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Sydney’s Ultimate Kids Party Guide: Eastern Suburbs (NORTH)

Sydney’s Ultimate Kids Party Guide: Eastern Suburbs (NORTH)
July 7, 2019 SuperTrev
In Blogs, Party Tips
Sydney’s Ultimate Kids Party Guide Eastern Suburbs Superheroes Inc Pt1

Kids birthday party entertainment in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs (NORTH): party places, party ideas

If you’re looking for that A-lister style and seaside charm, the Eastern Suburbs will deliver a Hollywood-worthy backdrop of the harbour, sun-kissed beaches, and stunning foreshore parks.

Bring your furry friends to Bondi’s dog beach, have a family-picnic at picturesque Point Piper, or cycle through leafy Centennial Park!

It’s a feast for your eyes and belly—with your choice of boutique cafes in Woollahra, alfresco dining in Darlinghurst, and wholesome flavours at the local Paddington market.

Each enclave ripples with a unique and vibrant culture. You can surf and snorkel at Clovelly, strut down the fashionista lanes of Surry Hills or drift into the Potts Point art galleries.

What’s more, everything is close to the CBD! Shopping centres, train stations and the ocean are just minutes away.

APOLOGIES:
We can’t cover the whole of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs in one blog, so to make it easy we’ve split it into NORTH and SOUTH.  Here we will cover everything from Vaucluse to Clovelly.
Eastern Suburbs SOUTH is coming soon!

Superheroes Inc is the first choice for Kids Party Entertainment in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, including:

Bellevue Hill 2023
Bondi Junction 2022
Bondi 2026
Bronte 2024
Centennial Park 2021
Clovelly 2031
Darling Point 2027

Darlinghurst 2010
Double Bay 2028
Dover Heights 2030
Edgecliff 2027
Elizabeth Bay 2011
Kings Cross 2011

Paddington 2021
Point Piper 2027
Potts Point 2011
Queens Park 2022
Rose Bay 2029
Rushcutters Bay 2011
Surry Hills 2010

Tamarama 2026
Vaucluse 2030
Watsons Bay 2030
Waverley 2024
Woollahra 2025
Woolloomooloo 2011

Eastern Suburbs kids party venues and parks

Create unique and beautiful memories of your child’s special day in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. Its striking coastal scenery, refreshing atmosphere and friendly community will leave your guests breathless.

Whether you’re seeking equipped party rooms or sunny parks, a secluded spot with dazzling ocean views or jungle gyms near cafes and restaurants, the Eastern Suburbs will meet your needs. Plus, it’s the home of the Roosters so expect plenty of grassy sports fields!

Take your pick from our list of popular parks and venues:

Bellevue Hill

  • The Eastern Suburbs Rugby Union Club sits in Woollahra Oval, just minutes from Bondi Beach. Look for The Field at Easts Rugby for a function room tailored for birthdays, with outdoor yard games, jumping castles and ball pits also on the table.
  • The Field at Easts Rugby Club is a coveted kids party venue nestled behind Bondi Beach. You can make use of the open sports field to install jumping castles and ball pits to make your child’s birthday memorable.
  • Cooper Park Community Hall  is a popular choice for children’s birthday parties. It has a great medium-sized party room and comes with a kitchen and shaded backyard playground. It’s the perfect spot for jumping castles, animal farms and pony rides.

Bondi /Tamarama

  • Tamarama Gully is a prime picnic location with expansive lawns, fun play equipment and convenient beach access. Treat your kids to Gelato Messina Bondi to satisfy those with a sweet tooth!
  • Let your kids run to their heart’s content at Barracluff Park. It has an open sports field perfect for football, as well as a safe, fun playground.
  • The flat and grassy Marks Park offers panoramic ocean views, and it’s one of Sydney’s best dog parks too, with a doggy-share toy basket!
  • Hugh Bamford Reserve Hall has plenty of space (20m x 9m), a large kitchen and a lovely paddock outside which makes it perfect for parties.
  • Wairoa Community Centre is ideal for smaller parties, with an 8m x 5m room and a beautiful veranda looking out to Bondi Beach.
  • Thomas Hogan Reserve Community Hall is a large 17m x 7m hall. It’s great for kids parties, equipped with ovens to crispen your party pies and freezers for your ice-cream cake!
  • The Bondi Mizrachi Synagogue is a modern Orthodox synagogue where you can meet Rabbi Shua and a warm Jewish community. You can use the Mizrachi Schule Hall for special occasions.
  • For your large children birthday party, why not book the High Tide Room at Bondi Pavillion? It’s a massive, bright hall (28m x 8m) with a kitchen to heat up your goodies and French doors that open out to a lovely courtyard.

Bondi Junction & Woollahra

  • Feel like a sports legend at the historic Waverley Oval. It has a 250-seat grandstand, turf cricket pitch and a scrumptious café menu. For your indoor party, use either a multi-function sports court or function room.
  • Who can say no to movies? Keep kids entertained with the latest flick at Event Cinemas Bondi Junction Westfield. You can even have your own private cinema!
  • St James Reserve is a medium size park that comes with a playground that’ll excite toddlers.
  • Harbourview Park is a hidden, leafy park with an impressive playground right by a trickling waterfall. Kids will love the monkey bars, fort climb, swings and balance course!
  • Cooper Park Tennis Court is exactly what you’d expect at an ace Tennis Club with eight grass courts, a superb café and pro-shop.
  • For children under five living with intellectual disabilities, the Holdsworth Community Centre create a safe environment for play-based learning.

Bronte

  • It’s not surprising Bronte Park is a well-loved family park. There are plenty of barbeques and shady trees to have cosy picnics under, as well as a newly installed spinning wheel. After a sunny day’s worth of running in the green field, kids and parents can dip into the pool at Bronte Beach.
  • Bronte Gully has exciting natural dips for children to roll down, a playground and tumbling waterfall at the mouth of the gully.
  • Hire a private birthday room and boogie on the dance floor at the Bronte Bowling Club. There’s a superb bistro serving kid-friendly pub classics.

Double Bay & Rose Bay

  • Lough Playing Fields is a historic park designed for netball, softball, cricket and football. There’s no better spot to host your party if your kids love to play sport.
  • The 5-star Intercontinental Double Bay has a stylish Rooftop poolside bar overlooking the bay. Indulge in an elegant high tea or pick a laneway cafe all just a stroll down to the beach.
  • Escape from city life at Lower Cooper Park. This is a scenic off-leash park surrounded by bushland, and it’s a great starting point for a laidback coastal stroll. You can also sniff out the dog friendly The Golden Sheaf café for a tasty treat.
  • Steyne Park sits on the foreshore of Double Bay, with grounds for hockey and cricket games. Day goers also use this spot for kayaking, rigging their sailboats, and lolling under a gazebo.
  • Lyne Park is made for recreation. With a seaplane base and a shaded playground, it’s a cove for the sporty, attracting basketballers, tennis players and sailing enthusiasts.

Elizabeth Bay & Rushcutters Bay

  • Kids will love exploring the ship-themed playground at Beare Park in front of the spectacular harbour views.
  • Let your young adventurers peep into the historic Elizabeth Bay House.
  • The lovely Waratah Playground is suitable for children of all ages, with a sports oval, tennis court and kid-friendly café nearby.
  • Rushcutters Bay Park is ideal for cricket, rugby union and soccer. You can spend a sunny day on a picnic rug, try out scenic foreshore walkway, or even use the outdoor exercise station.

Moore Park, Paddington, & Redfern

  • Kids will be entertained non-stop by the indoor jumping castle, foam pit, climbing structures and slides at Monkey Mania in Moore Park’s Entertainment Quarter. There are vibrant themed party rooms, from Undersea to Space, to make your child’s day extra special.
  • Staying in the Entertainment Quarter, delve into the Urban Winery for a one of a kind experience. While your kids hide amongst the wine barrels and explore the cellar space, you can savour handcrafted wines, charcuterie and cheese. It’s the closest thing to an idyllic vineyard in the CBD!
  • Dillon Street Reserve (Paddington) is a quiet playground with ropes climb, monkey bars, slides and challenge games, this park is as safe as the soft-touch flooring.
  • Chelsea St Park (Redfern) has an award-winning, modern playground, with pretty flower beds, vegetable gardens and a dog lawn.

Vaucluse, Dover Heights, & Watsons Bay

  • Host your hassle-free party at Kimberley Reserve. It’s got a medium sized hall (8m x 5m), a kitchen area, and grassy grounds for your kids to roam freely.
  • Parsley Bay Park is a popular birthday venue, packed with family-friendly facilities, including a picnic shelter and fun playground. There’s even an enclosed harbour pool suitable for summer swims, and a 20 minute bushwalking track leading you to a waterfall.
  • Time-travel into the 19th century with a picnic on the lush lawns outside Strickland House. Afterwards, you can dip into Milk Beach for a relaxing soak.
  • Choose from three picturesque picnic areas overlooking Shark Beach at Nielsen Park. You can enjoy your lunch under a shady fig tree or relax in the harbourside café. Stroll towards secluded Bottle and Glass Point for an intimate birthday celebration.
  • Soak up the sublime views of Shark Beach at The Nielsen, a sensational waterfront restaurant ideal for birthday celebrations with up to 80 guests.
  • Vaucluse House is an elegant and enchanting country house with special rooms and tranquil lawns for hire. You can enjoy handpicked produce from the estate’s own secret gardens in the Tearooms!
  • Gaze down the coastline at Lighthouse Reserve and have a picnic beside the majestic Macquarie Lighthouse.
  • Vaucluse Cottage is a homely long-day care centre for kids aged between 8 weeks to 6 years.
  • Lie on the white sandy beaches of Watsons Bay in Gibsons Beach Reserve. This picnic-perfect reserve has excellent play equipment for children and its close to the cosy Watsons Bay Tea Garden café.
  • Robertson Park is a great place to host your kids birthday party. You can swim in the Watsons Bay Baths, explore Sydney Harbour National Park, or simply enjoy a picnic in front of the harbour.
  • Dudley Page Reserve has an exciting cricket pitch at the centre of an extensive field, plus a fun outdoor gym. Host an unforgettable outdoor party with a harbour and skyline view.
  • Caffyn Park is a pocket sized playground with dramatic views of the harbour.

Waverley, Queens Park, & Clovelly

  • Varna Park is a sloping, grassy playspace suitable for smaller kids parties. It’s a great place for young ones to explore, with swings, spinning sea saws and sandstone boulders.
  • The Waverley Bowling Club will strike your fancy if you’re looking for a game of bowls, al-fresco dining and a refreshing beverage. There are indoor rooms for hire and function packages customisable to your child’s birthday.
  • Set in a massive 26 hectare urban park, the large and newly refurbished Queens Park playground will keep kids busy, sliding and climbing! Relax on the sunny deck at The Queens Park Shed cafe and try the homestyle prawn linguine.
  • A hidden oasis close to Clovelly Beach, Burnie St Park is famed for its interactive children’s playground. With a large jungle gym, see-saw, swings, a flying fox and baby bucket-swing, it’s fun galore for all!
  • Burnie Park Hall (the hall is in Burnie St Park) is a small community hall with a delightful playground just a skip away from Clovelly Beach. This hall offers safety fencing for children and an equipped kitchen.

Captain America was AWESOME!!. He had the kids entertained and engaged the whole time and developed a fabulous rapport with them… no easy feat for 15 four year olds! My son had an absolute blast, as did all the other kids. As always, you guys have been super reliable and delivered a great, hassle-free party. Very happy customers and a delighted 4 year old!! 🙂

 

Niki – Rose Bay – June 2019

What type of party entertainment will work best for my Eastern Suburbs kids party venue?

A party at home can be perfect for a Princess or Fairy party, or a Superhero party for a younger audience. It’s nice and safe in case you have little escape artists, and younger boys and girls love coming together for a story, or singing and dance games.

A park is the perfect birthday party venue if you have a larger group, or a group with younger and older kids. It also opens up a whole world of battle or war games parties, like Superheroes Inc.’s Combat Crew which are hugely popular with ages 7+. These parties involve battle training and then combat games or missions that involve NERF gun warfare! Not surprisingly, these battle parties need lots of space!

Halls and community centres and pubs and clubs vary in terms of space and facilities and access. As a key component of kids party entertainment is a big exciting entrance, we’ll work with you to create an awesome entrance and party ideas and activities to suit your space.

Continue to be impressed with Superheroes Inc!
From start to finish, Mike the Knight was in character entertaining the kids (and the adults)- with witty and clever entertainment.

Sofie- Surry Hills – Dec 2018

I’ve found my ideal Eastern Suburbs birthday party venue! Now what?

There’s so much to choose from in the Eastern Suburbs. The Waverley Council and Randwick Council website can be your helpful guide. Once you’ve settled on a park or venue to host your birthday, there are a few extra things to keep in mind.

I want to book an indoor venue. What should I consider?

  • Dimensions:
    Function rooms come in a range of sizes. Are you hosting a large party—in which case, how many chairs and tables can you fit in the room? Perhaps you want room for a disco floor or a game of musical chairs, so make sure you’re across the size of the room. Community halls frequently have an outdoor playground at the back, which is great for yard games.
  • Equipment:
    Most function rooms have a kitchen, which is excellent if you’re thinking of crispy party pies and chilled ice-cream cakes. Larger commercial sized kitchens have an oven, microwave, freezer/fridge, sink and kettle, while smaller ones tend to only have microwaves and kettles. Some venues also offer catering and function packages.
  • Capacity:
    Count how many RSVPs you’ve received and now imagine if all those people will fit snugly in the room. As a guideline, 8m x 5m usually seats 70 people max.
  • Parking:
    To save parents from grumbling about parking spots, search the website for any onsite parking, metered or restricted. Also check to see if there are any buses, trains or ferries near the venue beforehand.
  • Hiring Rates:
    Prices may vary according to group size, as well as on weekends and school holidays. Often, there are specific session times for room hire (usually 3.5 hr/session). Some venues charge a cleaning fee for their later sessions.

Its great to have an entertainer to make the kids excited and help wrangle the kids especially if its a ‘drop off’ with the kids. Superheroes Inc is easy to book and the entertainer always shows up on time with specific gear and is very professional. Makes the day easy and is worth the money as you get a break from having to keep the kids entertained and can chat to other parents or family. This is my second one with Superheroes Inc and I will definitely book again.
thank you for making the day amazing!

Nicole – Bondi BeachOctober 2018

I’ve decided on an outdoor park. What do I need to consider?

  • Parking
    Again, make sure there’s parking nearby. Some of them are time-limited. If there is no parking available, a coastal walk is always a pleasant and rewarding alternative.
  • Dogs Prohibited
    Some parks do not allow dogs in the playground. Some dogs must be kept on leashes at all times to keep young children safe. The Waverley Council may impose a fine up to $330.
  • Picnic Benches & BBQs
    Generally, there are seats and tables in these parks. Bring a rug for your picnic hamper, or sprawl on the grass. There’s a limited number of BBQs, so make sure you get there early to claim it. Be wary that portable BBQs are prohibited in some parks.
  • Hiring Rates
    Some facilities, such as sporting fields, charge hiring fees. Note how the fees vary between weekdays, weekends and the school holiday.
  • Public Toilets
    Most parks have public toilets, but there’s always that one unpleasant exception! Make sure you know where the nearest loos are, especially if you’re hosting an outdoor party.

Absolutely perfect in every sense.

This was an “Army Commando” party consisting of 45 six-year-old boys and over 50 adults – which could have been very challenging and unwieldy. Yet I did not stress because of Superheroes,Inc, They were well organised, fun & exciting for the kid. The entertainers were energetic, skilled and actually seemed to be having fun themselves, which all meant that the adults were able to enjoy themselves without having to worry about the kids keeping occupied and interested.

The feedback I had from the boys after the party was that it was “Awesome” and the best party they had ever been to.

I would highly recommend André and his team for any kids party, and will definitely be contacting them again for our next party!

 

Gino – ClovellyAugust 2017

Where should I get my kids party supplies?

We heard through the parent grapevine about some great party suppliers in the Eastern suburbs. Whether you’re checking items off the list or rushing through last-minute preparations, our sources have got you covered.
Almost no party is complete without cake! Not everyone is a Martha Stewart, but Michel’s Patisserie, Sugar Coated Anarchy and the Wellington Cake Shop at Bondi rarely fail with their custom-made birthday cakes.
Other sweet havens like Gelato Messina Bondi and the Ice-cream Factory will melt your kids’ hearts with their delicious ice-cream cakes. And for the dainty connoisseurs, Black Velvet Sydney cupcakes from Darlinghurst will tick the box!
Stock up on decorations from Big W Eastgardens, Partyland Maroubra and Balloon Saloon, or pop into Party Central Rose Bay, The Base Warehouse and Kmart Party Decorations for themed party wear. We always recommend The Party People for online purchases!
If you lost a glass slipper or run into any costume trouble, try out Costume Box and Spotlight.
You can depend on the catering services of Flavours Catering, Chefin, Subway and Sushi Train for tantalizing flavours.
Build your own amusement park with carnival rides, inflatable water slides and fairy floss by hiring Bubbling with Energy.
To top off your party with toys and party gifts, Kidstuff has it all. You can order online or visit the Bondi store to find a range of gifts, from rescue helicopters to Elsa dolls.

So, what do you think? Have we missed your favourite venue/park/provider? We’d love to see your comments in the section below!

Contributor: Superheroes Inc. is a leader in kids party entertainment, with over 21,000 birthday parties worth of experience over 17 years. Whether it’s princess or fairy party, a pirate or superhero birthday bash, they can bring the magic to children’s special occasions as well as corporate events all over Sydney.