Mums of the Shire is a thriving and supportive online community, and our events aim to recreate that same vibrancy and passion in real life. We think it’s really important for our mums to meet regularly and in person, so every few months we try to create opportunities for them to connect with each other and share in the highs and lows of motherhood!
We aim to ensure our mums catch up in a relaxed, casual environment, with some fun entertainment to keep the kids occupied so they can relax. We also create ways for mums to sample interesting and relevant services or products offered by local businesses for free without any hard-sell or pressure. And, most importantly we do our best to make sure we chose a venue with good coffee close to hand!
In the past we’ve held both intimate and large-scale events, at private and public venues, but the key is always to make sure everyone has fun!
Bushland Valley Catch-Up
MONDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER, 2019
Join us for our next Mums of The Shire catch-up, at the stunning Audley Dance Hall & Café in the heart of the Royal National Park.
Bring a picnic rug and get ready to enjoy this glorious setting, just 10 minutes down the road from Sutherland. There’s lots of space for prams and the kids can run free in the expansive grassed area outside the café which will be serving delicious food and drinks. Grab a coffee and mini muffin for just $4.
Watch this space for details of all the fun activities for you and the kids to do.
Please note: There is a fee of $12 for all cars entering the Royal National Park.
If you think you might like to visit the Royal National park again with your family. Consider purchasing a Multi Park Pass from the Visitors centre for $65 (valid for 1 year for all parks in NSW, except Kosciusko National Park). You can then visit the park as many times as you like over the year and enjoy all the Royal National Park has to offer.
Find out more and let us know you’re coming here.
Friday 9th November 2018
Camellia Gardens, Caringbah
Motherhood was celebrated in style, among the lush green surrounds of Camellia Gardens at our last Mums of the Shire catch-up of 2018. The stunning location made for a fun and relaxed event, where kids could roam and enjoy all the wonderful activities, while mums got to connect and socialise.
We are very lucky to have so many local businesses who came together and gave their time to ensure there was plenty of fun and engaging activities for kids to enjoy, as well as something special for mums.
The ‘mums meeting mums’ area was a hit thanks to Inspire Love Wedding & Event Hire for providing all the lovely decor, Emma Wiseman Naturopathy for spoiling us with healthy and delicious treats and Glitter Girls Pamper Parties for providing some much-needed pampering.
Mums had the opportunity to speak one-on-one with Alex from iMove Physiotherapy about women’s health and getting back into exercise while having their tummy separation checked and assessed. Veena Parry from Sleep Sweet Sleep Deep offered advice on all things sleep while Caroline Flynn Lactation Consultant IBCLC was helping mums with their concerns around infant feeding. The lovely ladies from St George Montessori Early Learning did not get a moments rest with so many little people eager for their turn in the face-painting chair. Little Kickers Sutherland Shire wore the kids out with their energetic soccer-based games. Kids got very creative, making some beautiful nature inspired art thanks to The Creativity Club. They also enjoyed some peaceful story time and yoga put on by Star Yoga For Kids.
Smallprint Sutherland Shire offered mums cute little paper and ink handprint keepsakes and were very generous donating a $150 voucher to the lucky door prize pool. Impressionable Kids Sutherland Shire were also very generous donating $150 voucher to a lucky winner on the day. A big thanks to Camellia Gardens and Sutherland Shire Council for allowing us to enjoy such a wonderful space and allowing the little people to play their ball games in the gardens on this special occasion. And, here for your enjoyment are some wonderful memories from the day captured by the very talented Sasha Faint.
Wednesday 1st August 2018
Rydges Cronulla Beachside
Fashion and fun were on the menu for our recent winter catch-up at the fabulous Rydges Cronulla Beachside, and we were so pleased to see so many of you there connecting with other mums as well as supporting local businesses. And, how good were those scones with jam and cream? OMG yum!
We were completely blown away by the response to this event, with all tickets snapped up in less than two hours, and the venue at maximum capacity on the day. We were incredibly lucky to have the support from so many Sutherland Shire businesses who made this event possible; our friends from Little Styles and The Kid + Co, showcased their super adorable kids’ clothing, while affordable and stylish womenswear was on offer from Maiden Avenue and Kindred Souls.
Thanks to our awesome contributors who came together and gave their time to ensure proceedings ran smoothly and that there was plenty for the kids to do:
- Baby Sensory Sutherland Shire
- Bewitched Faces Face Painting
- Creative Little Ones – art therapy
- Free Range Living – arts and crafts
- Hello Balloons – confetti balloon bouquets
- Mummymetime – expert nanny support
- That’s My Style by Bernadette Payne – MC duties and fashion hints and tips.
- Emily Blanche Hair and Alexandra Bannon – hair and make-up for our models
- Backdropp’d – Photowall
- Bluebell Beach Creative – Florals and event planning
- Cathy Murphy Photography – captured these wonderful memories of the day
And, thank you for the lucky door prizes which made the day a little sweeter for some of our guests:
- Until we Meet Maternity Boutique
- That’s My Style, Bernadette Payne
- Grandmas Grubs comfort bears
Wednesday 9th May 2018
The Bavarian, Miranda
In partnership with Westfield Miranda, this sold-out event, provided the perfect pre-Mother’s Day celebration; a chance to see friends or meet other local mums over morning tea.
Kids were entertained with face painting, story time, balloons and craft, while mums got to enjoy a morning of canapés and a glass of champagne. Stylist-to-the-stars Donny Galella walked our guests through the season’s trends modelled by three lucky local mums who won our ultimate makeover competition.
Wednesday 28 February 2018
Centenary Park, Miranda
Our biggest event to date, with more than 200 mums and their little ones coming together on a glorious Summer’s day in The Shire.
Enormous thanks to all the wonderful local businesses who gave up their time and resources to provide fun activities and delicious treats for everyone.
Cathy Murphy Photography – professional photography
Inspire Love Wedding & Event Hire – pretty picnic styling
Natalie’s Magic Brush – Face painting
Kimberley Wright Nutrition – healthy treats for mums and bubs
Ready Steady Go Kids– obstacle courses and active games
Begin Bright Gymea – Kids activities
Creative Little Ones – kids arts and crafts
Baby Sensory Sutherland Shire – kids activities and story time
Chiquitos Family Day care – kids activities and story time
Glitter Girls Pamper Parties – pampering
Bec Bakes Cronulla – delicious sweet treats
K&V Dance Corp – dance demonstration and participation
Cafe2U – Sutherland, NSW
Friday 27 October 2017
The Prince Hotel, Kirrawee
Wet, windy weather and a last-minute change of venue did nothing to dampen our spirits, with mums and kids turning out in force for our Spring Picnic. Huge thanks to The Prince for allowing us to take-over their awesome kid-friendly venue and escape the rain.
We thank the following local business for their generosity in helping with set-up, entertainment and sweet treats for the event.
K&V Dance Corp – Kids Dance Class
Natalie’s Magic Brush – Face Painting
Creative Little Ones – Kids Arts and Crafts
Baby Sensory Sutherland Shire – Activities for Mums and Bubs
Glitter Girls Pamper Parties – Pampering Mums
The Real Nutritionist – Heathy Treats for Mums & Bubs
Cathy Murphy Photography – Professional Photography
Chiquitos Family Day care – Kids Activities & Story Time
LAUNCH PARTY PICNIC
Wednesday 28 June 2017
Shelly Park, Cronulla
Our first IRL (In Real Life) event, encouraging our awesome community of mums to come together and celebrate all things motherhood!
It was a glorious crisp Winter’s day at one of The Shire’s best family-friendly public parks. The following lovely local businesses helped us out on the day.
The Event Styler – setting up with boho style rugs, and decorations, plus tepees for the kids
Begin Bright Cronulla – setting up colouring and play doh tables
Bec Bakes Cronulla – providing yummy baked treats for the kids
Party Animal Face Paint – face painting and balloon twisting
Baby Sensory Sutherland Shire – activities for Mums and Bubs
Cathy Murphy Photography – capturing all the love and fun
Chiquitos Family Day care – kids Activities & Story Time