Sydney, Australia, is regularly rated as one of the best places in the world to visit — and for generations, it’s also been a honeytrap for immigrants looking for a better life.
Combining sun, sea and surf with sophisticated culture and a healthy lifestyle for families, there’s more to this stylish city than iconic attractions like the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
Whether you’re visiting for a vacation or fact-finding mission ahead of a permanent move, here are seven reasons Sydney’s fab for families.
There are more kid-friendly cafes and restaurants in Sydney than fish in its famous harbor, but the family favourite Bavarian Restaurant Sydney is one of the best. While you’re stuffing your face with schnitzels and sauerkraut, lederhosen-clad staff can entertain kids as they let loose in the play area.
If you fancy skydiving without hurling yourself from a plane, head to iFLY in Sydney suburb Penrith. Kids as young as three years old can participate in supervised sessions where they’re suspended on a bed of air in a wind tunnel — it’s terrific fun!
When you haven’t set a springy foot on a trampoline since the 1980s, hi-tech facilities like Flip Out in Castle Hill can be a shock to the system. But kids love this attraction a stone’s throw from Sydney — and since it features seven Olympic trampolines, tumble mats and a parkour area, it’s no wonder.
When your youngsters are still a bit small to be careening around on trampolines or in wind tunnels, Sydney has a superb selection of toy shops with plenty of trinkets to keep them satisfied. And for traditional toys with educational value, Monkey Puzzle in Sydney Suburb Summer Hill is one of the best.
Fun of the fair
Luna Park Sydney has been entertaining families with traditional fairground attractions since 1935. And in the era of games consoles and mobile phones, it’s still going strong — rides like the tumble bug, hair-raiser and rotor remain thrilling.
If you love Sydney so much that you’re considering a move there, you’ll need to scope out schools. And luckily, the city’s James Ruse Agricultural High School is consistently voted one of Australia’s best. It’s public but selective — kids have to pass stringent exams to gain entry.
Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport
With an interactive kids zone at Gate 59 and café and restaurant play areas at Gates 32 and 50, Sydney’s air hub serves family travelers well. But it’s brilliant for adults too, with benefits like frequent flights to global destinations and Sydney airport parking from Looking4.com which complements countless other amenities.
These magnificent seven reasons that Sydney absolutely smashes it for families should at least convince you to book a holiday there — even if you’re not quite ready to tale the plunge and emigrate Down Under.
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