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EXPLORE THE ROCKS

Spring School Holidays in The Rocks
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There’s plenty to entertain and delight young and old in The Rocks this Spring school holidays.

28 September to 13 October
Daily
Various locations

Come and explore The Rocks these school holidays. Wander around hidden laneways and grab a tasty treat at one of our family friendly restaurants.

The Rocks Markets
The Rocks Markets
1 January to 31 December
10am-5pm
everySunday,Saturday

Make time for experiences and let the day slow down. A true makers’ market, The Rocks Markets brings talented and experienced artisans to the heart of The Rocks every weekend. Stroll down sandstone steps and up...

The Rocks Friday Foodie Market
The Rocks Friday Foodie Market
1 January to 31 December
9am-3pm
everyFriday

Fragrant smoke lingers gently in the air,  and local produce sizzle to perfection, and sweet treats are lovingly prepared by talented providores. Crossing cultures and spanning cuisines, the selections are ever-changing...

Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program
Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program
1 to 5 October
11am-3pm
Museum of Contemporary Art

See the world in new ways through the eyes of Shaun Gladwell in his solo exhibition Pacific Undertow. Experience BMX, surfing, skate and extreme sport culture through works that challenge our perception of the way we...

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Grab a snack to keep you going or a full meal to fuel up at one of the many great family-friendly eateries in The Rocks. Each restaurant below has either a kids menu or dining options that your children will love and is also accessible by pram.

 

Pancakes on The Rocks

Enjoy breakfast, salads and starters, savoury crepes and pancakes, gourmet pizzas, seafood, ribs, steaks and, of course, the famous pancake desserts. There's also a menu for children 10 years and under.

✔ Kids menu

Appetito

The whole family will love the authentic menu of traditional pastas and wood-fired pizzas inspired by Italy, including a special kids’ menu.

✔ Kids menu

Cafe Danieli

Head to Café Danieli for delicious coffee, as well as freshly prepared paninis, pastas, soups, salads and treats for everyone.

Caminetto Restaurant

This little Italian trattoria offers the pleasures of regional cooking at its best with a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of options the kids will love.

Creperie Suzette

No one, young or old, could refuse the delectable crepes freshly made here, including the ever-popular kids’ favourite, Nutella crepes. With Double Roasters coffee for the adults.

DARE

Treat the kids and yourself to tasty, ethical, allergy-aware, gluten-free and chemical-free snacks from this lively café.

el Camino Cantina

At this fun Mexican diner there are margaritas for mums and dads, a tasty kids’ menu for the little people and Tex-Mex delights to make everyone smile.

Fortune of War Hotel

A heritage pub with 16 beers on tap, tasty pub fare including a kids menu, and an outdoor courtyard. The Fortune of War welcomes children (accompanied by a responsible adult) in The First Fleet Bistro for lunch or dinner.

✔ Kids menu

Gelatissimo The Rocks

Treat the kids to freshly made artisanal gelato in old school classics and quirky flavours.

Glenmore Hotel

Head up to the roof to be gobsmacked by the 360-degree city views and enjoy a family-friendly menu including ‘Little Tackers’ specials.

✔ Kids menu

Graze MCA

The perfect place for a relaxed family meal looking out over the water. Graze MCA is located on the ground floor of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA).

✔ Kids menu

Guylian Belgian Chocolate Café

The kids—and you—will be in chocolate heaven with the delectable range of desserts, treats and hot chocolate available here, made using the finest Belgian chocolate.

Harts Pub

A heritage-listed, yet sophisticated pub serving tasty food cleverly matched to an extensive range of Australia's best hand-crafted beer. Enjoy burgers, fish and chips, light meals and more with a kids’ menu available.

✔ Kids menu

Umai Sushi

Head to Umai Sushi Box for a healthy range of sushi and Japanese meals as well as tea and cold beverages.

La Renaissance Café

Treats for all ages can be found at this delightful indoor/outdoor French cafe renowned for its croissants, brioche, eclairs, milles feuilles and more.

MCA Cafe & Sculpture Terrace

A great place to eat and enjoy the amazing views of Sydney Harbour, MCA Café & Sculpture Terrace is open for brunch, lunch, coffee and cake. A tasty kids’ menu includes pasta, fish and chips or a lunch box.

✔ Kids menu

Munich Brauhaus

A historic venue the whole family will love, with many biers for the adults and a great range of choices on the Kinder Menu.

✔ Kids menu

Playfair Café

Playfair Café is the perfect stop for home-made quiche and frittatas, wraps, sandwiches, burgers and delicious soups.

Playfair Terrace Restaurant

Located on level one of Holiday Inn Old Sydney, Playfair Terrace serves modern Australian cuisine with a food and drink menu to satisfy all of the family’s taste buds.

✔ Kids menu

Pony Lounge and Dining

Located along historic Kendall Lane, Pony Lounge and Dining specialises in wood-fired grilled meats, seafood and small plates.

Ribs & Burgers

Enjoy some of Sydney’s most delicious burgers, fries, milkshakes and steaks including a ‘Little Butchers’ menu for kids.

✔ Kids menu

The Australian Heritage Hotel

A pub with a unique selection of Australian cuisine including emu, kangaroo and crocodile pizzas. A kids’ menu is available.

✔ Kids menu

The Fine Food Store

Sit down and enjoy (or take away) delicious and nutritious home-style food and great coffee at this popular local café.

The Mercantile Hotel

‘The Merc’, as it is known by locals, has been voted Australia’s best Irish pub twice. A range of classic Irish pub fare includes a special kids’ menu.

✔ Kids menu

The Observer Hotel

One of Sydney’s best kept secrets, this pub offers great food, a beautiful beer garden and tasty pub dining with a kids’ menu.

✔ Kids menu

The Orient Hotel

Enjoy great pub food, including kids’ meals, in this relaxed bar with a sandstone courtyard, perfect for unwinding in the sun.

✔ Kids menu

The Tea Cosy

Take a break over one of Sydney’s best Devonshire teas of freshly baked scones, tea, coffee and other delicious treats.

✔ Kids menu

P'Nut Street Noodles

Who doesn’t love noodles? At P'Nut there's tasty noodle dishes to suit all appetites young and old.

✔ Kids menu

Zia Pina Pizzeria

Treat the kids to pizza, pasta and tiramisu at this authentic Italian eatery—a local institution since 1976.

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