School Holidays
School Holidays


School Holiday Fun

Join us for easy entertainment and tasty eats.


8-22 July 2019


The Promenade Cockle Bay Wharf Darling Harbour Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
We’ve got fun and food in the heart of the city for the school holidays.

To make it easy for parents and carers, we’re pairing up fun family experiences with food at Cockle Bay Wharf this July. Find a Darling Harbour activity for the kids to enjoy and then treat the family to lunch at Cockle Bay Wharf.  

Get stretchy

Did you know that Darling Harbour offer free kid’s yoga?

The 30-minute sessions are led by Danielle Connor – a nanny, actress and qualified yoga instructor who specialises in children’s yoga. She’ll guide the kids through this fun and healthy activity, with parents and carers invited to join all the stretchy, bendy fun.

During school holidays, children in primary school can take part, as well as the 2-5 year old pre-schoolers. Mats will be supplied so there’s no need to bring any equipment or wear fancy gear. They’ve even got a wet weather plan; moving the activity over to the foyer of Monkey Baa Theatre.

Enjoy one of two free sessions every Friday, 10.30 - 11am or 11.30am – 12 noon.

After you’re done stretching out, drop in to Tokio Hotel for lunch where there are$10 kid’s meals on offer, including pasta Bolognese, fish & chips or chicken schnitzel. While adults can enjoy Chefs Specials for $19.90 and choose from salmon fillet with salad, 200g sirloin steak with chips and salad or lamb shank with mash potato. Yum!

It’s all about the sea

This school holiday, kids can enjoy calamari rings, local fish and chips, premium cut steak, fresh-made pasta or delicious chicken tenders with a free soft drink, ice cream and activity pack at any of Nick’s venues, including Nick’s Seafood.

Once you’ve enjoyed a seafood feast, head over to the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium to learn more about our oceans where kids will get an adventure story book to fill-in as you make your way around the ocean exhibits.

Bring your story book to life as you recount the sights, smells, textures and emotions, making for the ultimate take home souvenir to always remember your ultimate day out!

Embrace your inner builder

Feed the family at Blackbird Café with $15 kid’s meals including all the classics plus an ice cream dessert.  The grown-ups can enjoy brunch staples, tasty meat dishes or something from the pizza menu.

Once you’ve polished off a delightful lunch, unleash your inner architect at the National Maritime Museum’s construction zone. Create the ship of your dreams from giant blue blocks or Lego bricks.

Be inspired by the Nuyina LEGO® model to create a spectacular collaborative Antarctic landscape. The model is 3.2 metres long, uses 117,612 LEGO® bricks and took a team of three people 328 hours to build led by certified LEGO® professional Ryan McNaught aka 'The Brickman' and is full of cool Easter eggs to spot like Star Wars characters, a yeti, animals, aliens and funny situations with the crew!

Ride the rail, take a walk and chow down

How about exploring the city by public transport over the school holidays? It could even be an excuse to try out the Sydney Metro.

To find your way to Cockle Bay Wharf alight at Town Hall Station then walk down Druitt Street.Take a bus to the QVB and walk down Market Street towards Darling Harbour or catch a Sydney Ferry at Circular Quay and alight at Sydney Aquarium.

Once you’ve reached Cockle Bay, take a walk around to work up an appetite. Look for Pyrmont Bridge, the Sydney cityscape and more Darling Harbour sights.

Once you’ve completed your loop of Darling Harbour return to Cockle Bay Wharf for lunch. I’m Angus Steakhouse and Adria Bar Restaurant are offering a free soft drink, ice cream and activity pack with all kids menus.

Weekend treats

Don’t forget the Cockle Bay Wharf fireworks. Join us on Saturday night to secure the best spots for the 8:30pm show. Find out more info here.  

See you soon

Join us at Cockle Bay Wharf from 8-22 July 2019 and make the school holidays memorable.