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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.

Free walking tour Sydney and the Rocks

Free walking tour Sydney and the Rocks

Historical free walking tour exploring Sydney and the Rocks area
Today 10.30am to 1pm
2021 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

2021 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the natural world in this stunning photographic exhibition.
Today 10am to 5pm
Airship Orchestra

Airship Orchestra

Mystical, inflatable beings pulsate with song and light
Today 10am to 9.45pm
Digital scavenger hunt around the world

Digital scavenger hunt around the world

Explore wonders of the world on this cryptic journey without leaving home
Today all day
Fantasea Cruising - Sydney Harbour Hopper

Fantasea Cruising - Sydney Harbour Hopper

Choose your own adventure and explore Sydney Harbour's iconic destinations & discover its hidden gems.
Today 9am to 5pm
Ghostly Garden tours

Ghostly Garden tours

Experience a twilight adventure through the Royal Botanic Garden in this spine-tingling storytelling event
Today 8pm to 10pm
Ice cream & street art adventure for kids

Ice cream & street art adventure for kids

A family-friendly walk discovering Newtown’s best street art, while the kids are entertained with ice cream samples
Today 2pm to 4pm
Kids vs wild water world

Kids vs wild water world

Keep cool this summer – join our educators for two hours of water fun away from the beach.
Today 10am to 12pm
Matisse Alive

Matisse Alive

A vibrant gallery-wide festival of Matisse featuring new work, projects and art from the collection
Today 10am to 5pm
Mountain Goat Mountain

Mountain Goat Mountain

An audio theatre experience for families to do in their home together
Today all day
Nature & art - eco art for kids

Nature & art - eco art for kids

Join our friendly and experienced Education Rangers for two hours of creative exploration with nature
Today 1pm to 3pm
Reel Bubs screenings

Reel Bubs screenings

Bring your bubs along to watch a movie
Today 10am to 12pm
Storytime at Harry Hartog

Storytime at Harry Hartog

Delight the little ones with classic kids books, new releases, and a range of hand-picked favourites
Today 10am to 10.20am
Summer Kids Club

Summer Kids Club

2 days jammed full of fun, for kids with games, crafts, challenges, new friends and Bible, as we become superheroes
Today 8am to 6pm
Taste of Bush School

Taste of Bush School

Come to our special Nature Play session and join our rangers for a morning of fun on our Nature Play site
Today 9.30am to 11.30am
Wonderdome

Wonderdome

Groundbreaking 360° Cinema Experience Arrives In Sydney this December & January
Today all day
Lunar Lanes – Haymarket street festival

Lunar Lanes – Haymarket street festival

Kick off your lunar new year celebrations at Lunar Lanes – part of the 2022 Sydney Lunar Festival.
Tomorrow
Lunar Lantern: The Dragon

Lunar Lantern: The Dragon

The charismatic Dragon is as generous as it is powerful
Tomorrow
Lunar Lantern: The Ox

Lunar Lantern: The Ox

Loyal, reliable and strong, the determined Ox is always diligent
Tomorrow
New Shanghai Westfield: Sydney Lunar New Year banquet feast

New Shanghai Westfield: Sydney Lunar New Year banquet feast

Head Chef Mark has designed an 8 course banquet menu for family and friends reunion dinner
Tomorrow
Lunar Lantern: The Dog

Lunar Lantern: The Dog

Loyal, smart and sociable, Dogs are a friend to many
Tomorrow
Lunar Lantern: The Horse

Lunar Lantern: The Horse

Artist Min Woo Bang reimagines the Horse symbol for a modern, Sydney audience
Tomorrow
Lunar Lantern: The Monkey

Lunar Lantern: The Monkey

Quick-witted, charming and lucky, the adaptable monkey livens up any occasion
Tomorrow
Lunar Lantern: The Rabbit

Lunar Lantern: The Rabbit

Trustworthy, empathetic and friendly, the Rabbit is sociable, relishing the company of others
Tomorrow
Lunar Lantern: The Sheep

Lunar Lantern: The Sheep

The Electric Sheep pays homage to the ancient tradition of applying paper cut designs to lanterns
Tomorrow
Lunar Lantern: The Snake

Lunar Lantern: The Snake

Private, wise and intuitive, the enigmatic Snake has no qualms about outing itself first
Tomorrow
Lunar Sea

Lunar Sea

Lunar New Year at the Australian National Maritime Museum
Tomorrow
100 Good Wishes Quilts

100 Good Wishes Quilts

Collages of children drawings around Chinatown for the Year of Tiger Lunar New Year celebration
Tomorrow
Banner Galleries: Rosemary Fung - Day and Night

Banner Galleries: Rosemary Fung - Day and Night

From traditional shop blessings in Chinatown, to LED dragons and lions lighting up the harbour at Circular Quay
Tomorrow
Celebrate Lunar New Year with SBS

Celebrate Lunar New Year with SBS

All Australians are invited to mark Lunar New Year with a distinctive content line-up across the SBS network
Tomorrow
Chinatown scenic overlay: Contained by Susan Chen

Chinatown scenic overlay: Contained by Susan Chen

Yin-yang describes the notion of opposing forces being complimentary and interdependent in the natural world
Tomorrow
Lunar Lantern: The Pig

Lunar Lantern: The Pig

Honourable, philanthropic and optimistic, the Pig can be incredibly focused and achieve great things
Tomorrow
Lunar Lantern: The Rat

Lunar Lantern: The Rat

Intelligent, adaptable and social, the quick-witted Rat cannot let and opportunity to prosper pass by
Tomorrow
Lunar Lantern: The Rooster

Lunar Lantern: The Rooster

Valerie Khoo's luminous rooster lantern symbolises many parts combining to create a unique whole
Tomorrow
Lunar Lantern: The Tiger

Lunar Lantern: The Tiger

Enthusiastic, courageous and ambitions, the Tiger is a born leader
Tomorrow
Lunar New Year feast harbourside at Q Dining

Lunar New Year feast harbourside at Q Dining

Enjoy a special Chinese New Year set menu at fine dining restaurant, Q Dining
Tomorrow
Roving street performers

Roving street performers

Dazzling community performers take to our streets bringing colour, music and movement into the heart of Chinatown
Tomorrow
Sydney Lunar Festival Banner Galleries

Sydney Lunar Festival Banner Galleries

Enjoy artist designed banners exhibited in outdoor galleries
Tomorrow
Sydney Sightseeing Bus Tour

Sydney Sightseeing Bus Tour

3-hour sightseeing guided bus tour from only $18
Tomorrow
How to Move a Zoo

How to Move a Zoo

Join the parade of animals in a new interactive family exhibition
30 Jan 2022
Go4Fun Online

Go4Fun Online

Free online healthy lifestyle program for busy families
31 Jan 2022
Serenity Sydney-new holistic therapy for children and adults

Serenity Sydney-new holistic therapy for children and adults

Specialised relaxation treatment program specifically designed for disability, behaviours and mental health concerns.
31 Jan 2022
Lunar New Year at the Chinese Garden of Friendship

Lunar New Year at the Chinese Garden of Friendship

The Chinese Garden of Friendship will be at the heart of Lunar New Year celebrations at Darling Harbour
1 Feb 2022
Weekly art classes for children

Weekly art classes for children

Art workshops in all areas of art for children of all ages. Pre K - Yr 12
1 Feb 2022
Maker and creator workshops for kids aged 8 to 12

Maker and creator workshops for kids aged 8 to 12

Harness all things inspirational and inventive with our sensational series of creative workshops for kids.
3 Feb 2022
Lunar Nights at Darling Harbour

Lunar Nights at Darling Harbour

Pull up a seat under the moon and get ready for a Lunar Nights, an evening of mahjong, movies and lunar-inspired music
4 Feb 2022
Symphony Seeds Term 1 2022

Symphony Seeds Term 1 2022

Early childhood music education for children 0-5 years old
4 Feb 2022
Kids at the Con: Term 1

Kids at the Con: Term 1

Our fun, engaging, and interactive group introduction to music classes for children are open for Term 1 2022
5 Feb 2022
Kids dance classes

Kids dance classes

Dance, performing, team work, flexibility & loads of fun in one great class! Enroll your child today
5 Feb 2022
Hong Kong marquee at Dragon Boat Races

Hong Kong marquee at Dragon Boat Races

Come to learn more about Hong Kong - Asia's World City at Hong Kong Marquee of Dragon Boat Races
5 Feb 2022
Summer Streets on Crown Street

Summer Streets on Crown Street

A day of fun, street-side eating and drinking, special offers and more
6 Feb 2022
NAS Art Club Term 1 2022 Printmaking

NAS Art Club Term 1 2022 Printmaking

Develop your skills in this printmaking fundamentals program, exploring intaglio tools and techniques.
7 Feb 2022
Let's read! A story-reading in Spanish

Let's read! A story-reading in Spanish

Join our online reading club for children from 4 to 6 year-old
8 Feb 2022
NAS Art Club Term 1 2022 Drawing

NAS Art Club Term 1 2022 Drawing

Develop your skills in this drawing fundamentals program, covering Still Life; Portraiture; and Experimental Drawing.
9 Feb 2022
NAS Art Club Contemporary Term 1 2022

NAS Art Club Contemporary Term 1 2022

Art Club Contemporary students explore concept, installation, movement, collaboration and performance in the visual arts
12 Feb 2022
Summer Streets on Glebe Point Road

Summer Streets on Glebe Point Road

Join for a day of fun, street-side eating and drinking, special offers and more
12 Feb 2022
Kids Kung Fu class

Kids Kung Fu class

Traditional kung fu adapted for kids to reach their full potential in a fun and controlled environment
13 Feb 2022
Lantern Festival lantern workshop

Lantern Festival lantern workshop

Create beautiful lanterns and Lunar New Year decorations with recycled materials
14 Feb 2022
Lunar Lantern Festival celebration

Lunar Lantern Festival celebration

Join us for an enchanting evening filled with music, dancing, food, amazing artwork and lanterns
15 Feb 2022
Flower hair accessories DIY craft kit - online class

Flower hair accessories DIY craft kit - online class

Make real dried flower hair accessories with florist via craft kit delivered to you and zoom class
15 Feb 2022
4A Kids workshop: ink painting with Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen

4A Kids workshop: ink painting with Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen

In this bespoke workshop series, the artist will guide kids through simple ink painting techniques they can try at home
19 Feb 2022
Summer Streets on Harris Street

Summer Streets on Harris Street

Join us for a day of street-side eating and drinking, special offers and more
19 Feb 2022
Living on the spectrum LOTS Family Gala Day

Living on the spectrum LOTS Family Gala Day

An all inclusive event for those on the Autism Spectrum and their family, friends and community.
20 Feb 2022
Summer Streets on Stanley Street

Summer Streets on Stanley Street

Join for a day of fun, street-side eating and drinking, special offers and more
12 Mar 2022
Sticky Notes

Sticky Notes

A live musical performance and activation by Ensemble Offspring with original vibrant scores by Ciaran Frame
15 Mar 2022
NAS art club: term 2 2022 drawing

NAS art club: term 2 2022 drawing

Develop your skills in this drawing fundamentals program, covering Still Life; Portraiture; and Experimental Drawing
27 Apr 2022
Mother’s Day lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour

Mother’s Day lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour

Spoil your mum with a Mother’s Day Lunch Cruise on Sydney Harbour
8 May 2022
Scott Silven's Wonders

Scott Silven's Wonders

World-renowned mentalist Scott Silven will mystify crowds at the Opera House this June
14 Jun 2022
Cinderella the Musical

Cinderella the Musical

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella is coming to the Sydney Lyric in October!
23 Oct 2022