Spring is the perfect time to visit Sydney. The weather is getting warmer, the sun is shining and there are plenty of events happening across the city to keep the whole family entertained. With school holidays right around the corner, we’ve compiled a list of the top activities and places to visit with the kids so you can make the most of your family’s time together:
- Taronga Zoo
What’s not to love about Taronga Zoo? Whether you’re a four year old or a forty year old, we guarantee you’ll enjoy this amazing day out. Home to over 4000 animals from 350 different species, there is plenty for the kids to see and learn with interactive talks, shows and animal encounters happening across the zoo each day. Make sure you keep the camera handy as there will be plenty of photo opportunities of the little ones (and we don’t just mean the animals). You can make an entire day of it with a scenic ferry ride across from Circular Quay and a picnic lunch overlooking Sydney harbour.
- Picnic at the Royal Botanic Gardens
Something as simple, easy and hassle-free as a picnic in the gardens is the perfect way to enjoy some quality time together as a family. Just one stop on the underground train and a short walk away is where you’ll find the Royal Botanic Gardens. All you need to do is find the perfect spot under the shade of the trees with a view of the harbour to spend the day. The kids can run around on the grass, whilst you and the rest of the family tuck into a delicious picnic lunch. If you’ve got a little horticulturist on your hands then there are guided walks and maps all around the park loaded with lots of interesting information.
- Luna Park Sydney
Luna Park is the ultimate playground for both adults and children alike and is another great option for a family day out. It’s where everyone goes for a bit of fun and amusement. The little ones can pilot their own Space Shuttle, or wave to Mum and Dad as they go round on the Whirly Wheel. For the big kids and big kids at heart (we’re looking at you Mum and Dad) take a spin on the Wild Mouse Rollercoaster or hold onto the edge of your seat on the Hair Raiser. Luna Park is easily accessible by public transport with the underground train station located adjacent to the hotel.
- A trip to Bondi Beach
Just two stops and a scenic bus trip away is where you’ll find one of Australia’s most famous beaches, Bondi. The kids can learn how to surf, go for a boogie board, swim in between the red and yellow flags or run amuck in the sand. The legendary Bondi to Coogee coastal walk is a great option for those with active kids as they can explore the rock pools and beaches along the 6km trail. Make sure you slip, slop and slap if you’re planning to be in the sun for the day.
Festival of the Winds, an exciting show of colourful kite creations, takes place on Sunday 13th September. If you are in Sydney during this time it is something you and the family must go and see.
- Sydney Explorer Bus
The Sydney Explorer bus is an ideal option for those visiting Sydney for the first time or for those that are looking to cross multiple items off the sight-seeing list. There are a whopping 34 stops on the bus route covering off areas including Potts Point, Darling Harbour, Bondi, the Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, Circular Quay and more. If this sounds like something you’d like to do then make sure you check out our Family Getaway package which includes tickets for the Sydney Explorer Bus.
A School Holiday Short Break
Take a mid-week break with the kids and discover all that Sydney has to offer. With spring festivals and events in full swing in September, there is no better time to plan your next trip to the city. Enjoy a little more space and time to explore when you travel during the week, plus you’ll also save on accommodation.
Our deluxe, family and harbour view rooms are the perfect choice for family travellers looking to stretch out during their stay. Interconnecting rooms and rollaway beds are also available at the hotel. With overnight accommodation, buffet breakfast and Sydney Explorer Bus Tickets for 2 adults and 2 children, you have everything you need for a memorable stay thanks to our Family Getaway package.
Kids Perks at Holiday Inn Potts Point
Not only do kids stay and eat free at Holiday Inn hotels, we’ve just partnered with Nutrition Australia to create our brand new healthy (and oh so tasty) kids menu. All the dishes featured on our kids menu have been carefully selected and designed to provide your kids with a healthy and nutritious meal that also tastes as good as it looks. There’s something for Mum and Dad as well with our brand new seasonal and fresh menu on offer in Sirocco Restaurant.
Our kids welcome pack will ensure they never forget their stay at Holiday Inn Potts Point. Equipped with a travel journal and postcard, the kids can tell their friends and family back at home all about their amazing trip to Sydney.