Fun things to do in Western Sydney

By Sam · Feb 2024 · 8 min read
Western Sydney families! Here are your best activities.

Got someone in your house under the age of 18? You’ve probably heard the word bored in the last week. Maybe you’ve heard it many times.

Keeping kids entertained is tough. But we’re here to make it easier. No matter if it’s school holidays or a lazy weekend, hot, cold or bucketing rain, we’ve got tickets to all good days in and around Western Sydney. That means you can skip the road trips and flights interstate. A big relief for those of us short on time or cash.

So here’s the list that will be your bestie when the kids are bored. The top things to do for families in Western Sydney.

Featherdale Wildlife Park, Doonside

You know it’s good when there are thousands of five-star reviews to back it up. And that’s the case for Featherdale Wildlife Park. Fun for all ages and just 6 minutes from the centre of Blacktown, this is a winner for the whole family. And best of all, tickets are under $50. And you get another $20 off for a family of 4 ticket! At the park, you can get up close with cute and furry Aussie creatures, then watch presentations when you need to sit and chill. They’ve also wheelchair and pram accessibility plus a kitted-out parent rooms, so Featherdale really is a Mum’s dream. Get ready for a bear hug and a thanks or two—the kids will love you for this.


Treetop Adventure Park, Abbotsbury

Nature plus adventure equals happy kids. So round up your people and head to Treetop Adventure Park. This a place where you can breathe in fresh air while exploring rope walks, zip lines, wooden ladders and winding pathways. Under 3’s will need to sit this one out, but 3-7 year olds can choose from four Junior Courses, while anyone eight years and above can choose from four Adult Courses. For anyone that gives it a go, a boost of confidence is sure to follow. Come prepared with closed-in shoes and comfortable clothes. For anyone not jumping on the zipline, this visit is free!


iFly, Penrith

Got a daredevil on your hands? This is the next best thing to skydiving. And it’s available from the age of three! iFly has a huge following around the country and it’s available right here in Penrith. Fliers will get a full training session and a head-to-toe flying suit to put on. Making the adventure feel like serious business and a serious thrill. Once suited up, you can watch your kids get airborne in a giant wind tunnel, tapping into the fun of being weightless. Something that will stick with them for years to come. Wear lace-up running shoes and comfy clothes, and consider bringing something to keep your flight certificate safe on the drive home.


Scenic World Pass, Blue Mountains

Get four attractions in one ticket! The Scenic World Pass is a bargain hunter's dream. Get the best of the Blue Mountains and ride the world’s steepest railway, reach the top of the escarpment on the Scenic Cableway, and walk 270 metres above the forests of Katoomba. This one’s perfect for restless kids with energy to burn.


Blue Mountains tour & Featherdale combo package

Like the Blue Mountains idea and the Featherdale idea? We’ve got just the solution in this two ticket combo. The Blue Mountains Tour and Featherdale package includes a picnic lunch, a stop at the Three Sisters Lookout, an eco-accredited tour guide around the Blue Mountains, National Park entry fees PLUS entry to Featherdale. A jam-packed itinerary of fun, available for ages seven and up.


Axe throwing for two, Blacktown

Tweens and teens with big emotions? Need to escape the heat or rain? Just feel like testing your strength? No matter your situation, axe throwing will be a hoot. Axe throwing is a way to release emotional energy in a safe and controlled environment and test your talent in an ancient pastime. And with advice from an expert axe thrower, you may even strike a bullseye. Try it out right here in Blacktown, provided you’re 11 years and up. Keep in mind those under 18 need to under the watchful eye of an adult.


And that’s it. Our guide for things to do in Western Sydney with something for all.

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