The Best Attractions in Blacktown for Families

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Blacktown City in the heart of Western Sydney has always had a special place in our hearts, and at only half an hour’s drive from Sydney’s CBD, it makes for a special day out with your family. 

One of the most ethnically diverse cities in Sydney, Blacktown is a melting pot of experiences, culture and fun. Pick and mix your day with adrenalin activities, lush parklands, motorsports galore, nostalgic vibes, tasty food and not one - but two - zoos to visit!

Top Picks for a Top Day Out in Blacktown with Your Family

1. A Roarsome Time at Sydney Zoo

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Where the 3 lions sleep tonight - Sydney Zoo.

Blacktown’s huge open-plain zoo, Sydney Zoo is home to over 4,000 animals, including all of your favourite characters from The Lion King, the quintessential Aussie delights and endangered species from around the world. See it all on foot (the zoo is flat and very easy to get around) or take it all in from the heights of the Ferris Wheel.

Located in Bungarribee, Sydney Zoo is the only combined zoo and aquarium in NSW, and boasts the largest Reptile & Nocturnal House in the world. Make sure you check out their calendar for exciting special events and check out the Mini Zookeeper For a Day program for kids aged 8-12 years old. 

Location: 700 Great Western Hwy, Bungarribee

2. Slide into Bungarribee Park

Slide into Bungarribee Park
Shiny happy kids at Bungarribee Park.

Also fairly new to the scene is this awesome adventure playground and parkland, Bungarribee Park. It’s a whopping 200-hectare park featuring wide-open spaces and bike trails, a dog park and one of the coolest playgrounds ever, complete with a 14-metre high climbing tower, thrilling slides, a flying fox, swings and water play equipment. Pack a picnic or check out Harvey's Social - a family and pet-friendly cafe to grab a bite. 

Location: Doonside Rd, Bungarribee

3. Rev things up at Sydney Motorsport Park

Rev things up at Sydney Motorsport Park
Before the kids burn out, try Sydney Motorsport Park!

If you’re a family of motor-heads, check out Sydney Motorsport Park in Eastern Creek, full of adrenalin-fuelled experiences and events. With over 600 spectacles a year, check the calendar to see what’s on when you're in town. You may be a spectator for motorsport races, track days for both cars and bikes, driver and rider training, V8 Race Car and Formula Ford experiences, and more. 

Location: Ferrers Rd, Eastern Creek

4. Get some air at Flip Out Blacktown

Get some air at Flip Out Blacktown
Jump for joy at Flip Out, Blacktown.

Jump around at Blacktown’s coolest trampoline park. Flip Out boasts a whole world of indoor fun to explore, perfect for rainy days, or for when you feel the kids need to blow off some steam. Launch them into the foam pits, test their skills on the parkour courses, and reach new heights on the climbing and running walls. There’s also a Kids’ Disco Night and the last Saturday of each month, transforming Flip Out into a disco wonderland.

Location: G3B/14 St Martins Cres, Blacktown 

5. Get Hands-On at Featherdale Wildlife Park

Featherdale Wildlife Park
Turn over a new leaf at Featherdale Wildlife Park.

Western Sydney’s OG wildlife park, at Featherdale you and the kids can get up close and personal with over 2,000 Australian native animals from more than 300 different species.

Meet the cutest koalas, hand-feed-friendly kangaroos, wallabies, and emus, and sidle up to wombats and echidnas. Featherdale is home to over 60 rare and endangered animals including Tasmanian devils, dingoes, penguins, and cassowaries. Plus, don’t leave without saying hello to the giant saltwater crocodile. 

Location: 217-229 Kildare Rd, Doonside

6. Step Back in Time at Skyline Drive-In

Skyline Drive-In
The happiest of days at the Skyline Drive-in.

Give the kids a rare glimpse into the hip-and-happening 1960s at Sydney’s only drive-in cinema. At the Skyline Drive-In Blacktown, kids will get a thrill out of watching movies from the comfort of their car seats, and a bite to eat at the very retro ‘Happy Days’ themed diner.  Check the website as the drive-in often screens family-friendly films.

Location: Cricketers Arms Rd, Blacktown

7. Make a Splash at Raging Waters

Raging Waters Sydney
Thrills and spills at Raging Waters.

Located in Prospect, Raging Waters is Sydney’s biggest and most thrilling water park with a huge variety of water slides for kids (and big kids) of all ages, plus a lazy river, and toddler-friendly pools for splashing around. It's a great place for families to cool off during the warmer months (opening again in November 2024) and with over 40 slides and attractions, you could easily spend a whole day here.

Location: 427 Reservoir Rd, Prospect

8. Get Cultured at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre
Creativity in an old church at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre.

This family-friendly arts hub was originally a church and now features an interactive performance studio, two gallery spaces, a dedicated making space, and a weaving garden that combines nature with artistic expression. The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Center is free to visit and has an array of activities and exhibitions for young and old.

Location: 78 Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown 

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