Things To Do In Sydney – There are many top things to do in Sydney with family. Sure, Sydney may be a cosmopolitan place known for its smart eateries, pubs and colorful nightlife, but don’t be totally fooled. By day, this family-friendly city also offers loads to do to keep its most-demanding residents happy too. Reported from travel.cnn.com, here’s our pick of the 10 top things to do in Sydney with family and kids. And even if you don’t have children, many are still worth a visit.
1. Bike Through Sydney Olympic Park
The first, top things to do in Sydney with family is bike through Sydney Olympic Park. Once an industrial wasteland, this precinct was transformed to become the site of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Now, more than a decade on, the multi-purpose Sydney Olympic Park is still brimming with life, offering activities for the entire family to enjoy.
Take a bike ride through the parkland’s 35 kilometers of cycleways (free entry, by the way) and discover wildlife refuges, mangrove boardwalks and outdoor art. Or go swimming and soak the kids at Splasher’s Water Playground in the Aquatic Centre.
Maybe you’d rather take your skateboard or scooter for wicked tricks at Monster Skate Park? The old cliché about there being something for everyone really does apply this time.
For something more sedate, picnic on the grass and take advantage of the free barbecue and picnic shelters. Oh, and don’t forget to check out the Olympic Cauldron, now converted into a water fountain. Sydney Olympic Park, Corner Herb Elliot Avenue and Showground Road, +61 (0) 2 9714 7545.
2. Walk On Air At Sydney Tower Eye
The second, top things to do in Sydney with family is walk on air at Sydney Tower Eye. As the city’s tallest freestanding structure, Sydney Tower Eye offers some of the best views around, from the Pacific Ocean to the Blue Ridge Mountains in the west. Just make sure the kids are all right with the dizzying heights.
First opened in 1981, the tower boasts an observation deck and a new “4D” cinema, which transports viewers through the city’s landmarks and includes such special effects as a vibrating floor and spray mists.
But the star attraction is the recently launched Skywalk. Venture across the glass-floor viewing platform — harnessed to safety rails, of course — and walk on air 268 meters above the city, more than double the height of the Harbour Bridge.
Mind you, this is not for the fainthearted and children must be more than 10 years old and accompanied by an adult. Adults from $25, children from $15; for Skywalk add $40. Sydney Eye Tower, 100 Market St., Podium level. Open daily from 9 a.m.-10.30 p.m., +61 (0) 2 9333 9222.