Caffe 2773 @ Glenbrook

Our trip to visit Cafe 2773 in Glenbrook was such a nice surprise! We had heard wonderful things about this great cafe, but it’s another thing to experience it first hand. It’s INCREDIBLY FAMILY FRIENDLY, which is so nice as not all cafe’s are. All local organic produce it used in their meals, and you can tell as they’re so unbelievably tasty!

The coffee was delicious, and the cafe overall has a really nice feel vintage about it. You can really take a moment to relax and unwind, as they have taken care of the kids too! There’s a great little play area with a slide and cubby house, and it also has a petting zoo including miniature pigs, chickens and ducks. The cafe also has their own picnic rugs, so you can just grab one and sit out on the grass if you want to be closer to watch the kids.

Sunday afternoon they have live music if this is your thing, it really is a place to realx and enjoy yummy food from great chefs. This is one cafe we definitley recommend you drive to visit!


Livvi’s Place Elara Park

LIVVI’S PLACE ELARA PARK | Cnr Elara Blvd & Northbourne Drive, Marsden Park

The latest Livvi’s Place has been opened this year, and this $3.2 million developement is one park you have to take the kids along to. It’s been so beautifully created, and well thought through, as it has so much included for kids and families. The kids could play there all day!

The park includes:
Water play area
Toilets on site
Fully fenced
Free Parking on Site
Shaded picnic tables
BBQs
Flying fox
Scoot/bike path complete with traffic signs, round about and re-fueling station
Swings
Trampoline area
Climbing structure with slide
Half court basketball court next door
So many more fun playground areas to play in!

Livvi’s Place at Elara is just one of the many Livvi’s Place parks that are all over Australia. Created by Stockland partnered with “Touched By Olivia”, Livvi’s Place parks are created in memory of a beautiful little girl named Olivia. The parks are inspired with the purpose of aiding children, focussing on those with disabilities.

Elara Park is very disability friendly, and there’s lots of play items for kids of all ages. This is one park that you MUST VISIT in our opinion!

Livvi’s Place Jordan Springs

LIVVI’S PLACE PARK | Montague Drive, Jordan Springs

Livvi’s Place at Jordan Springs is just one of the many Livvi’s Place parks that are all over Australia. Created by “Touched By Olivia”, Livvi’s Place parks are created in memory of a beautiful little girl named Olivia. The parks are inspired with the purpose of aiding children, focussing on those with disabilities.

The Jordan Springs park is just fantastic, catering for children of all ages, and those with a disability or challenges. There is a great water play area which is great in the warmer months, a see saw, a variety of swings including a disabled swing, a slide, mini trampolines, a climbing wall, sand pit and so much more. There is lots of parking right at the park, and the park is fully fenced with toilet facilities. There is shaded areas with picnic tables, and just outside the fenced area there’s a second shaded area with picnic tables, BBQ facilities, and a mini basketball court.

There are pathways all through the playground for easy wheelchair access, passive areas for children with sensory disorders who might need to have some quiet space, sensory play and great children’s artworks along the steps which looks so amazing. It really has it all! It’s nice and big too so the kids can run around like crazy, and you’re know they’re enclosed.

This is definitely a must visit park in the Nepean area, and worth the drive to visit!

Governor Phillip Park Windsor

GOVERNOR PHILLIP PARK | George St, Windsor

Governor Phillip Park is down on the banks of the Hawkesbury River, not far from the Boat Club & Ramp. The Park was completely re-done last year, and it is just fantastic!

With fully enclosed fencing, the park has great slides, tunnels, in-ground trampolines, a whirly table, swings, giant musical chimes, climing ropes, and a fantastic water play area with fountains.

They really have thought of everything with this park! There’s a giant lizard and beetles the kids can climb over, and lots of little areas they can hide and play. The park is surrounded by beautiful lush trees, green grass areas where kids can kick a ball, picnic areas, undercover BBQs with picnic tables, and of course that amazing view of the river right there. It’s simply a stunning and relaxing place to be, both for adults and for kids. There is plenty of parking right at the playground, making it so simple to park and go.

This is one of our favourite parks in the Hawkesbury, and definitely worth a visit!

McQuade Park

McQUADE PARK | 361 George St, Windsor

McQuade Park is Windsor’s oldest park, and is heritage listed. The playground area is great for the kids, and overlooks the beautiful oval. There are park bench seats for you to sit and watch the kiddies, plus an undercover gazebo area. There is a fence between the road and the park, however the fence is open at one end.

The park has a great slide, swings, naughts and crosses, and a huge climbing area with lots of obstacles. If you’d like to have a little stroll to the other side of the oval, there’s a pretty little pond where you can go for a walk and feed the ducks.

Macquarie Park

MACQUARIE PARK | Bridge St, Windsor

There are some great parks in the Windsor area, but Macquarie Park is a great one. It’s a really pretty park to start with, and right on the banks of the Hawkesbury River. It has some fantastic climbing structures, a slide, swings, and has some BBQ areas that are shaded.

Whilst it’s not fenced in completely, it’s fenced off from the driveway into the park, but you’ll still need to keep an eye on the kiddies. You can pop down and have a swim in the warmer months, as there’s a little beach area on the river which is fantastic for the kids. Right next door is the Boathouse Cafe, which has great food for lunch if you want to grab something to eat and take it over to the park. You can also sit at the cafe if you wish. There’s toilet facilities on site too, and lots of free parking.

Definitely a great park for a family outing!

Jamison Park

JAMISON PARK | Batt St, South Penrith

This bright and fun playground will keep kids entertained for a long time. Suitable for kids of all ages, this playground is not overly old and it has a nice soft ground, lots of slides, swings, twirly gigs, a climbing frame, mini rock climbing wall 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! We especially love that there’s a small play area for the littlies, so the older kids aren’t climbing over the top of the toddlers.

Older kids may like to kick a ball around on the oval next door or take their bikes or skateboards to the skate park that is also part of the park. It’s perfect for all ages and that’s a big tick from us!

There’s a great little area with gym equipent next to the scooter path, if you’re wanting to a mini workout whilst the kids play, plus there’s lots of shade sails over all the play areas. There’s a few bench seats for parents to sit on to watch the kids, and the toilets are right on site(and are quite clean).

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). This park is also set to have a multi-million dollar upgrade over the next few years, including upgrading the sports facilities and adding an all-weather synthetic surface – something the area really needs, and will be an amazing addition to the park! We think this is one of the best playgrounds in the Penrith area!