The hunt for great family-friendly cafes and restaurants is a never-ending one.
And we all need advice on great playgrounds, fabulous activities and enthralling kids’ entertainment.
But there are other great websites, some that are all about events and some that are specific to one area of Sydney. Here’s a list of my favourites. I’ve just updated it, and would love to hear of any others you know.
It’s especially useful to know these in school holidays as you’ll pick up great ideas for events, activities and places to go.
And if you’re anything like me, you’ll be need a few of those in the school holidays. A few bazillion.
Here are my top picks, in alphabetical order. Click on the titles to find out more.
This listings and information website was started in 2011 by two Manly-based mums who were keen to share information and to build a platforms where information could be shared. It started off as a Sydney site but now covers most parts of Australia.
The original Sydney listings site, Ellaslist was started in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. It has now expanded to Sydney’s North Shore, Inner West, Northern Beaches and Inner West. Read Ellaslist for kid-friendly events, activities, services and businesses in your local area. There’s also a ‘daily ideas for local mums’ section.
Christine who runs this blog is a hard-working blogger! She lists activities and events that are coming up and posts many times each week. A must if you’re keen to keep up with what’s coming up in Sydney.
KIDsize Living focusses on Sydney’s Inner West and lists and reviews all sorts of places of interest to families with children. There are terrific cafe reciews, information on activities and classes and much more.
I love this site. It contains heaps of reviews of child-friendly cafes and restaurants, with lots of photos. The list by suburb is especially handy.
Mums on the Go is a terrific directory of child-friendly places and services. I recently profiled this site and the mum of three who runs it, Linda Anderson. Read more here.
This blog is written by an expat mum of two boys who moved to Sydney in 2010. She has lots of posts about places they’ve visited, some great ideas here.
This website tell you everything that’s going on on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Essential reading for the locals, and an excellent source to find out what is coming up in this beautiful area. It’s my local one and I’m off now to find more school holiday activities for the boisterous bairns!
Use the website or the app to find your best local playgrounds. You can add a review and load up your own photos. This is so handy when you are visiting a new area and need to quickly find a playground to let the kids run around in, or to use as a meeting place with friends.
“Right then, off you go! Happy hunting!
Now then, who have I forgotten?
I’d be delighted to hear of others and will update this list.
Happy family fun hunting!