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

Sydney’s Ultimate Kids Party Guide: Eastern Suburbs (SOUTH)
July 28, 2019 SuperTrev
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Sydney's Ultimate Kids Party Guide Superheroes Inc Eastern Suburbs SOUTH

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

Head down to Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs (South) for a laidback coastal retreat that is big on recreation.

The Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park bursts with fun family-friendly events, while The Ritz’s Arthouse cinema and Coogee’s Hamptons-style Beach Club are just too good to pass up

Why not soak in an ocean pool or stroll through one of Maroubra’s award-winning parks? There are massive sport fields to satisfy the ultimate fitness junkie.

Chic cafes and Sydney’s best farmer’s market are all at your fingertips thanks to an excellent transport system.

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

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, being home to the Roosters, the Rabbitohs, and the Swans means you can expect plenty of grassy sports fields!

Your time is precious, so we’ve saved you the hassle of finding the perfect party venue. Below, we’ve listed some of the best parks and venues.

Wonderful Wonder Woman. Absolutely sensational. Great communication before the party which was appreciated. Thank you so much for making my daughter’s 4th Birthday yet another hit! Ashley played the part really well and brought the spirit of Wonder Woman to life, the kids loved her and had a great time. Couldn’t recommend highly enough. Superheroes is the only go to company for party entertainment in our opinion. Nice one!

Jonathan – Redfern – July 2019

Maroubra

Fly a kite, play sport or picnic on the grassy Arthur Byrne Reserve. Right next to Maroubra Beach, it’s a coveted spot with plenty of picnic shelters and barbeques as well as a kiosk. For the bigger kids, the drawcard is Maroubra Skate Park.

Broadarrow Reserve is a leafy park located behind Maroubra Beach. The grounds are flat which is ideal for ball games.

Not far off from Maroubra Beach is Ocean View Reserve. Although it does not boast a seaside view, it has a shaded, modern playground with enough park benches to enjoy a casual lunch.

If your kids LOVE sports, there is no better or larger park than Heffron Park. Netball courts, cricket pitches, soccer fields…the list goes on. You’ll also find a gymnasium and an exciting 4.2km outdoor cycle track.

Slither into Snape Park. It’s a popular sports oval with cricket nets and tennis courts as well as a bike track perfect for scooting. There’s a fun playground—with a stand on spinner and rope climbing spider net, but the only downfall is that there are no public toilets.

Whether you’re looking for a sports field or playground, Nagle Park has facilities to suit both. It has AFL goal posts and a small rock climb in the playground.

Try out four different pools at the award-winning Des Renford Leisure Centre (DRLC). While the kids splash about, parents can catch up at the fitness studio or onsite café.

Aside from the pools, Des Renford Leisure Centre also offers excellent outdoor facilities for barbeques and laser parties (on weekends only).

The serene Coral Sea Park is just 5 minutes from the beach and cafes. It’s a major sporting ground ideal for soccer and cricket. and has a large children’s playground.

Maroubra Senior Citizens Centre provides ample space to host your children’s birthday party.

Inside Pacific Square Shopping Centre, you’ll find Kidz Party Space. They’re reliable party planners who can tailor an event to suit your needs, and they take care of everything, from cake to catering to clean-up!

I didn’t have to do a thing with the kids all day and just hearing the all the great feedback from family and friends was great.
THANK YOU!!

Nancy – Maroubra March 2018

Coogee

Treat your guests to the best views in all of Coogee at Coogee Surf Lifesaving club. This waterfront venue features a tiled balcony, polished dance floor and full surround speakers.

Grant Reserve runs alongside Coogee Beach and features an innovative playground and a beautiful rotunda. While you’re there, why not dip into the iconic Wylie’s Baths, or complete the quintessential Bondi-Coogee Coastal Walk?

Don’t miss out of one of Coogee’s (or all of Sydney in our opinion) best playgrounds— the Grant Reserve Playground. This beachside play area’s piece de la resistance is an interactive ship complete with climbing ropes and a tall mast to explore. It’s a guaranteed hit with the kids!

The allure of Alby Smith Memorial Reserve rests on the cable flying fox. The park itself is a thin strip of grassland, but from there, you can visit Coogee Community Garden or hire Coogee Scout Hall for close access towards Coogee Beach.

Blenheim Park offers a beautiful view of the ocean and plenty of shade. It’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser for birthday parties, with its cool sea air, dog-friendly oval and fenced kid’s playground.

The historic Coogee Oval is a major sporting haven opposite the beach.

Popplewell Park is a long strip of land that offers a glimpse of the sea. There are two small playgrounds located inside with a baby swing and jungle gym.

Set on the northern headland of Coogee Beach, Dunningham Reserve is a stunning location. Photographers flock here all year round. Gaze down the coastline, have a picnic on the grass and discover the historic Bali Bombing memorial.

Opening onto Coogee Beach, Goldstein Reserve is a bright foreshore buzzing with activity. Look out for the scenic Wedding Cake Island from this superb vantage point. You can sizzle steaks or buy something from two kiosks.

You can book a traditional scout hall (and small park) at Totem Hall.

If you are doing the Coastal walk, you will most likely pass Neptune Park. It’s a small grassed area with no facilities, but perfect for quiet relaxation. Continue down south for the dog-friendly Trenerry Reserve or travel north for the lively bustle of Coogee Beach.

Trenerry Reserve is a beautiful, grassy dog park high up on the headland of Coogee Bay. Needless to say, the views of the cliffs are breathtaking.

Tucked behind the beach, Coogee East Ward Senior Citizens Hall is a large bright room ideal for birthday parties. It has heating and fans to beat any weather!

Make the most out of Coogee Diggers’ recently renovated kids area and celebrate your event at one of four unique venues.

Slip off your shoes at The Coogee Beach club for a game of barefoot bowls. On top of an outdoor barbeque area, they have exceptional function rooms and offer excellent catering, with a range of seafood platters and chilled beverages.

Impress your guests at ‘The Pav’. You can take in sweeping ocean views from thr rooftop balcony while you tuck into lobster rolls or wood-fire pizza. The giant magnetic scrabble and in-house theatrette will keep the kids entertained for hours, while up top, there’s a superb bar.

Baker Park Playground is a safe playground for toddlers. Under sail shade and fully fenced, you get slippery dips, swings and climbing structures. Nearby, there are tennis courts too. Settle on the grassy slopes of Bangor Park. It’s a dog-friendly zone that has a great playground with a spider web net being the major attraction.

Centennial Park

Hidden in Centennial Park is the magical Pine Grove. The pine needles cast special speckles on the forest floor, easily making it the picture-perfect spot for your private function.

Paperbark Grove is another sight to behold, with some 250 grand paperbark trees that attract chirpy rainbow lorikeets. Nearby, there are function spaces at Centennial Homestead available for hire.

Switch off technology and reconnect with nature in one of NSW’s best nature-play spots. The Ian Potter Children’s WILD PLAY Garden lets you explore a green wilderness, from a bamboo forest to banksia tunnels. There’s even an artesian water play area, so immerse yourself and leave feeling rejuvenated.

Some of the best playgrounds in this area include:

The Centennial Homestead Playground, featuring modern play equipment like giant guiros. It also offers a unique dining experience amongst nature. plenty of picnic spots. GARDEN PARTIES on manicured lawns,

The much sought after Paddington Gates Playground features a swing for children with special needs. Pack a picnic hamper and make a day at shaded picnic spots.

A haven for bike learners with woody trails, the Learners Cycleway is located towards the southern edge of Centennial Park. Also it’s a great BBQ spot, though be warned, it can get very busy!

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

Matraville and Pagewood

Away from the crowds and busy traffic, Chant Reserve is a peaceful small park shaded by trees.

Spread out on the flat field of Mutch Park. Onsite, there are cricket nets, squash and tennis courts. It’s close to shops and Westfield Eastgardens.

Immerse yourself in the Italian-style Gaiarine Gardens. It’s a unique, carefully landscaped garden rich with olive trees and Banksia.

Bring your bike to Barwon Park, where you’ll find a superb cycling track and a small playground.

If you’re into live music, bingo or darts, head down to Club Matto. Their kid-friendly Bistro serves delicious Aussie pub classics as well as Asian cuisine. You can hire a private function room with a fully stocked bar.

Host a party inside the large Matraville Youth and Cultural Hall. It comes with a kitchen and chalkboard.

Kensington

Fitzpatrick Park is perfect for a small, quiet gathering. With pretty gardens shaded by mature trees, you can roll out your picnic rug and make a day. And for little ones, there’s a playground with swings, tunnels and slides to keep them busy.

Nestled inside the private Raleigh Park Estate, the beautifully maintained Raleigh Park would appeal to those seeking quietude.

Choose between two large halls inside Kensington Community Centre to host your party, each complete with its own modern kitchen and separate awning area.

Kensington Park is renowned for its world-class oval designed for rugby league and cricket. There’s a fantastic John Calopedos Memorial Playground within the park too.
Kensington Community centre is here also, and has great facilities.

Deep in the heart of Kensington, Wills Reserve has a fun playground. Kids can interact with sliding poles and climbing ropes or ride their bikes around the winding cycle circuit.

Randwick

Make a grand entrance at the landmark Randwick Town Hall. It’s got a stage with velvety curtains (great for performance acts), a small kitchen with plenty of chairs and tables. Currently (2019), it’s closed for renovations.

Kids can go wild at Cool Cats – we’re talking about rodeos, inflatable obstacle courses and disco parties. You can also book your own hall space for a party—the only rule is that all children must wear socks!

Let your kids relive the Golden age of cinema at The Ritz Cinema. It’s an Art-Deco cinema that oozes heritage – a rare find nowadays—and for an experience like no other, you can host a 20-people party with private screening

A hidden gem in Randwick, Writtle Park is a lesser known but nonetheless pleasant location with plenty of trees, benches and a delightful playground. The quiet paths are great for practicing bike riding.

You can spot many native animals inside Randwick Environment Park. With bushland and wetland, this park caters for nature discovery. There’s even a specific boardwalk leading towards Randwick Sustainability Hub.

Make a grand entrance at the landmark Randwick Town Hall. It’s got a stage with velvety curtains (great for performance acts), a small kitchen with plenty of chairs and tables. Currently (2019), it’s closed for renovations.

Kids can go wild at Cool Cats – we’re talking about rodeos, inflatable obstacle courses and disco parties. You can also book your own hall space for a party—the only rule is that all children must wear socks!

Let your kids relive the Golden age of cinema at The Ritz Cinema. It’s an Art-Deco cinema that oozes heritage – a rare find nowadays—and for an experience like no other, you can host a 20-people party with private screening

A hidden gem in Randwick, Writtle Park is a lesser known but nonetheless pleasant location with plenty of trees, benches and a delightful playground. The quiet paths are great for practicing bike riding.

You can spot many native animals inside Randwick Environment Park. With bushland and wetland, this park caters for nature discovery. There’s even a specific boardwalk leading towards Randwick Sustainability Hub.

Made for sustainable play, The Randwick Community Centre features a modern, eco-friendly hall with a large kitchen.

Who doesn’t love see-saws and swings? Govett Reserve has a small, grassy playground that’s bound to keep kids entertained.

Frank Doyle Park Playground teems with facilities. With green space and open seating, there’s even an outdoor ping pong table. Bring your bats and balls for a fun game.

Yet another lovely spot in Randwick, Paine Reserve features a dog park and sports field.

A beautiful sanctuary lined by fig trees, Alison Park is located near the town centre and a childcare centre. There is a lovely playground and wide grassed area ideal for ball games.

Popular amongst older and younger kids, Bieler Park features a large playground with high climbing nets and challenging puzzles. The shaded lawns are just right for a small family picnic.

The Randwick Literary Institute has four halls (carpeted or polished) available for hire. Queens Park is just a few blocks away.

Botany and Mascot

One of Sydney’s most loved outdoor spaces, Sir Joseph Banks Park is made for recreation. From mazes and sports fields to a duckpond and merry-go-round, there’s so much to explore! Plus, it’s the best place to learn to ride a bike at the learner’s cycle track. It’s one of those milestone moments and skills you’d want to cherish forever, so make the most out of the handy signs and stop lights custom-made for newbies! Dogs are also welcome to tag along at Hayden Place Reserve!

Botany Bay’s crowning glory is Booralee Park, a heritage-listed, sports-focused reserve. They’ve got cricket wickets, a basketball court, soccer fields and even an Olympic swimming pool!

Garnet Jackson Reserve will keep both kids and parents active. Practice shooting hoops in the basketball court or attempt a climbing challenge in the playground with the kids.

With a sandpit, bicycle track and flying saucer, L’Estrange Park is an exciting playground for kids of all ages. Parents can sit close-by under a gazebo or picnic under mature Fig trees. There’s also a wide sports field and basketball half court.

One of Mascot’s quietest parks, Todd Reserve has a unique tractor game for kids.

Moore Park

Go bananas at Monkey Mania! It’s never ending fun for kids with a cannon foam pit, climbing walls and jumping castle to explore. Once they’re tuckered out, there’s a fantastic onsite cafe. Plus, you can choose from four themed party rooms!

When you combine VR technology with birthday parties, it’s a no-brainer hit. Impact Wall is a state-of-the-art cinema screen that plays interactive games and fun simulations.

Strike Bowling is a classic party choice suitable for all ages. If bowling isn’t right up your alley, you can shoot some lasers or belt out your favourite karaoke tunes. They have exclusive party rooms serving yummy food and drinks.

The Rotunda Playground located inside the vibrant Entertainment Quarter is an exciting spot for children. You can also find some of Sydney’s finest local produce at The Cambridge Markets EQ every Wednesday and Saturday until 2pm.

Our entertainer was absolutely brilliant. We had our party around a pool and not only was he dressed for the part in gum boots (which suited Batman) but he wasn’t precious at all with getting wet as the kids hugged him and splashed him. He really made the birthday boys feel special and got the kids involved that wanted to with games.

 

Peter – Surry Hills – April 2019

Surry Hills, Waterloo, and Redfern

Chelsea St Park has an award-winning, modern playground with pretty flower beds, vegetable gardens and a dog lawn.

Meet other dog lovers at Edmund Resch Reserve. With plenty of open space and seating, it’s a great spot for the whole family.

Close to Redfern Station, Reconciliation Park is a cultural site that’s been recently upgraded. Now, kids can enjoy a new playground with a superb treehouse and community garden.

Head into the stylish Redfern Oval Community Room overlooking the grandstand and park.

The award-winning Prince Alfred Park is home to Sydney’s first heated outdoor pool! With a splash deck for waddling toddlers and custom-designed picnic areas, this beautiful spot has plenty of fitness stations too.

A great spot to meet the locals and make new friends, Crowning and Corning Park features a small playground inside a modern, residential area. If your kids are a handful, there’s also a Moore Park Day care close by.

Crown Park and Crystal Park are a pair of gems located in Green Square. The lovely gardens would make a pleasant setting for a casual social gathering.

Malabar and Little Bay

Perched on a sandstone clifftop, Prince Henry Centre is an award-winning, functional site. With spacious rooms, picture-perfect terraces and an outdoor amphitheatre, it won’t disappoint your party guests.

With close access to Malabar Beach, Cromwell Park is an expansive park with a sea-themed playground, picnic shelters and BBQ areas. It has great facilities too including showers and changerooms if you fancy a dip in the sea.

Malabar Memorial Hall has a stage with a piano great for budding star performers. It’s a nice spot for bookworms too since a library is right next-door!

Clovelly

Clovelly Senior Citizen Community Centre is a cosy hall with a little kitchen, perfect for hosting a small party of about 30 people.

Burnie Park Community Centre is ideal for children’s birthday parties. Right outside the spacious hall, there’s a flying fox. Small but lovely!

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.

Every aspect of the professional service I received from prior to the party, on the party day and post party was perfect and what I was looking for.
The actual party was an amazing success due to the amazing entertainment and organisational skills shown by Andre. The birthday boy and his friends had a ball!! Thank you.

Brigid- Matraville – October 2018

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.

How do I hire a community hall in Randwick?

Booking centres and halls are a good option if unsure about weather! Once you’ve decided on a venue, the next steps are:

  • Start by calling the Council’s Call Centre on 1300 722 542 to check if the hall is available on the date you prefer.
  • Once you’ve got a booking date, you need to fill out the Online Community Hall Hire Application form within a week
  • If your application is successful, you’ll receive a confirmation email. This includes payment details and key/access card collection.

You’ll need to be quick though, these venues are very popular!

Good communication before the day
Experienced entertainer adapted to appropriate age group
Life of the party and created a wonderful atmosphere
Non stop engagement for the children and entertainment for the parents too!

Janina- ClovellySeptember 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.

Where should I get my kids party supplies?

  • For striking and long-lasting balloons that match your occasion, call on Balloon Saloon. You can even invite a professional balloon artist to wow your guests.
  • It’s always the small things that make a huge difference! Shop around for themed party decorations, colourful pinatas and assorted party favours at Big W, located inside Westfield Eastgardens.
  • Pick up party decorations, costumes, balloons, homeware all in one go at The Base Warehouse. You can order online or collect items in store.
  • Whether you’re looking for costume masks, craft materials or themed make up, Sydney Party Decorations has it all.
  • Discount Party Supplies have a range of pop culture character and Superhero costumes for kids and adults as well as themed party supplies, all coming at a great price.
  • Stocking the largest range of party supplies in Australia, The Party People can make your dream party come true. You can spend hours on their online store browsing through costumes, games, decorations and more! They’re known for their swift delivery and unique products, which you can also find in their Drummoyne store.

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.