There are countless awesome kids activities available in Sydney. With friendly beaches and green spaces like the Royal Botanic Gardens, entertaining the kids can be as simple as packing a picnic and relaxing in the sun overlooking the Sydney Opera House. For adventurous types, there’s surfing lessons, climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, conquering Flying Fox playground or braving the Sydney Tower Eye Skywalk.
From exploring Cockatoo Island and Taronga Zoo to running riot in Luna Park, there’s no shortage of things to do when it’s sunny. But what can you do in Sydney with kids when the weather is wet and windy?
If you’re struggling to find kid friendly wet weather activities, here are some of our favorites.
1) Head to the cinema
This old classic is a great way to create a sense of occasion. Unlike streaming movies, going to the cinema is a special treat your kids can get excited about. Simply pick a film, choose your snacks then sit back and relax.
2) Get sporty
Whether it’s trampolining, rock climbing, go karting, ice skating or ten pin bowling, there are plenty of indoor sports venues in Sydney. These types of kids activities are great for promoting exercise and encouraging motor skill development and, as an added bonus, you’ll have a peaceful bedtime afterwards.
Top tip: Make sure you pick something age appropriate as not all venues cater to all ages.
3) Visit the Aquarium
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium is education as well as entertainment. With over 13,000 spectacular creatures, you’ll never run out of things to see. Whether it’s walking through the tunnel under Shark Valley or learning about evolution in Jurassic Seas, there’s hours of fun for kids and adults alike.
Top tip: Plan ahead, especially during busy periods like school holidays.
4) Explore museums
Museums are another fantastic way to combine education and entertainment. There are several museums to choose from in Sydney but our current favorite is the Australian Museum. Along with exhibitions, there are autism and sensory friendly mornings as well as free Museum Minis interactive sessions for 3-5 year old.
5) Enjoy a day at Planet Mino
With one-hour or unlimited passes available, this is a place where you can make a day of it. Whether it’s playing princess in the role play areas or building skyscrapers on the giant Lego table, your little ones’ imaginations can run wild. And with a ball pit, AR wall, volcano slide and bouncy castle, there’s plenty of space for them to actually run wild too!
For big families or groups, there’s something at Planet Mino to entertain children of all ages, including a baby zone for 0-2 year old. And best of all, there’s a cafe where you can relax while keeping an eye on your little ones.
So there you go – 5 kids activities to enjoy in any weather. All you need to do now is pick one!