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

Summer School Holidays

There’s no competition - Darling Harbour is the best place for school holiday fun this 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!

06
Jan
30
Jan
Airship Orchestra
Sydney Festival is back at Darling Harbour! Meet a luminous otherworldly chorus of 16 inflatable sculptures rising up to six metres high, pulsating with glowing light and supernatural song.  
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05
Jan
24
Feb
Dance your way into Summer
Fancy a dancy? Darling Harbour is dancing into summer with countless free dance events, from classes to light up dance floors and Kombi DJs.
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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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26
Jan
Australia's Biggest BBQ
What could be more Australian than live entertainment, a gigantic barbeque, outdoor games and balmy sunshine? Enjoy all that and more at Darling Harbour this Australia Day!
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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.

26
Nov
30
Jan
Pedal Boats
Explore beautiful Cockle Bay amongst gigantic summer inflatables in these pedal power boats.
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Darling Harbour Ferris Wheel
Take a magical ride aboard the iconic Darling Harbour Ferris Wheel - Star of the Show!
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26
Dec
30
Jan
Summer at the Sea Museum
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Adventure awaits at the Maritime Museum!
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18
Dec
26
Jan
Every day these holidays
The Ultimate Kids Pass
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Not sure what to do with the kids these summer school holidays? Looking for a whole lot of fun that won’t break the bank? Well, look no further than the ULTIMATE KIDS PASS!
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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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Dine for less or even for free!

These school holidays, you won't need to empty your pockets to feed the kids on your day out in Darling Harbour. There's a number of budget-friendly options and kids eat free deals for you to take advantage of during your visit.

20
Dec
27
Jan
Sat & Sun
Kids Eat Free at Wingboy
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Head to Wingboy where Kids Eat Free and you can sit back sipping on cold beers and wings.
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22
Feb
30
Jun
Dine & Discover
Get out in the sunshine by the sea and use your Dine and Discover at one of Darling Harbour’s many COVID-safe restaurants, bars, cafes and attractions.
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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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