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    Default Things to do with a toddler in Sydney?

    We're going on a family holiday in a few weeks to Sydney with my DP, toddler & newborn.

    While I used to live in Sydney, that was 6 years ago when I was single, living in an inner city apartment & partying all the time, so I have absolutely no idea what sort of "family friendly" places there are or activities there are to do.

    Hit me up with your suggestions

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    Are you looking for inner city entertainment? If so the Australian Museum on college st has an under 5s area that my DD loves, darling harbour has a great park, aquarium and wildlife world have touchy feely things in there.
    You could also look into "kids at the house" at Opera House. They have a whole calendar of shows on throughout the year for certain ages. I've taken my DD there since 2 and she loves it. There is prob loads more but that's what we've done recently. Have fun

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    What about the aquarium and wildlife park in the city? The museums? Botanical gardens?
    Umm.. we've also done the maritime museum on a sydney trip. It's in the city as well.

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    Depends how old your toddler is, but some of the family-friendly stuff we do is:

    Luna Park (heaps of little kid rides)
    Taronga Zoo
    Catch a ferry to Manly and play at the beach or go to Oceanworld (the aquarium).
    Darling Harbour has the Maritime Museum, aquarium, wildlife world (not worth the $$$ IMO), Powerhouse Museum and Chinese Gardens. There's also a cool park with water play area in Darling Harbour.
    The Australian Museum (near Hyde Park) is fab and has a T-Rex exhibition on ATM if you have a dinosaur loving toddler.
    Opera House has a play space and kids' shows in every school holidays.
    My daughter loves wandering around Circular Quay watching the buskers.
    The Votanic Gardens are lovely and there's lots to see and do.

    If I can think of anything else I'll come back

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    If you go on the Sydney Aquarium page, there is a multi pass deal where you can get tickets to the aquarium, wildlife world, Madam Tussauds (or as DD says "Mrs Two-Swords), Manly Sealife and Sydney Tower. It is considerably cheaper than paying individually for each activity.

    Also as others have said Darling Harbour has a huge park, I think the water play area is closed now due to it being Autumn but they still have heaps of awesome stuff down there for kids and it is free! My kids also love the Power House museum, taking a ferry to Luna Park, and just meandering around Circular Quay, there are always plenty of buskers to entertain you. Oh, and Chinatown for Yum Cha!

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    Don't forget the zoo!

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    These are all great ideas thanks guys!

    We'll have a car, so am happy for suggestion for things out of the city too. (We'll actually be staying out north rhyde way)

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    Do you have a little boy?

    'The train shed'. Out in the middle of nowhere but it has ride on Thomas trains.

    My kids's most fave thing ever.

    Thought I'd mention it coz you have a car

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    Quote Originally Posted by misho View Post
    Do you have a little boy?

    'The train shed'. Out in the middle of nowhere but it has ride on Thomas trains.

    My kids's most fave thing ever.

    Thought I'd mention it coz you have a car
    Yes it's a boy - he'd love that!! Where is it?

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    Out near Luddenham so it will take you about an hour by car from Ryde...

    You go along the M4 out towards penrith, kinda near Warragamba Dam.

    Here's the link...

    http://www.thetrainshed.com.au

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