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Kids events and family friendly fun in Sydney

School holidays in Sydney
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School holidays in Sydney

We've found the best children's theatre, workshops, festivals and exhibitions during the spring holidays.

The best kid-friendly pubs in Sydney
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The best kid-friendly pubs in Sydney

There are pubs in Sydney that have amazing facilities for kids.

The best kid-friendly restaurants in Sydney
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The best kid-friendly restaurants in Sydney

Here are the best places to dine with your kids for an early feed and child-knowledgeable staff.

The best toy shops in Sydney
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The best toy shops in Sydney

When it comes to toys, there’s something to be said for browsing.

Activities for kids in Sydney

The best playgrounds in Sydney
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The best playgrounds in Sydney

Got a wriggly little one? Let them run off some of that energy on these jungle gyms.

Rainy day activities for kids
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Rainy day activities for kids

It pays to have a few wet-weather saviours up your sleeves.

101 fun things to do indoors in Sydney
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101 fun things to do indoors in Sydney

Take shelter with our guide to the best indoor activities in Sydney. 

The best Sydney swimming pools for families
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The best Sydney swimming pools for families

Find delightful family-friendly nooks in our most popular beaches and aquatic centres. 

Where to see animals in Sydney
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Where to see animals in Sydney

There’s many a stable, sanctuary, zoo or harbour beach that houses wildlife in Sydney.

Winter Adventures

The best indoor climbing centres in Sydney
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The best indoor climbing centres in Sydney

Get your climbing fix indoors than risk temperamental weather. 

The best dog parks in Sydney
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The best dog parks in Sydney

Meet your dog-mad neighbours and let the kids and pup run free.

Escape rooms in Sydney
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Escape rooms in Sydney

Solve a variety of puzzles placed in and around the room before your allotted time runs out. 

The best trampoline parks in Sydney
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The best trampoline parks in Sydney

Jump around all day long at these seven indoor trampolining parks. 

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