Welcome To The Harbour CityThings To Do In Sydney With Kids
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. And the best part? Navigating Sydney with kids is super easy because it is so child friendly!
Top 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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Bébé's Top Sydney Hotels For Traveling Families
The Darling at The Star
The Darling offers one of the most beautiful panoramas of Sydney, with breathtaking water views and dazzling city vistas. It has been recognised as one of the world’s best hotels by Forbes Travel Guide, which awarded The Darling a 5-star rating for the second year running. Situated in the neighbourhood of Pyrmont and near The Star casino, The Darling is conveniently located close to some great attractions, including the National Maritime Museum, the Powerhouse Museum, the Sydney Wildlife Zoo and Aquarium.
Intercontinental Sydney is right next to Circular Quay, where you can take a ferry to the zoo, and also walking distance to the Royal Botanic Gardens, an art museum, Hyde Park and more. The pool level is fun with stunning views of the Opera House. If your budget allows it, upgrade to a room with a view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House; you won’t regret it, especially seeing it as the sun sets.
Sydney Harbour YHA
Sydney Harbour YHA – The Rocks is a great low-cost option where toddlers can run around free of judgement. Book a family room, as this is a hostel-type accommodation where other rooms are shared. The views from the roof terrace are great, and be sure to visit the Darling Harbour playground nearby. Staff are helpful in locating things nearby; if you’re lucky, you might score Opera House views too.
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.
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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.
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.
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.