Family Day Trips From Sydney

A family day trip can create some truly lasting memories. There are many wonderful family-friendly places to explore beyond the city fringe. Here are all of the posts on this blog, listed here for your to browse.

Click through to read very detailed posts giving you all the information you need to plan a really fun family day out.





Family Day Trips North of Sydney


The Australian Reptile Park at Somersby

Just a hop, skip and a jump away. Check out the crocs and all manner of slithering beasties, plus walks and a great playground too.


Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park at Calga 

Meet Australian wildlife and enjoy family-friendly walks at this bush paradise.


Dangar Island in the Hawkesbury River

A little piece of paradise just a short boat trip from Brooklyn. Beaches, walks, playgrounds, a cafe and great tranquility.


Speers Point Playground at Lake Macquarie

Worth a trip on its own, but can also be combined with the Wyong Milk Factory as a big day out.


Pearl Beach On The Central Coast

Escape the everyday and enjoy a beachside retreat just north of Sydney.


Peats Bite Restaurant on the Hawkesbury River

A river journey and a gorgeous restaurant, a real escape from the big smoke.


Terrigal On The Central Coast

So many things for families to enjoy in Terrigal, walks, beach and playground.


Wisemans Ferry on the Hawkesbury

Great views, lovely food, walks, playgrounds and the famous cable crossing, and so close to Sydney.


Wyong Milk Factory

Such a fun (and yummy) spot on the road north, great alone or combined with another spot up north.



Minnamurra Rainforest

Rope bridges at Minnamurra

Family Day Trips South of Sydney


Bowral and Berrima in the Southern Highlands

Walks, cafes, playgrounds and the Bradman Museum too, all just 1.5 hours drive from the centre of Sydney. Check out all the info you need and see maps on the Bowral and Berrima blog post here.


Jamberoo Action Park – A Great Family Day Out

Open from Easter to October and a really fun, and exhausting day trip from Sydney.


Minnamurra Rainforest Centre in Buderoo National Park

Explore a rainforest here in NSW, enjoy the lush sub-tropical vegetation, the walks along boardwalks and across swinging bridges. A beaut day out in nature.


Symbio Wildlife Park Family Day Trip

Meet lots of wildlife and enjoy the delightful grounds of this animal haven just south of Sydney.


The Australian Botanic Garden, Mt Annan

Heading towards the southern Highlands, you’ll find this huge garden with a very lovely play area for kids.


Thirroul: Beach, Olympic Pool and Playground

Just out of the city, but a million miles away in terms of pace and space.

Jamberoo Action Park big slides Sydney days out

The biggest water slides at Jamberoo!




The beautiful Everglades gardens in Leura in the Blue Mountains

Family Day Trips West of Sydney


The Everglades Gardens in Leura

A large and fascinating garden that’s a terrific destination in itself.


Jenolan Caves With Kids

This makes a very long day trip from Sydney but is manageable and very interesting for all the family.


Scenic World, Katoomba In The Blue Mountains 

So many fun things for kids and adults too at this prime Blue Mountains destination.


Windsor and Surrounds Family Day Trip

Enjoy the countrside just beyond the Sydney fringe; great spots to play and eat and explore.


More terrific days out will be added as they are put up.

Where else should we add to this list!??




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Posted on: May 8, 2017

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