Sydney Festival at Barangaroo for families


9-27 Jan 2019


Sydney Festival 2019 has taken over Barangaroo with a free program of things to do for kids and families.



Eleven larger-than-life astronaut sculptures have landed in Barangaroo’s dining precinct as part of the Sydney Festival 2019 city-wide celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the 1969 space flight that first landed people on the moon.

Created by Sydney-based design studio Amigo & Amigo (known for their Vivid light installations), each sculpture tells a story beyond the two men who walked on the moon – from the first self-funded woman to fly the International Space Station, Anousheh Ansari, to the Wiradjuri woman sharing Aboriginal knowledge of astronomy, Kirsten Banks.

Walk around Barangaroo’s southern dining precinct to find all eleven astronaut sculptures, located in the laneways between buildings and also in some unexpected places! Each sculpture’s story can be discovered by opening your smartphone camera and pointing it at the QR code on the circular floor sticker.

Free workshops for kids

There are two free workshop programs for kids and families, with hands-on activities for mini makers and doers during Sydney Festival 2019. Registration is essential, head to the Sydney Festival 2019 website to book a place. Please note, BOXWARS at Apollo 11 is currently sold out.

Where to eat

Refuel on your moon mission and choose from plenty of mouth-watering, family-friendly options in Barangaroo’s waterfront southern dining precinct.

Pick up bakery treats at Bourke Street Bakery, treat the kids to authentic Italian gelato at RivaReno Gelato; and try the delicious chocolate lollipops (made only using natural ingredients) at OH! Boo Chocolates.

For cheap eats during weekdays, feed the team with little fuss at Barangaroo’s food court, The Canteen, where there’s almost a dozen affordable takeaway options from salads to fish & chips and everything in between.

Or take a walk along the harbourfront and choose between the many dining options, including the famous Chicken Sandwich at Belles Hot Chicken and Japanese-inspired burgers at Ume Burger

After more?

Head up to Barangaroo Reserve, Sydney’s newest Harbour foreshore park that includes extensive walking and cycling trails, idyllic coves and picnic spots.


During Sydney Festival 2019, in Barangaroo Reserve you’ll also find ALWAYS – an impressively large outdoor sculpture by Bangarra Dance Theatre’s artist-in-residence Jacob Nash.

If you’re still looking for things to do in Sydney, explore the full program of Sydney Festival 2019 at Barangaroo.


What's On

Check out the calendar of events at Barangaroo.


Things To Do

Enjoy a day out at Barangaroo. Or just pop in for a visit. Take a tour. Wine, dine and shop. Ride your bike. Bring a picnic. Take in a whole new view of Sydney Harbour.