Jump to content

NSW State Rail - Family Funday Sunday


  • Please log in to reply
17 replies to this topic

#1 toosenuf

Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:14 PM

Where have you been to use the cheap train fares?  

And what did you do when you got there?

Trying to come up with some ideas

Thankyou.

#2 Munchy-Chipmunk

Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:23 PM

We just get the train into the city.  Only a 30minute trip (we live in the north west) but still fun.

A trip we want to do is to catch the train up to Brooklyn and get off and have fish and chips and a play at the park nearby.  We live on the Northern line so it is a matter of just jumping on the country/newcastle train at our local station.  

Also we would like to catch the train out to Richmond one day.  Hop off, have a walk around, a play in the local park, lunch etc  Google map the suburb and you will see the local parks/shops etc and how far to walk from the station. That is on our to do list too.

Have fun.





#3 OzeMum

Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:24 PM

Cockatoo Island.  Train / Ferry & I think also bus just for the hell of it.  Explored the Island, had a picnic lunch.  There was an art exhibition on at the time which was awesome.   biggrin.gif

We've done a few others too ... usually we train or bus into the city and catch a ferry somewhere.


#4 FeralFerretOfDoom

Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:51 PM

One Sunday we drove to the zoo and spent the morning there, then DH drove home with DD so she could have her nap, and DS and I caught the ferry across to Circular Quay, where we had ice cream, watched street performers and chased seagulls. Then caught the train to Central where we watched the trains for a little while before catching the train and a bus back home.

For a little boy who loves trains and other forms of transport, it was a day made in heaven.

#5 buttercup-bob

Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:56 PM

went to powerhouse museum.. they had some deal on at the time (which we didnt know about) so the day ended up super dooper cheap!!


#6 tibs

Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:59 PM

Train to city then ferry to Manly for a walk around, maybe an icecream.  We have zoopasses so the zoo is 'free' so often take the ferry to the zoo.  Otherwise just train into town and wander around china town, markets, take the tram while down that end of town too as it is also included.  I also have a little boy who likes trains/buses/trams etc for the heck of it so not hard to fill a day original.gif

#7 KT1978

Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:08 PM

If you live in south east Sydney I'd recommend the Illawarra line...stanwell park, a walk along the seacliff bridge at coalcliff, shops at thirroul. It's a very scenic train ride.

Further south, kiama or berry are on the same line. Good cafes, shops etc.

#8 threeinnyc

Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:13 PM

We did Family Funday Sunday heaps time eversince our fave place to park  (the Picadilly) no longer has weekend rate! rant.gif
Last weekend we only did a small trip to China Town for yum-cha (we caught train from north shore to central then light rail to China Town).
Other time we caught train and ferry to Watson Bay for fish and chips.
Someday we might go bit further like to Blue Mountains. Someday...lol

Just remember OP, it gets super crowded esp when the weather is perfect!

Have fun!

#9 tibs

Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:19 PM

QUOTE (Kenji @ 10/04/2012, 05:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just remember OP, it gets super crowded esp when the weather is perfect!


Yes especially the ferries, you need to hit that one bright and early on a nice day  biggrin.gif

#10 Chelara

Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:27 PM

We've done china town, parramatta, the ferries, city etc. I was really peeved once when I went to buy my ticket, traveling with 2 year old dd on my own but I wasn't allowed just to purchase one ticket otherwise we weren't a family??? Has only happened once but really a two year old should never need a ticket with current pricing policy.

#11 adnama

Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:34 PM

We have gone down to sydney and visited the powerhouse museum.

DD and I came home cheaply after a weekend in sydney we caught the train down as well on the friday.
But its a 3 -3 1/2hr trip to Sydney for us.

#12 berryberrynice

Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:41 PM

The bus into Darling Harbour.  The water park there is great for kids and free.  DD who is one loved running through the water fountains.  Gets very busy but is a good day out.  Then went down to China Town for some lunch and caught the ferry home.

#13 toosenuf

Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:41 PM

Thanks for the ideas so far.

Am thinking that Fish n chips at Watsons Bay sound good ATM, might do that one first.

Kenji, thanks for the tip about the crowdedness, i sort of expect it anyway, many moons ago DH & I commutted to the city, not much fun.

We have already done the PHM and Zoo, i dont really like markets much

Stanwell tops sounds good, what shops etc is there?

I really want to go on the Zigzag Railway, we are keeping that up our sleeves.

#14 mm1981

Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:56 PM

Yep....

Trip to blue mountains - beautiful
Ferry to cockatoo island
Train to scarbough and lunch at scarbough hotel - beautiful hotel right on the water.
Train to Wollongong and visit the beaches - nicer and less crowded than Sydney in my opinion.
Ferry to manly
Day trip to Windsor. Lovely town and really nice pub for lunch.


#15 KT1978

Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:02 PM

Stanwell park has a nice park, right on the beach, hangliders to watch. There are a few cafes too and a fish n chip shop next to the park.

It's only about a block from the station.

#16 Feraldadathome

Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:20 AM

Train to Central, light rail to Darling Harbour, ferry to East Balmain, bus home is the maximum forms of transport we've used. Rarely further afield than the city by PT.

#17 Guest_pessi_*

Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:36 AM

Bundeena - the train to Cronulla is much more reliable these days, and the ferry trip is beautiful. Town beach is pretty good, Jibbon even better.

Cabramatta - bit of shopping, Korean or Vietnamese for lunch.

I'd like to do a daytrip to Newcastle or Southern Highlands (or even all the way to Goulburn, it's quite a pretty town), but it might be too much for one day from where we are.

#18 mumto3princesses

Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:15 PM

QUOTE (pessi @ 11/04/2012, 11:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bundeena - the train to Cronulla is much more reliable these days, and the ferry trip is beautiful. Town beach is pretty good, Jibbon even better.


The Cronulla to Bundeena ferries aren't included in the Family Funday Tickets though are they? Or are they? I thought it was just the Sydney Ferries. I would love to do the trip to Bundeena by Ferry rather than car but it would cost us $40 for a return trip on the ferry. The girls love going to Bundeena though.

We also like going to Manly. Darling Harbour is good with that new park there now too. Or the Blue Mountains or Kiama.

Edited by mumto3princesses, 11 April 2012 - 02:16 PM.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

11 things that will happen when you're breastfeeding

After having three children and various degrees of success feeding them all, there's one thing I can tell you: virtually nothing will go as planned.

Surgery for baby born with a tail

A baby born with a tail has had it removed after doctors feared the birth defect might cause long term damage to his lower body.

When 'skin to skin' becomes a family affair

An adorable photo of a little boy and his dad enjoying skin to skin contact with newborn twins is melting hearts everywhere.

35 hilariously weird 'top tips'

Who would have thunk it? We never knew there were so many uses for feminine hygiene products. 

Pregnancy skin woes: acne, dry skin, itchy skin

Here are some of the most common skin complaints in pregnancy and how to tackle them, face on.

Watch this fun dance class for babywearing dads

Is there anything sexier than a babywearing dad?

Parents, this is how to cut grapes to avoid choking

One mum has learnt a harrowing lesson about the best way to cut grapes to make it safe for toddlers and little kids to eat.

When your kids have totally different temperaments

Sometimes it has felt like whiplash parenting. She perches watchfully while I vacuum; he tries to climb on and go for a ride.

How do our stress levels influence our baby?

Since having my second baby a number of people have commented on how placid, content and settled he is and, similarly, many have commented on how this is a reflection of how I am with him.

Separation anxiety isn't just for kids

Despite its prevalence, most doctors tend to be reluctant to diagnose adult patients with separation anxiety.

A charm bracelet, a boy, and my beliefs questioned

I was staring at the face of my son, realising that my once steadfast decision to be open minded was quickly unravelling at the seams.

Why I'm so grateful for Hayden Panettiere's PND honesty

There are baby steps and giant leaps forward. But there are steps backwards, too. And, oh, how they can hurt your heart.

The heartbreaking story of little Moko

The mother of 3-year-old Moko Rangitoheriri said she should have picked up on the signs. {Warning: distressing content}

Kate Beckinsale and teen daughter recreate birth photo

Kate Beckinsale has recreated her daughter Lily's birth photo, 17 years after she was born.

The adult-size stroller you'll want to test drive

It's one of the biggest baby related purchases they will make, so it makes sense that parents-to-be get a chance to road test a stroller.

Pregnancy announcement shows the reality of IVF

It's a long way from baby booties or bump shots people have become accustomed to in social media pregnancy announcements.  

Soleil Moon Frye welcomes fourth baby

"Punky Brewster" is a mom again, for the fourth time. Soleil Moon Frye announced the birth of her baby boy, Story, on Instagram Wednesday.

Mum breastfeeds baby found abandoned on the street

A woman has been praised as a "beautiful mother" after breastfeeding a baby which had been abandoned at the side of a street. 

A birth with a difference: the 'natural caesarean'

We've shared stories of gentle caesareans before, but a new video shows a new option called a 'natural caesarean'.

Baby name inspiration by music genre

If you're all about the music, then you'll need a musical name for that baby. We've got all the lists for you by music genre.

Giving effective instructions to toddlers

One of the most common errors made by parents is in how they give instructions to their children.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

The babies who are one in 70 million

Bethani Webb was excited to find out she was pregnant, but the first time mum did not realise she was carrying four babies not one.

Cafe offers breastfeeding mums a free cup of tea

A Sydney cafe is offering breastfeeding mums free cups of tea in a bid to show support for the right of women to nurse their babies wherever they choose.

To snip or not to snip? When the decision is not clear cut

Jamie Oliver, who considered a vasectomy, is to be a father again. A fellow dad reflects on his own decision 11 years ago

Doctors stunned by rare twins born almost six weeks apart

To everyone's surprise, Kristen Miller "kept doing better each day", keeping her second baby safe.

Baby book ideas for modern parents

Before my son was born I was given a lovely baby book full of blank pages waiting to be filled with weights and heights and first words.

The adorable smile of a baby seeing his mum clearly for the first time

There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.

Mum tells how toddler 'nearly hung himself' in cot mishap

When Alison Johnson put her 18-month-old Caleb down for a nap, she had no reason to believe her son was in any danger.

Babies are still switched at birth? Yes, it can happen

All my panic and tears aside, my biggest question looking back is about the kind of security measures used in the maternity ward.

Doctors slammed for taking selfie with newborn

Everyone who visits a mum in hospital in the days following childbirth wants to get a photo with the new baby.

ergoPouch Twosie Sleepsuit for winter breastfeeding

Finally, there's a way to keep warm while breastfeeding through winter.

Health check: How long does sex 'normally' last?

What to do with this information? My advice would be to try not to think about it during the throes of passion.

When breastfeeding sucks: fixing common problems

From niplash to tight boobs, biting to milk supply issues, Pinky McKay looks at common breastfeeding issues and how to solve them.

10 things I've learnt in my first six months with twins

Six months on we're all still alive, and the more we get to know each other the easier the days become.

Mum's loving kiss leaves baby fighting for life

Kirsty Carrington thought nothing of giving her newborn son a kiss, little did she know it would leave the baby fighting for life.

When doing chores is your new 'me time'

After children, 'me time' looks a little different.

Get going: 14 travel strollers for families on the move

A stroller can make or break travelling with a baby or toddler. Here are 15 great single travel stroller options.

10 ways toddlers are terrific

It always pays to remind yourself of how terrific toddlers can be - they're little like this for such a short time

 

Vintage Toys

The toys of your childhood

Take a trip down memory lane with these vinage and retro toys that you may have had in your childhood or your parent's childhood.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.