Keeping your children entertained is not hard to do in Sydney. From the aquarium to the wildlife park, from surfing to snorkeling, and from the Sydney Opera House to museums, it’s all here in one city. If you are tired of the “must-see” travel tips recommending destinations like Taronga Zoo, the Royal Botanic Gardens or Sealife Aquarium and are looking for something that ordinary visitors do not know, here are some choices that may attract you. Bring the whole tribe with you during the next holiday and enjoy an unforgettable family trip!
At Trainworks with Thomas
Meet the full-sized Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends at Trainworks, and experience a genuine steam train ride from Sodor Island Railway Station pulled by Henry. Your kids will also be surprised to see Toby the Rail Motor and watch Donald in “Live Steam” on the Trainworks platform. You can spend a whole day there trying out the exciting activities like mini train rides, Thomas movie station, jumping castles, inflatable slide, and of course, photo opportunities with Thomas that the kids should never miss.
Enjoy the ultimate movie experience at the IMAX theater in Darling Harbor with all your family members. With crystal clear images towering 8 stories high and 15,000 watts of digital surround sound, an IMAX movie has the power to take you to places that you can only dream of visiting and see the views that only exist in fantasies. With a wide variety of documentaries and selected blockbuster feature films in 2D and 3D, IMAX has something to suit all ages and interests.
Bridge Climb at The Rocks
Being one of the most classic touristic programs in Sydney, Bridge Climb welcomes visitors from around the world to experience the city on the iconic SydneyHarbourBridge. There are three types of climb – Express Climb, Discovery Climb and Bridge Climb – which are available at dawn, day, twilight and night. You will also get a group photo and a Climber Certificate when the tour is over. Make sure you have checked with Sydney Harbour Bridge Visitor Centre in advance for safety information.
Tree Top Adventure Park
If you are looking for an adventure journey together with your kids, what’s better than the sensational experience at Tree Top Adventure Park? With their adrenaline pumping, the participants move between a series of suspension bridges, flying foxes and trapezes throughout the canopy of tree tops. Various programs with different levels of difficulty are designed for participants of different ages, so you don’t have to struggle to follow the pace.
Power House Museum
Located next door to Darling Harbour, the Power House Museum is one of Australia’s largest and most diverse museums. It features an extraordinary range of collections from decorative arts and design to science, technology, transport and social history. Get ready to be amazed by the 250 interactive exhibits including holographic images, science experiments and a virtual reality space. The museum also provides hands-on activities for teenagers and kids all year round, such as production workshops with animation designers, meetings with children’s book authors, and building your own electronic circuits using Arduino.
Museum of Contemporary Art
Located at Circular Quay on the edge of Sydney Harbour, the MCA is housed in the historical Maritime Services building – a fine example of late Art Deco architecture. With a collection of contemporary art across Australia and around the world, the museum makes a great tour site for those with a passion for arts. Besides the extraordinary exhibitions, the MCA also presents an exciting range of opportunities which inspire both adults and children to discover contemporary art and to participate in the fun learning experience together.