Things To Do In Sydney – There are many top things to do in Sydney with kids under 5. Sydney, Australia, really is one big playground if you are under 5. A great many of Sydney’s permanent attractions have events and programs especially for kids under five all year round. From the Babies Proms at the iconic Opera House, joining in with the Dandy Lions is a free playgroup for toddlers in the Royal Botanic Gardens, to playing Chinese inspired dress ups in the Chinese Gardens beside Darling Harbour, there is so much to see and do if you are one of the younger visitors.
As a mother of one and the owner of a baby equipment hire service, its in both my personal and business interests to know Sydney very well. Reported from travelswithbaby.com, here are a list of the top things to do in Sydney with kids under 5 that you need to know.
1. Sydney’s Top Museum With Kids : The Australian Museum
The first, top things to do in Sydney with kids under 5 is visit The Australian Museum. The Australian Museum was established in 1827 and is Australia’s oldest (and first) museum. The Museum has an extensive and very unique range of permanent collections relating to the cultural history including many important artifacts and exhibits in relation to natural science.
The Museum is perfectly placed opposite Hyde Park and the main shopping precinct of Sydney. Within the Museum, Kidspace is a mini-museum designed specifically with under 5s in mind to allow them to explore the natural world. Kidspace has 5 separate pods for exploration: bug pod, marine pod, volcano pod, observation pod and imagination pod.
The kids can touch real animal skins, rocks and animal specimens, genuine fossils including embedded insects. There is a range of wall puzzles to solve and the pods are roomy enough for mum and dad to join in the fun too. Open 9:30 to 5 p.m. daily.
2. Sydney’s Top Wildlife Park For Toddlers : Featherdale Wildlife Park
The second, top things to do in Sydney with kids under 5 is explore Featherdale Wildlife Park. Australia has quite a diverse and unique range of wildlife, and what better way to get to know them than to visit them in person? Visitors to Featherdale can hand feed a wallaby, kangaroo or an emu or enjoy a face-to-face encounter with a friendly little koala bear. Featherdale Wildlife Park boasts one of the largest collections of native Australian animals in a natural bush setting. Facilities within the park include a cafe, souvenir shop and shaded areas for picnics with BBQ’s. The park is easy to navigate with a pram being level throughout and also has baby changing facilities.