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Exploring Sydney with the kids and family for free - Part 3: Explore Sydney's Culture and Walks

Exploring Sydney with the kids and family for free - Part 3: Explore Sydney's Culture and Walks

You may be visiting or simply exploring the wonderful playground, Sydney which you call home. You have come to the right spot! We have curated some of the best FREE things to do and explore Sydney with your kids and family. 

Our suggestions prioritise public transport options.  On Sundays, NSW Transport’s Family Funday lets you explore Sydney with unlimited travel on trains, buses and light rail for only $2.50 per person. Kids under 4 travel free!

This is THE FINAL PART of a 3 part blog series: our Guide to fun free activities for kids and families in Sydney. 

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 4) Stroll through and learn in Sydney’s museums and galleries

 5) Venture out on a Sydney coastal walk

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 4) Stroll through and learn in Sydney’s museums and galleries

Get the creative juices flowing! Inspire your kids and the family at these wonderful galleries below.

a) Art Gallery of NSW

Immerse your family in a diverse collection of Australian, Aboriginal, European, Asian and contemporary art at Sydney’s leading art museum. This gallery is home to more than 30 temporary exhibitions including the annual (May) portrait painting prize, Archibald Prize. There is always something going on at the Art Gallery of NSW such as their open-to-all ages ‘Drop in and Draw’. Progressive and inclusive, the gallery also has a range of free access programs. This includes sensory and tactile tours for blind or visually impaired visitors, and AUSLAN guided tours for deaf and hearing impaired visitors.

 Art Gallery of NSW

Photo Credit: Destination NSW

How to get there:  Hop on a train to Wynyard or Town Hall station and it is an 18 minute walk away. 

b) Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)

Inspire your family with thought-provoking contemporary art collections at the MCA, on the doorstep of Sydney Harbour. There are free daily, guided tours. There are also dedicated free and paid kids (aged 0-12) and family programs to spark creativity in your little ones. You can also request access support for your visit. There is also the MCA café where you can relax, taking in the beautiful views of Circular quay, and of course, the MCA store.

Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney)

Photo Credit: Destination NSW

How to get there: Hop on a train to Circular Quay station and the gallery is a 5 minute walk away.

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 5) Venture out on a Sydney coastal walk

Ahoy! Let’s uncover Sydney’s nature by exploring the coast.Get a dose of sunshine, great exercise and beautiful views!As with all outdoors activities, we recommend that you stay sun-smart and practical: wear comfortable shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and keep hydrated.

a) Bondi to Tamarama Coastal Walk

Bondi to Coogee is the most infamous (2.5-3 hours across 6km) coastal walk. However, we’re going to recommend the shorter Bondi to Tamarama walk for a more palatable walking experience for kids. Plus you can rest up and let the kids play in the waters at one of our favourite beaches, Tamarama Beach! Bondi to Tamarama is 1.3km long and will take about 20-25mins.

Sculpture by the Sea

Photo Credit: Destination NSW

In spring (October-November), there is the free public outdoors sculpture exhibition, Sculpture by the Sea. This exhibition stretches from Bondi to Tamarama with Marks Park being the base. Hunter Park is where sculptures from previous Sculpture by the Sea exhibitions are displayed.

How to get there: Catch a train to Bondi Junction station and bus (333, 380) to the bottom of Notts Ave, near the Icebergs pool, South Bondi.

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