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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.

Private virtual magic show and tricks

Private virtual magic show and tricks

Be enraptured with interactive trickery, bluffs and showmanship with your own private online magic show
Today all day
Neighbourhood Earth

Neighbourhood Earth

The ultimate space experience - combining the latest science with cutting-edge technology
Today all day
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
Australian Beauty Flourishes at The Strand Arcade

Australian Beauty Flourishes at The Strand Arcade

A specially commissioned installation of Christmas decorations inspired by native flowers
Today all day
Ballet classes for children aged 2 & up

Ballet classes for children aged 2 & up

Delightful ballet class for children aged 2 years through to graded RAD syllabus
Today 12am to 8am
Barangaroo Bells

Barangaroo Bells

Experience 3 giant Christmas bell installations that will light up the waterfront!
Today 8am to 9.30pm
Canopy of Light

Canopy of Light

Transforming Pitt Street Mall
Today all day
Certificate IV: Community Services

Certificate IV: Community Services

Courses for 15-24 years old's, with WAYS Youth Training.
Today 9am to 5pm
Choirs in the city: Martin Place

Choirs in the city: Martin Place

Street choirs singing carols will perform every night leading up to Christmas.
Today 6pm to 8pm
Darling Harbour Christmas

Darling Harbour Christmas

Enjoy interactive light installations, a live music festival, building-sized decorations and guaranteed holiday cheer
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
Gingerbread Lane

Gingerbread Lane

Take a walk down Gingerbread Lane
Today all day
Matisse Alive

Matisse Alive

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

MCA Art Parcel

The the perfect off-line activity and a memorable artmaking experience to enjoy with your family
Today 12am to 1am
Mountain Goat Mountain

Mountain Goat Mountain

An audio theatre experience for families to do in their home together
Today all day
Private online adventure trivia led by the masters of fun

Private online adventure trivia led by the masters of fun

Get together, test your knowledge and get your brains firing with a fun adventure trivia night
Today all day
Sky Castle

Sky Castle

A dreamy, interactive light sculpture has landed in Darling Harbour.
Today 10am to 10pm
Sleep mastery

Sleep mastery

Do you feel irritated, stressed, anxious and exhausted when you don't get a good night's sleep?
Today 7pm to 8pm
Storytime @ Surry Hills, Glebe and Green Square, 3 -5 years

Storytime @ Surry Hills, Glebe and Green Square, 3 -5 years

A fun storytelling program for pre-school children, combining stories, music and singing
Today 11.30am to 12pm
Sydney Trapeze School at Centennial Parklands

Sydney Trapeze School at Centennial Parklands

Centennial Parklands will host Sydney Trapeze School for some circus fun
Today 10am to 8pm
Term 4 after-school online communications classes

Term 4 after-school online communications classes

Our specially crafted 4-in-1 program will fast-track your child's communication and influencing abilities
Today 5pm to 6pm
The Australian Chamber Choir presents Faure's Requiem

The Australian Chamber Choir presents Faure's Requiem

This performance is dedicated to people all over the world who have lost loved ones to COVID-19
Today all day
The Enchanted Forest at Market City Shopping Centre

The Enchanted Forest at Market City Shopping Centre

This Christmas, step inside Market City’s very own Enchanted Forest, an immersive, walk-through experience
Today all day
Think, Eat and Move

Think, Eat and Move

A free nutrition and exercise program for teens
Today all day
Free bike tune ups: Surry Hills

Free bike tune ups: Surry Hills

We talk to people walking and riding about respecting each other’s journey, and sharing spaces courteously
Tomorrow
Children's tennis classes after-school and weekends

Children's tennis classes after-school and weekends

Small group classes delivered by qualified professional tennis coaches at several inner city park locations
Tomorrow
DIY Christmas advent calendar

DIY Christmas advent calendar

Join us by creating this special Advent Calendar with a daily activity or idea that you can do as a family
Tomorrow
How to Move a Zoo

How to Move a Zoo

Join the parade of animals in a new interactive family exhibition at the Museum of Sydney!
Tomorrow
Seedlings Nature School

Seedlings Nature School

Explore nature experiences with you and your little one.
Tomorrow
Sugar Republic

Sugar Republic

Relive your childhood at this giant candy land pop-up experience at The Rocks
Tomorrow
Year 10-12 weekly drama classes

Year 10-12 weekly drama classes

Take your individual and group performance skills to the next level
Tomorrow
Year 4-6 weekly drama classes

Year 4-6 weekly drama classes

Learn the basics of stagecraft, voice work and performance technique
Tomorrow
Aboriginal cultural sunset tour

Aboriginal cultural sunset tour

Explore the rich and diverse Aboriginal history of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
3 Dec 2021
Kids yoga

Kids yoga

Embrace the zen and bring your pre-schoolers to free kids yoga every Friday
3 Dec 2021
Bronte House Gardens open day

Bronte House Gardens open day

Please join us for Bronte House Gardens open weekend
4 Dec 2021
Sydney Christmas Fair

Sydney Christmas Fair

A great outdoor family fun event with markets, rides, games, showbags, live entertainment plus more
4 Dec 2021
Wonderdome

Wonderdome

Groundbreaking 360° Cinema Experience Arrives In Sydney this December & January
4 Dec 2021
Year 3-4 weekly drama classes

Year 3-4 weekly drama classes

Learn the basics of stagecraft, voice work and performance technique
4 Dec 2021
Year 5-6 weekly drama classes

Year 5-6 weekly drama classes

Learn the basics of stagecraft, voice work and performance technique
4 Dec 2021
Year 7-9 weekly drama classes

Year 7-9 weekly drama classes

Take your theatre making and performance skills to the next level
4 Dec 2021
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
5 Dec 2021
Pour Paint Baubles

Pour Paint Baubles

Creating your own paint bauble is the perfect opportunity to get out of the house and get into the festive spirit!
5 Dec 2021
Year 10-12 theatre makers weekly drama classes

Year 10-12 theatre makers weekly drama classes

Develop skills in voice and accent, physical theatre, screen acting audition technique and more
5 Dec 2021
Year 5-6 theatre makers weekly drama classes

Year 5-6 theatre makers weekly drama classes

Be involved in every step of the theatre making process from writing, acting, directing and designing
5 Dec 2021
Year 7-9 theatre makers weekly drama classes

Year 7-9 theatre makers weekly drama classes

Develop skills in voice and accent, physical theatre, screen acting, audition technique and more
5 Dec 2021
Young Writers Club

Young Writers Club

An online after-school program for writers aged 8-14yrs
8 Dec 2021
Maker and creator after-school workshops: 8-12 years

Maker and creator after-school workshops: 8-12 years

Harness all things inspirational and inventive with our sensational series of creative workshops for kids.
9 Dec 2021
Christmas family photography sessions

Christmas family photography sessions

Christmas themed mini sessions for all families, looking for an alternative to generic Santa photos you see every year
11 Dec 2021
Introduction to Python: Robogals UNSW

Introduction to Python: Robogals UNSW

Learn about introductory programming concepts and Python syntax in this online workshop for students in years 4-8
11 Dec 2021
Carols in the Graveyard

Carols in the Graveyard

A relaxing afternoon of carols and picnicking in the graveyard
12 Dec 2021
Sing 2 - family fun preview screening

Sing 2 - family fun preview screening

Be the first to experience Sing 2 at Dendy Newtown's family fun preview screening on 12 December
12 Dec 2021
Guess how much I love you

Guess how much I love you

"I love you right up to the moon – AND BACK."
15 Dec 2021
Kids' flower arranging outdoor class

Kids' flower arranging outdoor class

Let your kids learn to arrange real flowers and immerse themselves in Centennial Park
16 Dec 2021
JAPANAROO Ganbare! Concert

JAPANAROO Ganbare! Concert

A showcase of Japanese and Australian community artists, with special guests sharing their inspiring stories
17 Dec 2021
Alice in Winterland

Alice in Winterland

The perfect family treat to start the holiday season
18 Dec 2021
Santa's studio

Santa's studio

Experience Santa’s Studio! Your little elves can create beautiful Christmas crafts and presents
20 Dec 2021
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
21 Dec 2021
Tinkering with tools class for kids (7-12 Years)

Tinkering with tools class for kids (7-12 Years)

Learn new skills from seeing what makes things work in this school holidays class
22 Dec 2021
Tayim Christmas Eve dinner & Chistmas Day lunch

Tayim Christmas Eve dinner & Chistmas Day lunch

Chef Leron ben Araham and team has specially crafted 2 magical menus for Christmas Eve dinner & Christmas Day lunch
24 Dec 2021
Christmas Day Lunch on Sydney Harbour

Christmas Day Lunch on Sydney Harbour

Join us for summer in Sydney and a spectacular cruise onboard Sydney 2000
25 Dec 2021
Waterworld Central

Waterworld Central

Australia's largest mobile inflatable water park
28 Dec 2021
New Year's Eve 9pm fireworks cruise

New Year's Eve 9pm fireworks cruise

Celebrate in a great position on Sydney Harbour with My Fast Ferry
31 Dec 2021
ELEVATE Sydney: Party on another level

ELEVATE Sydney: Party on another level

For the first time, Sydney’s Cahill Expressway overlooking Circular Quay will be transformed into a spectacular stage
1 Jan 2022
ELEVATE Kids

ELEVATE Kids

Designed with kids in mind - ELEVATE Kids will captivate little ones as they stretch, sing and dance!
2 Jan 2022
School holiday workshops for 5-17yr olds

School holiday workshops for 5-17yr olds

In-person & online school holiday workshops to boost confidence & lifelong communication skills
10 Jan 2022
January school holiday tennis camps

January school holiday tennis camps

Inclusive tennis camps for children aged 5 to 12 years run by professional tennis coaches
11 Jan 2022
Aboriginal biscuits and bush tea

Aboriginal biscuits and bush tea

Experience a taste sensation with Indigenous bush foods and ingredients
17 Jan 2022
Magical edible garden

Magical edible garden

Are you ready for a magical food-inspired adventure?
17 Jan 2022
School holidays: Maker and creator (8-12 years)

School holidays: Maker and creator (8-12 years)

Harness all things inspirational and inventive with this sensational creative workshop for kids
18 Jan 2022
Crops up close family tours

Crops up close family tours

Bring the brood, explore the farm and learn about growing food in the city together
19 Jan 2022
The Construct

The Construct

A thrilling, acrobatic performance set against the outdoor backdrops
19 Jan 2022
Family sunset spotlight tour

Family sunset spotlight tour

Experience the Garden and its fascinating night-life on this adventure by torch-light
22 Jan 2022
Introduction to Arduino: Robogals UNSW

Introduction to Arduino: Robogals UNSW

Delve into the basics of circuitry and Arduino coding in this online workshop for students in years 4-8
22 Jan 2022
Tideline

Tideline

Exhibition of works on paper (linocuts/monoprint/pastel/drawing/watercolour
31 Jan 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
Sticky Notes

Sticky Notes

A live musical performance and activation by Ensemble Offspring with original vibrant scores by Ciaran Frame
15 Mar 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
Cinderella the Musical

Cinderella the Musical

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