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Discover events for children and families in Sydney. The best events, attractions and things to do from the City of Sydney’s official event guide.

Australian Heritage Festival 2024 NSW

Australian Heritage Festival 2024 NSW

The Australian Heritage Festival returns to NSW for its 44th year of celebrating heritage. 18 April - 19 May 2024
Today all day
Make your own laser cut flower press 9-12yrs

Make your own laser cut flower press 9-12yrs

Laser cut a personalized flower press and press your first plants
Today 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Book exchange

Book exchange

Donate your preloved books or grab a book or 2 to take home for free.
Today 12pm to 9pm
Code Camp - free STEAM events for kids

Code Camp - free STEAM events for kids

That's right, it’s totally FREE fun learning for Aussie kids.  
Today 9am to 4pm
Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Join Alice on her amazing journey through Wonderland.
Today 10am to 11.30am
Autumn School Holidays in Barangaroo

Autumn School Holidays in Barangaroo

Looking for fun school holiday activities? There’s plenty of things to do at Barangaroo.
Today all day
Balance Bike school holiday clinic

Balance Bike school holiday clinic

Bikewise is here to help your children transition to pedals
Today 9am to 11am
Bushrangers - Shelter Challenge

Bushrangers - Shelter Challenge

Children will enjoy a day of wildlife, bushcraft, outdoor challenges, games and free play, all in the great outdoors
Today 8am to 4pm
Carnival Carnage 7D Dark Ride

Carnival Carnage 7D Dark Ride

Play against your friends and family in this multi-sensory interactive experience.
Today 10am to 4pm
Chocolate High Tea

Chocolate High Tea

A chocolate-filled adventure that's perfect for the whole family.
Today 12pm to 4pm
Family Fun at BridgeClimb

Family Fun at BridgeClimb

Get the Family ready to Climb this Summer!
Today 9am to 10pm
Free heritage tour of former Sydney General Post Office

Free heritage tour of former Sydney General Post Office

Discover the rich history of the former Sydney General Post Office building with Fullerton Hotel's resident guide
Today 11.45am to 1.15pm
Fun with robotics, 8-11 yrs

Fun with robotics, 8-11 yrs

Come and explore what our Maker kits in the library have to offer!
Today 10.30am to 11.30am
Kung Fu Panda 4 at Darling Square

Kung Fu Panda 4 at Darling Square

Celebrate the release of Kung Fu Panda 4 in Darling Square these April school Holidays!
Today 10am to 9pm
PCYC School Holiday Activities

PCYC School Holiday Activities

Laser tag, multi-sport, gymnastics, dance, crafts and more.
Today 8am to 4pm
Plaster Painting

Plaster Painting

Plaster Painting with kids in Rozelle
Today 10am to 3pm
Polar Bear & Penguin

Polar Bear & Penguin

Direct from Ireland, this Australian Premiere is about humour, friendship and fish
Today 10am to 12pm
Ratburger

Ratburger

Step into the world of David Walliams, as his bestselling book comes to life on stage.
Today 10.30am to 12.30pm
Rhythm n Bubs

Rhythm n Bubs

Bring your little ones to Darling Harbour for Rhythm n Bubs, where music meets playtime joy
Today 11am to 11.45am
Sun Runners by Audioplay and Windmill Theatre

Sun Runners by Audioplay and Windmill Theatre

Join in this fun holiday imaginative play experience with vivid soundtrack creating a thrilling action-packed adventure
Today 10am to 1pm
Sunset spotlight tour

Sunset spotlight tour

Experience the Garden and its fascinating night-life on this adventure by torch-light
Today 6.30pm to 8pm
Writing Children’s Books with Jacqueline Harvey

Writing Children’s Books with Jacqueline Harvey

If you’re keen to write stories that will keep children reading under covers after lights out this course is for you.
Today all day
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

There's magic afoot in the Park as The Australian Shakespeare Company makes its long awaited return to Sydney
26 Apr 2024
ParkScience - Mad Mappers

ParkScience - Mad Mappers

You will learn how to use and make a map and how to find your way with and without a compass!
26 Apr 2024
Baby live music playground

Baby live music playground

Introduce your little ones (0-4 years old) to the exciting world of classical music
28 Apr 2024
Kids kung fu class

Kids kung fu class

The martial tradition of the Shaolin temple adapted for kids to reach their full potential in a fun environment
28 Apr 2024
Storytime

Storytime

Stories for kids at Maybanke Community Centre, Pyrmont
29 Apr 2024
Bush school: Connect children to nature

Bush school: Connect children to nature

Get your kids moving, creating, and thinking in a stimulating outdoor environment
30 Apr 2024
Glebe community barbecue

Glebe community barbecue

Come and join us once a month for some food and fun
1 May 2024
Make it May at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Make it May at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Come together for a month of creativity and collaboration at the Art Gallery of NSW
1 May 2024
Weekly art classes for children

Weekly art classes for children

Drawing and painting workshops for children of all ages
1 May 2024
The Inspired JS Bach: Return from Lübeck

The Inspired JS Bach: Return from Lübeck

The Early Music Collective Sydney proudly presents a night of extraordinary musical enchantment.
2 May 2024
Spotlight Prowl for Families 2024

Spotlight Prowl for Families 2024

Join our experienced rangers for a fascinating spotlight walk to see how the park transforms when the sun goes down.
3 May 2024
Teen Acting Classes: New York Style Acting Studio

Teen Acting Classes: New York Style Acting Studio

Learn the craft of acting for stage & screen in a very specific step-by-step formula
3 May 2024
Family Day: Soft Places

Family Day: Soft Places

A disability-led family day with participatory artworks and performances.
4 May 2024
Monster Truck Mania Live Sydney

Monster Truck Mania Live Sydney

Experience the thrill and spectacle of Australia's best Monster Truck show this close to the action!
4 May 2024
Weekend makertime for families, 8-12 yrs

Weekend makertime for families, 8-12 yrs

Gain practical creative makerspace skills and experience in this intergenerational 2-hour session
4 May 2024
Maroubra Beach Markets

Maroubra Beach Markets

Cambridge Market's launches new beach market
5 May 2024
The People's Park - Heritage Tour

The People's Park - Heritage Tour

Learn historical facts, visit some secret spots, meet some native inhabitants and enjoy the stunning scenery the park
5 May 2024
Hip hop class in Redfern (8 to 14 years)

Hip hop class in Redfern (8 to 14 years)

Get an introduction to this fun style of street dance in a free 8-week after-school program
6 May 2024
Maker and creator workshop 8-12 yrs

Maker and creator workshop 8-12 yrs

Harness all things inspirational and inventive with our sensational series of creative workshops for kids
7 May 2024
Retro gaming and Dungeons & Dragons

Retro gaming and Dungeons & Dragons

Old-school gaming and new-school multiplayer collide in this set of gaming days for young people aged 14 to 21.
8 May 2024
Afternoon 8 week art course - for kids

Afternoon 8 week art course - for kids

No skills required, just enthusiasm and a love for creativity
8 May 2024
Richard Lindesay: Always been a player

Richard Lindesay: Always been a player

Tiktok sensation Richard Lindesay brings you his musical comedy show ​Always been a player.
8 May 2024
Camping 101

Camping 101

A nature-filled night of camping and outdoor activities
10 May 2024
Mother's Day Special

Mother's Day Special

Celebrate with a three course menu at The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
10 May 2024
Auslan and English Storytime at Glebe Library

Auslan and English Storytime at Glebe Library

Fun sessions of storytelling for pre-school aged deaf and hearing children
11 May 2024
Incredibilia – Magical Theatre!

Incredibilia – Magical Theatre!

Inspired by author Libby Hathorn, this theatre experience brings to life extraordinary objects using music and puppetry!
12 May 2024
Mother's Day High Tea at Circular Quay

Mother's Day High Tea at Circular Quay

Mother's Day High Tea at Sir Stamford, Circular Quay – where we invite you to treat your mum like the queen.
12 May 2024
Mother's Day Lunch at Secolo Balmain

Mother's Day Lunch at Secolo Balmain

Indulge in an amore-filled celebration with a shared 4-course Italian lunch, designed to spoil mum.
12 May 2024
Kate Clarkson: A Thousand Situations

Kate Clarkson: A Thousand Situations

Art2Muse Gallery presents 'A Thousand Situations' by Kate Clarkson
14 May 2024
Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody

Thomas Crane takes fans through the iconic hits of Queen
17 May 2024
How to Catch a Star

How to Catch a Star

Based on the book by Oliver Jeffers. Adapted for the stage by Sandra Eldridge, with original music by Elena Kats-Chernin
18 May 2024
Makertime for families, 8-12 yrs

Makertime for families, 8-12 yrs

Gain practical creative makerspace skills and experience in this intergenerational 2-hour session
22 May 2024
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

A perfect introduction to the play for young audiences
22 May 2024
Vivid Sydney Dinner Cruise - Harbourside Cruises

Vivid Sydney Dinner Cruise - Harbourside Cruises

See the major event that is recognised as the largest of its kind in the world
24 May 2024
Family Day: Thriving Environments

Family Day: Thriving Environments

A disability-led Family Day with participatory artworks and performances.
1 Jun 2024
Inner West Brick Fair 2024

Inner West Brick Fair 2024

A fun day out for brick lovers young and old
30 Jun 2024
Jewellery workshop for teens (11-15 years)

Jewellery workshop for teens (11-15 years)

Learn how to upcycle reuse materials into stylish jewellery and accessories!
18 Jul 2024