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Family-Friendly Activities and Accommodation Near Sydney Airport for a Stress-Free Holiday with Kids

Travelling with kids can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it can also be challenging.

The key to a successful trip with kids is planning and preparation. With that in mind, we've created this guide to help you prepare for your visit to Sydney's airport precinct. 

Whether you're staying with us at the start or end of your family holiday, we've got accommodation and facilities to keep everyone happy. Ready to slip into holiday mode? 

Novotel Sydney Airport Family Facilities

At Novotel Sydney International Airport, we offer a range of facilities to occupy the kids and keep parents feeling relaxed — from family room accommodation to a kids corner, we've got you sorted.

Located a short distance from Sydney Airport, our family accommodation and facilities are ideal for when you're travelling with the kids via Sydney international or domestic terminals. Whether you're off to Lorne or London, Darwin or Dubai, Queensland or Queenstown... or anywhere in between! 

Sydney Airport Hotel family room

Novotel Sydney Airport Hotel Family Rooms

Novotel Sydney International Airport has family rooms that can comfortably fit up to 2 adults and 2 kids. Our family rooms are a spacious 38 sqm and are equipped with 1 king-size bed and 2 single-size beds. A portable cot is available on request. The family room also has a lounge and armchairs for relaxing in the evening. The hotel is pram-friendly offering step-free access from our front door all the way to your room.

Free Breakfast for Kids

Children under 16 eat breakfast for free with one or two paying adult guardians while staying at Novotel Sydney International Airport. Bring the kids down to The Marke Kitchen each morning and let them choose from the hot and cold buffet selections. Even the fussiest eaters will find something they're sure to enjoy on our buffet.

Family Friendly Dining

If you’ll be around the hotel for lunch or dinner, in addition to the regular lunch and dinner menus, our restaurant, The Marke Kitchen has a kids menu. The kids menu includes fish and chips, burger, pizza, spaghetti and more. 

Kids Corner in the Lobby

If you find your kids looking for something fun to keep occupied, come down to the lobby. We have a kids corner with a tabletop arcade game, colouring in sheets, movies, and other fun activities for them to play.

=Colouring Sheet with coloured pencils in the Kids Corner at Novotel Sydney Airport

Swimming Pool

It wouldn’t be a family holiday without a swimming pool, would it? If the weather permits, supervised children can splash around in our hotel pool while adults can relax on the nearby sun lounge. Come and see our friendly guest services team at reception for fresh towels and to be pointed in the right direction to find the pool.

The pool at Novotel Sydney International Airport hotel in Wolli Creek

Family-Friendly Facilities Around Wolli Creek

Novotel Sydney International Airport is located across the Cooks River from Sydney Airport in Wolli Creek. The local area has a number of facilities and features that make it family friendly. We've pulled together a guide to help you explore the family friendly facilities here in Wolli Creek.

Children's Playground

Cahill Park is located just across the road from Novotel Sydney International Airport. This public green space has a number of areas that the kids will enjoy playing in, including a large secure playground on the north end of the park.

Picnic Tables

If the weather permits, Cahill Park is an ideal spot for a family picnic. Grab some goodies from The Marke Kitchen or head over nearby Woolworths for supplies. Enjoy a picnic on one of the many tables located along the Cooks River in Cahill Park. On a sunny day, the park is the perfect place to relaxing in the lush grassed area with distant views of planes taking off from Sydney Airport.

Public Parents' Rooms

Parents with babies or young children might wonder about the public parents facilities that can be used while exploring the local area. Cahill Park has a public bathroom on the north side of the park that will make it easy to change the baby while you’re enjoying the outdoors.

Leisure Facilities

Cahill Park also has a large sports oval, tennis courts, and a shared walking and cycling path that follows the picturesque Cooks River. If your kids are feeling active, you’ll have no shortage of spots to take them to play around Wolli Creek.

Cahill Park on the Cooks River at Wolli Creek in Sydney, Australia

Family Facilities at Sydney Airport

Travelling through airports can be daunting at the best of times... and when you have the kids in tow, you'll want to be even more prepared than usual.

Sydney Airport have created a guide that covers off many of the things you may be wondering about when it comes to travelling with kids.

Take a look at Sydney Airport's advice on travelling with children.