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Fun things to do and freebies in Darling Harbour this school holidays
These school holidays, Darling Harbour is the place to be! Discover 8 awesome things to do and 22 delicious freebies for kids.
To make sure you and the kids don’t miss out on all the fun, check out our guide to kid-friendly activities and delicious freebies in Darling Harbour.
Top things to do with kids
Use up all the kid’s energy at Tuff Nutterz - one of the world’s largest inflatable obstacle courses, set over 5,000sqm in Darling Harbour. Open from 3 October to 11 October, Tuff Nutterz is suitable for tykes as young as three if accompanied by a parent. Grab a discount by entering TUFFDARLING at checkout when you buy tickets online.
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SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium has just renovated its rockpool exhibition, inspired by Sydney’s incredible rocky habitats. The new exhibition includes interactive games and downloadable activities for mums and dads to help keep the little ones entertained. Check out their Facebook page to enter their competition to win an epic seaside trip with Robbie the Rockpool Adventurer.
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Madame Tussauds has enlisted the help of six of Sydney’s most influential TikTokers to create a bunch of fun challenges throughout their exhibitions. Visit to check out a range of challenges designed specifically for the popular app, including easy-to-follow tutorials in the Music Zone, and recreating iconic poses in the Sports Zone.
Visit Madame Tussauds
Kids Dumpling Masterclass
The Gardens by Lotus are holding dumpling masterclasses for kids during the October school holidays! This masterclass is suitable for children aged 6 – 12 years old and ideal for the whole family. Parents are welcome to help their children and take photos during the process.
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Kids go free
Chinese Garden: FREE
School holidays can be hectic with all the kids at home, all the time. Slow it down a little and enjoy the tranquility at the Chinese Garden of Friendship with free entry for kids under 12 and complimentary parking at Harbourside car park (conditions apply).
Visit the Chinese Garden of Friendship
Kids eat free
Betty’s Burgers and Concrete Co: FREE
Betty’s Burgers make cheeseburgers the old-school way - they’re simple, juicy and delicious. Visit with your kids these school holidays and purchase a classic burger, fries and soft drink and they’ll receive a sweet limited edition classic YoYo. That’ll keep them entertained!
Visit Betty's Burgers and Concrete Co
The Darling Harbour Sofitel is the perfect place to stay if you want to be right in the heart of all the school holiday fun! Book your next family getaway and enjoy 50% off your second room, unlimited PurePops icy poles, complimentary breakfast for children under 12 when accompanied by a paying adult, and VIP welcome amenities including kids-size bathrobes and slippers.
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Chinese Garden of Friendship
Visit the Chinese Garden of Friendship as a family and receive complimentary parking at Harbourside Carpark. Terms and conditions apply. Purchase a family admission ticket valued at $20 to receive complimentary parking for the same day at Harbourside Carpark. Harbourside Carpark is located at 100 Murray Street, Pyrmont about 10 minute walk from the Chinese Garden. The parking ticket can only be validated at the front office on arrival).
Visit the Chinese Garden of Friendship
ICC Sydney is providing a $15 flat rate for all day parking at Car Park 1, located on Darling Drive. Contactless payment by credit card is required for entry and the discount applied on exit. This offer is also available at Harbourside Car Park through the Wilson Parking App. This offer may be discontinued at any time and may be subject to change.
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