Babies and Toddlers in Sydney: Things To Do And Where To Go

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Welcome to Hello Sydney Kids.  If you are a visitor to the city, then welcome to Sydney as well.

And if you are reading this book as a new or expectant mum or dad then an even bigger welcome to parenthood.

Have you any idea what you are letting yourself in for?



Hello Sydney Kids is not about feeding babies, taming toddlers or making your preschooler a junior genius. It is just about having fun with your kids.

There is so much to enjoy with your babies and toddlers in this city: Sydney is, in short, tot-tastic.

If you have lived in Sydney all your life, you may think you know the city and your particular area very well.

But most new parents find they have to rediscover their own city, learning about all sorts of things that were never noticed or needed before a little person came into their lives.

A cheery wee boy at Balmoral Beach Baths

For brand new parents, the search begins with looking for good baby change facilities, for cafes where the men’s toilets might have a change table and for somewhere, anywhere, that it is easy to go with a pram!

Breastfeeding mums quickly learn where they are welcome, and where they are objects of amazement.


New parents must quickly find which pavements and paths leave the stroller and contents all shaken and stirred. Which beaches have the shadiest spots. Which train stations are simply too difficult to use.

Then baby starts to crawl, toddle, walk and run. With each new stage of development, parents need to keep one step ahead, making sure that there is plenty to keep the child amused and entertained, not to mention safe.

So, which playgrounds have nice gentle slides for the littlies? Which have a good area of rubber flooring suitable for those eager crawlers?


50 Best playgrounds pin


Where can we have a long walk with the stroller?

What will we do when it rains? And then, when the child speeds up, where is a more challenging playground to really stretch the little scamp? And, can I get a take-away coffee from a kiosk there?

Which swimming pools offer lessons? Which beaches are best for learner swimmers? Where is a safe, enclosed play area from which even the most active and enterprising child cannot escape onto a road?

Where will the mini Mad Max be welcome as a diner?

Northern suburbs cafes (2) copy

You’ll find the answers to your questions here on Hello Sydney Kids.

Check out these posts below to find hundreds of fantastic ideas for fun places to visit in Sydney with your baby or toddler in tow.


Top 10 Stroller Walks in Sydney

Sydney’s Best Swimming Pools

Baby and Child-friendly Cafes and Restaurants in Sydney

Top 10 Cafes Beside Playgrounds

Best Beaches for Babies

Great Sydney Beaches for Kids

Baby and Child-Friendly Cinemas

Sydney Day Trips

Sydney Indoor Play Centres

Sydney’s Best Playgrounds

Sydney’s Best Family-Friendly Bush and Beach Walks


And if you’re in need of a family holiday, check out these posts

25+ Family-Friendly Weekends Away From Sydney

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Bales Park playground in Chatswood, what could go wrong?

So this is just a basic introduction to Sydney with babies and toddlers.

Hope you’ll find some great places and enjoy your expeditions with the wee ones.


Seana xx

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

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