Visiting Madame Tussauds in Sydney with the Kids
The Merlin Annual Pass is having a sale!! Running from 15th June – 13th July. During this time, an individual MAP will be $89pp or a family (3+ people) is $65pp.
It is school holidays just around the corner and it is the perfect time to start thinking about how to keep the kids entertained. We have put to great use our Merlin Annual Passes which has given us unlimited access to so many attractions. One of our favourites was visiting Madame Tussauds in Sydney’s Darling Harbour Area.
When we finished our visit my 10 year said ‘Well I give this place 10/10!’. So here is what we did at Madame Tussauds and why our kids thought it was a fantastic place to visit.
Location and Tickets
Madame Tussauds is located at Darling Harbour alongside the Sea Life Aquarium and Wild Life Sydney Zoo and also walking distance to Sydney Tower. We walked to Darling Harbour from Town Hall Station which took about 10mins with the kids. Since we had our MAP (Merlin Annual Pass) we didn’t have to join the queue at the ticket box office, this saved us so much time. The MAP is valid at all these Sydney attractions: Madam Tussaud’s, Sea Life, Wild Life and Sydney Tower and we spent two days visiting these four attractions while in Sydney.
We had never been to a Madame Tussauds before and we were surprised by how interactive and hands on the exhibits are. From the very first display the kids were busy reading about the Historical Characters and trying on all the props, ready for a photo. It took our youngest a while to feel comfortable in Madam Tussaud’s as he thought the displays were all real life celebrities. We just couldn’t believe how life like the displays are!
The boys especially loved the sports stars and finding their favourite sports player.
The music area was Polly’s favourite as she knew many of the celebrities and she enjoyed heading into the singing booth to ‘record’ a song with her favourite singer.
The New Marvel zone was high on the list of Must Do’s. Sharing a wall with Spider-Man or trying on Iron Man’s suit, kept the kids entertained for longer than I expected.
Once inside there is a path to follow so you don’t miss any celebrities or activities to complete. The make-up and catwalk was a fun interactive display as was the party section at the end of the attraction.
We spent two hours inside Madame Tussauds which was plenty of time to allocate to the attraction. We were able to take our time and look at each display and take all the photos we wanted.
To read more information about visiting Madame Tussauds head over to their official website here.
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