Seven fun family friendly activities
The Blue Mountains is a treasure trove of delights for families with kids of all ages. Scenic bush walks, cafes, toy shops and more; you name it, the mountains has got it. Read on for our school holidays survival guide.
Housed in a 20th century mansion set among 12 acres of beautiful gardens, Leuralla is a great spot for big and small kids alike. Show your kids know what life was like before Pokémon Go and Clash of Clans.
Re-live your childhood memories of Choo Choo Bars and Redskins and introduce your kids to the wonderful world of milk bottles and false teeth. With over 2000 lollies, chocolates, fudges, nougats and toffees, this place is bound to get both your dentist and your kids excited.
3. Scenic World
Whether you’re riding on the world’s steepest passenger train, walking along the Scenic Walkway amongst the ancient rainforest, travelling on Australia’s biggest cable car or gliding between the cliff tops 270 metres above the Jamison Valley, Scenic World has something for everyone.
Gordon Falls Reserve in Leura is a great spot for the whole family. There are several short walks here, some to lookouts and one down to the Pool of Siloam. The Reserve also has a playground, a BBQ and plenty of shady grass – a perfect end to a family walk.
With thousands of carefully selected titles, Megalong Books has one of the best children’s sections in the country. While your kids are browsing, why not pick up a book about the Blue Mountains – from its history, to a guide on the local bushwalks, or one of the many photography books documenting the dramatic mountains landscape.
This place is worth checking out – it’s what toy shops used to be like. There are toys everywhere – there’s even some hanging from the ceiling.
The ice creams in this place are to die for. They blend fresh berries with vanilla ice-cream and it’s well worth the pit stop if you’re travelling home along the Bells Line Road.