When all your weekends start to look the same—a blur of playgrounds and pools and PlayStation games—it’s time to look for new family fun. Enter Experience Oz, your oracle for organising family fun in Sydney (and in fact the whole country if you have some trips planned). 

This site can hook you up with experiences that will bring a sparkle to their eye and create memories that time can’t shake—right here in the Eastern Suburbs and in the regions that surround us. Finding and booking these things to do is usually tricky and timely and who wants to fuss when it’s Friday night? So Experience Oz makes it oh so simple. 

From a mystery picnic to a kayak under the bridge, ziplines, wildlife parks, go karts and so much more! There’s not much that can’t be organised in a few easy clicks with Experience Oz. As an Australian-owned and operated business with over 4,000 things to do, flexible bookings, exclusive deals and 363 days of customer service to rely on, there’s really no other way to fill your family’s calendar with fun. 

Here are just a few of the family-friendly things to do in the Eastern Suburbs and surroundings that we love on their site (don’t even get us started on the things we love for when you have a babysitter booked). 

Things to do in the Eastern Suburbs with kids 

There’s a lot to be said for staying close to home (and not just avoiding the exorbitant cost of petrol!). Local experiences are a chance to reconnect with your greater neighbourhood and gain some new gratitude for the place you live. It’s also easy to rally friends together to make the experience even more special. Stay near the Eastern Suburbs and your family time will be fuss-free and filled with fun. These are just some of our favourite things to do when you want to stay local. Jump on the Experience Oz site to find even more… 

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Mystery picnic at The Rocks 

Imagine embarking on a culinary journey with your family but having no idea what was in store. Such is the unexpected delight of a mystery picnic at The Rocks. Gather your little loves and prepare to indulge in gourmet delights while uncovering hidden spots in this historic area. Complete with games, clues and conversation starters, this is sure to break up your routine and dial up the joy and connection between your fam. 

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Kayak session on Sydney Harbour 

For an aquatic adventure like no other, head to Sydney Harbour for a kayaking experience through Experience Oz. Paddle along the iconic waterfront, lapping up the stunning views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge while your arms get toned and your kids get tired (a perfect combo if ever we heard one). Whether you’re a family of seasoned paddle boarders or you’re all giving it a shot for the first time, you’ll feel safe and capable with guides by your side. Soak up the sun, feel the sea breeze on your face, and see the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney from a whole new angle. 

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Private stand-up paddle board lessons in Manly 

Of the 4,000+ things to do listed on Experience Oz, stand-up paddle boarding lessons in Manly is one of the simple pleasure standouts. Escape the bustle of the big smoke and head to the Northern Beaches for a hit of holiday mode without the huge journey. These private stand-up paddle board lessons allow you and your cherubs a chance to explore the tranquil waters of Manly while learning the basics of this beloved watersport from expert instructors. There’s something magical about gliding across the water and feeling at one with nature; an undeniable joy for every age. 

Further afield family fun 

Feel you’ve rinsed and repeated all that the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney has to offer? Or perhaps you’ve just got itchy feet and want to explore further afield. That’s where these family experiences come into play. From the Blue Mountains to the Illawarra right up to the Central Coast, there are incredible things to do within a comfortable distance—no flight, no huge car journey. A few rounds of Eye Spy and you’ll be experiencing thrills, fun and natural wonders that feel a world away. 

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Go karting experience in Picton 

Ready, set, go kart! Taking a break from the city doesn’t always mean slowing down, in fact, it could mean going faster than ever if you head to Picton for a fun-fueled day of go karting. A great way to reconnect with teens who are leaning away from time with mum and dad (sob!). Zoom around the track, navigating twists and turns as you battle it out against family members for the title of champ. 

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TreeTop Adventure Park on the Central Coast 

Available for ages 3 and up, TreeTop Adventure Park on the Central Coast is the epitome of family-friendly fun. A chance to test out bravery and be amongst nature, this aerial playground offers a range of courses for the whole family to enjoy. Find your agility, strength and balance as you navigate rope bridges, zip lines, and Tarzan swings, all while breathing in views of the lush forest around you.

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Illawarra Fly Zip Line Tours 

Let the kids go to school bragging that they spent the weekend conquering the highest zipline in Australia! A great excuse to venture to the idyllic Illawarra, this setting consists of tree platforms, suspension bridges and cable zip lines. Book with Experience Oz and be guided by trained and experienced Zipline Tour Guides who will escort you on a 1.5km walk through the treetops reaching some 30 metres above the ground.

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Scenic World Pass Blue Mountains 

There’s a bucket list experience right here in our backyard—riding the world’s steepest railway line! But that’s just the beginning. A Scenic World Pass in the Blue Mountains will see your family admiring World Heritage-listed views and walking through dense rainforest, including elevated boardwalks that will help you admire the unique flora and fauna of the area. Best of all, you can access the Skyway and Cableway along with the Railway! So many ways to take in this remarkable setting. 

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Start planning your next experience in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney 

The Eastern Suburbs spoil us adults with bars, galleries, dining and events, but for whole family adventures, you sometimes need to think outside the box. Let Experience Oz take the guessing away—you’ll soon find there’s no shortage of opportunities to make memories near home. 

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