1601.2019

Australia is in celebrating mode: Sydney Activities Guide for January

With Christmas and New Year festivities already a distant memory, no doubt many of us are looking for ways to kick off 2019 and keep those spirits high with a fun-packed, jam-packed summer! So, if you enjoy the urban lifestyle, here’s our pick of some of the best activities on offer during the next few weeks in and around Sydney, New South Wales. Whether you’re looking for kids’ activities, sport, art or music, we’ve got you covered.

                                                             (Source: Sydney Festival Website)

Apollo 11 at Barangaroo
Where: Barangaroo, Sydney
When: 9-27 January
As part of Sydney Festival 2019, Barangaroo will be home to artworks and several interactive experiences in commemoration of Apollo 11, the first space flight that landed people on the moon in 1969.

Sydney Symphony Under the Stars
Where: The Crescent, Parramatta
When: 19 January
Sydney Symphony Orchestra will be performing iconic film music and a selection of classical favourites for one evening only. Part of Sydney Festival 2019, Sydney Symphony Under the Stars is the perfect occasion to relax and enjoy a picnic with friends and family.

Moon Drops at Darling Harbour
Where: Darling Harbour, Sydney
When: 9-28 January

If you’re looking for a kids activity that’ll keep you entertained too, head down to Darling Harbour so all the family can experience what it’s like to walk on the moon. Here, you’ll find out what weightlessness really feels like by walking on giant rubber-encased water droplets.

Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent
Where: Hyde Park North, Sydney
When: 9-27 January
Experience the lifestyle of a bygone era. One of Sydney Festival’s most well-known venues, this year’s Speigeltent will host a range of musical and cabaret performances day and night.

Australia Day Fun: Botany Aquatic Centre
Where: Botany Aquatic Centre, Botany
When: 26 January
Why not cool off in the water this Australia day with plenty of kids’ activities, free games and inflatables on offer at Botany Aquatic Centre. Guests are free to bring a picnic along while food is also available for purchase.

International Day of the Dancer
Where: Sydney Park Pavillion, Alexandria
When: 19 January
In celebration of the International Dia Do Passita (Day of the Dancer), members of the community can experience the Latin lifestyle with samba, passista and bateria workshops as well as delicious food and incredible performances.

Messina Eats Wonderbao
Where: 58 Mentmore Avenue, Rosebery
When: 1-2 February
Melbourne’s popular Wonderbao restaurant will be making its way to Sydney to celebrate Chinese New Year. So, don’t miss out, this car park pop-up will only be around for 2 days!

Bootcamp Fitness Challenge
Where: Alexandria Park
When: 7-14 February
This isn’t your usual kids’ activity. For 12 to 18-year-olds who want to challenge their fitness while having plenty of fun along the way, head to Alexandria Park Oval for one week of Cardio madness.

Spartan Race Australia Sydney Urban Sprint
Where: Newington Armory, Sydney Olympic Park
When: 8-9 February
Not your usual fun run, the Sydney Urban Sprint is your chance to tackle over 20 obstacles along a 5km course. So, get a team of friends together and give it a go – it’ll be fun!

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