Mom and Son Date in the City

Mom and Son Date in the City

My son and I went on a mom and son date in the City last month and it was so special!
So often it is my husband who gets the one on one time with my son because I stay home to look after our youngest. Maybe it’s actually because I have no interest in the activity that they choose.


Either way, I was elated when I got an invite from Monkey Baa Theater to come check out A Dairy of a Wombat because it meant a date with my boy.



Part 1: Getting into the City

I really wanted to be able to take my son into the City by Ferry.


My son loves going on public transport so for him getting to go on the train or the ferry is exciting all in itself.


As the Monkey Baa Theater is in Darling Harbour it’s actually easier to drive into the City of you’re coming from the North.


Now that we live on the Northern Beaches I generally drive to Darling Harbour and then park at Darling Quarter. You can generally get parking specials at night or over the weekend, just check online.

Part 2: Eating together 

Darling Harbour has tons of restaurants and many of them cater to children. But as we were on a special trip and running to a deadline we popped into MacDonalds.
MacDonalds is a firm favourite of the kids because you get a meal and a toy. The toy gets the kids every single time.
If you’re wanting to take your kids on a special trip to Darling Harbour but you’ve already eaten you can always grab an ice cream.


mom and son date in the city


Part 3: The Activity – Diary of a Wombat

Our activity was attending Diary of a Wombat at Monkey Baa Theater. Monkey Baa Theater is absolutely awesome. It is a theater dedicated to children.


The first row of seats is right on the stage and you feel as though you are in the production itself!
Monkey Baa also puts on productions specially for children – productions they will understand and enjoy.


My favourite part of going to a Monkey Baa Theater Company show is that the audience is not quiet. There are screams and shouts and gasps as the audience gets involved in what’s going on. At one point my son shouted “I’m Australian too”. It was so sweet considering we are South African expats.

diary of a wombat at monkey baa theater


Other Activities in the area


Darling Harbour Playground and Water Play

Australian Maritime Museum

Chinese Garden of Friendship


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