10 Parent's Night Out Ideas in Sydney

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Summary: We know being a parent or carer means putting your children first – but you also deserve to have some fun! Now that school is back in action and before the warm nights disappear for another year, it’s the perfect time to line up a sitter and plan a parent's night out. Whether you’re a thrill seeker, an art lover or a movie buff, there is something for everyone on this Summer and Autumn.

Go for a late-night tour of one of Sydney’s premiere art galleries and museums

Sydney boasts some of the best visual art in the Southern Hemisphere – and there is no better time to explore it than away from the crowds, after dark. All three major galleries offer a special late-night experience, perfect for a night out with your partner or friends. 

For more information about opening hours and upcoming special events, check out the offerings below:

See the arts come alive at a theatre show

Live theatre is back and it’s better than ever this year. With a lineup of world class shows across the city, there is something for everyone. Find out what’s touring by visiting Sydney Theatre Company, or uncover what’s on at one of Sydney’s premier theatres below: 

Take your movie night outside at Moonlight Cinemas 

The ultimate movie experience is open all summer long, and into the warmer Autumn months, at Moonlight Cinema in Centennial Park. Take advantage of the balmy nights and check out the session times here.


Why wait for the comedy festival, when there’s local comedy clubs galore?

Sometimes after a long day at work or with the kids, all you need is a good belly laugh. If you’re up for a night of laughs, check out the lineup of comedy acts and clubs that run most nights of the week across Sydney here.


Get your adrenaline pumping at Luna Park

Luna Park has been entertaining Sydneysiders and visitors, both young and old, since 1935. Nestled under the Harbour Bridge in North Sydney, Luna Park is the perfect setting for a parent’s night out for those who are chasing thrills! Open until 10:00pm on Friday and Saturday, make Luna Park your next parent’s night out destination and unleash your inner child

Find out what’s on at Luna Park here.


Celebrate a night out with fireworks at Cockle Bay 

Top your night off with a bang and catch the fireworks at Cockle Bay in Darling Harbour on Saturday nights throughout Summer and Autumn. To uncover the full list of dates and times to watch the fireworks, go here.

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