North Shore

The Balmoral Boathouse Cafe: Sydney’s Most Child-Friendly Cafes {Updated}

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Quick, quick, hurry up. If we pack up now we can be there in 30 minutes! This cafe is in a lovely location, right by the beautiful Baths. There are scrumptious views over the beach and the harbour, I love watching all the bobbing boats.

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Sydney’s Best Playgrounds – Willoughby Park on Sydney’s North Shore (Updated)

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Just a few photos and an update to this post on one of our favourite playgrounds on Sydney’s north shore.

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Wizzy World, Willoughby- Sydney’s Best Kids Play Centres {Updated}

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Ah, the joy I have felt whilst sitting firmly on my bottom, drinking a coffee and watching my children play! Wizzy World is pretty close to where we live, not the closest but worth a trip when the mood takes us and there’s some cash floating around in Mum’s wallet. This is a huge play […]

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Sydney’s Best Fenced Playgrounds – NORTH {Updated}

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It was the search for the ideal fully fenced playground that set me off researching Sydney’s best places. I had a really wild, hyper boy-child who was a serial bolter.  I could run faster than him for the first couple of years. Then I was pregnant with number two son and it became just too […]

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Balmoral Beach Playground – Sydney’s Best Playgrounds

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A playground by the beach, how lovely. This small playground at Balmoral is in a fantastic area, just by the netted baths and very close to the cafe. Slurp! It’s also right on the sand at an area where the trees shade the beach, ideal for babies and small children.

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Wannabees Family Play Town – Sydney’s Best Indoor Play Centres

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Wannabees is a play centre deluxe, with the added benefit of play leaders and fantastic dress ups and imaginative play spaces. The play centre has been set up like a small town, a play leader takes children to visit and play in different areas. It’s such fun. Wannabees Play Town C1/ 1-3 Rodborough Road, Frenchs […]

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Wannabees Play Town – More Photos

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You can read my full description of this play centre with a difference on this post. Hope you enjoy a great play if you visit Wannabee Play Town!  

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Talking Heads Cafe, Killarney Heights – Sydney’s Best Cafes For Kids

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Down in the depths of darkest Killarney Heights there is a great wee kid-friendly hub with cafes, handy shops, kids art and dance classes and a couple of good cafes. Our regular haunt is Talking Heads, it’s an excellent cafe for children, especially those old enough to trot off to enjoy the nearby playground after […]

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How To Make Cheese – A Beginners’ Workshop

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Making cheese at home is easy, after all every milkmaid worth her salt could do it not so very long ago. But home cheesemaking is a bit of a lost art these days. No longer here at Smith Towers!!

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Roseville Cinema – Child-Friendly Cinemas in Sydney

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Roseville is a really charismatic, old-fashioned picture house. It’s a family owned and operated independent cinema, quite a breath of fresh air. I’m terribly fond of it for it’s olde worlde features and its great choice of art house movies. This was the first cinema with a ‘baby crying room’ that we ever tried… long […]

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Clifton Gardens Beach and Baths, Mosman – Sydney’s Best Beaches for Kids

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Well, it’s not great weather for a beach post this week but here’s one anyway. Because of course, Clifton Gardens has the lovely playground,plus a kiosk, so it’s a terrific destination at any time of the year.

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Warners Park Playground, Northbridge – Sydney’s Best Secret Playgrounds

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Don’t you love it when you accidentally stumble upon a hidden treasure? Warners Park Playground is one, it’s tucked between Northbridge and Castlecrag and you might never, ever find it. Yet it’s fab! Only trouble was, I didn’t have any children with me! So I snapped off heaps of photos and determined to bring the […]

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Sydney’s Best Cafes for Kids- Echo On The Marina Cafe

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Now here’s a wonderful spot which I’d have loved to have taken my children to when they were little, but never dared. Mine are a bit wild. They’d have been splashing off the end of the marina in minutes. They just never did suit this tranquil, spectacularly scenic slice of Middle Harbour heaven. Luckily, I […]

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Sydney’s Best Beaches for Kids – Whale Beach

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Just south of the millionaires’ playground of Palm Beach, around the lofty cliffs is Whale Beach. It’s a much smaller beach, nestled between two striking cliff faces and it has the most spectacular rose gold sand.

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Sydney’s Best Playgrounds – Buffalo Creek Reserve, Hunters Hill

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It’s always a wonderful thing to find a fantastic new playground. Here’s one that was new for the third edition of Sydney For Under Fives. It’s in a wonderful central location, great for meeting with friends who live all over Sydney. And just look at that great flying fox, just awesome for bold little souls. […]

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Sydney’s Best Ocean Pools – MacCallum Pool, Cremorne Point

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Hop on the ferry at Circular Quay, get off at Cremorne Point and then amble along the walkway to this hidden gem on the waters of the harbour. The views over Sydney Harbour are absolutely gorgeous. The huge trees by the pool are glorious to too. The water is refreshing, the ferries glide by, yachts bob. […]

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Sydney’s Best Beaches for Kids- Balmoral Beach + Baths

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Come on summer, come on!  We long to get down to Balmoral again!! Balmoral is a beach of many parts, the photos here are of the baths area, which has a wooden walkway all around and is protected by shark nets. The baths are especially family-friendly since it is close to the playground and there […]

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