There is a gigantic circular swing, a tangle of wobbly balance ropes, giant steel slides, a super-long flying fox and the centrepiece is the ten-metre tall Octanet for kids to climb all over.
This city is serious about surf culture, and learning the ways of the waves is fun, and open to all ages. Time Out recommends taking to the sea with the helpful guidance of Manly Surf School. You can make the lessons private or join a small group and hit the big blue with some new mates. You will learn surf etiquette, the basic rules, how to stand up on the board, and, of course, how to actually stay up on the board. Tubular, bro.
The MCA isn't limited to adult's eyes. Take a tour of the Museum of Contemporary Art with your toddler on one of their special bub-friendly tours, or sign up the kids for school holiday workshops that take inspiration from the latest exhibitions.
The Utzon-designed marvel isn’t just for adult culture vultures. The Sydney Opera House has an awesome kids programme too, called Kids at the House. For musical nippers, check out the much-loved Babies Proms series, which sees a range of composers and conductors raise their batons for the city’s toddlers. You might also find circus performances, musicals, films, or dance. And for a little history lesson in architecture and performance, take the Kids Tour – a junior version of the ever-popular Opera House Essential Tour.