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 a 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 the ultimate family fun 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.

BRIDGECLIMB FAMILY OFFER: GET 30% OFF STANDARD CHILD PRICES

For a limited time, families can take advantage of BridgeClimb’s special family offer where kids can Climb for 30% off the standard child price with an accompanying adult. Simply enter ‘FAMILY30’ at checkout to get your family discount. 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

GET 30% OFF STANDARD CHILD PRICES

2. Meet your favourite animals at Sydney Zoo

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

Word on the street is there’s a new Sydney Zoo in town 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. 

Families with children of all ages can snatch up Sydney Zoo ticket packages at the grand opening rate!

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.

4. dress up under the famous sails

Visit Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000

If you thought the Opera House was only reserved for adults, think again! There is plenty of room for the kids to get amongst the theatre fun too. For those especially with stardom in their eyes, take them along on a Junior Adventure Tour where they can learn peculiar facts about Sydney’s famous sails with an expert guide. The whole family are encouraged to join and let their imaginations run free with opportunities to dress up in costume, like a ballerina or an Egyptian pharaoh – really anything or anyone. 

This tours run during NSW School Holidays for a duration of one hour (but we have a feeling they won’t want that time to end). Put this activity on the family to do list by booking here for April & July school holidays. 

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

FAMILY BRIDGECLIMB FAQS

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 Express Climb (2.5 hours) you will reach the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, but with faster prep and a quicker ascent!  

- Does your child have a fear of heights?
The Sampler Climb goes half way to the top and gives you and your family a taste of the BridgeClimb experience. It’s also just 1.5 hours!

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.  

In addition, in response to the bushfires in Australia – our team are also taking potential smoke haze into account, and climbs have been rescheduled when air quality was below a level deemed safe for climbing. For more information on BridgeClimb’s bushfire response, click here.

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

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

 

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