Hey fellow families. Faced with another weekend/holiday/day to fill with activities? Feeling completely uninspired and fresh out of ideas to keep the kids entertained? If you’ve come looking for inspiration for some family-friendly activities to do in the Sutherland Shire then you’re in luck! With almost 50 suburbs, from Illawong and Como to Cronulla and Bundeena, the Shire is packed full of family activities with plenty of outdoor adventures, beautiful beaches, and family-friendly attractions. In this article, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 things to do in the Sutherland Shire that you and your kids will love. So, pack your bags, grab your little ones, and get ready for some unforgettable family fun in the Shire!
1. Explore the Royal National Park
The Royal National Park is an amazing spot to visit with your family. It has stunning walking trails, picnic areas, and lookout points that are perfect for exploring with your kids. You might even spot some local wildlife like wallabies or echidnas!
2. Have a beach day at Cronulla
Cronulla Beach is one of the best beaches in the Sutherland Shire, with soft sand and clear water that’s perfect for swimming and playing with your kids. Plus, there are plenty of cafes and shops nearby where you can grab a bite to eat or an ice cream.
3. Get up close with animals at the Symbio Wildlife Park
The Symbio Wildlife Park is a great place to take your kids if they love animals. They have everything from koalas and kangaroos to meerkats and lemurs, and you can even book special experiences like feeding a crocodile or holding a snake!
4. Take a walk or bike ride along the Esplanade
The Esplanade is a beautiful coastal path that runs along Cronulla’s beachfront. It’s a great place to take a leisurely stroll or bike ride with your family, and there are plenty of cafes and shops where you can stop for a snack or a drink.
5. Visit the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre
The Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre is a fantastic spot to take your kids if they’re interested in art and culture. They have a range of exhibitions and workshops that are perfect for all ages, and there’s even a cinema that shows independent and art-house films.
6. Have a BBQ and play at Wanda Beach
Wanda Beach is a great spot to spend a day with your family. They have plenty of facilities like BBQs, picnic tables, and playgrounds, and the water is perfect for swimming and playing in. Plus, it’s a beautiful spot to watch the sunset!
7. Enjoy a paddle boat ride at the Como Pleasure Grounds
The Como Pleasure Grounds are a beautiful park located on the Georges River. You can hire a paddle boat and explore the river with your family, or just relax in the shade with a picnic.
8. Take a scenic drive to Bundeena
Bundeena is a charming little town located on the southern side of the Royal National Park. It’s a great spot to explore with your family, with art galleries, markets, and bushwalks to enjoy. You can even catch a ferry to the nearby beach at Maianbar.
9. Grab a family-friendly meal at one of the many restaurants in Cronulla or Miranda
The Sutherland Shire has plenty of family-friendly restaurants and cafes to choose from. Cronulla and Miranda are two of the most popular dining spots, with a wide range of cuisines to suit all tastes and budgets.
10. Challenge yourself with indoor rock climbing at Climbfit Kirrawee
Climbfit Kirrawee is an indoor rock climbing gym that’s perfect for a family day out. They offer courses and climbing challenges for all levels of experience, and it’s a great way to keep active and have fun indoors.
We hope you’ve liked our ideas for family-friendly activities in the Sutherland Shire and hopefully you’re inspired to get out and give them a go! From exploring national parks to relaxing on beautiful beaches, there’s something for everyone in the Shire. So, next time you’re looking for a fun day out with your family, consider one of these activities and make some memories that will last a lifetime.
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