Summer School Holidays
17
Dec
30
Jan
FUN FROM A TO Z

Summer School Holidays

There was no competition - Darling Harbour was the best place for school holiday fun over summer!
When
Friday,
17 Dec 2021
Sunday,
30 Jan 2022
Fun and Free things to do

When you’re looking for free things to do in Sydney with the kids these school holidays, there’s only one place you need to go - Darling Harbour. Sydney’s favourite waterfront precinct has a school holiday schedule packed with entertainment, interactive installations, dancing, festivals and more!

And the best part? These activities are completely free and won't cost you a cent!

Darling Harbour Children's Playground
If you’re looking for things to do with kids in Sydney, you’ve just found the ultimate option.
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DANCE YOUR WAY INTO SUMMER

Summer of 20YOU

This summer we’re hosting huge holiday events for every YOU, including dance floors by the water, stunning art everywhere you turn and loads of different ways to play and dine.

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Fun for the Whole Family

There are countless fun things to do in Darling Harbour to put smiles on everyone's faces these school holidays, from a Junior Garden Master Challenge at the Chinese Garden of Friendship and space exhibitions, to ferris wheel and pedal boat rides and workshops. Your trip to Darling Harbour can be just as much fun for the big kids (adults) as it is for the little ones.

09
Jan
20
Jan
WEEKDAYS
Junior Garden Master Challenge
Give the kids a chance to explore the Chinese Garden of Friendship with this Junior Garden Master Challenge.
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01
Dec
26
Jan
Pedal Boats
Explore beautiful Cockle Bay amongst gigantic floating Christmas baubles in these Christmas pedal power boats.
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Darling Harbour Ferris Wheel
Take a magical ride aboard the iconic Darling Harbour Ferris Wheel before it goes after Monday 2 January!
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LET'S BE FRIENDS

Friends of the Garden annual memberships

Become a friend of the Chinese Garden of Friendship and for $118 for a family of five enjoy unlimited admission, complimentary parking, exclusive access to workshops and tours, discounts on dining and so much more!

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The 10 best kid-friendly restaurants in Darling Harbour

Planning on dining out with the little one's on your visit to Darling Harbour these school holidays? Here are our top picks featuring kids-eat-free deals, mini menus, playgrounds and even ice-cream sundaes for dessert.

GETTING TO DARLING HARBOUR IS EASY

It's leaving that's hard!

Train, bus, bike, boat, car, rail or foot: there's plenty of ways to get to Darling Harbour. 

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