Best Sydney Markets for Kids
All year round, every weekend – be it a Saturday or Sunday – Sydney buzzes with some gems for the family with its vibrant markets. Strolling through the markets is always a great way to spend the morning with family. The markets are full of interesting sights, smells and tastes – the perfect sensory experience for the kids. Plus the hustle and bustle of the crowd is exciting for even the curious toddler. Even if you’re not there to shop, find a place to toss a picnic blanket and enjoy a freshly squeezed lemonade or a hot gozleme while soaking up the atmosphere.
Here’s our list of favourite family-friendly markets you can visit all year round. And please remember to mask up, keep your distance and shop n go!
Orange Grove Market
Orange Grove Market is one of our favourite markets in Sydney. The crowd is friendly, there’s a great little playground, the produce is amazing, and the breakfast rolls and coffee are to die for! Best of all, there are pony rides for the kids and there is lots of grass to lay a picnic blanket on or to just let the kids run wild. This is one shopping trip the kids actually look forward to!
Where: Orange Grove Primary School 2-8 Perry St, Leichhardt
When: Saturdays | 7am - 1pm
Marrickville Organic Food & Farmers Markets
Marrickville Organic Food & Farmers Markets is your quintessential family-friendly market with a bohemian vibe. We love the jumping castles, pony rides, babycinos, face-painting and eco-friendly baby food among others. There’s just something about its great location in the grounds of Addison Road Community Centre, within proximity of Reverse Garbage and The Bower that makes it a gem for a productive week ahead. Check off your grocery list and be prepared to go home with an armful of craft supplies to entertain the kids!
Where: Addison Road Centre 142 Addison Road, Marrickville NSW
When: Sundays | 9am - 3pm
Carriageworks Farmers Market
The weekly Carriageworks Farmers Market returns from Saturday 8 August 2020! Providing the freshest seasonal produce from the best growers and producers from around NSW. Strict health and safety measures will be in place at the Carriageworks Farmers Market and they will continue to operate as a strict shop-and-go service for the community. Carriageworks Farmers Market is an award-winning authentic farmer’s market that has proven to be a huge hit among Sydney families for its refreshing, easy-going vibe. It's undercover with wide, open spaces for the ankle biters to run around - even on a rainy Saturday! The market has a fantastic urban atmosphere for families to just hang out and meet for coffee. Of course, the fresh produce, pastries and artisan-made snacks are a bonus!
Where: Carriageworks 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh NSW
When: Saturdays | 8am - 1pm
EQ Village Markets
Cambridge Markets EQ is a great place to visit with kids. The markets themselves are undercover and jumping castles and other entertainment for children is always available. After grabbing some fresh produce and chowing down on a crepe and a coffee, you can visit the nearby playground or paint some pottery with the kids at one of the stores surrounding the markets.
Where: The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
When: Wednesdays & Saturdays | 8am - 2pm
Ramsgate Foodies and Farmers Market
Ramsgate Foodies and Farmers Market is a favourite among ellaslist readers. An award-winning organic farmer’s market located at a public school grounds a short stroll away from Ramsgate beach, parents love how there’s plenty of room to manoeuvre the pram, room for the kids to run around, jump on air-filled castles until they’re spent! And of course, the delicious fresh produce and artisan delights to whet any foodie’s appetites is a big bonus. We reckon this is a great place for families to kick back on a Saturday since the beach is so close.
Where: Ramsgate Public School Chuter Avenue, Ramsgate Beach NSW
When: Saturdays | 8am - 2pm
Located in the grounds of a public school right opposite Bondi Beach, the cool and creative Bondi Market boasts a huge grass area for kids to run around on, while you relax on a blanket soaking up the seaside vibes. This is the place where families (and the cool kids) meet for a casual Sunday out, and to stock up on supplies from local designers and artisans, including clothing, jewellery, homewares and art. Out the back, there is a delicious selection of multicultural cuisine and a nice seating area, plus plenty of room for kids with a climbing structure and the playground for scootering. On Saturdays enjoy the Farmers Market 9am-4pm and on Sundays visit the general market from 10am-4pm.
Where: Bondi Beach Public School, Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
When: Saturdays and Sundays
Northside Produce Market
Purchase seasonal fruit and vegetables, herbs and flowers, fresh country milk and butter, sourdough, spelt and gluten-free breads, honey, condiments, olive oil, fresh pasta, free range, pasture-fed eggs and meats, fresh and smoked seafood, cereals and nuts, hand crafted smallgoods, fine pastries, sweets and chocolates, wines, gluten-free products, delicious breakfast, brunch and lunch, coffee, plus Vicki - apparantley Sydney’s best knife sharpener!
Bringing fresh produce and artisan food goods to Sydney in a relaxed park setting, Northside Produce Market is one of Sydney’s favourite markets operating since 1999 in North Sydney.
Where: Ted Mack Civic Park, North Sydney
When: first and third Saturday of every month from 8am to midday
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