Life with kids in Sydney City
Spark young imaginations with rhymes, music, singing and puppets in an animated sing-a-long for toddlers.
Join animated sing-a-long sessions in Mandarin for babies and toddlers.
Do you have a 3-8 year old who needs help using their balance bike?
ARTbaby is designed especially for babies under 12 months old. The program is divided into two sections: a 45-minute gallery tour led by an artist educator and a 30-minute tummy time play session.
Engage all the senses in this weekly creative play session for children 5 years and under every Wednesday during Term Time.
Come and play in the Garden!Dandy Lions is a delightful morning of gardening, craft, storytelling and play for young children and their carers. Each week we explore a new garden-related theme, with specially designed activities for children under the age of five.
Zone Sky Zone is Australia’s best indoor trampoline park with hundreds of trampolines, all connected to form one massive trampoline that literally allows you to jump off the walls! Don't forget about the climbing wall too.
Join this wonderful program with themed activities running every week of school terms.
Our favourite theatre company for kids, Monkey Baa, has a FREE monthly playgroup for the under 5's.
The Toy Library is open to local families with children aged 0-8 years. The toy library has toys for different age groups, bikes, scooters, walkers, baby gyms, parenting books, videos and dvds. There is no joining fee just a membership form to complete.
Join this wonderful program just for the little ones with themed activities running every week of school terms.
Lane Change Yoga offers you a safe, supported and focused yoga practice on the mat to connect you with all aspects of yourself, transforming not only your physical wellbeing but your mind and emotional state as well.
Saporium Market Day in Rosebery is on every Saturday 10am and 3pm with amazing food, fresh produce, drinks, live music and kids entertainment. A foodies one-stop-shop.
The Carriageworks Farmers Markets features seasonal produce including organic and bio-dynamic foods from farmers and artisan producers from across New South Wales.
The Redfern Night Markets is a monthly event held on the first Friday of every month between 4:30pm to 9:30pm.
Does your child show artistic promise? Newtown Library run workshops for all types of creative minds.
Join in bi-lingual Storytime.
Storytelling and craft for preschoolers that's lots of fun for kids 3-5 years.
Glebe Markets is one of Sydney's most well known Saturday markets. Glebe is buzzing with market goers every Saturday.
For toddlers who are ready for action.
Join in bi-lingual Storytime at Haymarket Library.
Entertain your baby with a sing-a-long in Mandarin at Haymarket Library.
Entertainment and literacy education for babies at Ultimo Library.
Check mate: After school activity sorted at Ultimo Library every Thursday.
Storytelling and craft for preschoolers that's lots of fun at Green Square Library.
Entertainment and literacy education for babies at Green Square Library.
Join in bi-lingual Storytime at Ultimo Library.
Does your child show artistic promise? Glebe Library run workshops for all types of creative minds.
Storytelling and craft for preschoolers that's lots of fun at Glebe Library.
Entertainment and literacy education for babies 0-2 at Newtown Library.
A free educational, entertaining and social music group for younger children and their families at Redfern Community Centre.
Music and movement classes are held at Alexandria Park Community Centre every Monday morning.
Future ninja's listen up! Karate classes in Ultimo from 3 - 5 and 6 - 12 year olds.
Action Kids classes are Fizzical fun at All Sorts Action Studios
Play not Push – a positive, fun-filled programme executed in a friendly, pressure-free environment.
Play not Push – a positive, fun-filled programme executed in a friendly, pressure-free environment.Guided by the likes of FFA qualified coaches, pre-school teachers, child health specialists and pro-active parents, the Little Kickers programme is an ever-evolving quest to teach fundamental soccer techniques & elementary life skills in a vibrant, group play environment.Invaluable social skills like listening, sharing, taking turns and teamwork are conscientiously woven into a involving programme that places as much emphasis on simple learning concepts like colours and numbers as it does on fine-tuning a child’s basic balance, agility and co-ordination.
Guided by the likes of FFA qualified coaches, pre-school teachers, child health specialists and pro-active parents, the Little Kickers programme is an ever-evolving quest to teach fundamental soccer techniques & elementary life skills in a vibrant, group play environment.Invaluable social skills like listening, sharing, taking turns and teamwork are conscientiously woven into a involving programme that places as much emphasis on simple learning concepts like colours and numbers as it does on fine-tuning a child’s basic balance, agility and co-ordination.
A friendly playgroup for parents and children aged 0-5yrs. meet other parents while enjoying fun activities, craft, morning tea, story time and music and movement
For toddlers (0 - 6 years) who are ready for action with music, rhymes, movement and stories.
Play not Push is a positive, fun-filled programme executed in a friendly, pressure-free environment.
Monkey Baa Theatre Company hosts fantastic kids shows and workshops all year around. They are situated in Darling Quarter near many great kids attractions.If you go to a show, make a day of it and check out all the other fantastic activities and places to eat out in Darling Harbour here.
This museum is kid heaven and is a great wet weather activity. There are so many amazing activities for kids!
Look, touch and listen within the Edge of the Trees sculpture on the museum's forecourt. Marvel at the amazing scale models of the ships of the First Fleet. Find out about the people and events that have shaped the character and soul of this city.
Get up-close and personal with your favourite celebrities and become the star of the story with their new immersive experiences.
Both young and old will be blown away with their journey through Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. A must see if you are in the city with the family, whether you're local, visiting or just passing through, put it on your list!
Come and play in the Garden! Dandy Lions is a delightful morning of gardening, craft, storytelling and play for young children and their carers. Each week we explore a new garden-related theme, with specially designed activities for children under the age of five. Join Royal Botanic Garden Sydney education staff for: Garden activities including planting and harvesting. Nature-based art and craft. Lively, interactive storytelling Songs, music and dance Garden discovery walks Playtime and fun!
Broadway Shopping centre is conveniently located on the edge of Glebe, Camperdown and Ultimo, just 2km from the CBD.
It houses over 140 speciality stores including big favourites like Coles, Kmart, Target, Apple and Nike, plus a 12 digital screen Hoyts and Happydays arcades.
There is a new state of the art Kids Playcentre, located on Level 3 outside Priceline. Kids will be entertained on the climbing equipment and meet other children. You'll enjoy the short break!
There are plenty of great ways to explore this special space with the kids.
Ice skating for all the family in Alexandria.
A space to exercise your imagination. Nubo is a wonderful play and create centre for kids unlike any other.
Fun and Learning at GymbaROO Redfern for babies, crawlers and toddlers. Parents will love it too.
As well as it constantly changing and updating its collection of books, CDs and DVDs, Glebe Library offers locals so much more.
City of Sydney Libraries showcase weekly activities for kids under 5.
The Grounds of Alexandria impressed from the moment we arrived. Cafe, roastery, bar, eatery, organic gardens, markets, lemonade stalls, animal farm and kids enclosed play area.
Sydney Tower Eye offers you the ultimate 360 degree view of Sydney where you'll enjoy a horizon-to-horizon panorama. The Sydney Tower Eye - often referred to by Sydneysiders as Sydney Tower, Centrepoint Tower, AMP Tower, Westfield Centrepoint Tower or Sydney Skytower, amongst other names - has been an integral part of the famous Sydney skyline for the past 30 years.
For many of us, urban living often means having to sacrifice outdoor space. But that doesn't mean you can't get your green thumb out and grow your own produce.
Calling all family detectives! If you love doing challenging things as a family, solving mysteries and consider yourself a ‘super sleuth’, then The Escape Hunt Experience is just what you’re after!
Penguin Expedition is the world first-of-its kind penguin exhibit where guests can get up close and personal to a spectacular colony of King and Gentoo Penguins at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.
The old Rozelle Tramway Depot, originally built in 1904, has been brought back to life as a foodie haven at Harold Park, Forest Lodge.
Designed specifically for new parents, Pram Power 60 min classes combine pram jogging with resistance and bodyweight exercises to build strength and bursts of high intensity cardio to help you feel fitter. It is a full-body workout that helps you feel good. Suitable for all fitness levels, shapes and sizes. Expect great results!
Kids just love exploring this secret garden and it's hidden pathways. It's a beautiful oasis in the heart of the city and a great place to visit when in the Darling Harbour area. They have wonderful daily activities just for kids too.
The Art Gallery of NSW offer an extensive range of free activities for children from tots to teenagers.
The Museum of Contemporary Art not only has some fantastic regular programs for kids.
Australian National Maritime Museum is a perfect day our for the family. They have a spectacular fleet of historic vessels, kids activities and fascinating exhibitions and so much more.
The Australian Museum is packed with activities to entertain and enthrall kids of all ages.
A fantastic cooking school in Sydney for mums, dads and carers of babies and toddlers aged between six months and four years.
The Goods Line is a shared pedestrian and cycle path, and green public space, connecting Ultimo with Darling Harbour.
Free story time fun at State Library.
KIDsize Living's favourite skate, scooter & bike parks!
Indoor rock climbing for all levels - beginners to mountain goats.
9D Action Cinemas is a stimulator action ride suitable for both children and adults.
Kingpin offers guests 20 state of the art bowling lanes, laser skirmish, arcade games, pool tables. It also has a fully licensed bar, the latest music, disco UV lighting and amazing harbour views.
Strike EQ features 12 tenpin bowling lanes, a million-dollar laser tag arena, private karaoke rooms, range of food and beverages, as well as pool tables and interactive games.
Strike at Kings Street Wharf features 10 tenpin bowling lanes, Escapism, private karaoke rooms and a range of food and beverages.
The Nicholson Museum is Australia's oldest University museum and home to the largest collection of antiquities in the Southern Hemisphere. Our gallery is located in the historic Main Quadrangle at the University of Sydney and open freely to the general public.
Step into the 1890s cell and feel what it's like to be on the wrong side of the law. Play out your own courtroom drama in their 1890's court.
The Rocks Discovery Museum is a free, family friendly museum which tells the story of The Rocks area of Sydney from pre-European days to the present.
As well as its constantly changing collection of books, CDs and DVDs, Ultimo Library offers locals so much more.
Toy Library is open daily during Playgroup and provides regular Lennox House users with a range of educational toys for borrowing at a very affordable yearly fee. Toys are returned fortnightly and we ask that they be returned in clean working order.
Storytime, Rock 'n' Rhymetime and Rhymetime sessions introduce young children to the wonderful world of books, music and craft.
As well as an English language collection, Haymarket Library boasts the largest Chinese language book collection of any public library in Australia.
Surry Hills Library spans 4 floors and also houses a community centre and child care centre. It is located in the heart of bustling Crown Street and is open 7 days a week.
As well as its constantly changing collection of books, CDs and DVDs, Kings Cross Library offers locals free wireless, internet, public access computer scanning, printing and photocopying facilities daily newspapers a wide collection of newspapers and magazines and weekly rhyme and storytime sessions for babies and toddlers.
As well as its constantly changing collection of books, CDs and DVDs, Waterloo Library offers locals: a dedicated Koori collection free wireless internet public access computer scanning, printing and photocopying facilities a wide collection of newspapers and magazines weekly rhyme and storytimes dedicated local history collection.
Luminous at Darling Quarter, the world's largest interactive light installation, inspires imaginations and instils awe. It illuminates Sydney, and invites you to come and play!
Catch a family flick at the movies!
Monkey Mania has ideal play equipment for ages 1-12, with inflatable jumping castles, dedicated toddlers areas, foam ball arenas, climbing structures, slides, and electric kiddie go karts.
It has the added benefits of a cafe, convenient parking and air conditioning.
This museum tells vivid stories about what it was like to be a convict, or to be an orphan shipped across the world to make a new life.
Experience how wealthy families lived in the 1830s.
As the official residence of the Governor of NSW, Government House plays a central role in the official and ceremonial life of this city and state. It is used for a wide range of ceremonies, receptions and cultural and community events, and is open to the public three days a week.
Located on the promenade leading towards the Sydney Opera House, Dendy Opera Quays overlooks spectacular Sydney Harbour.
Dendy Opera Quays contains three state-of-the-art cinemas, fully licensed and fitted with Dolby Digital sound systems and luxury seating.
The handsome stone Sydney Observatory building with its distinctive copper telescope domes is set in gardens atop Observatory Hill. It overlooks parkland and glorious Sydney Harbour.
During the day view solar objects or by night the stars and planets. Afterwards, you can have a picnic in the Observatory grounds or visit one of the many restaurants and cafes close by in the historic Rocks.
Designed especially for inquisitive under 5's and their carers, Kidspace is a dedicated 'mini-museum' that stimulates young children's imaginations and encourages them to explore the natural world.
The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney. This iconic building is situated on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour, close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
It's not just for adults to enjoy. There is so much for kids to do! The Sydney Opera House 'Kids at the House' program is a year-round series of performances and creative experiences for young people.
Adele from Action Kids classes runs an energetic, music and movement classes in a huge studio kitted out with soft play equipment and lots of props. Adele also hosts Action Kids Parties for all occasions with non-stop funky music, interactive games and songs to entertain all ages!
All Sorts Fitness & Wellbeing Centre is Sydney's only 24 hour Gym and Pool with 24 hour supervision and a childminding service.
Kids pizza making parties - great for birthday's and special occasions!
Become an All Sorts family and get discounts across the whole of All Sorts!
Long weekends and school holidays are a great excuse to escape the city and explore the countryside. The Blue Mountains has so much to offer families and it's such a short trip out of the city, in less than an hour and a half you are in a totally different oasis.
It's a bit daunting and time consuming trying to plan a kid friendly trip when you're not familiar with the area so these kid friendly guides to the Blue Mountains should really make life easier for you!
There's a brand new indoor Play Centre and Cafe in Alexandria!