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The Big Adventure

Pedal, jump, dance or climb!

Produced by the City of Sydney

Pedal, jump, dance or climb at this celebration of the outdoors and active living.

For one day only Sydney Park will become an adventure playground for the whole family to explore on foot or by bike.

Action-packed adventures include mountain boarding, parkour, breakdancing, rock-climbing and footy clinics.

Quench your thirst with a pedal-powered smoothie and grab a bite to eat from a food truck.

Event guide

Walk or ride to explore all 7 zones indicated on the map.

AFL clinics
Bring the kids along for a free footy clinic anytime from 9am to 4pm.

Tennis clinics
Little hotshots can swing a racket at the mini-court from 9am to 4pm.

City of Sydney leisure
The latest fitness tips from muscle conditioning to cardio. You can also take part in fun challenges or join a high intensity session. See the full timetable. 

Dance sessions
Breakdancing, jump rope, limbo and disco – the Soul Patrol dancers will get you moving. Shows run from 10am to 4pm.

Jump, vault, climb and roll. Workshops at 9.15am, 10.30am, 11.45am, 1pm and 2pm. Arrive 15 minutes early to register. Suitable for ages 6 and above.

Half pipe
Jaw-dropping BMX, skate and scooter action. Arrive in time for one of the displays at 9.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm.

Test the latest cargo bikes, do some bike decoration with Sydney Cycle Chic, visit the face painters or bring your own bike for a free tune-up.

Instagram printer
Capture your photos with #sydneyrides and print them out to take home.

Rock-climbing wall
Scale new heights and get a bird’s eye view of the park at the rock climbing wall. Suitable for ages 4 and above.

Yoga in the park
Cleanse your body and soul with a yoga session in the park.
Join a 9.30am, 11am or 2pm class. BYO yoga mat.

Bike valet parking
Hassle-free bike parking. Just ride in, grab a ticket and we’ll do the rest.

Balance bike zone
Learn the best techniques to teach your child to ride, then let them loose on the award-winning kids’ bike track. Suitable for ages 3 to 8 years.

Skate sessions
Master new tricks at a 30-minute workshop with Totem Skating at 9am, 9.30am, 3pm or 3.30pm. Boards, helmets and safety gear provided. Suitable for ages 5 to 14. Register now or turn up on the day.

Paper Pilots Flight School
Learn about the forces of flight and create your own plane to take on the throwing challenge. Workshops run throughout the day.

Rocket launch pad
How high can you send a rocket into the air? Find out here.

Sydney City Farm
Get hands on making a pot plant out of recycled materials, complete with a veggie seedling to take home.

Guided Nature Safari
Join a guided nature walk to discover the creatures that live in the park. The tour also features a display of charismatic invertebrates from native Wood Cockroaches, Huntsman Spiders, Scorpions and Australian Tarantulas.
One-hour tours run at 10am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm, starting and finishing at the Sydney City Farm.

Mountain board slope
Carve the grassy slopes at a free workshop or watch a stunt show on the hill. Register at the top of the hill. 15 minute displays run on the hour, every hour from 9am until 3pm with each followed by a 15 minute workshop. Suitable for ages 6 and above.

Bike powered juice lounge
Blend your own pedal-powered smoothie, or grab a coffee before taking some time out by the pond. Smoothies are available between 9am and 4pm.

Silent Disco
Grab a set of headphones and dance amongst the trees.

Kick for bullseye on the giant dart board. Drop by anytime between 9am and 4pm.

Putt-putt golf
Give it your best shot on the mini course for all ages. Open from 9am until 4pm.

Exchanging places
Climb into the cab of a garbage truck and experience the view from the driver’s seat.

Visit at least 3 locations to collect a BIG stamp to enter the draw to win a $1000 bike shop voucher. Pick up an event guide on the day.



The Big Adventure was scheduled for Saturday 6 October and postponed to Saturday 20 October 2018 due to weather. 

If you received an event guide for Saturday 6 October, please continue to use this on Saturday 20 October to collect your BIG stamps and enter the prize draw. 

Please note that the Great Unicycle Ballet (zone 3), Little Big Adventure Stage (zone 4), Kite workshops (zone 4) and Taronga zoo-mobile (zone 5) listed in the event guide will not be happening on 20 October. Alternative options have been provided. Refer to the activity list above to see the latest schedule. 




Saturday 20 October 2018 from 9am to 4pm



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