This is one of those great days out where you can combine some work (errands) and play!
We began our morning by heading to meet some friends at…
Ross Reserve was fully refurbished by the Sutherland Shire Council in December last year.
The new play equipment includes balance poles, slides, a rock-climbing wall, climbing nets, balance beams, a spring-based see-saw, musical chimes, swings, and a small shop and car dashboard for dramatic play.
Though it’s best suited to toddlers and preschoolers, bigger kids can make use of the large grassed area for ball sports or you could consider booking a game of tennis for them at the adjacent courts.
At that point right before everyone is starting to get a bit tired and hungry for lunch, we headed to,,,
Ready for some pub grub, we made our way into Bangor Tavern.
Their sizable menu includes a small Kids’ Menu where kids can choose from chicken nuggets with chips and salad, a cheese pizza, or a cheeseburger with chips, but when I told my daughter there was salt and pepper squid on the menu she jumped at this option instead.
The menu includes a list of “small” plates like pumpkin and feta arancini balls, wedges, onion rings, and bruschetta if your kids aren’t feeling the Kids’ Menu.
After having a read through it, I decided to pick from the small plates too and order the BBQ pork sliders.
When we ordered at the bar, we met who was presumably one of the owners and her dog, Stu. We found ourselves a seat in the bright courtyard at the back and before long we were joined by Stu who had brought his ball out to play fetch.
My daughter happily obliged and this helped kill a little time before our meals came out. We’d also brought along our own set of pencils and an activity book, which filled in the rest of the time until our buzzer went off to collect our meals.
The BBQ pork sliders were sweet and delicious and had crunchy onion rings inside them- something I’d not experienced on a burger before! I find it much easier to handle eating sliders rather than hanging on to one great big burger- they were so easy to eat that they were gone before I knew it.
I had a helping of the squid too. The batter was light and nicely seasoned and I was happy my daughter had chosen this over some of the less healthy options.
With full bellies, we headed next door to…
Bangor Shopping Centre
Bangor Shopping Centre is one of those great mini-malls where you can accomplish quite a lot in one hit!
I’d mainly wanted to head in there to get some supplies for baking easter treats at Mint Cake and Party, where we picked up some excellent molds, sprinkles and a couple of small tubs of flavoured fairy floss as our afternoon tea treat.
We also stopped in at the newsagency as we were lured in by the $1 craft bins as the front, before grabbing a few groceries.
The shopping centre is a top place to get a few errands done in one hit as it also has a post office, medical centre, hairdressers and barbers, nail salon, bakery, pharmacy, chicken shop, cafe, and a cute little gift shop. There’s even a schoolwear embroidery shop that can put your child’s name on any piece of their uniform.
What else can I do with Bangor in kids?
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