Sydney’s inner-city winter wonderland has packed up. The Alpine Winter Festival, which returned to Sydney for its third time, was a great success this year. Families enjoyed skating, watching the pros perform on Australia’s largest open-air skating rink, measuring 1,000m by 1,000m, attending concerts and other performances and indulging in tons of cultural cuisines and indulge in the free chai lattes.

But the family fun does not end at events like these in Sydney. There are plenty of attractions to amuse, educate and entertain. Children and adults alike love the city’s many opportunities to meet wildlife.

Walk under water at the Sydney Aquarium and see a new world of marine habitats and life, including over 12,000 different animals. Check out the three oceanariums and 90 tanks and catch the daily animal shows.

Meet some of Australia’s furry creatures at the Sydney Wildlife World. Here, meet Koalas Red Kangaroos, Yellow-Footed Wallabies, Hairy-Nosed Wombats, Bilbies, Quolls and Sugar-Gliders. Also, see the world’s most dangerous bird, the Cassowary, and the nation’s largest snake, the Scrub Python.

To see these animals in a unique location, take a cruise to visit the Taronga Zoo. On elevated land along the water, you enjoy beautiful views of the Sydney Harbour while visiting your favourite Aussie animals.

If you plan to see these attractions, or perhaps the Sydney Tower, consider buying an attraction combo pass to save your family money.

While being a fun city with many attractions, Sydney is also home to many beautiful beaches. So, pack the spades and buckets, slop on the sunscreen, and hit one of the area’s kid-friendly beaches, including Bronte, Manly, Balmoral, Nielsen Park and Shelley Beach.

Try also to take to the waters to enjoy the views of Sydney Harbour while cruising. There are a variety of packages and choice for harbour cruises. One fun option is a family pirate BBQ lunch experience aboard a 1850s style tall ship. Everyone is encouraged to dress up and get involved.

These are just some of the exciting options Sydney offers parents and children. Click here for a full list of things to do in Sydney. Whatever time of year you visit, you will find plenty to do in this city!

For a full list of things to do with the kids in Sydney, visit Experience Oz.