Little Manly Beach Kiosk – Sydney’s Best Beachside Cafes For Kids {Updated}


A safe harbour beach, a netted pool with fantastic places to climb and leap joyfully into the water. A kiosk and cafe with fantastic views. You'd seriously have to be bonkers not to get straight down … [Read more...]

Camping At The Basin on Pittwater- Sydney’s Best Secret Camp Site

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Please welcome today's guest poster, the lovely Robyn from MrsDPlus3. Robyn and her family have just celebrated three years of living here in Sydney. They have found lots of great spots to visit, and … [Read more...]

South Curly Beach Cafe – Child-Friendly Beach Cafes in Sydney

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Love a cafe right by the beach. I'm updating this post as South Curly Beach Cafe is under new management and has a lovely new look with excellent coffee. This post also needs a lovely new look, some … [Read more...]

Governor Phillip Park And Dunes Kiosk At Palm Beach

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Here's another informative and inspiring post from Northern Beaches insider Carolyn Darragh of Desire Empire. … [Read more...]

Freshwater Beach, Sydney – Sydney’s Best Beaches For Kids (Updated)


G'day and welcome to one of my family's very favourite local beaches here in Sydney. We have twin friends who live near to Freshie and there's nothing better than a multi twin trip down here to swim … [Read more...]

Queenscliff Beach and Rock Pool on Sydney’s North Shore

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Of course, we should never play favourites, neither with beaches nor with our kids. But can I confess a little love affair with Queenscliff beach and rock pool? Mainly it's because they are so … [Read more...]

Mona Vale Beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches

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I'm just a little bit in love with Mona Vale beach, is it one you know too? It's special for me because it's where I did my ocean swimming with Can Too last summer, and reignited a long dormant … [Read more...]

Sydney Coastal Walks With Kids – Dee Why To Curl, Curl

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It's become a habit to always do something good for me on the day before school holidays start and the day after they wend. And yesterday I especially needed a treat, a bit of a boost.  I'd found … [Read more...]

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


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 … [Read more...]

Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary {formerly Oceanworld Manly} Review

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Myself and Minnie the Minx and her friend just had a very lovely time visiting the recently re-launched Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary.  The girls hadn't been before and they had such a ball looking at, and … [Read more...]

Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary Photos


Just a wee taster of some photos for Wordless Wednesday.I'll be posting all the info you need for a terrific family visit to Manly Sea Life Sanctuary next week. Plus a great giveaway, a family pass to … [Read more...]

Sydney Photo Friday – Dee Why Beach Rock Pools

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Passmore Reserve Playground – Best Playgrounds in Sydney’s North

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One of our favourites for years, we love the bushy feel of this fully-enclosed playground. With lots of wooden play structures, and plenty of space for playing, it's a playground where kids … [Read more...]

Post Update: Terrey Hills Tavern – Sydney’s Most Child-Friendly Cafes + Restaurants


Sometimes, we mums and dads just need to go to the pub.  And if you live in the north of Sydney, you're luck to have a few family-friendly ones to visit. Here's a good one!  The Terrey Hills … [Read more...]

Avalon Beach – Sydney’s Best Beaches for Kids

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Ah, another lovely day on Sydney's Northern Beaches! Avalon is always a bit of an escapist fantasty for me. It has such a lovely little shopping village, full of cute shops and groovy cafes. … [Read more...]

Collaroy Beach – For Kids and Their Families

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Collaroy is a splendid spot for families, one of the really great places on the Northern Beaches. It's the combo of family-friendliness that makes it special; the winning trifecta of beach, … [Read more...]

Sydney’s Best Beaches for Kids – South Curl Curl

South Curly has a special wee place in my heart. My big boys used to do Nippers there every Sunday when they were little. Nippers is such a great way to force yourself up and out of the house on a … [Read more...]

Hidden Gems- My Top Five Secret Beaches of Sydney


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 … [Read more...]

Sydney’s Best Cafes for Kids- Cafe Piemonte, Terrey Hills

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Isn't this the kind of sign you just love to see. 'Kids playground at rear' has a certain ring to it. Cafe Piemonte is my new local. The kindy mums from the twins' school are meeting here after … [Read more...]

Sydney’s Best Cafes for Kids – Flying Fox Cafe

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Such a very lovely cafe, it's been designed to be very family-friendly and it succeeds very well. It's slap bang alongside a very large, fully-fenced playground, with lovely water views, in an … [Read more...]

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