Children's Festival

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Children's Festival


26 January 2019
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM


Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour, NSW, 2000

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Accessible event

$Free access

Welcome to a world of giggle-tainment. It starts with the superstars of kids' fun, The Wiggles. Then jiggle it just a little bit more with live music from The Vegetable Plot, The Beanies and more interactive entertainment.

The Children’s Festival is supported by Darling Harbour.

Entertainment on the Tumbalong Stage

Join your host Benny Time for a great line-up of shows for kids:

True blue bush games (12:00 PM to 3:00 PM)

Throw a thong, see how much watermelon you can chomp your way through or chuck a steak on the barbie. Get involved and win a prize!

Circus works (12:00 PM to 3:00 PM)

Have you ever dreamed of joining the circus? Here’s your chance!

Join the fun and interactive circus for kids and adults.

Peddle your heart out on a unicycle, try your hand at juggling, test your balance on sky-high stilts, and keep things balanced and spinning.

Roving performers (11:00 AM to 3:00 PM)

Darling Harbour will be full of zany and peculiar characters once again. Can you find them? Try to catch the giant bouncing roos, stilt pirates and roving seagulls.

Afternoon Summer Sessions (3:00 PM to 8:00 PM)

Ok mum and dad, now it’s your turn to party. Check out the Afternoon Summer Sessions. Darling Harbour comes to life all afternoon with fine dining and fantastic outdoor venues. Grab a drink at the pop-up bar then cut loose to some essential funk and soul music – including nine-piece funk-soul powerhouse band, The Bamboos, live on the main stage.

Plan ahead

Leave the car at home. Extra public transport services are running to help you travel to and from Australia Day celebrations. Plan your trip at

To support the celebrations, road closures will be in place. 

Visit for details and real-time traffic conditions. For Sydney Harbour special event and safe boating information, visit or call 131 236.

Stay safe

Heatwave conditions are peaking across the Australia Day 2019 long weekend. Check for total fire bans and the fire danger rating in your area.

Be sun safe, eat well, drink plenty of water and wear appropriate clothing for summer weather conditions.

There is no BYO alcohol and no glass allowed at the Rocks, Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay, Hickson Road Reserve, Circular Quay East, Darling Harbour, and Bradfield Park in North Sydney. 

Remember, Australia Day is for everyone. Be respectful of people at all times.

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