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Family-friendly venues in Sydney

When it comes to hosting a child-friendly celebration, the key to having a great time is to ensure the kids will be entertained! We have collated our top 10 venues in Sydney that are perfect for the kids and will make it easier for the adults to relax and celebrate.

Exclusive Hire , The Gardens by Lotus

Located amongst Sydney’s Chinese Garden of Friendship is the Gardens by Lotus, a hidden gem providing an event space with a modern interpretation of Chinese high tea. Children will absolutely adore playing in the beautiful gardens while you dine and enjoy a banquet of traditional Chinese food. Their team will happily create a menu to suit the little ones so the whole family can enjoy.

  • Venue: The Gardens by Lotus
  • Address: Chinese Garden of Friendship, Pier St, Haymarket NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 150
  • Event Type: Party, Private Dining, Wedding

A-List Venue, Madame Tussauds Sydney

Located in Darling Harbour, Madame Tussauds is Sydney’s best themed venue and offers your guests an authentic red carpet experience! At Madame Tussauds you can interact with famous celebrities Adele, Taylor Swift and the beautiful Kylie Minogue! The kids will absolutely love this venue.

  • Venue: Madame Tussauds Sydney
  • Address: 1-5 Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 350
  • Event Type: Party, Networking

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Immerse yourself in an underwater world! The SEA LIFE Aquarium provides an experience like no other as you dine surrounded by the oceanarium. Your kids will be mesmerised by the hundreds of fish, sharks and sawfish that cruise the reef right before your eyes. SEA LIFE can facilitate an array of corporate events including family day’s or even family-friendly Christmas parties.

  • Venue: SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
  • Address: 1-5 Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 300
  • Event Type: Party, Networking, Conference, Presentation, Wedding

The Patio Terrace, Moore Park Golf

Combining multiple event spaces, outdoor entertaining and casual dining, Moore Park Golf is an event venue that will impress your guests (especially the kids)! With panoramic views of the city skyline, you can sip and nibble whilst enjoying the view and the kids can play on the greenery!

  • Venue: Moore Park Golf
  • Address: Cleveland St, Moore Park NSW 2021
  • Capacity: 120
  • Event Type: Party, Networking, Wedding Team Activity

Exclusive Hire, B. Lucky & Sons Entertainment Quarter

It’s got a nip of neon, a smidge of London Town and a hint of Hong Kong, with fun delivered in spades, it’s the adult playground you never knew you were missing. Decked out with awesome arcade games, B. Lucky & Sons is filled with dazzlement and delight for both you and your kids! This funky venue welcomes minors before 8pm making it an exciting location for parties and corporate family days.

  • Venue: B. Lucky & Sons Entertainment Quarter
  • Address: 207/122 Lang Rd, Sydney NSW 2021
  • Capacity: 175
  • Event Type: Party, Networking, Team Activity

Wisteria Room with Outdoor Lawn, Centennial Homestead

Overlooking the grounds of Centennial Park and featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and a central bar, The Kitchen at Centennial Homestead is modern and intimate, perfect for a garden style party. While you sip and relax, the kids can spend time playing on the lawn!

  • Venue: Centennial Homestead
  • Address: 1 Grand Dr, Centennial Park NSW 2021
  • Capacity: 650
  • Event Type: Party, Networking, Conference, Team Activity, Wedding

Exclusive Hire, Bathers’ Pavilion

The Bathers’ Pavilion in Sydney perfectly combines beachside elegance with European style resort. This location is perfect for any event due to its breathtaking Balmoral beach backdrop. A beautiful kids menu can be added to all function packages upon request so rest assured everyone will happy. The kids might even score a swim after lunch!

  • Venue: Bathers’ Pavilion
  • Address: 4 The Esplanade, Mosman NSW 2088
  • Capacity: 250
  • Event Type: Party, Networking, Presentation, Private Dining, Meetings & Workshops

Kingpin Darling Harbour

This venue is nothing short of bucket loads of fun! Sitting pretty in one of Sydney’s hottest waterfront locations is Kingpin Darling Harbour. Decked out with Bes-X bowling technology, you’ll be bowling for bullseyes with the kids which is sure to put a smile on their face.

  • Venue: Kingpin Darling Harbour
  • Address: Harbourside Shopping Centre, 2-10 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 500
  • Event Type: Party, Networking, Conference, Meetings & Workshops, Presentation, Team Activity

Training Facility, Accor Stadium

A grand stage for Sydney’s major sports and entertainment events, Accor Stadium has welcomed more than 27 million fans, definitely a venue that the kids will never forget. The training facility is a 3,000 square metre, flood-lit practice area located on the western side of the Stadium.

Venue: Accor Stadium
Address: Edwin Flack Ave, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
Capacity: 83500
Event Type: Party, Networking, Wedding, Team Activity, Conference, Presentation

The Bavarian Manly Wharf

The Bavarian Manly Wharf brings a German-inspired, Aussie-embraced dining experience right by the water. With stunning waterfront views, great food, unbeatable German beers, and bucket loads of fun, this venue is sure to impress not only you but the kids!

Venue: The Bavarian Manly Wharf
Address: Manly Wharf 2, 5 E Esplanade, Manly NSW 2095
Capacity: 400
Event Type: Party, Networking, Presentation, Team Activity, Private Dining, Wedding

When it comes to venue hire, Sydney bookers can trust HeadBox to help find the perfect space the whole family will enjoy. So let’s get started, contact the HeadBox team today.


1. Who can use HeadBox?

Anyone! Whether you’re a corporate booker looking for a private dining room, meeting room, Christmas or EOFY party venue or you’re a social booker looking for the perfect spot to host your birthday party, hens night or wedding – HeadBox has you covered.

2. What is HeadBox?

HeadBox connects corporate and consumer bookers with venues and suppliers and is the easy way to book, manage and deliver everything in one place. No long searches, no stress, no hidden costs.

3. How do I submit an event brief?

Submitting an event brief is an easy process. Our intuitive brief builder will take you through a series of questions collecting all the necessary details needed to host a great event. We want to know details such as where your event will take place, on what date, how many people are attending, and what your total budget is. Once you submit this information, relevant and available venues will respond to your brief!

4. How long will it take for venues to respond?

Our venues are super quick to respond! You should receive responses or a proposal within 24-48 business hours.

5. What are the top 5 things to consider when choosing a venue?

The cost, the location, style, capacity & catering options.