I recently posted on the gorgeous Dragonfly Cafe at Eden Gardens in Ryde, but wanted to show you some more photos of this delightful destination garden centre which won the 2013 state award for Best Lifestyle Garden Centre at the Nursery & Garden Industry (NGINA) annual awards. [Read more...]
I know mothers often write about feeling brain dead at the playground… but not me.
There can’t be a better city in the world for the variety and quality of its children’s playgrounds.
Our weekends can get really busy, with lots of sports, ballet, teenagers working and playing gigs. It’s all very different.
We’re so lucky in Sydney to have parks and playgrounds that feel like the countryside, but are really so close to the city centre. Here’s a beaut one.
Blogger, and mum of three wee ones, Katie Little is today’s contributor. Her family review of Blackman Park in Lane Cove West is great. Who wouldn’t fancy packing a bag and whizzing off there?!
We’ve been hearing people rave about the water playground at Steel Park in Marrickville for a while and so are really delighted to bring you a post with lots of photos today. Take it away Liz Ledden!
Hello again! Hope you had a lovely time over Christmas. Here’s an idea of where the kids can run free and burn off all that chocolate. This post comes from freelance writer and mum of two Michele Hackshall, thanks Michele, this is a fab spot.
I can’t believe we’ve not yet visited the Botanic Gardens at Mt Annan, it must be done! In the meantime, please enjoy this post by Averil Cutroni, who knows the Gardens well and loves the very good playground there. Enjoy!
Now just hold me back here. I am looking at these photos of the gorgeous sculptures in the playground at Rushcutters Bay and am seized with a frantic desire to leap into the car and zoom over there.
This is a totally groovy, state of the art playground with – shout hooray!- a lovely cafe.
If you’re looking for a list of the best Sydney Cafes beside playground, click here.
It’s wonderful spot and will keep children of all ages – even my teens – exercised and interested.
Quick, get your bag, grab bikes and trikes and head out. PS Don’t forget to take the kids.
Iconic Bondi Beach has a couple of very particular attractions for families, especially those with young children.
What have I been thinking?!
I ought to have posted these photos months ago!!
Just a few photos and an update to this post on one of our favourite playgrounds on Sydney’s north shore.
So the beach isn’t the best for young children, however the excellent fenced playground is really good, ideal for children aged five and under.
Now this is a lovely spot, and a fenced playground, which we always love. Find more fenced Eastern Suburbs playgrounds here.
The photos are a bit old here, but you’ll get the idea. I must get back there and take some better ones… and visit the revamped Watsons Bay Baths too. In the springtime!
When you have your first baby, you have no idea how important your local playgrounds are going to be in your life.
But it’s when you have your second child that you realise how important it is to know where are all the fully-enclosed, fenced playgrounds are.
Let’s raise a cheer for all the councils and playground designers who put a nice tall fence around their playgrounds. What a relief for parents whose kids are at that… awkward… age…. the age of escape.
It’s no fun to see your toddler running off whilst you’re breastfeeding that new baby.
Trust me, I know.
Just up the hill and to the south of glorious Coogee Beach, this is a terrific, large playground with equipment to satisfy all ages groups.
The playground has been improved a lot since I first visited with one wild toddler in 2000. So has the toddler, now a teenager!