Explore Sydney’s Centennial Parklands
Looking for free kids activities Sydney? A place not to be missed in Sydney, Centennial Parklands is conveniently located close to the CBD (and just 10 minutes from Coogee Sands Hotel and Apartments) and easy to access by car or public transport.
The Parklands are comprised of three large urban parks covering 360 hectares and containing Australia’s Federation Monument, The Federation Pavilion. These gardens and monuments are breathtaking to behold and are also historically significant.
Over 15,000 varieties of trees, ponds, flower beds, statues, cafes and restaurants can all be found in the Parklands, which are free to visit. And that is just scratching the surface, with plenty to see and do including:
The Ian Potter Children’s WILD PLAY Garden
Children can develop an understanding of the natural environment in the WILD PLAY Garden, a unique playspace. In keeping with the site’s existing attributes, creators ASPECT Studios developed an immersive environment featuring natural materials and elements drawn from the surrounding parklands. Consequently, children are able to experiment, learn, socialise, and explore through play.
Discover a new form of meditation at the Centennial Park Labyrinth
Centennial Park’s Labyrinth is modelled after the one in France’s Chartres Cathedral. There was never any intention for this labyrinth to confuse. Instead, through contemplative meditation, it was designed to take you on a journey within yourself to discover your soul.
Hire a bike, tandem bicycle or pedal car
Located in the heart of Centennial Park, Centennial Park Cycles is Sydney’s largest and best bicycle rental facility. Additionally, if you have a problem with your bike, they provide on-the-spot repairs.
The bicycles available for hire at Centennial Park Cycles are suitable for cyclists of all skill levels. Its extensive cycling fleet includes mountain bikes, road bicycles, kids bikes and hybrid bikes; it even rents pedal cars.
Take a tour with the park rangers
Centennial Parklands operates regular and exclusive, one-off tours throughout the year led by Rangers and experts in particular fields. Tours vary and include historical explorations, Aboriginal Heritage Tours, spotlight prowls and tree tours for budding botanists.
Go horse riding
Enjoy a horseback ride in Sydney’s Centennial Park, the oldest and most famous park in the city. Experience the adventure of riding one of the dozens of well-trained and happy horses at this stable.
Among the items that they supply are horses, the guide, boots, and helmets. Participants need only bring themselves – although the horses will never complain if you want to bring a carrot for them to chew on.
Their riding school offers a variety of services to their customers and is reputable, professional, and fun.
Play a round of golf
Centenary Park Golf is the ultimate golf and fun destination, located on the doorstep of the Mornington Peninsula.
Enjoy the picturesque 18-hole course, try your hand at the driving range, or pick up a few tips from the pros at Centenary Park. Take a bite mid-round, grab a snack during the round, or relax on the deck with a drink and a meal. Alternatively, the course offers a variety of packages to accommodate your clients, employees and friends.