It’s been a few years since the glory days of the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Back then Homebush was transformed into a state of the art sporting destination but it still sees plenty of action. I’m lucky enough to live a few minutes away from Sydney Olympic Park and my family and I love visiting. There are so many fantastic family friendly activities and attractions to enjoy – here are some of our favourites.
Take a tour of ANZ Stadium
ANZ Stadium is home to major sporting events all year. Take a tour of ANZ Stadium or visit the Olympic Cauldron. If your kids are old enough, soak up Olympic Park atmosphere at a major sporting event such as the AFL, Tennis, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Swimming etc. ANZ Stadium
If a visit to Sydney Olympic Park is on the agenda with the family, consider booking into a hotel in Homebush for a couple of nights. Novotel Sydney Olympic Park has a prime location overlooking ANZ Stadium. Even better, kids 12 and under stay free when they’re in the same room as adults. Book a superior double and you’ll easily fit in a family of four.
Hire bikes and explore the cycle paths
Mountains Bikes, Road Bikes, Tandem and even adult Trikes! You can hire kids bikes (with or without training wheels) or you can hire a bike with baby carrier or “tag-along” for small children. Cycle paths are well marked and maintained. Bike Hire @ Sydney Olympic Park
Splasher’s Water Playground at the Aquatic Centre
Perfect for a hot or rainy day. Kids will spend hours here. The playground area is suitable for toddlers and up, with shallow pools, water fountains, slides and a gigantic bucket that fills with water and splashes into the pool below. Older children will love the big water slide (must be at least 1.2 metres tall to ride) or the Rapid River Ride. The Aquatic Centre is also home to Skywall (a moving mechanical climbing wall) and Urban Jungle (outdoor high ropes adventure course for kids 8+). Splasher’s Water Playground