Kids and Families

Visting a Harbour Trust property with your family is a fun way to connect with contemporary culture and the unique heritage of the harbour. Our kid-friendly activities will ensure your trip is packed with adventure and discovery.

Cockatoo Island

Family-friendly activities at Cockatoo Island include the popular two-hour Convict Clues Activity Trail. 

Find out more about the Kids’ Programs at Cockatoo Island

North Head Sanctuary, Manly

North Head Sanctuary is the perfect place to introduce children to some of Australia’s most unique flora and fauna. On a series of easy walking tracks, children can discover some of North Head’s rare native plants and search for signs of the endangered Long-nosed Bandicoot population.

Kids Discovery Room

Visit the Discovery Room at the Gatehouse Visitor Centre for free children’s activities. Kids can make a bandicoot mask or flannel flower, use a microscope to examine bush remnants and thumb through a selection of unique books. The Visitor Centre is located in the former gatehouse of the School of Artillery on North Head and is open daily from 10am - 4pm (the centre is closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day).

Upcoming Programs

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