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Sydney’s Best Water Slides – For Kids and Their Families (Updated)

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All of my wild children love a speedy water slide. And in fact, I don’t mind one myself. We’re excited then that WetnWild opens here in Sydney tomorrow.  The website has all the info on more than 40 rides, including large spaces for younger children.

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Tree Top Adventure Park in Western Sydney

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 It’s not fair! I want a turn! For once it was me whinging rather than the twins. They loved their morning on the three children’s courses at Tree Tops Adventure Park at Plough and Harrow Park in Western Sydney Parklands.

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North Sydney Pool – Sydney’s Most Family-Friendly Swimming Pools

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Oh, I do love North Sydney Pool, and my love has been true for almost 25 years. I used to live at Milson’s Point and would have a swim here in the mornings before dashing up to work on The Midday Show With Ray Martin at Channel 9. Those were the days! When my big […]

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The Best Kids Bike Tracks In Sydney

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I love a great idea for a post from a reader.  Hello Ramona! Ramona emailed to ask if I could recommend any good bike tracks for young children.  Yes! This list is more or less off the top of my head. All of the places here are described in detail in Sydney For Under Fives, […]

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Swimming Laps Outdoors in Sydney – My Very Favourite Places

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So, this is the summer of sea swimming for me. It’s been decided. I don’t quite know why but the notion has fixed itself firmly in my noddle. I’ve enjoyed swimming all my life and would always have said – yes, even as a child in Bonnie, Chilly Scotland – that I loved sea swimming. […]

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Taronga Park Zoo in Sydney, Australia – Visiting with Young Children

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A must see! Whether you’re a visitor to Sydney or you’ve lived here all your life, a visit to the Zoo is always a good day out.

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Top Five Things To Do In Sydney – With Kids

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  I was set a blog challenge by the lovely Katrina Whelan, Melbourne-based Babyology writer, Seamsaway proprietrix and, in her spare time, mother of four.   She tweeted: Oooooohhhh… where to start?  How to end?! And how on earth does she to have four children aged 5-9? That’s four kids in four years!

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Hidden Gems- My Top Five Secret Beaches of Sydney

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When I was a wee girl growing up in Bonnie Scotland, beaches were all about seaweed and stones. There are sandy beaches in Scotland, but we spent most of our time at the more typically Scottish sort. And we four kids loved them! We went to many, many beaches. Dad loved his boat and we […]

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Sydney’s Best Cafes Beside Playgrounds

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Mums and dads, you NEED to know this information! Is there anything better than a takeaway coffee in the playground? Yes, actually there is. Drinking a coffee in a cafe, with your bottom firmly on a seat, whilst your kids play in a playground within eyesight. As your kids get bigger, this is feasible. I […]

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Sydney’s Best Playgrounds – Putney Park Playground

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Marvellous place!  A water play playground, fine for a very sunny winter’s day and just sublime in summer. My family has been having fun at Putney Park for over a decade…..mostly nude! The humungous slide is a big draw for the older children, little ones need to sit on mum or dad’s lap though, it’s […]

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