Dates with Dad
We will start by saying you definitely don’t have to be a Dad or even date a Dad to enjoy these fun dates ideas in Sydney. Many of these ideas are kid-friendly so you could bring the little munchkins along too if you really can’t find a babysitter.
- Cafe Sydney – say no more just book it for that special occasion and thank us later.
- Ferris Wheel Dining – Luna Park’s dining experience offers couples a private carriage combined with spectacular views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
- Chin Chin at Surry Hills to overload your senses.
- Tramsheds has 11 restaurants to choose from this is a great spot to start your date.
- The Fenwick for special occasions that require an amazing view.
- Milkshakes at Daisy’s Milk Bar in Petersham – the cutest café and milk bar ever.
- Enjoy cocktails at the QVB so stay up late and pop some bubbles at Reign.
- Small Bar in Crows Nest doesn’t mean your date has to be small too. This vibrant pub has craft beers, pizzas and sharing plates plus a stunning courtyard complete with fairy lights.
- Coffee at Bourke Street Bakery in Balmain and explore the shops on Darling Street (don’t forget your keep cup).
- Toast to a rare night out at Hotel Palisades.
- Hiking the Federation Cliff Walk, a 5 km walking trail from Watsons Bay to Dover Heights, boasts sandstone cliffs and amazing panoramic views of the Tasman Sea.
- Cruising on the Harbour for spectacular views of the city we love.
- Picnic at Botanic Gardens or Observatory Hill in the city, Manly North Head, Robertson Park in Watsons Bay.
- Camping – Roar and Snore at Taronga Zoo, Sydney’s ultimate sleepover in Mosman. Safari style tents with exotic animals can be your new neighbours surrounded by the beautiful city skyline.
- Stand up paddle boarding at Rose Bay, Clareville Beach in Avalon, or Bundeena in Royal National Park.
- Mini golf at Holey Moley in Darlinghurst, North Strathfield, Castle Hill and Newtwon, which also include cocktail bars.
- Ping Pong – Ultimo Community Centre has 6 tables available for anyone and any age group.
- Fly a kite on the beach or check out this festival in 2020 on Bondi Beach.
- Bowling, laser tag or karaoke at Strike in the Entertainment Quarter.
- Trivia nights are the best fun even if you don’t win the top prizes. Play to your strengths with other couples or just your partner at the local pub.
- An unforgettable performance at Sydney Opera House.
- Outdoor Cinema during Summer at the St George OpenAir cinema at Mrs Mcquaries Point or Moonlight Cinema at Centennial Park or Openair Cinemas at Bondi.
- A west-end show in one of Sydney’s beautiful theatres.
- The world go by on a bench (with a few cold ones) and chat without interruption.
Saturday markets at Paddington feature clothing, accessories & home items from local craftspeople & designers.
- The Rocks Markets offers artisan stalls, gourmet street food and views together upon the cobblestone streets. What more could you want?
- Westfield Sydney – pick up some fun accessories at Miniso variety store with products at reasonable prices.
- Birkenhead Point has more to offer than just shops. Why not relax and have a sneaky massage at BodhiMind Massage & Accupuncture?
- The Strand Arcade – who doesn’t love finding treasures at this heritage landmark?
- Cockatoo Island – Did you know this is a UNESCO World Heritage Site? A short ferry ride to the junction of the Parramatta and Lane Cove River you will find a bar and lots of history.
- The Blue Mountains for when you have an overnight babysitter. This romantic place will offer steep cliffs, eucalyptus forests, waterfalls and villages dotted with guesthouses, galleries and gardens.
- Take a stroll around Newtown and see at the stunning graffiti and wall murals.
- Circular Quay – jump on a ferry to a surprise destination.
- Climb to the top of the Harbour Bridge – opened in 1932, it is Sydney’s most iconic landmark and an incredible piece of engineering.
- From an Escape Room challenge.
- Traffic and sail your own kayak around the harbour.
- Secret beaches. Sydney doesn’t have too many secret beaches but we love spending time on the sand. Reef Beach near Manly is small and quiet with awesome views. Other northern favourites include Whale Beach and Palm Beach or Milk Beach in Vaucluse or Wattamolla Beach is also stunning with a waterfall and lagoon.
- Snorkeling – some of the best spots can be found at Shelly Beach in Manly, Clovelly Beach and Gordons Bay in the eastern suburbs.
- Your inner artist with classes at Sydney Art Space in Mona Vale.
- Micro-breweries in Newtown.