A family day trip from Sydney can create some truly lasting memories. There are many wonderful family-friendly places to explore beyond the city fringe. Here are all of the Sydney family outings posts on this blog, listed here for you to browse.
Click through to read very detailed posts giving you all the information you need to plan a really fun family day out. Sydney has some many cool spots nearby!
The detailed posts can be done as short trips from Sydney, done as a half day or day. Many can also be happily enjoyed as a weekend away from Sydney too.
Contents of this post
- Family Day Trips North of Sydney
- The Australian Reptile Park at Somersby
- Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park at Calga
- Caves Beach at Lake Macquarie
- Central Coast: To 10 Things to do With Kids
- Dangar Island in the Hawkesbury River
- Speers Point Playground at Lake Macquarie
- Patonga beach: A Beaut Seaside Village
- Pearl Beach On The Central Coast
- Peats Bite Restaurant on the Hawkesbury River
- Terrigal On The Central Coast
- Wisemans Ferry on the Hawkesbury
- Wyong Milk Factory
- Family Day Trips South of Sydney
- Family Day Trips West of Sydney
Family Day Trips North of Sydney
Here’s a list of all the day trips from Sydney for families heading north. We are north shore Sydneysiders and these are the places we have loved visiting.
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. If you are looking for day trips with toddlers this works really well.
Meet Australian wildlife and enjoy family-friendly walks at this bush paradise.
Just a two-hour drive north of Sydney, this gorgeous beach has an amazing sea cave system which can be explored at low tide.
Find all the best kids’ activities on the Central Coast gathered together in one place! There’s so much to do on the Central Coast with the family, you culd easily do several day trips, especially if you live in the northern parts of Sydney.
A little piece of paradise just a short boat trip from Brooklyn. Beaches, walks, playgrounds, a cafe and great tranquility.
Worth a trip on its own, but can also be combined with the Wyong Milk Factory as a big day out.
Surrounded by National park, with a cute beach and lovely playgrounds, Patonga also boats the Boathouse, a terrific cafe/restaurant. You can even arrive by ferry from Palm Beach!
Escape the everyday and enjoy a beachside retreat just north of Sydney.
A river journey and a gorgeous restaurant, a real escape from the big smoke.
So many things for families to enjoy in Terrigal, walks, beach and playground.
Great views, lovely food, walks, playgrounds and the famous cable crossing, and so close to Sydney.
Such a fun (and yummy) spot on the road north, great alone or combined with another spot up north.
Family Day Trips South of Sydney
Head south on these family day trips from Sydney and you will find a huge variety of fun things to do and places to visit.
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.
Open from Easter to October and a really fun, and exhausting family day out from Sydney.
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.
Meet lots of wildlife and enjoy the delightful grounds of this animal haven just south of Sydney.
Heading towards the southern Highlands, you’ll find this huge garden with a very lovely play area for kids.
Just out of the city, but a million miles away in terms of pace and space.
Family Day Trips West of Sydney
You can enjoy a delightful family day out at any of these excellent spots to the west of Sydney.
A large and fascinating garden that’s a terrific destination in itself.
This makes a very long day trip from Sydney but is manageable and very interesting for all the family.
So many fun things for kids and adults too at this prime Blue Mountains destination.
Enjoy the countryside just beyond the Sydney fringe; great spots to play and eat and explore.
More terrific family day trips from Sydney with kids will be added as they are published.
Where else should we add to this list!??
You might also enjoy the post: Family Day Trips Sydney on HSK Plus. It’s all about days out with the kids within Sydney itself.