Grandparents: bring the kids to the zoo for free! 

IN a recent survey conducted by Sydney Zoo, alarming statistics emerged concerning the financial strain on Australian families due to the rising cost of living.

The findings revealed that 89% of respondents, are feeling the financial pinch, and almost 60% are encountering financial stress due to childcare expenses.

Additionally, almost half of respondents reported relying more on grandparents for essential childcare support, highlighting the integral role grandparents play in many Australian households.

Moreover, a staggering 86% of respondents believe that businesses are not doing enough to support the community in dealing with the increasing cost of living.

Understanding the pressure families are under and the vital role grandparents play in supporting families, Sydney Zoo is proud to announce a heart-warming initiative that will help to alleviate some of the financial burdens families are facing.

Starting 20th of October, seniors aged 60 and above now have the opportunity to bring kids under 5 along for FREE to Sydney Zoo, Monday to Friday. This remarkable offer aims to bring joy, affordability, and quality family time to the forefront, all whilst strengthening
the cherished bonds between generations.

“We understand the challenges that families are facing in today’s demanding world, and we want to be part of the solution,” said Jake Burgess, Managing Director of Sydney Zoo.

“Grandparents often play a crucial role in childcare, and we want to show our appreciation for the love and support they provide to their grandchildren. We hope to help families reconnect, create lasting memories, and give back to the community”.

With over 4,000 animals, an aquarium and the largest Reptile & Nocturnal House in the world, Sydney Zoo offers a great day out for everyone. Plus, it’s easy to get around with no hills or steps, and parking is free.

This limited-time offer is valid for one free child under 5 per senior ticket and is available from 20 October to 23 November 2023.

To redeem, simply head to and use code KIDSFREE