Going on a family vacation with your kids is sure to create some lasting memories. However, when traveling with children, it’s always important to prepare well and ahead of time as this whole experience can also be quite stressful as well. So, if you’re thinking about going to Sydney, here are some ways how you can explore it with your little ones.
Do Your Homework
Once you decide you will be coming to Sydney, make sure you do enough research so that you are not caught off guard by certain things. First of all, even though Sydney has a temperate climate, you should still do your best to avoid extreme heats when traveling with kids. Therefore, it might be best to time your visit for spring (September to November) or fall (March to May).
When it comes to getting around, you can use the public transport system which is quite extensive or opt for walking around. Moreover, you can rent a car. Just make sure to have your driver’s license with you, respect the speed limits and stay on the left.
Finally, in case of an emergency, dialing 000 will allow you to reach ambulance, police and fire department. The international standard emergency number 112 can also be of use.
Find the Right Accommodation
Your choice of accommodation will depend on how many members your family has. Perhaps a studio apartment will be enough or maybe you need a few hotel rooms or even an entire house. Finding furnished apartments for rent in Sydney is not difficult – all you have to do is decide on the neighborhood that you want. While you could look for a quiet area of the city, you could also look for something near the sightseeing spots you plan on visiting. What is more, decide whether you will need a kitchenette, laundry services, a pool, and an amazing view.
Decide What You Want to Visit
Now comes the fun part. Talk to your kids and see if there are certain things that they would like to see and do. Take their wishes into consideration, as well as yours and your partner’s, and create a list of spots you have to visit. If you’re not sure what to go for, look below to get some inspiration.
Explore the Wildlife
If your kids love animals, you’ll be glad to hear that your options abound. Besides the famous Taronga Zoo, there are other ones where you can see a variety of animals as well. Then, you can visit the SEA LIFE Aquarium or, if you prefer smaller crowds, the Manly Aquarium to learn more about the aquatic life. To get close to koalas and kangaroos, think about going to the Featherdale Wildlife Park.
Learn More in Museums
Kids that are a bit older might be interested in learning more about the history of Australia. Consider taking them to some of the many museums that this amazing city has to offer. From the Justice and Police Museum and the Australian National Maritime Museum all the way to the Powerhouse Museum and all sorts of art galleries, there is a lot to see in Sydney. Also, don’t skip the Madame Tussauds wax museum.
Relax While Having Fun
In case you just want to relax while having fun, you can explore all the beaches of this big city and try your hand at surfing or snorkeling. Then, there are also many walks that your family can go on, such as the Bondi to Coogee. Moreover, ice rinks and interesting playgrounds can be found all around the city so there’s no lack of activities.
There you go, some interesting ways how to explore Sydney while traveling with your kids. Of course, don’t forget about some of the staples, like taking a selfie in front of the Sydney Opera House, walking across the Sydney Harbour Bridge or having a picnic at the Royal Botanic Gardens. With so many options, there is no way to go wrong in this city.