Visit Sydney With Kids: Your Family Guide From A Sydney Mum


Welcome to the Hello Sydney Kids guide to Sydney for families – a work in progress!

Here you will find information about planning your trip and then enjoying your visit, whatever the age of your children.

This section of the website is laid out rather like a traditional guidebook.

See below the Table of Contents, then click to the section you’d like to read.


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Welcome and introduction to Sydney

Hey, you’re planning a visit to Sydney and you’re bringing the family, fantastic!

You will love our beach and harbour city. There really is something here for everyone and for every age. Yes, that means the adults too.

Sydneysiders are friendly and warm and they are passionate about their city. So join my family of six as we show you around our natural treasures, our historic sites and the best places to stay, eat and shop.

Let me introduce myself, my name is Seana Smith, I’m a mum of four and a writer, author and blogger.

Originally from Scotland, we’ve lived in Sydney for 20 years and I’ve written books about the city as well as running the successful Hello Sydney Kids website.

With four lively children, I have explored the best places in Sydney with the aim of wearing the kids out and having a moment’s peace and quiet. Although this venture failed spectacularly, at least we can share all the cool spots they found with you.

Hello Sydney Kids is the best website for families looking for healthy and fun activities with kids in Sydney.

Now with a team of writers, the website is the essential resource for Sydney families and for visitors to Sydney.


Where to stay in Sydney with kids

Check out the post below to help you decide which area of Sydney you would like to stay in when you visit.


Sydney Itineraries: 2, 3 and 4 Days of Family Fun For Visitors

Read our post on day by day itineraries for families. There are many different options available!

Sydney Itineraries For Families



The 25 Best Things To Do in Sydney With Kids

This is my family’s list of what’s best for families in Sydney. I’m sure you will find plenty options that your family will enjoy!

The 25 Top Things To Do in Sydney With Kids



Things To Do With Teenagers in Sydney

If you are bringing older children and teenagers to Sydney, then this post is essential reading.

Click here: Things to do with teenagers in Sydney



How To Stay Sunsafe in Australia

If you are visiting Sydney from a country with a cool climate then you really must read this article about keeping children sunsafe. It all equally applies to adults too, of course!

Click here: How To Stay Sunsafe in Australia



Eating out in Sydney with kids

Find lists of terrific family friendly cafes and restaurants on these posts.



Outdoor active fun with kids



Bush and Coast Walks In Sydney With Kids

There are lots of lovely walks by the Harbour, in the bush and along the ocean beaches, check out all of the options described in details on this post.

Sydney walks with kids 


Hiring Baby Equipment in Sydney

Find our recommendations for baby equipment hire on this post:

Hiring baby equipment in Sydney



The Vivid Festival With Children

Vivid attracts more than a million visitors a year, which can actually make it quite tricky to visit with children, especially young ones. So do read this post to get great advice from other families.

Visit Vivid Sydney with kids



Escape The City: Day Trips

There are dozens of places to escape to for the day, some truly delightful destinations just an hour or so beyond the sprawling Sydney suburbs. You’ll find many ideas on this post below.

Day trips out of Sydney



Weekends Away From Sydney

You will find a couple of dozen options for easy weekends away from Sydney on this article below. Click from it to read detailed posts about things to do and where to stay in every destination.

Weekends away from Sydney




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