Palm Beach is a great family spot with several parks, open green spaces and playgrounds. Visitors with families are often spotted enjoying flying kites, playing cricket or football. Older children also indulge in boogie boarding on a dedicated surf beach. This sheltered beach is ideal for swimming and sea bathing for kids of all ages.
West of Palm Beach and across from Pittwater, the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is worth a visit. Known for its important history and scenic beauty, the park is a popular school excursion. Bring along the kids to explore its several walking and hiking trails. One of the preferred ways of getting to the park is by ferry or boat. It is a treat to watch the wallabies, kangaroos, koalas, goannas and other wild animals in their natural habitat in this national park. History lovers especially enjoy the Aboriginal Heritage walk with enchanting rock art and engravings by the West Head Guringai tribe.
The Basin has been a popular spot for camping for over 100 years now. Complete with restrooms, picnic tables and BBQs, it is also an ideal picnic spot for families. The deep water lagoon makes the perfect swimming pool. Bobbin Head is also a popular picnic spot. Other activities to enjoy inside the park include cycling, paddle boating, canoeing, fishing and bushwalking.
Yet another noteworthy place nearby to visit with the kids is Bilarong Reserve on the shores of the Narrabeen Lake. With a dedicated enclosed playground for toddlers, sand grotto and large climbing net, it is the ultimate zone for kids’ recreation. The seated BBQs, picnic tables and open green spaces are set against a backdrop of beautiful sandstone carvings and make the perfect setting for a family day out. Visitors flock here for kayaking, windsurfing, trail-walking, sailing and fishing.