Most Popular Kids Activities in The Rocks (2000) in 2018

Sydney City, the Sydney Region, New South Wales (NSW)

    These spring school holidays Australian Theatre for Young People (atyp) in collaboration with Sydney Living Museums, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority & The Big Dig (YHA Ltd) are proud to present a head-on collision between contemporary performance and history created by over 40 young people in collaboration with some of Sydney’s most exciting theatre artists and staged in some of Sydney's most unique locations. Every city starts somewhere but Sydney's beginnings are truly incredible and those ... Read more layers of history live on in this suburb today. Thousands of years of aboriginal culture, a harsh convict settlement, two-hundred years of working class life, ships and visitors from all corners of the globe, plague, poverty, debauchery and grassroots solidarity. The Rocks has seen it all. Presented around and inside seven different locations, Quay to the City is a walking tour event that will take you on a theatrical adventure through Sydney's oldest and most fascinating suburb - The Rocks. ...

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    The Candle Factory. For over 30 years Sydneysiders and visitors alike have enjoyed The Candle Factory's beautiful range of quality candles. The Candle Factory is also the home of candle making. We handcraft and sell many unique candles on site - and we've been proudly making them since the 1970s. We were originally located in Hornsby before moving to the Argyle Stores in The Rocks. Today, in our current home in the Metcalfe Arcade, we're nestled among jewelry makers, wine merchants and craft stores. ... Read more The Candle Factory. For over 30 years Sydneysiders and visitors alike have enjoyed The Candle Factory's beautiful range of quality candles. The Candle Factory is also the home of candle making. We handcraft and sell many unique candles on site - and we've been proudly making them since the 1970s. We were originally located in Hornsby before moving to the Argyle Stores in The Rocks. Today, in our current home in the Metcalfe Arcade, we're nestled among jewelry makers, wine merchants and craft stores.

    The Sydney Youth Orchestras is the premier orchestral training provider in New South Wales and was founded as a single orchestra in 1973 by the visionary music educator and conductor, Peter Seymour. Over 44 years it has grown to become a community of over 500 young musicians, aged 6-24, from all over Sydney and beyond. We gather weekly for rehearsal in the city and now in Western Sydney, in thirteen different ensembles carefully constructed to match skill, age and experience. Our Orchestras. Together ... Read more we inspire excellence, presenting public concerts and performing in major community events such as Carols in the Domain, energetic Toddlers’ Proms for very young children, and outreach programs including concerts and workshops in regional New South Wales. Hear Us Play. We celebrate and recognise the thousands of young musicians who have nurtured their love of orchestral music, learned important life skills, had formative experiences and made lifelong friends. Many of them have gone on ...

    The Australian National Maritime Museum, on the western shore of Sydney's Darling Harbour, is in a lively heritage precinct with many attractions. The distinctive main building, with a roofline evoking waves and sails, houses exhibitions that: explore Australia's links with the sea consider how maritime activities and issues have shaped the lives of people in Australia. These exhibitions are themed, ranging from Indigenous lore and European seafaring to aquatic sport and the maritime defence of ... Read more our shores.

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    Darling Harbour was created as a gift to the people of NSW in celebration of Australia's bicentenary in 1988. Since its opening, Darling Harbour has been a place of celebration for the people of Sydney, as well as a hugely popular tourist destination, that attracts more than 25 million visitors annually. Located on the edge of Sydney CBD, it's easy to get to Darling Harbour by bus, train, ferry, monorail, lightrail, car, taxi or bicycle.

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    Located in the heart of The Rocks, Susannah Place is a rare surviving example of a simple working-class terrace. Built in 1844, by Irish immigrants and continuously occupied until 1990 this typically English terrace was home to over 100 different families. The museum tells the stories of the often overlooked lives of working class people and the neighbourhood in which they lived, played, worked and struggled. The four houses survived largely unchanged through the slum clearances of the early 20th ... Read more century and the area’s redevelopment in the 1970s. Ongoing research, photographs from public and private collections, oral history interviews and the surviving layers in each of the houses has allowed the museum to re-create the lives of individual families of the 19th and 20th centuries. The Youngein family run corner store of 1915 has been faithfully re-created and sells goods from the era.

    Learn about the area's traditional landowners, the establishment of the English colony and the time when sailors, whalers and traders made The Rocks their home; through to the 1970s union-led protests which preserved this unique part of Sydney for future generations to explore and enjoy.

    Feline like a challenge? Welcome to Australia's newest and most entertaining live tournament, The Felix® Clever Cat-a-thon. Come down to Circular Quay to challenge your fellow Aussies, as you race through a cunning, human obstacle course in ‘Cat-Mode’. The 16m long, inflatable, cat-themed human obstacle course, has been constructed with larger-than-life obstacles your cat would encounter every day, to bring out your inner cat – and give you space to run, jump, climb, hang, claw and pounce! ... Read more Come down for give-aways, a celebrity guest appearance from Tim Dormer and to put your clever-cat skills to the test.

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