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WORDS Angela Spiliotakos

f you're stuck on ideas on what to do with the kids these school holidays, we've got you covered! Read our list of 50 family-friendly things to do in Sydney.

1.Explore Sydney’s history at The Rocks

2.Visit the amazing David Jones Christmas window display - they create a new one every year!

3.Feed the seagulls at Woolloomooloo (and grab a famous Harry’s Café de Wheels pie)

4.Cruise Manly’s buzzing Promenade

5.Tackle fish and chips on the sun-warmed sands of Bondi

6.Do a bounce ‘n’ somersault combo at Sky Zone Trampoline Park

7.Gawk at the creepy crawlies and marvel at the dinosaurs at the Australian Museum

8.Take in the stunning Chinese Garden of Friendship

9.Scout for treasures at Glebe Markets on Saturday morning

10.Try to find a hermit crab at Dee Why Rock Pool

11.Climb one of Australia’s most recognisable icons, the Sydney Harbour Bridge with Bridge Climb (ages 8+)

12.Gobble down some tasty treats at Gelato Messina in Darlinghurst

13.Enjoy a big ol’ family feast with one of Criniti’s famous 2-metre pizzas

14.Catch a screening of Island of Lemurs: Madagascar at IMAX (now - 26th February 2016)

15.For active families who love the outdoors, Bondi to Bronte is a must

16.Pack a picnic and head over to Centennial Park

17.Choose your favourite flower at the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens

18.Walk under that iconic grin at Luna Park (and go on all the rides!)

19.Bike through Blaxland Riverside Park

20.Snap a pic next to your favourite celebrity at Madame Tussauds

21.Soak up the sun on a ferry ride

22.Take a stroll around Circular Quay and take in the harbour views

23.Enjoy a tasty Thai dinner on King Street in Newtown

24.Wave at the dugongs at Sea Life Aquarium

25.Test your acrobat skills at Circus Arts

26.Visit the Lego creations inspired by DC Comics at The Art of the Brick: DC Comics at the Powerhouse Museum (now - 1st May)

27.Go birdwatching at Barangaroo

28.Gaze at the incredible light installations during Vivid Sydney (22nd May - 8th June

29.Catch Matilda at the Sydney Lyric Theatre (ends 20th December)

30.Witness the twinkle of the amazing Swarovski Christmas tree at the QVB (now - 2nd January)

31.Cuddle a koala and feed a kangaroo at Featherdale Wildlife Park

32.Hang Ten with Freshwater Beach’s Surf Skool

33.Enjoy priceless views from the SKYDECK at the Sydney Tower Eye

34.Grab your fishing rods and try to catch dinner at Tom Ugly’s Bridge

35.Have a ball at Taronga Zoo’s Roar & Snore

36.Sing your heart out at Carols in the Domain (16th December)

37.Go skydiving (the safe way) with iFLY Downunder

38.Feast on ribs while enjoying ocean views at Hurricane’s in Darling Harbour

39.Pick up a fun knick-knack at Kings Comics on Pitt St. in the CBD

40.Nibble on scones and sip on hot chocolate at the Kids High Tea at Sir Stamford, Circular Quay

41.Watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks from one of the many vantage points

42.Share a seafood platter at Bondi icon, Icebergs

43.Say hello to Kevin Bacon at The Grounds of Alexandria

44.See a show at the Sydney Opera House

45.Scream as loud as you like in the haunted house at the Easter Show (17th March-20th March 2016)

46.Ahoy! Visit Horrible Histories: Pirates at the Australian National Maritime Museum and discover over 100 treasures from real-life shipwrecks

47.Sample noodles and enjoy some quality family-time at the Night Noodle Markets in Hyde Park (October - Dates TBA)

48.Shop up a storm on Pitt St. Mall

49.Let the kids get in-touch with their inner artist at the Art Gallery of NSW

50.Spook out the family (in a fun way!) with a tour of the Quarantine Station


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