12 of the Best Things to Do in Alexandria for Families

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Alexandria has undergone a transformation in recent years, expanding from an industrial hub into a vibrant suburb packed with outdoor space, activities aplenty and some of Sydney's most up-and-coming foodie destinations. 

Alexandria offers a unique mix of urban sophistication and family-friendly fun. For families seeking quality time together, Alexandria has plenty to offer. Here’s your guide to some fantastic family-friendly activities and destinations in this ever-evolving Sydney suburb.

12 of the Best Things to Do in Alexandria for Families

1. Step Into the World's First Challenge Room at Hijinx Hotel

Hijinx Hotel Alexandria
Hijinx Hotel Alexandria


Designed to be enjoyed by everyone over the age of 5, Hijinx Hotel is home to some pretty exciting Challenge Rooms that offer a memorable activity for families in Alexandria. 

The challenge rooms at Hijinx Hotel are magical, immersive, and incredibly fun! Dive into ball pits, play on a giant floor piano, and explore dazzling lights and upside-down corridors. With a fantastic restaurant and bar on-site, we reckon this will be something the kids talk about for ages. 

Location: 75 O'Riordan Street, Alexandria 

2. Go for a Play at Sydney Park

Sydney Park
Sydney Park


Run, walk, bike or climb—the sprawling Sydney Park has something for everyone! Located on the edge of Alexandria, Sydney Park is a huge green space brimming with fun. Kids can enjoy one of Sydney’s largest playgrounds, roll down hills, watch ducks in the ponds, and ride along the cycling tracks. It’s an epic spot for families and a great thing to do in Alexandria. 

Location: Sydney Park Road, Alexandria

3. Get Your Caffeine Fix at Mecca

Mecca Coffee
Mecca Coffee

An aesthetic dream complete with mouthwatering menus and some of the best coffee in the country, Mecca Coffee is a must-visit when you're in Alexandria. Mecca believes that great coffee starts at the farm, and by supporting communities throughout the supply chain, they can deliver the best that coffee can be. 

Throw some epic grub and delicious pastries into the mix, and you've got yourself a winner! 

Location: 26 Bourke Rd, Alexandria

4. Explore an Underground Library at Green Square Library

Green Square Library
Green Square Library

Read, play and create in the dedicated comfy kids' space at the beautiful Green Square Library, with shelves full of all their favourite books and DVDs for hours of entertainment. In need of some fresh air? Hang out in the sunken shady garden or burn up some energy running around the plaza. Oh did we mention the casual aeroplane hanging from the ceiling!? The repurposed vintage aircraft is sure to be a hit with little ones (and big ones for that matter!). 

Location: 355 Botany Rd, Zetland

5. Shop Til You Drop at The Cannery

The Cannery Roseberry
The Cannery Roseberry

Looking for a unique experience in the heart of Rosebery? This historic precinct gathers the best providores tastemakers, and buzzing brands that Sydney has to offer.

Discover where foodies indulge in fine dining, artisanal food and the freshest produce. Enjoy a shopping spree, unleash your creativity and work through your to-do list—all under one roof at The Cannery.

Location: 61 Mentmore Ave, Rosebery 

6. Hit the Arcade at Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq

Archie Brothers
Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq

A visit to Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq is one of the best things to do in Alexandria—packed with fun and games for everyone, from little kids to adults.

Test your skills on their games and you might score some awesome collectables. Or dive into the endless arcade activities like dodgems, bowling, and more—the excitement never stops at Cirque Electriq!

Location: 75 O'Riordan St, Alexandria

7. Stop off at the World's Most Instagrammed Cafe

The Grounds of Alexandria
The Grounds of Alexandria


No visit to Alexandria is complete without a trip to The Grounds of Alexandria—which has recently been hailed as the world's most Instagrammed restaurant, according to The Project. 

With ever-changing themed displays, a selection of cafes and restaurants to suit the occasion, a mouthwatering grub at every turn and even some resident farm animals, it's no wonder a trip to The Grounds is one of the best things to do in Alexandria. 

Location: 7a/2 Huntley St, Alexandria

8. Throw the Competition at Kiss My Axe

Kiss My Axe Alexandria
Kiss My Axe Alexandria

Looking for an exciting and unique axe-throwing adventure in Sydney? Check out Kiss My Axe, Sydney’s premier axe-perience in Alexandria. 

Get ready for action-packed fun with your personal coach, who will teach you the skills of axe throwing. The ultimate family adventure, we reckon this is one of the most fun and quirky things to do in Alexandria. 

Location: 19 McCauley St, Alexandria

9. Get Your Dumpling Fix at Chinese North Dumpling Noodle House

Chinese North Dumpling Noodle House
Chinese North Dumpling Noodle House

This no-frills dumpling and noodle house in Alexandria is a must-visit in the area. The food at Chinese North Dumpling Noodle House is a triumph, and it's effortlessly authentic. Try the Xinjiang stir-fried Noodles and thank us later. 

Location: 21 Fountain St, Alexandria

10. Stock up on Freshly Baked Sourdough at Sonoma Bakery

Sonoma Sourdough
Sonoma Alexandria

If you're a bread-lover, you'll have heard of Sonoma. Serving some of the finest artisanal bread in the country, it takes 36 hours to make a single loaf of their handcrafted sourdough. Their Alexandria outpost is the perfect spot to pick up a fresh loaf, pastry or other mouthwatering baked good. Race ya! 

Location: 32 Birmingham St, Alexandria

11. Step Into a Pastel Wonderland at Vitaland Kids' Cafe

Vitaland Alexandria
Vitaland Alexandria

If it's raining, too hot or you simply fancy some time inside where the kids can run riot, a trip to Vitaland is one of the best things to do in Alexandria. Sydney toddlers and preschoolers are giddy for Vitaland—thanks to its interactive ball pits, train rides, tunnels, activity walls, imaginative play stations, kitchens, ice cream vans, toboggan rides, and even a refuelling station!

Location: Homemaker Centre, Level 1, 49/59 O'Riordan St, Alexandria

12. Hit the Ice at Ice Zoo 

Ice Zoo Alexandria
Ice Zoo Alexandria

At Alexandria's Ice Zoo, you can learn to play ice hockey, join ice fitness classes, or enjoy live DJ nights with fantastic light shows. Ice Zoo prioritizes safety, entertainment, and fun, delivering memorable experiences both on the rink and at the Ice Zoo café and licensed bar, open whenever the centre is operating.

Or, don’t miss the Ice Zoo igloos, perfect for celebrating special milestones with family and friends in your own private space.

Location: 689 Gardeners Road, Alexandria

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