West Ryde Mini Trains

West Ryde Mini Trains – find of the Spring Season!    The West Ryde Mini Trains are so cool. Put on by the Sydney Live Steam Locomotive Society these little beauties are completely real and even operate off tiny little pieces of coal. I absolutely love this find and am SO grateful to the mom […]

The Tiger Exhibit at Taronga in Sydney.

Tiger exhibit at Taronga – The Tiger Trek

The Tiger Exhibit at Taronga – The Tiger Trek The Sumatran Tiger Exhibit at Taronga is world class. We visited last week and we’re just blown away. It’s far better than you can imagine given what Taronga’s other exhibits are like.    Both mom and kids were completely taken aback. Completely.    This post covers […]

A guide to picnics in Sydney - how about a picnic at Little Manly Point

Little Manly Point – Perfect for a Picnic

Little Manly Point Picnic  We’ve spent a lot of time in the Little Manly Point area but generally to go to the beach.  On this particular day, we’d been for a walk around North Head, doing the Fairfax walk and needed somewhere to sit down to enjoy our picnic. Even on its own, a picnic […]

Last Minute Father’s Day in Sydney Plans 2017

Last Minute Father’s Day Plans 2017   Father’s Day in Sydney – there must be a thousand different things to do but often you have to plan in advance and book way ahead. Have you perhaps left it too late to plan something or literally forgotten? Here’s a quick list of things you can do […]

Little Manly Beach, Manly 

  Little Manly Quite possibly the best family beach in Sydney   Prior to our last visit a couple of days ago Shelly Beach, just around the corner and Palm Beach, further up north, held my vote as top two Beaches for our family but this last weekend Little Manly came to the party! Little […]

Taking the Ferry to Watsons Bay – A Sydney Must

The Ferry to Watsons Bay  If you’re visiting Sydney for more than two days, you have to take a ferry from the City or Manly to Watson’s Bay. If you live in Sydney and you haven’t done the ferry to Watsons Bay yet you are crazy.   It is one of those iconic trips that […]

Sydney Coastal Walks with Kids

Forty Baskets Beach Walk With Kids

Middle Harbour Reserve to Forty Baskets Beach – The Coastal Walk with Kids   We visited Middle Harbour Reserve primarily for the playground and discovered its actually a really cool place. Not only is there a big piece of open grass but it looks out over the water and has a fairly straightforward path running […]

Sydney Coastal Walks with Kids - The Fairfax Walk in North Head

The Fairfax Walk, North Head Manly

Fairfax Walk on North Head, Manly – Get the Kids out the house in winter   Isn’t it great to live in a City where we can still spend time outdoors even though its winter. I am constantly surprised by how warm it can be in Sydney in Winter. It is magic!   This winter […]

Golden Jubilee Field, Wahroonga 

Golden Jubilee Field and Jubes Mountain Bike Park, Wahroonga  The Golden Jubilee Field in Wahroonga is perfect for kids learning to ride a bike or a scooter. There are two great aspects to these Fields. First is the big path to cycle around far away from the roads and big sweeping bush land views. Second is […]

Passmore Reserve, A popular North Manly Playground

Passmore Reserve Playground, North Manly  Passmore Reserve in North Manly has been around for 17 years and is a favourite of many Northern Beaches mums but it is very well hidden.     If you weren’t told about it or have a husband who plays golf you would probably not know that it exists.    I […]