The Loch | For the kids
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For the kids

Kids are made to feel at home at The Loch with a cricket pitch, boules and a croquet set, a cubby house, peddle car and an assortment of bikes on the property for them to use. Indoor activities include fouz ball, skittles, a blackboard, library of books and plenty of DVD’s.

 

BERRIMA PLAYGROUND

Within walking distance of several key heritage buildings of Berrima Village this is an ideal family picnic spot or playground with BBQ and facilities. Plenty of climbing equipment for the kids plus a fabulous mini fortress, flying fox, spiral slide and swing.

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THE BRADMAN MUSEUM

The International Cricket Hall of Fame is in Glebe Park Bowral which incorporates the Bradman Oval and parkland and an adjacent cricket themed playground and BBQ/picnic area. Kids love to get hands on with the interactive experiences and everyone can appreciate the wonderful museum collection that traces the origins of cricket through each significant era to the Big Bash League.

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TRAINWORKS – THIRLMERE

The NSW Railway Museum promises Australia’s newest and biggest rail experience. See the largest national collection of rolling stock, discover how our railways brought life to town and country revolutionised tourism and leisure travel. Learn how steam power works and view conservation of the heritage fleet in the roundhouse. Explore artefacts and memorabilia and try fun interactive exhibits then grab a bite to eat in the café and browse the souvenir shop.

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ALL ABOARD MODEL RAILWAYS – BRAEMER

The home of world leaders Fleischmann and LGB in Australia this remarkable model railway installation features elaborate indoor layouts as well as indoor/outdoor Garden railway. Plenty of off street parking a café and area for a picnic lunch on the lawn.

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JOADJA GHOST TOWN

Ghost tours among the ruins ofJoadja, a once prosperous shale mining settlement, reveal the fascinating folklore of its heroes and the history of its heritage buildings. Kids are mesmerized by the stories of those who lived, worked and died there.

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ILLAWARRA FLY

Take the kids to experience the rainforest from above and an immersive nature experience. The gentle 1.5km treetop walk across steel walkways more than 50m off the ground takes about an hour to complete and will captivate the entire family. Wheelchair and pram access available with plenty of adventure activities during school holidays.

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FEEDING DUCKS AT LAKE ALEXANDRA

Well signposted coming into Berrima this is an ideal stop off with a picnic hamper and some extra bread for kids to feed to the ducks on the lake.

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GLOW WORM GLEN – BUNDANOON

Kids quickly fall under the spell of the luminous Glow Worm Glen at Bundanoon. An easy hour long walk sets off at sunset from William St Morton National Park through an enchanted forest to reach a glen glittering with glow worms.

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NEENY’S PLAYHOUSE – MITTAGONG

A rainy day retreat at Mittagong, parents can enjoy a coffee in the café while kids 0-12 play for hours on indoor equipment.

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LOLLY SWAGMAN – BERRIMA VILLAGE

A magical array of old-fashioned favourites for the kid in all of us and a treasure trove of every imaginable confectionary to captivate the kids.

 

WIRRIMBIRRA SANCTUARY – BARGO

Walk through native animal enclosures and a lush nursery that promotes propogation of native plants at this 95 hectare national trust property. Visitor centre with light refreshments, picnic tables and gift shop.

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BIRRONG ALPACAS – CANYONLEIGH

Dress for the outdoors and visit a working alpaca farm for the unique experience of a 90 minute family farm tour. Learn all about suri alpacas as you walk around the beautiful secluded valley property with plenty of opportunity to get up close to cria (baby alpacas) in season. If you can time it to late afternoon this is when the alpacas are fed and will eat from your hand.

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MONTROSE BERRY FARM

Summer heralds the arrival of berry picking season in the Highlands with Montrose Berry Farm offering an increasingly rare experience for kids of picking their own ripe and delicious raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, boysenberries and loganberries. Plenty of home baked pies, preserves and sauces to select from in the farm store.

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WOMBEYAN CAVES – OBERON

Safe and exciting underworld for kids of all ages the Wombeyans are a worthwhile day trip from Berrima. Guided tours of the various limestone caverns are offered or choose your own combination of caves to suit your kids. The well grassed flats aboveground are ideal play or picnic areas and ther swimming holes are refreshing in Summer. The Bullyo is a particularly adventurous climb with a lot of tight sqeezes and finishing with a climb over a pool of water.

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BONG BONG CYCLE TRACK

A scenic off road cycleway that winds its way beside the beautiful Wingecarribee river from Mossvale to Bowral this flat and easy circuit is popular with local families for kids in prams, on bikes or rollerblades. Interpretive signage and images along the track paint a picture of the original settlement.

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Kid friendly dining

OLIVE LEAF CAFÉ – BOWRAL

A kid friendly gem. Kids eat free with generous portions of steak, sausages or schnitzel, all with delicious chips!

 

IMPERIAL HOTEL – BOWRAL

An all fresh, not frozen, kids menu with chicken in a basket, bangers & mash, fish nuggets and spag bol all under $10.

 

THE OLD BAKERY CAFÉ – BERRIMA

The original village bakery has a sunny verandah with paper on the tables that the little ones can colour to buy you some breathing room to enjoy a light lunch or Devonshire tea.

 

RED TREE CAFÉ – BOWRAL

In a picture perfect little blue cottage with lots of space and nooks for families and a basket of toys for kids. $10 kids lunch specials like toasted sandwich with chips.

 

PIZZAS IN THE MIST – ROBERTSON

Local families frequent this phenomenal restaurant for such a small town, renowned for a peking duck pizza that the kids will want to share. Celebrities and artists hang out here but the kids and your gumboots are welcome. The owners actually live on site with their three kids. You can eat outdoors and there’s plenty of delicious healthy options for kids.

 

SURVEYOR GENERAL INN

A friendly and traditional country pub bistro with barbecue or a la carte menu and a $10 kids selection, the Bushrangers Bistro caters to families with fireside, beer garden or verandah dinner.

 

 

 

 

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