15 family friendly activities under $50

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Summary: We have rounded up 15 activities under $50 for your family to try this month. There is something for everyone below, whether you have a newborn, three under three or four under eight! 

  1. The Ian Potter Children's WILD Play Garden

  2. Address: Off Grand Dr, Centennial Park NSW 2021

  3. Age group: All 

  4. Price: FREE

  5. The Ian Potter Children’s WILD PLAY Garden is designed to cater for all ages and abilities in a dramatic landscape in which children are encouraged to run, jump, play, learn and discover the wild side of life. WILD PLAY allows children to get lost in the wonder of nature with dry creek beds, an artesian water play area, a bamboo forest, banksia tunnels, turtle mounds and Centennial Park's first treehouse. 

  1. Taronga Zoo

  2. Address: Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman NSW 2088

  3. Age group: ALL

  4. Price: From $27.00, children under 3 go FREE

  5. Rated the No. 1 attraction in Sydney for kids, Taronga Zoo can be accessed via ferry from Circular Quay, PLUS, kids under three go FREE!

  6. Luna Park

  1. Address: 1 Olympic Dr, Milsons Point NSW 2061

  2. Age group: 5+ 

  3. Price: From $34

  4. An iconic spot in Sydney and a wonderful way to keep children entertained. Keep an eye out for their outdoor cinema on the roof and other events happening throughout the summer!

  5. Chou Chou Bebe

  6. Address: Auburn Central Shopping Centre, 57/59 Queen St, Auburn NSW 2144

  7. Age group: 1+

  8. Price: From $12

  9. Located in Stockland Merrylands near Big W, Chou Chou Bebe has ball pits, a bouncy castle, dodgem cars and more! There is something for everyone, from as little as $12 an hour.  

  10. Archie Brothers

  11. Address: 75 O'Riordan St, Alexandria NSW 2015

  12. Age group: 7+

  13. Price: From $30

  14. Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq is an enjoyable day out with a selection of old school arcade games, a bowling alley, and a retro diner. They also have a party area which you can book for your children’s birthdays! 

  15. Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

  16. Address: 140 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000

  17. Age group: 5+

  18. Price: FREE

  19. Throughout both the school term and the Sydney school holidays; the MCA offers a range of family fun activities – many of which are free or by small donation. Visit the MCA website to uncover this month’s line-up of events.

  20. Centennial Park

  21. Address: Centennial Park

  22. Age group: All

  23. Price: FREE

  24. Centennial Park is the perfect spot for a picnic, a ball game or a walk. Covering 189 hectares, it is a massive area perfect for exploring! There is always a plethora of free activities happening at the park – visit their What’s On Page for some fun ideas.

  25. Australian National Maritime Museum

  26. Address: 2 Murray St, Sydney NSW 2000

  27. Age: All 

  28. Price: From $15, children under 4 go FREE

  29. The Australian National Maritime Museum, located in Darling Harbour, has a diverse collection of ships, boats, and submarines on display which your children will love to explore. You can visit the galleries and exhibitions for free on the first Thursday of every month (excluding public and school holidays). It is well worth a visit on a rainy day! 

  30. Snorkel at Shelly Beach

  31. Address: 1 Marine Parade, Manly NSW 2095

  32. Age: 5+

  33. Price: FREE

  34. Shelly Beach is a small and sheltered beach just around the bend from Manly Beach and is the best snorkelling spot in Sydney! Just hop on the ferry to Manly, it's about 20 – 30 minutes from the ferry wharf, and a completely free family day out

  35. Darling Quarter

  36. Address: 1-25 Harbour St, Sydney NSW 2000

  37. Age: All

  38. Price: FREE

  39. For adults and children alike, Darling Quarter is a FREE paradise! Put your seriousness aside and engage in some serious play instead! Offering a wide range of activities including yoga, ping pong, and the well-known Children's Playground, a visit to Darling Quarter is a perfect summertime activity for all.

  40. Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre

  41. Address: 17 Zetland Ave, Zetland NSW 2017

  42. Age: All

  43. Price: From $6.20.

  44. Indoor and outdoor pools with a range of water play activities, Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre is a great place to check out this summer with your children. Make a splash! 

  45. Raging Waters Sydney

  46. Address: 427 Reservoir Rd, Prospect NSW 2148

  47. Age: 4+

  48. Price: From $54, children under 3 go FREE

  49. Slide into some fun activities at Raging Waters Syndey. With a range of slides and h2go racers, you and your kids will be entertained for hours. 

  50. Madame Tussauds

  51. Address: 1-5 Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000

  52. Age: 3+

  53. Price: From $36.80

  54. Why go hunting for celebrities when you can head straight to Madam Tussauds and take your selfie with some of the most famous people in history! This incredible attraction takes you from the past through to the future with some of the most life-like exhibits on show. 

  55. Sydney Zoo

  56. Address: 700 Great Western Hwy, Bungarribee NSW 2767

  57. Age: All

  58. Price: From $39.99, kids under 2 go FREE

  59. Sydney Zoo is the newest zoo on the block. It offers a range of events which are both fun and educational. There really is something for the whole family – be sure to check out their events page to see what's on!

  60. Planet Mino Kids Club

  61. Address: 10 Smith St, Chatswood NSW 2067

  62. Age: All 

  63. Price: From $10

  64. Planet Mino is an incredible two-storey indoor play centre, located in the heart of the North Shore! It features multiple playgrounds, giant slides, a sand pit, play toys, LEGO building blocks, jumping castles, trampolines, and even AR play walls! Prices start from $10.


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