Fun things to do in Sydney with kids

If you ask us, the best family friendly adventures take place outside - where you can enjoy the fresh air and less screen distractions! If you are looking for an outdoor family activity that doesn’t just involve heading to your local park or favourite beach, here are our best picks on where you can experience a fun family adventure in Sydney.

Let’s not forget how much the big kids (adults) will appreciate that precious quality time together, with this ultimate kid focused count down!

1. Treat the whole family with an unforgettable BridgeClimb

Visit BridgeClimb Sydney at 3 Cumberland St, The Rocks NSW 2000

Scaling the arches with BridgeClimb is one of Sydney’s must-do activities. Over 4 million climbers from all over the globe have made the journey to the top to admire Sydney’s spectacular and sparkling harbour views. Open 364 days a year means you can climb during any season, with twilight hours a crowd favourite time to book. Climbs are guided by an expert Climb Leader who’ll share historical facts and stories about the Bridge’s significance (with a cheesy pun or two!). The kids will particularly eat up the fact that they’re walking in the footsteps of their favourite heroes like David Beckham, Katy Perry and even Toy Story’s Buzz & Woody. Now that definitely qualifies for bragging rights back at school.

SCHOOL HOLIDAY SPECIAL OFFER: 15% off standard Summit Day and Summit Insider Day Climb ticket prices when purchased as a Family Bundle*

*We understand that families come in various shapes and sizes, but for our new family bundles, we've chosen to focus on the most commonly seen family structures at BridgeClimb. If you have a larger family, you can choose the bundle that best suits your needs and easily add extra Climbers at standard ticket prices when making your booking. Children must be aged 8-15 inclusive (and at least 1.2 metres tall) to participate. More information on what to expect when climbing with children, check out the Climb FAQs


2. Meet your favourite animals at Sydney Zoo

Visit Sydney Zoo at 700 Great Western Hwy, Bungarribee NSW 2767

Head West to Sydney Zoo, where you can say hello to some furry friends in a safari-like experience. Yes, that means most exhibits are cage-free, but the zoo’s uniquely designed boardwalk allows the kids to see their favourite kings of the jungle - the lions, giraffes or elephants - grazing below them. The zoo also houses an aquarium and an underground enclosure for reptiles and nocturnal creatures. If your kids go bananas for animals, best to lock in a family outing at Sydney Zoo on the weekend where they can spend the whole day as a mini-zookeeper. 

3. A family adventure exploring Scenic World

Visit Scenic World at Violet St &, Cliff Dr, Katoomba NSW 2780

Taking a day trip out to Blue Mountains’ Scenic World offers a variety of fun and adventure for the whole family. For something laid-back, take the walkway and let the kids roar their way through the Jurassic rainforest. If the whole team is game for ‘cliffhanger’ thrills, you can find one of the steepest railway rides here or hop on the skywalk and be amazed by the best views overlooking Katoomba Falls, the Three Sisters, Mt Solitary and Jamison Valley. Why not make Scenic World your next long weekend family fun getaway? 

Grab an early bird Scenic World Family Discovery Pass to enjoy unlimited rides all day! Includes two adults and up to five kids. All Scenic World experiences are suitable for children of all ages.

BridgeClimb Sydney can’t wait to welcome your family for an unforgettable experience soon!


Child prices account for ages 8 to 15 inclusive.

  • Safety is, and always will be, our number one priority for all of our Climbers.
  • We will equip kids of this age in smaller suits, belts, mittens, or fleeces based on the day’s weather conditions.
  • Climbing the Bridge is a family-friendly experience. The stories our Climb Leaders share during the experience are appropriate for a broad age range, including children.
  • Children will be required to climb with and next to their parent/guardian.
  • To climb the Bridge, children must be at least 8 years old and 1.2m tall to participate.
  • Parents/guardians must remain with their children throughout the Climb experience and must assist BridgeClimb staff by managing their equipment preparation and behaviour.

To find out more, please visit Pre-Climb Checklist or speak to our staff for advice.

Children can complete any BridgeClimb experience. However, here’s a few helpful tips to assist with choosing the right experience for you and your family:

- Is it hard to keep your child entertained for over 3 hours?
On the Summit Insider Climb (2.5 hours) you will reach the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, but with faster prep and a quicker ascent!  

We offer a range of flexible payment options for you to pay for your family BridgeClimb experience. These include Afterpay & Zip, allowing for you to pay in instalments.

We are an all-weather experience and equip you in all the gear you’ll need to keep you safe and comfortable based on the day’s weather conditions. We will postpone climbs during electrical storms or during times of extremely high winds.  

If you still have any concerns, please feel free to contact one of our team members on +61 2 8274 7777.

If you still have any concerns, please feel free to contact one of our team members on 1300 90 80 57.