The Blue Mountains, located just a short drive from Sydney, offer a stunning natural playground for families with children.


This World Heritage-listed area is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, lush forests, and vibrant wildlife. Whether you’re planning a day trip or an extended stay, the Blue Mountains provide a variety of activities that will keep kids entertained all school-holidays. Here are some of the top things to do in the Blue Mountains with kids!


Scenic World

Scenic World is a must-visit attraction in the Blue Mountains and offers an exciting day out for families. Kids will love the Scenic Railway, the steepest passenger railway in the world, which descends through a cliff-side tunnel into an ancient rainforest. The Scenic Skyway, a glass-floored cable car, provides panoramic views of the Katoomba Falls, the Three Sisters, and the Jamison Valley. The Scenic Cableway, the largest aerial cable car in the Southern Hemisphere, offers another perspective of the Jamison Valley. Finally, the Scenic Walkway allows families to stroll through the rainforest on an elevated boardwalk, making it accessible for prams.


Featherdale Wildlife Park

Featherdale Wildlife Park, located on the way to the Blue Mountains, is an excellent stop for families. The park is home to a wide range of Australian animals, including kangaroos, koalas, wombats, and crocodiles. Kids can enjoy hand-feeding kangaroos and wallabies, and even have their photo taken with a koala. The park offers various interactive experiences and educational talks, providing an up-close encounter with some unique wildlife.


Jenolan Caves

The Jenolan Caves, among the oldest and most spectacular cave systems in the world, offer a fascinating adventure for kids. Several guided tours are available, each showcasing different parts of the cave system. The Lucas Cave and Chifley Cave tours are particularly popular with families, offering easy walks and beautiful formations. Older kids may also enjoy the adventure caving tours, which involve exploring other cave sections.


Bushwalking & Nature Trails

The Blue Mountains are renowned for their bushwalking opportunities, with numerous family-friendly trails to explore. The Three Sisters Walk is a short, easy walk that offers spectacular views of the iconic rock formation and the Jamison Valley. The Wentworth Falls Track is another great option, featuring a well-maintained path leading to breathtaking views of the falls and surrounding bush. These trails provide kids with a chance to connect with nature, spot native wildlife, and enjoy the great outdoors.


Everglades House & Gardens

Everglades House & Gardens in Leura is a heritage-listed garden that offers a blend of history, nature, and fun for kids. The garden features winding paths, hidden nooks, and views over the Jamison Valley. Children will love exploring the grotto, playing in the lawns, and discovering the secret garden areas. The art deco house adds a touch of history to the visit, and the on-site café offers a perfect spot for a family picnic!


The Blue Mountains are a treasure trove of family-friendly activities, offering a perfect blend of adventure, nature, and education. From the thrill of Scenic World to the wonders of the Jenolan Caves, there is something to captivate every child’s imagination. Whether you’re exploring wildlife parks, heritage gardens, or cultural centres, the Blue Mountains provide endless opportunities for memorable family experiences. So, pack your bags, put on your walking shoes, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure with your kids in the Blue Mountains! Don’t forget to drop into Springwood Sports Club these school holidays to refresh and refuel during your adventure. See more about what’s happening at our club this winter here.