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What kids will love about a visit to Sydney

Sponsored by TFE hotels | 20 September 2016



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Going on a family holiday to Sydney guarantees lots of fun for you, but you need to make sure that the kids will love it as well. There are plenty of attractions here that are perfect for children, and the impressive views will surely help to keep them entertained. Here are the main reasons why kids will love a holiday in Sydney.

The Wildlife

You can head over to Taronga Zoo to feed koalas or watch a seal show. Afterwards, you can visit the penguins at the Manly Sea Life Sanctuary. Still want more? Head to the Sydney Aquarium to see dugongs and sharks, exciting creatures that you won't get the chance to see in the wild. Then there are the kangaroos, which you obviously have to see on any visit to Australia! If you are from anywhere else in the world, these animals will be so exciting and exotic, and the kids will love meeting them all.

Learning is Fun

You can find family friendly hotels in Sydney that are close to some key locations, which is best for little legs that don't have much stamina – especially when running around a huge museum is the order of the day. The Australian Museum is sure to be a favourite highlight thanks to the life-sized dinosaur models, as well as some skeletons on display. The Australian National Maritime Museum also offers a life-sized replica sailing ship or submarine to explore, fun for kids who like to see history from the inside. The Sydney Observatory offers a 3D space theatre where kids can explore the wonders of the universe, and the IMAX Theatre offers educational films.

Go Crazy

Do the kids still have lots of energy? That's fine because there are plenty of places to run wild and play! Luna Park is a theme park with lots of great rides, as well as over-the-top artwork and scenery that will keep them entertained. If your children are daring (and at least 8 years old), they can head out on the Skywalk at the Sydney Tower Eye and see the whole city underneath them. They can also learn circus tricks at Circus Arts or improve their aim at the Archery Centre, and iFLY Downunder has to be a top attraction with an indoor skydiving experience on offer. Both kids and adults are welcome!

Stay Classic

For the less adventurous, there are some classic holiday options available too. Why not take a horse ride on the beach, or just go sit on the sand and make sandcastles? Hotels with swimming pools and kids' clubs offer free entertainment, and you can go on scheduled tours with certain chains too. Check out the calendar for the time of your arrival, as there may be family-themed festivals and events happening in the city that you can explore. For most kids, even just finding an adventure playground will be enough to keep them happy, while you enjoy the view and the climate.

There is plenty for kids to love in Sydney, and it's the kind of holiday destination that leaves them begging to come back. Don't be surprised if you end up booking another visit after you go home.






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