Life with kids in Sydney City
Join this wonderful program with themed activities running every week of school terms.
Let creative play lead the way every Wednesday morning during school terms.
Join a safe inclusive play space in the heart of Newtown for playgroup every Tuesday.
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.
Families of Australia; the happiest time of the year is about to get a whole lot Wigglier as The Wiggles have announced their shows in Sydney on Saturday 8th December 2018 at the International Convention Centre and on Saturday 22nd December at the Qudos Bank Arena. You’ll want to get your tickets to the Wiggle Pop! show soon, as they’ll sell like… Hot Potatoes!
Now in its fourth year, Sydney Science Festival is produced by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) and the Australian Museum as part of National Science Week, in partnership with Inspiring Australia.
Experience a trip down memory lane with the children at the Sydney Bus Museum. Children can explore these old buses, sit in the drivers seat and take a double-decker ride into the CBD.
Millions of young people around the world have adored the multi award-winning picture book, Diary of a Wombat. After a 59-venue tour across Australia and a showcase at the International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) showcase in Philadelphia, Diary of a Wombat will return home to the Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theatre for a very limited season in the July school holidays.
Budding scientists and astronomy enthusiasts can learn about the history of Sydney Observatory these school holidays to mark the 160th anniversary of Australia’s oldest operating observatory.
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.
Our favourite theatre company for kids, Monkey Baa, has a FREE monthly playgroup for the under 5's.
High tea is not something you usually associate with children, but when KIDsize Living heard that Sofitel Sydney Wentworth had launched a Frozen themed High Tea, we knew it was an experience we couldn’t miss. Charlotte is almost five years old and like most girls her age, she is Queen Elsa-in-training. Last Saturday afternoon Charlotte and I headed into the City for some precious Mummy-Daughter time and we could not have chosen a more elegant location.
Your local library is celebrating Aboriginal history and culture with a series of pre-school storytime sessions.
Does your child show artistic promise? Newtown Library run workshops for all types of creative minds.
Free play with one of the world’s favourite toys at Waterloo Library.
Join in bi-lingual Storytime.
Storytelling and craft for preschoolers that's lots of fun for kids 3-5 years.
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.
Action Kids classes are Fizzical fun at All Sorts Action Studios
For toddlers (0 - 6 years) who are ready for action with music, rhymes, movement and stories.
Perched on one of the sandstone ledges that gave The Rocks its name, Susannah Place is a typically English row of ‘two up, two down’ terraces, each originally with basement cellars and kitchens, separate laundries and bathrooms. Between 1844 and 1990, over 100 families called these four terrace houses home, living lives inextricably linked to the vibrant world of the Rocks beyond their front doors.
There’s really nowhere in the world quite like Darling Harbour! Located just west of the city around the picturesque harbour, Darling Harbour is a top entertainment destination for both visiting families and local Sydney families.
From first light to starry nights, there’s always something going on here. We've got all the information you need to add to your bucket list and plan hassle free, fun trips with the 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!
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!
Hoyts Broadway offer the latest films, preschooler movies and Prams at the Pics sessions. It has a licensed bar and cafe and they also hold birthday parties.
All Sorts Indoor Sports open 24 hours in Alexandria offers a wide range of indoor sporting and fitness activities for teams, individuals and groups.
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.
Set on Woolloomooloo Bay near the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool has breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour.
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.
Along with their regular free tours, the State Library of New South Wales has a fantastic series of fun workshops.
AttracTivity Entertainment at Alexandria combines a whole variety of new technology-based attractions as well as some of you old favourites all under the one roof.
The Art Gallery of NSW offer an extensive range of free activities for children from tots to teenagers.
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.
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.
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.
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!
There's a brand new indoor Play Centre and Cafe in Alexandria!