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Little Day Out is a curated list of fun things to do for kids in Sydney. We save you time by selecting just six weekend activities we think are the best of what's on

Sydney CBD - Queen's Birthday Ceremonial Parade, 2.15pm - 3.30pm, Free, Age: All

Sydney CBD - Queen's Birthday Ceremonial Parade, 2.15pm - 3.30pm, Free, Age: All

A Ceremonial Parade honouring the 92nd Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen. Featuring Marching Bands, Mounted Police, a 100 member Cadet Ceremonial Guard, Pipes and Drums, RAAF Flypast.

Queen’s Birthday Ceremonial Parade 

On Monday afternoon, the Queen’s Birthday Ceremonial Parade will be held on the Parade Ground in the front of Government House.

From the moment the New South Wales Police Band marches through the gates at 2:20pm on Monday afternoon spectators will be treated to a feast of colour, movement and music, culminating in a 21 Gun Salute at 3:30pm.

Multiple Marching Bands, Mounted Police, a Ceremonial Guard, Pipes and Drums, and an RAAF Flypast will feature in this event honouring the birthday of Her Majesty the Queen, who turned 92 this year. 

The Governor of New South Wales, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), will receive the Royal Salute.

For the very first time, one hundred young men and women from three New South Wales Schools from the 2ndBrigade of the Australian Army Cadets, will provide the Guard which is central to the ceremony

Queen’s Birthday Open Day

On Sunday 10 June, Government House will be open to the public. Visitors are invited to explore the grand interiors of one of Australia’s finest historical buildings, with friendly guides available to give background information and answer questions.

For the very first time, a special “Back of House” tour will be offered which will take in areas rarely seen by the public. Sign up is available on the day for visitors older than 12 who are looking for a little adventure!

Government House Sydney’s beautiful gardens will also be open for a stroll in this stunning location overlooking the Opera House and Sydney Harbour.

Live music will be provided by ensembles from the NSW Police Band and the Australian Army Band.

For more information check out the official website here

When: Monday 11 June 2018,
10:00am – 4:00pm. Parade starts at 2:20pm – 3:30pm
Age: All ages
Price: Free

Where: Parade Ground, Government House Sydney, entry via the gates at the Conservatorium of Music. Watch from the Vivid viewing space on the Royal Botanical Gardens side of the Government House Parade Ground. Vivid restroom facilities will be available.

Parking: Aside from metered street parking, the closest car parks are:

Domain Car Park
St Marys Road, Sydney
Phone 02 9232 6165
www.domaincarpark.com.au

Secure Parking
Hudson Building 131 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Phone 02 8912 4900
www.secureparking.com.au

Sir Stamford at Circular Quay
93 Macquarie Street (entry Albert Street), Sydney
Phone 02 9252 4600

Sydney Opera House Car Park
Macquarie Street, Sydney
Phone 02 9247 7599
www.wilsonparking.com.au

Nearest Food and coffee: Botanic Restaurant

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Manly - Kids Art Adventures - Creative Workshops, 10:30am - 12pm, $25, Age: 5-11

Manly - Kids Art Adventures - Creative Workshops, 10:30am - 12pm, $25, Age: 5-11

Circular Quay, Site of Passage - PlaceStories, 11am - 4pm, Free, Age: All

Circular Quay, Site of Passage - PlaceStories, 11am - 4pm, Free, Age: All