spaces and an array of playgrounds with equipment features. Click here for the website of parks and playgrounds across Sydney city.

There are plenty gardens and parks for the kids to run around and enjoy the great outdoors...

6. Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour is a gateway to kid attractions! It is home to the top attractions such as Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Wildlife Zoo, Madame Tussuads Wax Museum, 9D Action Cinema, Australian National Maritime Museum, Chinese Garden of Friendship, Darling Harbour Children's Playground, Tumbalong Park, Jet Boat rides, Kingpin Bowling, and Powerhouse Museum.

The little ones will love the abundance of attractions at Darling Harbour

7. Sydney Tower Eye
No visit to Sydney is complete without a 360 degree view of the City! The kids will absolutely love being "skyhigh" with this experience at the Observation Deck and the 4D Cinema pre-show experience. If the kids are feeling adventurous then Skywalk is also a must do attraction. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Sydney Tower Eye Facebook

8. Sydney Observatory
The kids will love discovering the wonders of the day and night sky, as they immerse themselves with astronomy experiences! There are Family Night Tours as well as other tours too. Click here for the website.

Admire the stars at the Sydney Observatory- Image Courtesy from Sydney Observatory Facebook
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Why? Perfect kids entertainment, activities & attractions at Sydney city & surrounds
When: All year round
Where: Sydney City & Surrounds
Cost: Free & ticketed attractions - check above
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