Things To Do In Sydney With Kids

Welcome to the Harbour City

What is there not to love about Sydney? From beaches all along the coast, mountains within an hour’s drive, and a fabulous city with Opera House views and great atmosphere, Sydney has it all.

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Why Bébé Voyage Loves Sydney

With an awesome mandatory government paid parental leave scheme, Australia understands the importance of balancing family life. You’ll find some of the coolest parent rooms, many decked out with TVs (for the breastfeeding mums), changing tables, kid play areas, private feeding rooms and microwaves to warm bottles.

Probably one of this city’s greatest appeals is the constant sunshine. Even in winter, the sun comes out to play and maintains lovely day temperatures hovering around the 16°C/60°F mark. This makes Sydney an ideal place for outdoor fun with many coastal walks, city-centric bush walks, ocean activities and al-fresco dining, all catering to the brilliant weather.

Sydneysiders have been said to be some of the friendliest people you’ll meet. If you’re feeling lost, anyone on the street will be glad to give you directions and may even show you around. Sydneysiders love showing off their city and want visitors to have a fabulous trip. So get out there and enjoy it.

Top 5 Things to Do in Sydney with Toddlers

  • Take the ferry and enjoy views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge

  • Spend a day at family friendly Bondi Beach

  • Hop into a submarine at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour

  • Check out the crafts at Rocks Market on Sundays

  • Head to the Sydney Fish Market for amazing seafood… and entertainment!

Visiting Sydney With Your Baby: A Guide For a Great Vacation

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With the Complete Bébé Voyage Sydney Travel guide, you’ll gain access to the best things to do in Sydney with kids (and babies), Sydney family attractions and activities, as well as an airport map that pinpoints family amenities in airports around the world and an interactive customized city map with our community vetted restaurants, parks, indoor playgrounds in Sydney and more.

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Let A Sydney Mum Show You Around Sydney With Your Baby

Sydney is a great “walking city” with great walking paths, lovely parks, independent boutiques and restaurants at every turn. Our family-friendly Sydney trail was created by a local mum who loves showing off her city to other families. Walk in her footsteps, as she takes you around her favorite spots, hidden gems, and hacks on how to visit Sydney with a baby.

“My Family had so much fun on the Manly Beach  Trail! Can’t wait to for our next trip.”

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With a population of nearly 5 million people, Sydney is the largest city in Australia. With over 40% of its population born overseas now calling Australia home, Sydney is an incredibly multicultural and diverse city.

Sydney has great changing rooms, also known as parents’ room. Any large shopping centre will have some pretty cool changing rooms where you can push in your entire pram, not just one person at a time. Many changing rooms are actual rooms with comfortable chairs for breastfeeding, TVs to keep you entertained, microwaves to warm bottles, a few different change areas for more than one baby and sometimes a play area for the other siblings.

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Sydney Harbor illustration

With a baby carrier, you can head almost anywhere. The beaches in Sydney are lively throughout the year and packed with families and kids. Enjoy a coffee, watch the surfers hitting the waves, enjoy fish and chips under the sun, or walk along the beach. Parasols are recommended, as well as sunscreen, as the sun in Sydney is extremely strong. It is important to look for the red, yellow or green flags if you are swimming as the waves and current of the Pacific Ocean can be dangerous for both little ones and adults.

There are a variety of walks around Sydney and some great picnic areas. Small little walks are good for the little ones and make you feel like you’re out in the bush when you’re really only a few kilometers from the city.

Casual dining in Sydney is largely child-friendly. Cafés and restaurants usually try to do all they can to be accommodating. Most have high chairs and outside seating if you have a pram. Cafés may have a change area but it’s hit-or- miss. Bars and pubs typically don’t have change rooms.

You may not always get a kids menu, but you will always find a babycino (just frothy milk with chocolate sprinkles or some marshmallows but it’s nice to keep the baby busy!). Pubs are more likely to have a dedicated kids menu. Brunch times are probably better than dinner given the time, but most dinner places are just as accommodating.

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