Feb 23rd

William Bay Beaches, Denmark

By Buggybuddys

By Amanda Carlin 

The Great Southern town of Demark is blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches in Western Australia. In particular, the William Bay area is dotted with stunning swimming spots which are also family friendly. We spent a sunny afternoon discovering the beaches at William Bay.  

Greens Pool 
One of the most popular spots is the picturesque Greens Pool which is just about as picture perfect as any beach could be. From the carpark, there is about a 2 minute walk down some steep steps to Greens Pool. In the carpark there are toilets, the only toilets in this area, making Greens Pool the most convenient spot for young families. 

This beach is very popular with the families of small children as it’s sheltered from the waves of the Great Southern Ocean by huge granite boulders. The calm turquoise waters make a stunning natural swimming pool and it’s a great spot for a snorkel too.  

 

Elephant Rocks 
Take the graded gravel road from Greens Pool to Elephant Rocks, which is another stunning spot, named after the massive granite rocks that look just like a herd of elephants. There’s a gravel path from the carpark, which is takes about 5 minutes to walk to the beach. First you’ll see the rocks, and that’s a great spot for a few photos.  

Further down the gravel path is a steep staircase to Elephant Cove, walk through a narrow crevice between two giant rocks and you’ll come out at another little beach. This beach is known to have sudden surges, especially at high tide, so be careful when swimming with younger children.  

Mad Fish Bay 
A little further down the gravel track is Mad Fish Bay, where the waves lap the sand from two different directions. We stayed a little longer here and enjoyed a bit of fishing off the rocks. 

Our host Warren, at Misty Valley Country Cottages, recommended this bay to us as it’s a popular fishing spot. You’ll find schools of whiting, bream and salmon.  

We walked around the corner to a little cove, where the boys set up their rods on a big rock. Little Chef was really excited to catch a flathead, though it was a bit too small and got thrown back.  

I left the boys to it and went exploring around the shallow rocky bay. It’s pretty safe, but watch out for slippery rocks. It was an absolutely perfect afternoon for beach hopping!  

Find these beaches off William Bay Road, Shadforth, Denmark. 

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Amanda Carlin has her own blog - The Chef, His Wife and Their Perth-fect Life. The Chef's Wife LOVES to eat out in our beautiful city and discover new spots to dine. Amanda and Chef love tapas or something a little fancy for date night and with their son "Little Chef" in tow there's plenty of family friendly options too.

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Feb 23rd

Jack and Jill, Kalamunda

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By Amanda Carlin 

As the nursery rhyme goes… Jack and Jill went up the hill and “up the hill” is where we travelled to this delicious café on the main street in Kalamunda. 

We were up in the Perth Hills on a Sunday morning, having a wander around the weekly Kalamunda Farmers Market. Afterwards, we popped into Jack and Jill for a bite to eat. The popular café is brimming with people enjoying brunch, which we just ordered right on the noon cut off, phew!  

The coffee is very good. We’ve visited Jack and Jill for coffee n cake a few times. Their fresh bakes are to die for. We’ve tried a few and our favourite has been the strawberry, almond and yogurt cakes. They’re gluten free too.  

We were spoiled for choice. Jack and Jill’s brunch menu has all the trendy favourites baked eggs, French toast, smashed avo and more. My pick is the pulled pork eggs benedict, $20. Moist pork and perfectly poached eggs sit upon a slice of buttery toast. All that’s smothered in creamy Hollandaise sauce and finished with a pork crackle crumb. It’s extremely tasty!  

For the kids, there’s a small menu, as well as lots of cakes, slices and goodies in the fresh food cabinet. There’s also high chairs available. 

Little Chef was stoked with his ham and cheese toastie, $7. There’s fruit and yogurt and also bacon with fried egg on toast on the kids brunch menu.  

The hills town of Kalamunda is a mini mecca for coffee shop lovers. There are so many excellent coffee spots in the area. It’s fast becoming THE spot to go on a Sunday morning. There’s even handy maps to find all the cafés on the main street!  

Find Jack and Jill at 18 Haynes Street, Kalamunda. 

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Amanda Carlin has her own blog - The Chef, His Wife and Their Perth-fect Life. The Chef's Wife LOVES to eat out in our beautiful city and discover new spots to dine. Amanda and Chef love tapas or something a little fancy for date night and with their son "Little Chef" in tow there's plenty of family friendly options too.

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Feb 22nd

Messy ToTs WA

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Review by Kellie Elliott

Messy ToTs WA provides children aged 6 months (must be able to sit unaided) to 5 years a range of sensory and messy play activities. Sessions are held each Tuesday at the Meerilinga Children and Family Centre Kingsley and Thursday at the Joondalup Family Centre.



All sessions are run by owner Louise, who encourages the children to explore and learn at their own pace. Sessions are aimed to help children development fine motor skills, sensory development, hand eye coordination, social skills, and stimulate their imagination.



A different theme and range of activities is setup each week. All materials used are edible and non toxic.



On the day we visited the theme was dinosaurs, located around the room was seven different activities for the children to explore. The activities included; straw with frozen dinosaur fossils, green sand, water based paint, oats with jelly gunk, cornflakes with slime, playdough and warm bubbly water.



There were sheets, towels and foam mats laid out around the more slippery activities to avoid any accidents. Kids music playing in the background added to the fun atmosphere.



Having never done anything like this before my 10 month old was a little reserved and shy to begin with but... WOW! What a mess he created! By the end of the hour long session he was wet, ate some paint and had a bit of everything sticking to his nappy!

BUT not to worry! Warm soapy water is provided to clean off at the end. The room was a messy disaster, but Louise took care of all the cleaning!



You should bring along old clothes you don’t mind getting dirty (some little ones were just wearing a nappy), towel, wet wipes and a change of clothes. My little boy loved jumping in the bubbly water, if you have a water baby a swimming nappy might be a good idea. Mum/Dad be warned, you are likely to get a little messy too!




We visited the Kingsley venue, there was plenty of parking available and heaps of room if you need to bring a pram or stroller along. The room is secure so none of the little ones can escape.



Bookings are essential and can be made through the website, there are 5 or 10 week options available, or a trial class. www.messytots.com.au
Session times are;
Kingsley - Tuesdays 9:45-10:45 & 11:45-12:45
Joondalup - Thursday 9:30-10:30 & 11:30-12:30

Keep an eye on the Messy ToTs facebook page for pop up events in the metropolitan area.
Messy ToTs also offer private party and group bookings.
Highly recommend this to anyone with younger children.

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Kellie Elliott is a stay at home mum of 3 (almost 4), she enjoys adventuring around Perth with her children and sharing her journeys and experiences on Instagram. 

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Feb 22nd

Laurance Wines Margaret River

By Buggybuddys - Lorraine

Laurance Wines Margaret River is a must visit if you're visiting the Margaret River region on your family holiday.  Expect to spend the whole afternoon lunching, wine tasting, relaxing, walking and exploring the beautiful 1,000 rose bush gardens and sculptures.  Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn games and picnic blankets to enjoy the casual dining experience.

The cellar and restaurant are rustic and homely in style with solid timber doors, huge floor to ceiling windows and doors and a super cosy log wood fire. Seating options are available both inside and alfresco. It's advisable to book as they do get very busy during school holidays and weekends.  We reserved a table outside adjacent to the kids playground as we were a large group of 3 families dining for lunch. We put a picnic blanket under a tree with shade for the kids to chill out under and play.

 

The playground is set in the back corner of the garden so you can keep a close eye on little one's.  The play equipment is set on soft asphalt flooring and consists of several play frames include a slide, tunnels, climbing equipment and toddler fantasy play structure.  The playground isn't shaded so make sure you apply suncream before you get settled.  Adjacent to the playground is a BBQ and food serving area.

The garden views are simply stunning and a MUST to walk around with the kids.  I took my daughter for a walk down the main walk way towards the lake which is filled with an array of beautiful rose bushes of all colours.  

Chilled music is played throughout the gardens, couldn't help but get lost in the beauty!

 

 

We then noticed the golden lady in the lake "Free as a Bird", surrounded by a chain of love lockets with inscriptions from those who have married at the venue.  

 The menu consists of sharing plates, larger meals, BBQ meals and a kids menu.  All their sauces and dips are home-made and some vegeatbles and herbs from their own gardens.

laurance wines menu  laurance wines menu

We chose a variety of sharing plates including the Pork Belly Terrine and Goats Curd with Honey.

 

For mains we ordered the burgers, pickles and crisps from the Outside BBQ.

  

The kids meals come in cute "busy nippers" lunch boxes and include an activity pack (colouring in sheet and pencils).  Choose from either a chicken or beef slider which comes with crisps, juice/water and Bulla ice cream in a tub.

 

 

The kids meals were quite small so order extra if you have hungry little one's ;-)

Adults desserts were extremely scrummy, we ordered the Yoghurt Panna Cotta and Chocolate Mousse which were esquisitely presented and tasted just as delicious.

   

There's free wine tasting at the main bar and also a selection of Laurence Wines are available as a taster which is served at your table.  The bottles are beautifully designed and the wine is equally as good!

 

 This is a fantastic venue for families visiting the Margaret River region at any time of the year.

 

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Feb 22nd

Rooftop Trapeze, HBF Stadium

By Buggybuddys Jennie

Rooftop Trapeze is Perth’s only indoor flying trapeze facility. Located at HBF Stadium in Mt Claremont they offer classes for ages 5+ to adults.

 

We went along to Mini-Fly, a 90-minute class for ages 5 – 10 years.  The class introduces participants to the flying trapeze as well as circus activities like juggling and hula-hoops.  The class runs Tuesday 4pm to 5.30pm and costs $44 per session. No commitment is required.

 

The class commences with all participants being fitted with a safety belt and a quick warm-up to loosen up the shoulder muscles.

 

They then move on to ‘Take-off Training’ where the staff teaches the kids everything they need to know on the ground using a low level trapeze. They learn how to grip the bar, raise their legs over the bar, perform a knee-hang and return their hands to bar and descend.

The next step was to practice how to grab hold of the trapeze and launch off the platform.  After everything was perfected they were ready to do it for real!

 

To access the trapeze your child is hooked in to a safety rope and they have to climb a very tall ladder.  Once you reach the launch platform they are then hooked into a safety harness which means when they let go of the trapeze their descent is controlled by a Rooftop Trapeze team member on the ground.

 

Once they are all strapped in they are ready to fly and fly through the air they did! It was so impressive to watch my 8-year-old daughter swing, hang and back flip in the space of a 90-minute lesson! She absolutely loved it and it was amazing to see the gain in confidence by the end of the lesson!

 

In our session the class size meant that each child received 5 turns on the trapeze. During the wait between turns team members worked with them to perfect their moves or introduce them to some basic circus skills.

Miss 6 didn’t want to take part in the session but was kept busy practicing her circus skills.  Members of the team were constantly on hand to show her how to balance the spinning plates or how to juggle. She had a great time and felt that she might be brave enough to try the trapeze next time.

The team at Rooftop Trapeze is super friendly and do a great job of instilling confidence in the participants.  Spectators are very welcome to come along and watch the session.  There are chairs and comfy beanbags for you to pull up a pew and enjoy the performance.

 

Rooftop Trapeze also offers classes for teens and adults plus birthday parties too. Find out more by visiting rooftoptraze.com

Rooftop Trapeze is located at Arena 2 HBF Stadium, 100 Stephenson Avenue, Mount Claremont.

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Feb 21st

Top Things to Do and Eat at Elizabeth Quay

By Buggybuddys

By Amanda Carlin 

Elizabeth Quay just keeps on growing and growing! There’s a lot to do there for families. Even a simple walk around the quay’s boardwalks, bridge and promenades is packed full of art, sculptures and a different view of the Swan River and city from every angle. There’s an ever expanding list of things to do here and at Barack Street Jetty, check out our guide to the best ways to spend a day at Elizabeth Quay. 

BHP Billiton Water Park 
The ten million dollar BHP Billiton Water Park at Elizabeth Quay is a huge, interactive water feature. The water park features fountains, mist and puddles to splash around in and a mosaic floor that is inspired by the Noongar people. There are toilets and changing facilities close by. 
Find out more about the BHP Billiton Water Park here. 

Playground 
The maritime themed Island Playground has been designed in collaboration with Nature Play. Little pirate lovers can ring the bell, walk the plank or keep a look out in the crowns nest in the three storey climbing tower, which also features nets, a slide and rope bridges.  There’s a shady sandpit too. The water play area, where kids can pump the water to create a stream, is very popular. 
Find out more about the Playground here. 

Venetian Carousel 
The exquisite Venetian Carousel, handmade in Italy, features over a dozen prancing horses with feather plumes. The breathtaking details, like hand painted Italian scenes, dazzling lights and enchanting music make this a moving piece of art. Children and the young at heart will love to ride on this beautiful addition to Elizabeth Quay. 
Find out more about the Carousel here. 

  

V Burger 
V Burger is found at the city end of the quay, near to the water playground. It is more of a kiosk than a restaurant, there’s seating outside with most tables undercoverThe burgers are absolutely delicious, making V Burger is a great option for a casual family meal at Elizabeth Quay.  
Find out more about V Burger here. 

 

Adventure Golf 
Challenge your kids to a game of mini golf at theAdventure Golf course. Each hole has obstacles - tight angles, rocks, logs, “bunkers” and slopes  just to make things tricky! The floodlit mini golf course is also open evenings, where you can play with the beautiful city lights in the background. Adventure Golf is a fun activity that the whole family can get involved with.   
Find out more about Adventure Golf here. 

 

Gusto Gelato 
A sunny day at Elizabeth Quay isn’t complete without a creamy scoop of Gusto Gelato! Here you can enjoy your freshly made gelato along with a view of the city. There’s plenty of seating, on the candy coloured stools, most of which is undercover. You can view the kitchen where the magic happens through a window. 
Find out more about Gusto Gelato here. 

 

Little Ferry Co. 
The Little Ferry Co departs from Claisebrook Cove in East Perth. The cruise to Elizabeth Quay takes about 40 minutes, giving you plenty of time to take in the sights of the Swan River (like Crown, the new Perth Stadium etc) and the Skipper gives an interesting commentary along the way. It’s a fab little family excursion! 
Find out more about the Little Ferry Co here. 

 

Isle of Voyage 
Isle of Voyage, found in the iconic Florence  Hummerston  Kiosk, which has been lovingly re-built and restored on the “island” at Elizabeth Quay. The bright and airy restaurant has amazing views over the Swan River and over the quay to the city skyline. Isle of Voyage has a great menu for the whole family, with a focus of fresh salads which change daily, tarts, pastas, wood fired pizzas and more.    
Find out more about Isle of Voyage here. 

 

Bell Tower 
The Bell Tower is one of Perth’s most recognisable buildings where young children to grandparents can try bell chiming. There’s also an exhibition, belfry viewing and collection of very old bells from around the world.  It’s a stunning 360 degree view of the Swan River, Elizabeth Quay and Perth city from the observation deck.  
Find out more about the Bell Tower here. 

 

TransPerth Ferry 
The TransPerth Ferry is the cheapest way of viewing the city from the Swan River. The ferry departs from the jetty at Elizabeth Quay to Mends Street Jetty, South Perth with the journey taking just eight minutes. You can burn off some energy at the Mends Street playground and grab a coffee and a bite to eat at one of the nearby South Perth cafes.   
Find out more about the ferry to South Perth here. 

 

Duyfken Replica 
The Duyfken replica, built in WAis moored next to the Island Playground. On board the little ship there are lots of old relics such as maps and navigating instruments. Kids love exploring the captain’s cabin, cannons, ropes and treasure chests. Be quick the Duyfken is returns to Fremantle after the 2nd of April. 
Find out more about the Dyfkyen here. 

 

Is there another family friendly spot at Elizabeth Quay we’ve missed? Let us know in the comments below!  

Amanda Carlin has her own blog - The Chef, His Wife and Their Perth-fect Life. The Chef's Wife LOVES to eat out in our beautiful city and discover new spots to dine. Amanda and Chef love tapas or something a little fancy for date night and with their son "Little Chef" in tow there's plenty of family friendly options too.

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Feb 21st

Banksia Grove Nature Playground

By Buggybuddys

Review by Kellie Elliott

Opened in December 2016 is a small nature based playground located between Dragonfly Road and Potoroo Street on the Eastern Side of Banksia Grove.

The wooden play equipment is perfect for helping children with balance, coordination and confidence. The equipment features balance posts with rope, twisted net, shaky bridge, balancing beam and a little wooden table with posts for chairs.

In addition to the nature based play equipment is a tripod swing - a favourite with my children as they can all fit on together and being a smaller park there wasn't a wait to get on.

The playground does not offer much shade, but there is a shelter with a table and seating as well as a BBQ. There is also a decent sized grass area, perfect for kicking a footy, a game of cricket or chasey with the kids.


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Kellie Elliott is a stay at home mum of 3 (almost 4), she enjoys adventuring around Perth with her children and sharing her journeys and experiences on Instagram. 

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Feb 21st

Pulchella Park, Banksia Grove

By Buggybuddys

Review by Kellie Elliott

Located on Pulchella Ramble is a perfect toddler friendly playground.

It is fully fenced, which is perfect to stop the little ones escaping.

There is a variety of play equipment for the little ones to crawl/walk over, rock on, slide down, swing on etc.

As a mum of a 10 month old, my highlight was the bucket swing!

There are shade sails above the playground as well as trees for plenty of shade. Located outside the gated area is two picnic tables and seating, as well as BBQs.

The playground overlooks a large grassed area, perfect for kicking a ball or running around.

Feel like a coffee? Dome Banksia Grove is only a short walk or drive away!

Pulchella Park is located on Pulchella Ramble in Banksia Grove

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Kellie Elliott is a stay at home mum of 3 (almost 4), she enjoys adventuring around Perth with her children and sharing her journeys and experiences on Instagram. 

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Feb 20th

Mug N Brush Ceramic Cafe, Rockingham

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Review by Wendy Turland

Mug 'N Brush cafe and art studio opened this month in Rockingham and brings a wonderful creative space to the area!

It's a family business and you really get that feel when you are there. The staff care about your experience whether you just have coffee, paint some pottery or attend a workshop, they want you to get the most out of your time with them. They are serious about art but are also parents, they know what we are looking for in a play date and have thought of everything our small humans could possibly need!

They have created a proper artistic space which reflects the owners passion and made it practical enough for children to interact and thrive in the environment!

The cafe hopes to inspire young artist and they have created a unique environment to nurture local talent and of course our budding mini Picasso's....There is a large selection of pottery to paint including figures, mugs and plates that are marked up at three price points $10, $20 and $30 dollars. On top you will pay a $6 studio fee covering paints, firing and glazing. Once you have chosen your piece of pottery the staff will show you how to prepare your paint pallet, brushes and wash down the pottery. Everything you need is provided including painting jackets for the little ones which from experience are super handy! When your little one has finished their master piece, it will take approximately 7 days to fire and be ready for collection.

There is a dedicated enclosed play area for 1-3 year olds, a fabulous drawing area which I might try and replicate at home it's so good!

In the back area they have provide toddler sized table and chairs, painting gowns, high chairs and child friendly toilet facilities, it is certainly a place you can feel very relaxed about taking your little one to!

To the side of the cafe there is a dedicated studio area where they run art workshops ranging from jewellery making to mixed media classes, these can all be found on their website or pop in and find out more! They also hold structured art classes on a term basis approx 8 – 10 weeks and they cover the following age ranges:
1 – 3 years old – Toddlers ($150 per term).
3-5 years old – Preschoolers ($190 per term).
6-11 years old – Kids ($190 per term).
11 – 14 years old – Teens ($200 per term).
14 and above ($220 per term).

The coffee and cake is awesome and they also have a breakfast, lunch and take away menu. They really have tried to make the cafe as inclusive and as versatile as possible for us parents total win win!

They also hold parties for all occasions and recently held a Daddy and Daughters painting session! They have some great events coming up like a Paint and Sip evening (BYO wine) keep your eye on the website or facebook page for further details.

Mug ‘n Brush: 4b/3 Goddard street
Rockingham, Western Australia
Phone: 08 95950277 or 0416 578 915
Email: bookings@mugnbrush.com.au.
www.mugnbrush.com.au

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Feb 20th

Best Spots Around Perth for Catch-ups with Friends Without Kids

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By Amanda Carlin 

We all have mates that don’t yet have kids. Their ideal way to spend a catch up wouldn’t be at the local indoor playground café, surrounded by screaming children and who’d could blame them! Here’s our list of cafes and restaurants around Perth which have the best of both worlds – great food and drinks, cool vibes and something to entertain the kids too, without the place being overrun by hundreds of ankle biters!   

Moore & Moore 
You’ll find Moore and Moore Café down a Fremantle side street. The beautiful heritage listed warehouse is also home to a contemporary art galleryIn January 2017 a new nature play and sandpit area was opened in their courtyard. It’s a fab spot that the kids will love, while you enjoy a chat over coffee and yummy brunch. 
Read more on Moore & Moore here. 
Find Moore & Moore at 46 Henry Street, Fremantle.  

Moore and Moore

Homestead Brewery 
Part of the Mandoon Estate, Homestead Brewery, is home to huge beer garden. The Swan Valley favourite has a great selection of their own craft beers and wines, as well as a well sized pub food menu. The leafy beer garden overlooks a fenced playground and is a good spot for a game of outdoor cricket too 
Read more on Homestead Brewery here. 
Find Homestead Brewery at 10 Harris Road, Caversham.   

 

Pirate Bar 
Ahoy there! You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy speaking like a pirate at this friendly neighbourhood bar. The Pirate Bar has a tasty menu, with lots of choices for kids and a kids corner where there are pirate themed toys, dress ups and books to keep them busy.  
Read more on the Pirate Bar here.  
Find Pirate Bar at 25 Green Street, Mount Hawthorn.  

 

Little Creatures 
Freo favourite Little Creatures is a hit with people of all ages. Chill in the back courtyard for views over the Fishing Boat Harbour while the kids spend hours playing in the huge sandpit. There’s great craft beer, delicious pub style food and a fantastic atmosphere 
Read more on Little Creatures here.  
Find Little Creatures at Fishing Boat Harbour, 40 Mews Road, Fremantle 

 little creatures

Sushi Wawa 
Sushi lovers will really enjoy Sushi Wawa, home of one of the largest sushi trains in the southern hemisphere! Sit in a cosy both and be mesmerised by the delicious creations moving past on the sushi train. There’s sushi rolls as well as hot favourites like teriyaki and katsu dishes. For the kids there’s a fenced play area with TV 
Read more on Sushi Wawa here. 
Find Sushi Wawa at 8A Sunray Drive, opposite Ikea, Innaloo.  

 

Core Cider House 
In the Perth Hills there’s a spot where you can relax amongst the apple trees, while the kids play on the tractor and playground. Core brew their own tasty ciders and non-alcoholic juices from local apples and pears. There’s good food for big and little people tooOrchard tours and other events are also regularly held at Core Cider House. 
Read more on Core Cider House here. 
Find Core Cider House at 35 Merrivale Road, Pickering Brook 

 

Indian Ocean Brewing Co.  
Found at Mindarie Marina, the modern Indian Ocean Brewing Co. is a top spot for relaxing with some food and drinks by the ocean. Their wood fired pizzas are always a big hit. Watch the boats sail into the marina or sit in the shady courtyard area, which overlooks a fenced playground.  
Read more on Indian Ocean Brewing Co. here. 
Find Indian Ocean Brewing Co. at Mindarie Marina, 33 Ocean Falls Boulevard, Mindarie. 

  

Blacksmith 
On trendy Beaufort Street you’ll find Blacksmith, a hip café imported straight from Sydney. There’s an industrial-cool vibe inside the bustling café, where you can get your caffeine fix and enjoy tasty morsels from the menu, which caters for a lot of tastes. On the back patio is a sandpit area and playroom to keep little ones busy.  
Read more on Blacksmith here.  
Find Blacksmith at 460 Beaufort Street, Highgate. 

 

Parkerville Tavern 
A firm favourite for decades, the Parkerville Tavern is still as popular as ever. The historical hotel serves great pub grub and has a wood fired pizza oven in their shady beer garden, which is a big hit with people of all ages. Kids will love watching the emus and chickens, playing in the playground and dancing to the live music on weekends 
Read more on the Parkerville Tavern here. 
Find Parkerville Tavern at 6 Owen Road, Parkerville. 

parkerville tavern

Oakover Grounds 
There’s a lot to love about Oakover Grounds. The winery is also home to Fiori coffee roasters and they serve some very tasty food. The kids can run free in the huge open space, while you sit on the veranda overlooking the lake. There’s fishing and free paddle boating on the lake too.  
Read more on Oakover Grounds here.  
Find Oakover Grounds at 14 Yukich Close, Middle Swan. 


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Amanda Carlin has her own blog - The Chef, His Wife and Their Perth-fect Life. The Chef's Wife LOVES to eat out in our beautiful city and discover new spots to dine. Amanda and Chef love tapas or something a little fancy for date night and with their son "Little Chef" in tow there's plenty of family friendly options too.

Have you downloaded the new Buggybuddys App? Available for both iPhone and Android, this FREE, interactive App puts Perth’s kid-friendly attractions at your fingertips. 

   

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