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PARKS & CAFE’S – The Must Have Combo for Mums – NEW for 2021

PARKS & CAFE’S – The Must Have Combo for Mums – NEW for 2021

CAFÉ’S NEXT TO PARKS & PLAY AREAS – within walking distance

We all love to keep the kids busy by taking them to a local park. But wouldn’t it be great to grab a quick cuppa from a local cafe to take with you to the park, and not have to stop multiple times, getting the kids in and out of the car?
Here is a list of local parks in the Hawkesbury & Nepean areas, which have cafés opposite or next door (so you can grab a takeaway cuppa and something sweet to take with you). It’s one stop for you, saving you time and hassle. Both mum and the kids are now happy!


Around the corner from Goodie Goodie Gum Drops Cafe
84-96 Old Bells Line of Rd, Kurrajong

Kurrajong Memorial Park Playground new 2020

Around the corner from the park is Goodie Goodie Gum Drops Cafe, which has great coffee, and some easy sweet and take away options. If you’d like more of a substantial lunch before or after your park visit, there are plenty of other great cafe’s to choose from just a short walk down the road in Kurrajong Village. One of our favs is The Village KitchenREAD MORE ON THIS CAFE HERE.


Opposite Ugly Mug Coffee House & Café Relish
March St, Richmond

Richmond Park Playground Hawkesbury kids family cafe play

Richmond Park is one of our fav parks! It’s so relaxing, and has so many shops and cafe’s nearby within walking distance. You can even do a spot of shopping at some local boutique shops, get some groceries or go to the chemist up the road. There’s a covered gazebo area, bench seats, shady trees and it has a stunning view out onto Richmond Oval. Grab a coffee across the road at your choice of two cafes, with many more cafes just down the road.


Down the road from Café Lattetude (York Rd)
Batt St, South Penrith

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This bright and fun playground will keep kids entertained for a long time. Suitable for kids of all ages it has a nice soft fall ground, slides, swings, twirly gigs, climbing frame and a scooter path. What’s fantastic and great for kids imagination is the crocodile, lizard and spider lurking on the ground for them to play on! Older kids may like to kick a ball around on the oval next door, or take their bikes or skateboards to the skate park.

Directly across the road there’s a take away shop, and if you are looking for a caffeine fix or something sweet, head diagonally across York Road to Café Lattetude (3 min walk).


54 Peachtree Rd, Penrith

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The Peachtree is a great family venue these days, and they have done up the entire venue – it looks amazing! There’s a fantastic kids play area, with shaded picnic tables alongside so you can have some lunch, brunch or just a drink or coffee, and watch the kids play. The Peachtree has multiple bars, and a full bistro open for lunch and dinner….check out more about it.


Near The Shed Café

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This little Adventure Playland at the town centre is fantastic! There’s a cute little car kids can sit and ride in, and a big climbing frame they can get lost and wide their way through, whilst you sit and have a cuppa and relax. The Shed Café is up the same end of the centre (The Coles end), and you can grab a take away cuppa and watch the kids play for a while. Being in a shopping centre, you get the chance to grab those bits and pieces you need too, whilst letting the kids have some fun at same time!


Next to Boathouse Café, Bridge St, Windsor

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This park is located right on the banks of the Hawkesbury River – just across the Macquarie Bridge from Windsor. There is plenty of parking, excellent toilet facilities, and if the weather is nice you can even go for a dip in the river. The playground facilities are perfect for kids of all ages, with the Boathouse Café is just across the driveway. They have a wide menu range, with café style snacks, great coffee, and lunch options that are reasonably priced.


123 Mulgoa Rd, Penrith

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The Backyard it situated in the back part of Penrith Panthers, and has 3 great play areas for the kids, plus a large grassed area they can run around. Two outdoor larger playgrounds are there, and they’re so fun! Plus there’s an undercover area that is gated for toddlers. BBQs are set up for you to have your own family BBQ, it’s a great way to relax with friends, or just pop in for a cuppa.


A short walk to a range of cafe’s & restaurants
Tench Ave, Jamisontown

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Tench Reserve is a fantastic park area, which has the most stunning views of the Nepean River the whole way along. It’s not overly huge, but what is there is great for littlies and primary aged kids. There’s two small slides, a climbing area, a swing, and great play structures in the gardens. For the bigger kids there’s a flying fox. Toilets are onsite, and great for picnics. You can walk all the way along and follow the river, and head all the way to the dining complex “East Bank” which like a little hub in the middle of this beautful reserve. There’s cafe’s, restaurants and lots of great places to dine, or grab some take away hot chips and a few coffees here first, then either drive to walk down to the playground 1 min drive, 8-10 min walk).


Next to Spears Cafe
78 March St, Richmond

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The little playground at Richmond Marketplace has been upgraded over the years, and whilst it’s small, it’s great for the kids! Directly next door is Spears Café, offering yummy cakes, coffee and tea, and a delicious menu if you want to grab some lunch. It’s convenient as it’s all part Richmond Marketplace, so you have lots of other shops at your finger tips too if you need to quickly grab some milk or bread. The playground is completely undercover and fenced in.

CAFE 2773

Includes play area & petting zoo area
19 Ross St, Glenbrook

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Café 2773 is fantastic for kids, and for the family to have an outing. Situated at the bottom of the Blue Mountains, Café 2773 has a mini farm area with gorgeous little baby animal friends. You could easily spend quite a few hours as a family here, and they have taken the time to think about what families want. There’s a cubby house, space for an outdoor picnic, and directly across the road there’s Glenbook Park, complete with a replica train to play on. The café offers great coffee, or a glass of wine if you prefer, and they have a nice menu including their gourmet wood fired pizza.


Next to The Railway Cafe
Hawkesbury Valley Way, Richmond

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Your kids will love this park! Fully fenced, this little park is right across the road from the RAAF Base, and has loads for the kids to play on. There’s plenty of trees with shade and seating with play areas for both older and younger kids. Theres a replica train & plane for the kids to play (which are just awesome!), and often planes are landing and taking off at the RAAF base so you can watch them too! The Railway Café is right next door along with the Information Centre. They serve hot food like pies, cakes and coffee.


4 Pitt Town Bottoms Road, Pitt Town

Lynwood country club playground eat lunch hawkesbury

Lynwood Country Club is a great family place that has it all. Great food, a play area for the kids, indoor and outdoor seating, and a stunning view over the valley! You can get great coffee to warm you up, or go for a full lunch or dinner. They also do woodfired pizzas The play area is fully fenced in, and great for a mix of ages. You can sit, have a drink or cuppa, and watch the kiddies play.


23 Market St, Riverstone

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In 2020, the memorial club opened their new play area, and it’s such a great addition. Now on your visit you can have a coffee or some lunch at the bistro, sit and watch the kiddies play, and relax! Great for group catch ups.


Short walk from The Park Café
244 Hawkesbury Valley Way, Clarendon

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The Clarendon Tavern has a fantastic kids play area. The Park Café is just a few minutes walk if you want a coffee fix, however the tavern do offer a great lunch menu and drinks where you can sit, eat and watch the kids play. Theres a games area too, and if you buy kids meals from the Hot Rok Grill, you get free tokens to play some of the games. This is the perfect venue for a girls or mums group lunch catch up!


Cnr Richmond Rd & Hawthorn Ave, Marsden Park

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The Marsden is a really lovely, clean, well put together venue with an awesome play area! If you go in the morning or late morning, its the perfect time for a coffee before the lunch time rush. You can sit outside undercover at some tables, grab a coffee, and let the kids go and play. They dont do a brunch menu, but have some sweets, waffles, cookies and other smaller bite sized foods you can have with your coffee.

The play area has a tall climbing frame for bigger kids, and a cabin style cubby house and tunnel and hills for little kids.


Cafes shops across the road
Carinya Ave, St Marys

Kokoda Park playground st marys

Opposite St Mary’s Village Shopping Centre, this playground is small, but does the job. Grab a coffee and walk across the road to relax and let the kids play. The park isn’t fenced, so keep an eye on littlies.

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Old Northern Rd, Wisemans Ferry


This is a really great day trip, to have a beautiful scenic drive to Wiseman’s Ferry, and have some lunch. There’s a huge deck perfect for dining, and a great grassed area for the kids. It includes a tractor, play equipment and sometimes has small animals like ducks or a lamb that you can pat. On Sundays and in school holidays there’s face painting, a little animal farm and a jumping castle on offer for free!


15 Lismore St, Blacktown

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86 Stonecutters Drive, Colebee

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Whilst the play area isn’t under cover, it’s great on a good weather day, plus you can sit and have some lunch or a cuppa whist the kids play.

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