Best Things To Do with Kids In Sydney When It❜s Stinking Hot
Mums & Bubs
Wondering what the weather is like in Sydney during Summer? We'll tell you - stinking hot! Sydney weather can be pretty toasty, which leaves parents scratching their heads over what to do with hot and bothered kids. Don't stress, we've got your definitive list of the best things to do with kids when temperatures start to soar, and if you're heading outdoors, don't forget to slip, slop, slap!
Best Things To Do with Kids In Sydney When It's Stinking Hot
1. Water Play
FREE Water Playgrounds
If you prefer something cheaper then come see these FREE water playgrounds. Sydney is spoiled for choice when it comes to this and they cater to kids of all ages. Our favourites include Steel Park Marrickville and Blaxland Riverside Park and Playground which truly has the WOW factor!
Find your closest FREE Sydney Water Playground.
Everyone loves a good waterslide, especially on a hot day. We’ve hunted throughout Sydney and found the longest, curviest and most fun slides for kids in Sydney. Some reside in pop-up waterparks and others are open for the whole summer at aquatic centres. Travel throughout Sydney and tick off all these amazing water slides!
Indoor Swimming Pools
Sometimes it’s best to avoid the sun altogether in this scorching heat. Every suburb has a range of indoor swimming pools, but we’ve found Sydney's Best Indoor Swimming Pools for Kids.
We adore the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre - it’s like a water amusement park!
Did you know there are some Sydney hotels where you can walk right into the pool? That's right, this luxurious experience isn’t isolated to expensive holidays and weekend getaways. Get access to a gorgeous Sydney hotel as the weather warms up, and make use of their delightful amenities, minus the pricey room rates.
Check out our guide to the best Sydney Hotel Pools You Can Use Without A Room Booking.
2. Sydney Beaches
If you've got kids who love the water, a trip to one of Sydney's many beaches for toddlers will seal the heated deal. Check out our go-to guide to the Kid-friendly Beaches in Sydney. Make sure you get there early and slip, slop, slap!
3. Explore the City
There’s always something new and exciting to do in the city or a new exhibit for kids at one of Sydney's fantastic galleries or museums! You can still head out on a hot day and stay nice and cool indoors. Here are some of our favourite places to visit:
Explore the expansive galleries of Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and take a journey through the current exhibitions from a child's eye view. The MCA offers free family spaces and activities inspired by MCA exhibitions including FREE ARTplay creative sessions for little ones and all-day school holiday programs.
The Powerhouse Museum is an extremely interactive, family-friendly museum, boasting FREE entry for kids under 16 years of age! And after a mega renovation, the Australian Museum is finally open to the public. Bring the kids along to witness ginormous dinosaurs reemerge from the Cretaceous period and into their new blockbuster gallery.
To get a comprehensive idea of the best kids' activities in the city on a hot day check out our top indoor places to go with kids!
4. Playgrounds at Shopping Centres
If you’ve still got an air-conditioned place in mind, you’d be surprised by how many shopping centres have well-designed playgrounds.
Take a drive to one of the Best Indoor Playgrounds in Shopping Malls in Sydney and spend a peaceful hour watching the kids play from a nearby chair - there are some great ones all over town
5. Indoor Play Centres
Outdoor playgrounds are out of the question on a sizzling day. Thankfully, there is no shortage of incredible indoor play centres in Sydney, catering to different age groups and each is designed to make your child active and happy in a safe environment.
Mark some of Sydney's Best Kid's Indoor Play Centres off your family-friendly bucket list.
6. Cool Ice Cream Parlours
There’s no more delicious way to cool down in Sydney's heat than with yummy ice cream. You can’t survive a hot day without one!
After much searching, we’ve found Sydney's Top Ice Cream Parlours For Kids, and if you want to curb the sugar, or at least try to, you can test out one of these Healthy Ice-Cream Spots in Sydney - the kids will never know!
Have a swing and enjoy competing against one another at bowling. Bowling ramps are always provided to help kids make those strikes and you can have the option of putting up the alley ramps so no one has to miss a pin!
Stroll into the 60s with this quirky and fun bowling alley at Manhattan Superbowl! This meshes kid-friendly play and arcades area with adult luxury like drinks at the Pontiac Bar, and a sun-drenched Beer Garden and Bistro.
Zone Bowling has over 30 venues across Australia, Zone offers a state-of-the-art bowling experience with a unique mix of amusement games, laser tag and dining. Check out their off-peak and school holiday deals.
8. Icy Milkshakes
You still need a cold drink and don’t settle for a plain, simple flavour. On hot days, everyone should indulge in some chocolate-coated, Nutella-flavoured, doughnut-filled milkshakes.
All these places have their own speciality that you won’t find in many places, so sink your teeth into the best milkshakes in Sydney!
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Feb 05 2017
Great ideas thank you