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A playful guide to Sydney

At first glance, you might mistake this city as merely a hub for business, but Australia's largest city is actually a playground for travellers (and locals) seeking excitement. Whether you’re visiting for the weekend, a recent transplant, or a seasoned Sydney-sider, there's always more adventure to be had. We’ve curated the ultimate guide to out-of-the-ordinary fun in Sydney tailored to suit every occasion. Whether you’ve got a hot date, a group to entertain, or a family outing – we’ve got you covered.

A Definitive Guide to Fun in Sydney Fit for Any Occasion

Of course, there are classic tourist attractions like the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which offers panoramic views, and the world-famous sands of Bondi Beach. You can dive into the city's rich culture with a visit to vibrant neighbourhoods like Newtown or Surry Hills, where the streets overflow with trendy cafes and vintage shops. But when you’re done with the usual suspects, we've curated a unique guide to ensure your time in Sydney is nothing short of exhilarating.

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For a very playful date

Go Unforgettable at Hijinx Hotel

Looking to spice up your date night with a one-of-a-kind experience? Look no further than Hijinx Hotel's immersive challenge rooms. Picture this: you and your partner stepping into the quirky world of a New York-style hotel transformed into quick-play game rooms. Each room is designed for 2-6 players, offering a blend of mystery, excitement, and collaboration. Your mission? Score as many points as possible within 4 minutes to win the round. Upon arrival, head to the lobby where you'll be assigned a set of 5 challenge rooms at random. Perhaps stop by the bar for a quick cocktail to calm your nerves, or dive straight into the action and let the competition begin. Whether it's your first date or your hundredth, Hijinx Hotel promises an unforgettable and playful experience that's sure to impress. 

Enjoy Hijinx in the trendy industrial area of Alexandria, find out more and book here.

Arcade Adventures at B.Lucky & Sons

Step into a world of gaming wonderland at the ultimate arcade nestled within Moore Park’s Entertainment Quarter. With an opulent bar and an eclectic mix of cutting-edge games and timeless classics, this is not just any arcade—it's an iconic date spot that will unleash the perfect amount of competition. If you want your date to stand out, then take that special someone to visit B.Lucky & Sons, Sydney’s premier arcade destination. Here you can immerse yourself in a realm where vintage meets modern, all while sipping on signature cocktails with playful twists. Whether you're challenging your date to a high-speed race in Mario Kart or testing your skills against the pixelated invaders of Space Invaders, B.Lucky & Sons promises an evening of playful fun, perfect for couples seeking a night out with a side of nostalgic charm. Our pro tip for a date night at B.Lucky is to play hard in the redemption zone and amass tickets to claim the coveted collectibles at the prize parlour—there’s nothing like a souvenir to mark a really great date. And the cherry on top? The arcade is conveniently located within a Strike bowling alley, allowing you to extend the fun and showcase your skills with a round of bowling afterward, earning you some well-deserved show-off points. No reservations needed here, simply walk in and enjoy! 

Find B.Lucky in the Entertainment Quarter, check it out here.

Out of the Ordinary Family Fun

Escape the Norm

When you’re tired of the same old pub or enduring endless dinners with those repetitive questions, opt for a much more memorable outing. Gather your loved ones for an exhilarating journey into your very own murder mystery or investigation at Strike’s escape rooms. At Strike’s Escape Rooms, you and the fam can dive headfirst into your very own mystery movie, complete with immersive challenges that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Prepare to put your collective wits to the test as you uncover hidden objects, get Dad deciphering those riddles and Mum unravelling the clues, all within the adrenaline-pumping time frame of fifty minutes. With each challenge offering a new landscape of tension and camaraderie, this experience guarantees unforgettable bonding moments for the whole fam. Before diving into the heart of the action though, you’ll kickstart your fun with a 30-minute briefing accompanied by your choice of beverage, whether it's a refreshing cocktail, a crisp beer, or a glass of Chardonnay for Mum. The team will prep you with some brain-teasing puzzles to get those neurons firing. 

You can find Escape Rooms at Strike Castle Towers, Chatswood, Darling Harbour, and Macquarie.

Play Tag

No, this is not a game of tiggy. Round up your squad for an electrifying session of laser tag at Strike—a guaranteed adrenaline rush that even Grandma won't want to miss. Step into Strike’s state-of-the-art arenas, where you'll find yourself immersed in a world of excitement and adventure. With foolproof weapons and immersive environments complete with fun props and a legendary soundtrack, every moment is primed for pulse-pounding action. Whether you're ducking, diving, or strategizing with your teammates, laser tag at Strike promises an epic experience that's perfect for groups of all sizes. These high-tech arenas are equipped to accommodate up to 30 players, ensuring that no one misses out on the fun. So, gather your whole fam, yep even those second cousins, lace up your sneakers, and get ready for a family outing like no other. 

Are you curious to learn more or ready to lock in your spot? You can find Laser Tag at Strike Chatswood, Darling Harbour, and Macquarie.

The Group Catch Up

This one's a ball!

Get ready to level up your group hangouts at Strike Bowling. Say goodbye to boring ten-pin alleys and hello to an immersive experience that will outdo all other gatherings. Picture this: dimmed lights, a thumping sound system, and every roll down the lane feeling like a part of the party.

And let's talk about the food! No more post-strike hunger pains here, with a gourmet kitchen at the ready, serving up everything from cheesy burgers to mouthwatering Chicken Ranch Pizza—all conveniently delivered lane-side. None of that daggy tuck shop food from your childhood alley.

Vegans and vegetarians, fear not! Strike has plant-based options too. Wash it all down with a creative cocktail from the fully-equipped bar, and you're all set to conquer the lanes with your crew. Plus, students and kids can play all day, every day for just $12.

You can find Strike Bowling at Chatswood, Castle Towers, Darling Harbour, Macquarie and Alexandria.

Mini Golf with a Twist

Looking for a mates' night out that promises laughs, friendly competition, and a splash of nostalgia? You’ll get that and more at Holey Moley! With its quirky ‘80s and ‘90s-inspired courses and pop culture favs, Holey Moley provides a unique experience for friends to bond over. Whether you're a group of seasoned golfers or just looking for a fun activity to enjoy together, Holey Moley's affordable pricing and laid-back atmosphere make it the perfect spot for a casual get-together that may soon become your regular.

Plus, with unreal cocktails at the ready, you can kick back and relax after your game while reminiscing about your best shots and near misses. So grab your pals, tee up, and get ready for endless laughter at Holey Moley! 

You can find Holey Moley in Alexandria, North Strathfield, Chatswood and Castle Towers.

Belt it out at Karaoke

Looking for an extra special night out with your besties? It's time to revisit your Sing Star days. What could be better at bringing your group together than belting out your favourite tunes in your very own private karaoke room? Book one of Strike’s incredible karaoke rooms for a night that's guaranteed to be filled with laughter, tunes, plenty of dance moves and a few too many Instagram stories. With room for up to 15 people, you'll have plenty of space to sing your heart out and bond with your friends. Plus, with a full bar just steps away and caddy service on hand all night, you can sip on your favourite drinks while you take the stage. It's the perfect recipe for an epic night out with your mates. 

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your friends and the mic. You can find Strike Karaoke in Castle Towers, Darling Harbour, Macquarie, and Chatswood

Fun & Thrills in Sydney

Yes, Sydney may be known for its serious business demeanour, but when it comes to fun and thrills, this city knows how to deliver. So book that playful date night, enjoy some family-friendly activities, and gather the group. Your bigger and better memories await.

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