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As a loyal follower of Babies & Toddlers we are delighted to offer you free tickets to The Essential Baby and Toddler Show in Sydney

Babies & Toddlers has 50 double tickets to give away.

For Shopping, For Advice, For Baby & You
At the Essential Baby & Toddler Show, you’ll find everything you need to get ready for your new arrival and guide you through the early weeks and years of parenting. Enjoy a special day out with fabulous shopping from over 200 brands, leading parenting experts offering advice on a range of topics, and amazing children’s entertainment including LIVE shows with Peppa Pig and meet & greet sessions with Ben & Holly from Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom.

The tickets give you access to the whole event, seminars, entertainment, advice meet & greet and so much more. With a total prize value of $2200.

Simply tell us where your favourite local playgroup, child-friendly cafe, or playground is in comment box below BUT make sure we don’t already have it on the site (try searching for it in the search box above).

Then, to redeem your complimentary ticket
1: Visit
2: Enter your unique code in the “promo code’ section and follow the prompts to enter your details
3: Your ticket will be emailed to you
4: Bring your ticket with you to the show


The Essential Baby and Toddler Show:

When: 26 – 28 September 2014

Where: Royal Hall of Industries & Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park, Sydney

Opening times: 9.30am to 4.00pm daily

Entries close midnight Weds 24th September 2014 or until tickets run out.

Click for Conditions of entry

It’s all there for you at The Essential Baby & Toddler Show – an essential part of your journey into the wonderful world of parenthood!


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  1. Alex Yip September 20, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    I love Timbrell Park, Five Dock. Fun walking & running with the kids around the bay or playing soccer in the park.
    Good BBQ facilities & all day street parking.

  2. Yunita Young September 20, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Woodstock Park in Burwwod is the best. All day parking on Sunday. Cafe nearby .
    BBQ facilities for lunch & most importantly a safe playground for the kids

  3. Jenny Kang September 19, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    we love Newington Amory play ground.
    Lots to do for kiddies Sunday train rides.
    Lots of climbing, water play and the park is huge.

  4. Jessica N September 19, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    We love Central Gardens in Merrylands. 2 great playgrounds & lots of open grass for kicking a ball around, tennis courts, bbqs and tables, it makes a great picnic area. We love taking our bikes and riding around the reserve on the paths. Kangaroos and other animals to look at. The stepping stones over the pond are definitely one of the kids faves as is feeding the ducks. & we usually end with a “performance” by them on the little amphitheatre stage.

  5. Yun-Mi Cho September 19, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    I love to go Newington reserve with my baby.

  6. Bo Davies September 19, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Moving Bodies in Mount Kuring-Gai is awesome for babies and toddlers. Babies have a soft play area that is free for under 6 months and $2 for under 1. There is a desperate are for over 2. My 9 month old has been going and since he started crawling he and his mothers groups bubs love it!

  7. Mia Vincent September 19, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Pembroke park

  8. Al September 19, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Santa Rosa park on Quarry Road Ryde. Small park but has a community food garden and a community native plant nursery that specialises in growing plants native to the Ryde area. Interesting to show the preschoolers and toddlers.

  9. HT September 19, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Takeru Chatswood has a play area with TV

  10. Amy Leong September 19, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    My husband and I are quite happy when we went to PappaRich Chastwood the other day. The place has a little room/ playground for little kids. It was very rare for us as a family to enjoy a meal and coffee there. The other place is Alexandria the Ground – they have baby animals so the little one is happy to see them. As for park – my boy always enjoy the bi-centennial park. They have everything there for kids to play with and big grass area to run and to play ball.

  11. Nat Kotronis September 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Bridge Park – Oran Park. It’s a beautiful new playground with lots of different things for children to play on. It’s in a very quiet and safe area away from traffic etc

  12. Raksha Burman September 19, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Purcell park at the end of Australia avenue in Matraville is a really nice, fenced park surrounded by bikes tracks and ample parking. Great for family day outs and picnics with lots of shade from huge trees! It’s in a very residential pocket but so accessible via 3 different roads that lead into it. We love it!

  13. Budi Jap September 19, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Maroubra Beach Playground, Beach and skate Park.

    the playground is ideal for children age 5 and under. The huge shadecloth sails give heaps of shade and the reserve around the playground is large with BBQs,and plenty of places to ride a bike or trike. For older brothers and sisters, there is a big skate park near the playground. Nearest takeaway coffee is the cafe in pavilion beside the playground.

  14. Jia Xue September 19, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Mainly music Allawah
    Story time at Kogarah Library

  15. Vivian Zhu September 19, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    We often go for Olympic Park, got everything

  16. Vandana Vandana September 19, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    uhrs point reserve, Rhodes

  17. Varun Dabas September 19, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Bicentennial Park,Concord West

  18. Susan Chandra September 19, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Hurstville Oval Velodrome. This playground is fenced, has toilets, is suitable for toddlers, has sun shade, has seats, has tables, has a BBQ, is near a bikepath. But best of all, its one of Australia’s premier cricket sites, the home of St George District Cricket Club. Others sports played at the oval include athletics, cycling, rugby league and soccer.

  19. Jane Wang September 19, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Morrison bay park. Sydney

  20. Allen pinto September 19, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    The beach park in malabar is spectacular! Fabulous and spacious with great BBQ facilities and the beach right there as well! Cute cafe close by for.beverages! Love it!

  21. Raksha Burman September 19, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Heffon bike park in maroubra. It is awesome for kids of all ages and has a great layout with traffic lights, stop and giveaway signs and even a pedestrian crossing!

  22. natali mastroianni September 19, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Breakfast at campbellhill pioneer reserve at chester hill

  23. K Wins September 19, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Milson Park, Neutral Bay

  24. Jennifer Lim September 19, 2014 at 8:54 am

    edward-bennent-park-playground-cherrybrook. They have a great set of play equipment which is clean and good for all ages. Nice and local only short walk from my place which is great for my son.

  25. Yim Ching HO September 19, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Playground at Edward Drive at Pemulwuy. My grand daughter loves this playground. The equipment is new and grass area great for picnic. There are tennis courts, basketball courts and cycling path great for an outdoor day out for the whole family.

  26. Nicole September 19, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Mascot memorial park. Kids love the sand play ang all the new play area.

  27. Kit Man HA HAU September 19, 2014 at 8:28 am

    Local Greystanes Alpha Road park. They have a newly renovated playgroup area and my daughter love the mini see saw. There is a grass field that we can have a walk or jog.

  28. Rita Chan September 19, 2014 at 6:43 am

    Blaxland Riverside Park – the best for the kids where they can fully use of their energy of the huge open areas and family can spend a day for picnic

  29. Katrina M September 18, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Tench reserve, Penrith. Playground equipment plus right on the banks of the Nepean river. Perfect for a picnic while the kids play.

  30. Fransisca September 18, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    L’estrange Park at mascot. It has hills with big slide, water play, almost like a mini darling park playground in the city, and if course ir’s gated.

  31. Amanda Tudosa September 18, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Curry Reserve in Elderslie! Just went there for their yearly Kid’s Fun Day and my two year old had a blast!! With a cycle path, playground and plenty of space to run or picnic or barbecue, it’s a really nice spot! Very well kept!

  32. SM September 18, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Sydney Park

  33. Mark September 18, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Darling harbour quarter and bicentennial park. My gal favourites

  34. Vandana September 18, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Brays bay reserve playground

  35. May Zuo September 18, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Ryde Park, Blaxland Rd, Ryde.

    Really great play equipment. Grassy area to sit. Basketball court. Walking track. Toilets. Although no change tables…

    There is a great cafe nearby called The Groundskeeper Cafe. They sell fantastic wraps that are good to take away and eat on the grass. The eat in Middle Eastern menu is delicious too. They also sell fantastic house baked goodies. They have a little pool that kids can dip their hands into.

    As you can tell, the reason why I love Ryde park so because it’s great for the kids and also for parents too!

  36. Jane S September 18, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Play area in Orange Grove Plaza in Lilyfield, with awesome coffee and food from the Local Press cafe

  37. Milka Darius September 18, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Booralee Park and Playgrounds, Botany.

    My eldest son like this playground because it has bike track. it is perfect for him to learn how to ride a bike or scooter.

  38. Carlie W September 18, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Bicentennial Park at Rockdale has a good playground, skateboard ramp and you can feed the ducks

  39. denih September 18, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    the local park in mascot ,it has playground and community for adult too..

  40. rita li September 18, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    darling harbour every sunday good to meet new friend

  41. Jo Lowe September 18, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Charlish Park – Lane Cove

    Small park with a great mix of grassed area to run around and play ball games or sit in the sun or shade and swings, slide and climbing frame.

  42. ellie lee September 18, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    Water playground at Steel park in marrickville.

  43. linna leung September 18, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Carss park, has a lovely cafe, playground and you can swim there on a warm day

  44. Amandip September 18, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    stanhope gardens playground.

  45. Elly Yoon September 18, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Artarmon’s afterschool care house – free for public when kids are noy using it

  46. Linda September 18, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Monkey mania, kids can play and mun go hang out

  47. Karen Connelly September 18, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Huskisson Spider Park

  48. Lisa Connery September 18, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Artarmon playgroup at St Basil’s Church. Tuesdays 9.30am

  49. Eloise Price September 18, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Central Gardens – Merrylands

  50. Amar September 18, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Koshigaya Park @ Campbelltown

  51. Lani September 18, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Shiny Star iPlay Zone n North Strathfiels is the place we love to go.

  52. Kit Lau September 18, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Davies Reserve in Padstow is a lovely place and playground. A fun and beautiful park along the Salt Pan Cheeks.
    Prefect place for family picnic and for your little one to run around.

  53. Parish September 18, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Blacktown Showground having water rides. Good place for kids to play esp small kids and babies. Lovely place to be in summers.

  54. Elisha Solomon September 18, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    For an awesome place for dinner or lunch I recommend the Ettamogah Pub at rouse hill as it’s extremely well equipped to handle any age youngsters. A free jumping castle, rock climbing only $5, fenced playground, arcade games, kids meals, holiday activities & a great range of coffee & meals for mum & dad!

  55. Rugu September 18, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    The Australian Hotel and Brewery in Rouse Hill @ Annagrove road. It has a separate area for babies, kids and in school holidays, they have events for kids as well. Good time can be spent friends and family.

  56. Parish Chandra September 18, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Our child loves playing in Stanhope gardens village play area near Aldi and also the Quakers Hill park/reserve area having swings near gracelands drive. There is good place for adults to sit, have food and keep watch on kids at same time.

  57. Ruchica Gupta September 18, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    My daughter favourite play area is at Rouse Hill Towncenter. She just loves it.

  58. Jimmy Lin September 18, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Tempe Recreation Reserve. It has playground with shade, BBQ and sheltered picnic area. Cycle Path for family weekend cycling day.

  59. Ciara Turley September 18, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Bronte beach park, lots of options for all ages and beautiful location by the beach.

  60. Riikka Nurminen September 18, 2014 at 11:42 am

    William Stuart Playgroung on Piper Street in Lilyfield.It has been upgraded lately and it has a lot of different equipment. There is also big grassy area to explore or to have a picnic.

  61. Sherman September 18, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Bobbin Head – part of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park~

  62. Bevan September 18, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Spindlers Park on Taylor Street in Annandale is a great little park. Good playground for the kids and a dog area (if you have a dog).

  63. Eleanor Machida September 18, 2014 at 9:20 am

    We love the botanic garden in the city – for playing, running around, picnics and small group meet ups

  64. David Ung September 18, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Campbell Hill Pioneer Reserve, Guildford.
    Great place for a BBQ and excellent kids play equipment and facilities.

  65. Man September 18, 2014 at 8:40 am

    my bub enjoy the music playgroup at baulkham hills called baby mozart run by an occupational therapist.

  66. kat September 18, 2014 at 7:51 am

    The local park and olympic park.

  67. Chris sutrisno September 18, 2014 at 7:19 am

    my wife and I love to bring our toddler and baby to central garden is marvellous park and playground. children can see some animals too like emu.

  68. Maria mandalena September 18, 2014 at 7:09 am

    we love woodcroft community park, it has a small lake and playground for children and bbq for whole family too

  69. Bai Lu September 18, 2014 at 12:51 am

    We love cooper park, it’s a little hidden but only 10 mins walk from busy bondi junction. The playground is excellent and on site coffee shop is handy.

  70. Christine Gomez September 17, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Recently I had my daughter’s 1st Birthday at Briars at Greenlees, Concord. It was a brilliant place to hold her birthday, they let me organise a jumping castle, they catered a BBQ lunch and played the latest songs for kids to have a dance. I would recommend this place, esp for families..

  71. Christine Gomez September 17, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Blaxland Riverside Park is a wonderful place for kids. It has a BBQ and picnic area
    and the kids will be entertained at the biggest and best playground in Sydney – with some of the biggest slides Ive seen in a park! You can also enjoy lunch or coffee at Armory Wharf Cafe…worth a visit…

  72. Yee Mei Chow September 17, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Steamroller park, oatley park, Oatley- the park has a scenic surrounding, located In a large reserve in Oatley. It has barbecue facility, clean water and close to amenities.

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