Sometimes we could all use a little magic in our lives, and luckily Sydney has a few tricks up its sleeve. Whether you’re a lover of fantasy or simply seeking a touch of wonder, Sydney has some captivating activities that are sure to cast a spell on you. Get ready to delve into a world of enchantment as we unveil 6 magical things to do in Sydney.
1. Harry Potter: A Yule Ball Celebration
The Harry Potter series is responsible for adding a little magic into most of our childhoods, and now fans can enjoy a storybook evening! Prepare for a night of witchcraft and wizardry as the Paddington Town Hall transforms into a whimsical wintertime celebration.
This official Wizarding World experience, launched by Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment and Fever, is an incredible opportunity to celebrate the magical world you have been reading about for years. Starting this July, you can expect a night of performances by energetic Hosts and socializing with fellow fans, as you indulge in Butterbeer™ and other themed treats. The Harry Potter: A Yule Ball Celebration is a magical immersive experience that will transport you to the halls of Hogwarts.
2. Quizzic Alley
Keeping with the Harry Potter theme, Quizzic Alley is any aspiring witch or wizard’s dream. Inside you will find shelves jam-packed with every piece of magical merch, Harry Potter memorabilia, and wizarding paraphernalia you can think of. The perfect place to find outfits for the Harry Potter: A Yule Ball Celebration perhaps?
Quizzic Alley will have you oohing and aahing all day long with their various potions and trinkets and will leave you as excited as a first-year on the train to Hogwarts.
3. The Gentleman Magician’s Magical Soirée
Be enchanted and amazed by Bruce Glen, who has been performing for over 7 years at The Gentleman Magician’s Magical Soirée. The night includes champagne, canapés and of course a five-star-rated magic show.
Immerse yourself in the captivating presence of Bruce Glen as he weaves mesmerising tales, effortlessly transporting you to a realm where the impossible becomes possible. Enjoy as Bruce’s captivating storytelling, and succinct performance undermines the laws of nature. Is it sleight of hand, or is it real magic?
4. Night Glow Worm Adventure
Discover the magic of nature, as you explore hidden waterfalls and caves filled with glow worms! This guided night walk through the bush will show you parts of nature you’ve never experienced before.
Your guide Antoine will help you spot wildlife, and plant varieties and teach you some key survival skills during the journey. You will traipse through the bush under a moon-filled sky, with the light from your headlamp leading the way. Your final destination will bring you to a cave and a waterfall where glow worms will glimmer like a starry night. A truly magical experience!
5. Candlelight Concert
Enjoy an evening of live music in some of the most iconic venues in Sydney, bathed in the gentle glow of hundreds of candles. From majestic concert halls to intimate chapels and historic theatres, each venue for the Candlelight concert series has been carefully selected to enhance the magic of the candlelit setting, creating an unparalleled sensory experience.
From tributes to classical greats like Vivaldi, or pop sensations like Taylor Swift, there is a Candlelight concert to satisfy all genres of music lovers. With the added ambience of flickering candles, these concerts are nothing short of enchanting.
6. Wendy’s Secret Garden
Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden is often referred to as one of Sydney’s worst kept secrets, as it’s pretty popular among locals. The lush gardens were started by Wendy herself in 1992, as a way to deal with her grief after the passing of her husband. She describes her gardening as being driven by aesthetics, colour, form, beauty and whimsy.
Filled with leafy greens and secret nooks and crannies, you can’t help but imagine fairies and other forest creatures hiding in the underbrush. If you’re looking for a relaxing day out, a walk in these gardens will show you a variety of nature’s magical ways.