Top 5 Places to visit in Sydney with the kids

13th Mar 2015
Heading to Sydney for the Easter holidays? Or do you live in Sydney and are looking for places to check out with the kids during the school holidays or on the weekend?

Below Little Opinions shares their thoughts and reviews on the Top 5 Places to visit in Sydney with the kids, over the Holiday Break..


Scenic World – Blue Mountains Scenic Tour
Corner Violet Street & Cliff Drive, Katoomba NSW 2780
Open 7 days a week 9.00am – 5.00pm
Scenic World is located in Katoomba in the Blue Mountains NSW approx. 90mins drive from Sydney. It offers free car parking at site.
A Family pass cost $88 (2 adults and up to 5 children) and includes unlimited rides on the Railway, Skyway, Cableway and Walkway. There are two options to eat at Scenic World.There are no set schedules or routines that need to be followed at Scenic World. You can plan your day how you like and do as much or as little as you like. There is plenty of scenery and history to find along the way, so give yourself at least 4 hours to check it out.
For more information you can visit their website Scenic World Blue Mountains.

Sydney Royal Easter Show
Sydney Showground  – Sydney Olympic Park 
26th March – 8th April 2015 Opening Time 9.00am till late.

The Sydney Royal Easter Show is held annually at the Sydney Showground. At the show there are over 10,000  animals to check out, cows, pigs, horses and many more. For the kids be sure to check out the Farmyard nursery where the kids can pat and feed the animals.There are many shows, arts and craft, food and wine to check out.
You cannot forget about side show alley with the kids rides and games.
A trip to the show would not be complete without visiting the show bag pavilion with over 100 bags to choose from.This year ShowLink tickets won’t be available to be purchased at Sydney Trains or buses you must pre purchase your tickets with Ticketmaster.
If travelling to the show by public transport the cost will be included in the ticket, if driving I suggest pre booking the flat is rate is $25 per day. 
For More Information visit the official Sydney Royal Easter Show Website.

Manly Sea Life Sanctuary
West Esplanade, Manly NSW 2095
Open 7 Days from 9.30am – 5.00pm

Manly Sea Life Sanctuary is located in Manly on the wharf side. Manly is located on the Sydney’s Northern beaches and you can access it by car or by jumping on a ferry from Circular Quay and enjoying the 20 minute ride to Manly.
If you book online you can save 10% to 30% on entry.At the Sea Life Sanctuary you have the chance to try out their Shark Dive Xtreme adventure coming face to face with sharks, turtles and stingrays. If extreme is not your thing, you can take the kids for a walk in their glass tunnel to check out the marina life. They have fairy penguins on display and at special times you can see them get fed. The best part is, it’s not too big, it’s just big enough to keep the kids entertained. It’s easy for the kids to get around, check out the sea life and learn about the sea environment.
The Sea Life Sanctuary gives the kids an opportunity to see lots of different sea life up close and to also touch some sea life in their touching pool.Check out their website Manly Sea Life Sanctuary for more information.

Bilpin Fruit Picking
Bells Line of Road Bilpin NSW
Open Weekends

Bilpin is situated in the lower Blue Mountains NSW, it’s approximately 1.5hrs drive from Sydney.There are many farms to visit, our favourite farm is  Pine Crest Orchard. Depending on the time of year, you can pick different types of apples, plums, pears and more. There is no charge to enter the farm and you only pay for what you pick, when we went the charge was $4 a kg. They have picnic grounds to eat at but no café / restaurant facilities, there are toilets on site.If time permits also check out Bilpin Fruit Bowl, depending on when you visit there are lots of different types of fruit and vegetables to pick. We picked strawberries, corn, Lebanese cucumbers and tomatoes. They also had kale, zucchini, lettuce, spinach and apples available to pick your own. There is a charge to pick their fruit $2.50 per person under 5 years are free. You pay per kilo for what you pick, fruit prices are listed on the board per kg. There is a café separate from pick your own with chairs, tables and toilet facilities.Both farms are open Saturday and Sundays. Check out their Facebook pages for updated information Pine Crest Orchard Bilpin and Bilpin Fruit Bowl. Hint: Take a recycle or plastic bags to pop your freshly picked fruit in.
This is a great experience for the kids, to learn about different types of fruit and to pick their own fresh fruit.

 

Taronga Zoo
Bradley’s Head Road, MOSMAN, NSW 2088
Open 7 days / 9.30am – 5.00pm (Sept – April) & 9.30am – 4.30pm (May – Aug)
You can catch a ferry from Sydney to Taronga Zoo in just 12 minutes. Otherwise you can drive and park at their multilevel car park (additional charge applies.).
A family pass for the day is $124.20 no charge for children under 4. This includes the Sky rail.
The kids will love a ride on the Sky Safari Cable Car, you can check out the animal enclosures below and it saves their little legs from walking.Once at the Zoo there are over 4,000 animals to check out and free shows and keeper talks throughout the day. Our favourite was the Bird and Seal Show. The kids loved the watching the birds fly (it was also a speculator view of the city) and laughed when the Seals wet everyone.For the families who want to get up close and personal be sure to check out their Roar and Snore Program, you can stay the night and wake up with the animals. Children must be at least 5 to attend.For more information check out Taronga Zoo official website .

There are so many places to check out in Sydney and it’s surrounding suburbs, these five places are just a highlight . Top of our To Do List is:  Bridge Climb Sydney Harbour, Surfing Lessons at Sydney Beach and Madame Tussauds.



Just a Little Bit, About Little Opinions; Author of Top 5 Places to Visit in Sydney with the Kids!
When you have kids, almost everything you do and everything you buy is influenced by your kids. Our kids’ opinions often determine the places we go, if we return to the same restaurant, see a show, holiday at the same destination, or recommend something to a friend. While influencing the lives of their parents, of course our kids’ opinions also determine the toys they buy, the clothes they wear, and the activities that they do.
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