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Create bright memories with the family

Vivid Sydney CREDIT: Destination NSW

Family taking a photo in The Rocks during Vivid Sydney.

#vividsydney #feelnewsydney

Create bright memories
with the family

Vivid Sydney CREDIT: Destination NSW

Family taking a photo in The Rocks during Vivid Sydney.

#vividsydney #feelnewsydney

Hashtags #vividsydney #feelnewsydney

You’re never too young to soak up the soul of the city. Vivid Sydney is the perfect place to let the kids’ creativity and imagination run wild as they explore a live canvas of light, music and ideas. Taking over the city from 27 May to 18 June, Vivid Sydney will be diving into what makes Sydney tick. It’s a time to inspire little hearts and minds to learn more about our people and our place.

Here are the top tips to make the most of the Vivid Sydney. You’ll be creating bright memories for the whole family.

Vivid Sydney 2022 CREDIT: Destination NSW

Children taking selfies in front of the 'New York Sunday' projection on Museum of Contemporary Art Australia during Vivid Sydney 2022.Artists:Helen Eager (Australia) / Julian Reinhold (Australia) / Rico Reinhold (Australia)

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Vivid Sydney 2022 CREDIT: Destination NSW

Children taking selfies in front of the 'New York Sunday' projection on Museum of Contemporary Art Australia during Vivid Sydney 2022.Artists:Helen Eager (Australia) / Julian Reinhold (Australia) / Rico Reinhold (Australia)

#vividsydney #feelnewsydney

What to do

Wild Lights at Taronga
The city’s favourite family destination shines even brighter during Vivid Sydney, when gigantic, illuminated animal figures will encourage children and adults alike to have hope for a healthy planet. Best to book tickets in advance. 

Vivid House, Darling Square
Delight in this 360-degree sensory extravaganza where art and music collide to create an unforgettable series of 3D walk-through experiences.  

Halo, Darling Harbour
Families are invited to make their own music at this innovative and interactive installation that brings fellow festival-goers together in a shared moment of spontaneous creativity.  
 

Sydney Infinity
Darling Harbour: Bring the whole family to enjoy the largest liquid and light spectacle ever seen in Australia. This superscale, 360-degree experience over the waters of Cockle Bay in Darling Harbour will create a truly magical experience not to be forgotten.

Bump in the Night, Darling Harbour
Wander through this beautifully illuminated campsite, where peaceful snores can be heard coming from the tents. But be careful – any noise you make could wake the sleeping campers inside, or the chorus of animals (both native and mythical) around you.  

Vivid Sydney 2022 CREDIT: Destination NSW

Family interacting with the 'Halo' light installation in Darling Harbour during Vivid Sydney 2022.Artists:illumaphonium: Gemma Davis (United Kingdom) / Michael Davis (United Kingdom)

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Vivid Sydney 2022 CREDIT: Destination NSW

Family interacting with the 'Halo' light installation in Darling Harbour during Vivid Sydney 2022.Artists:illumaphonium: Gemma Davis (United Kingdom) / Michael Davis (United Kingdom)

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Tunes to get the little one’s dancing 

Vivid Kids @ Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour
Vivid Sydney presents delightful free programming for kids every Saturday night from 5pm-6pm in Tumbalong Park. Don’t miss family-favourite acts like The Vegetable Plot, Teeny Tiny Stevies and Play School legend Justine Clarke.  

Tumbalong Nights, Darling Harbour 
Let the littlies get their groove on with free music every Wednesday to Saturday night during Vivid Sydney. There’s a mix of Australia’s top musical acts and local up-and-comers, with the family-friendly Hot Potato Band, Mama Kin Spender + Kee’ahn and Haiku Hands + Ajak Kwai taking to the stage from 7pm.   

Vivid Music at Central Station
Jump on the train with all the family to Vivid Sydney and get off at Central Station. Before you hit the Light Walk stop by the music stage on Central Station Grand Concourse and delight in brass bands, folk music and traditional Hungarian Romani-Gypsy tunes.  

Vivid Sydney 2019 CREDIT: Destination NSW

Children enjoying the 2019 Vivid Music event Kiddo Disco with DJ Kate Munroe at Home The Venue, Darling Harbour.

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Vivid Sydney 2019 CREDIT: Destination NSW

Children enjoying the 2019 Vivid Music event Kiddo Disco with DJ Kate Munroe at Home The Venue, Darling Harbour.

#feelnewsydney #ilovesydney #vividsydney

Where to refuel 

If you’re looking for breakfast on the run, grab coffee, juice and delicious French pastries or baguettes from La Renaissance, on Argyle Street. The cake menu is exceptional and there are options for all dietary needs.  

Belles Hot Chicken, at Barangaroo, has something for the whole brood — the kids will love the chicken tenders and mac and cheese, and parents can enjoy natural wines and Belle’s famous Chicken Sandwich. 

An Aussie icon, The Glenmore on Cumberland Street is a great dinner spot and offers a fun atmosphere and views of the spectacular Sydney Opera House. The kid’s menu includes favourites such as popcorn chicken and fish and chips, while grown-ups can choose from elevated pub classics.  

You’ll find the ‘world’s most Instagrammed cake’ — the exquisite strawberry watermelon cake — at Black Star Pastry, in The Galeries on George Street. It comes in slices or you can order a small or large cake for celebratory events. Or go against the grain and make your selection from the luscious cake range. 

For an after-dinner treat, head to Gelato Messina at Gateway at Macquarie Place facing Circular Quay, for outstanding ice-cream. 

La Renaissance Patisserie and Cafe, The Rocks CREDIT: Destination NSW

Woman enjoying coffee and pastries at La Renaissance Patisserie and Cafe, The Rocks.

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La Renaissance Patisserie and Cafe, The Rocks CREDIT: Destination NSW

Woman enjoying coffee and pastries at La Renaissance Patisserie and Cafe, The Rocks.

#feelnewsydney

Where to stay  

A long-established part of Sydney’s skyline, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney on George Street is perfectly placed for guests to experience the best of the stunning harbour and city centre. The Family Fun package includes gifts for the kids, an in-room kids’ movie experience, daily breakfast at Mode Kitchen & Bar for two adults and two children aged under 12, themed linen and a tent experience when you stay in a suite. Fabulous city views, plush king beds and soaker tubs make the suites ideal for parents too. 

Sir Stamford at Circular Quay offers a touch of luxury and easy access all of the city’s main attractions. The hotel’s Sydney Family Saver package includes luxury accommodation in a spacious room, a surprise pack for all young guests, breakfast for two children and two adults, and free meals in the restaurant for those aged under 12 at all other times. The kid’s version of high tea makes everyone feel special, and the rooftop pool is a fabulous place to cool down after a day of exploring.

The Sebel Quay West Suites Sydney, on Gloucester Street, offers apartment-style accommodation with beautiful Sydney Harbour and city skyline views. The spacious living and dining rooms give you room to spread out, and the fully equipped kitchenettes makes it easy to keep everyone fed.

Vivid Sydney will run for 23 nights from Friday 27 May to Saturday 18 June 2022. For more information go to www.vividsydney.com and get social using @vividsydney #vividsydney.  

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