Bondi Beach is not only a popular tourist attraction, but it is also a very family friendly destination. If you haven’t been to Bondi for a while, why not plan a day out one weekend, especially when the weather is still warm.
I recommend you get there early, not only to get a good parking spot, but to get the most out of your day.
One of the great things about Bondi Beach is there is something for kids of all ages. For the little ones you will find a great enclosed playground. Grab a coffee at one of the cafes, bring a book and relax while your kids play for hours.
For older children, Bondi offers an amazing skatepark, which has been designed not only for the daredevils but also for those just starting out. Just make sure you bring their helmet and other protective gear, just in case.
If the skatepark is still too much for your little ones, they can ride their scooters, rollerblades, bikes and skateboards along the promenade.
Bondi Beach has a large grassy area with covered picnic tables and also BBQs, so if you feel like cooking, bring some sausages to throw on the barbie. Alternatively, enjoy lunch or dinner at one of the many family friendly cafes along Campbell Parade. Nearly every country is represented – whether you're in the mood for some Italian, Thai or Fish and Chips, you will find a great choice of food and snacks.
And naturally, plenty of ice cream shops – Gelato Bar, Cold Rock, NZ Natural Ice Cream, Royal Copenhagen or Movenpick.
Older kids can enjoy ducking the waves, body surfing or boogie boarding between the flags and if you have little ones who are not yet comfortable in the surf, you will find rockpools at either end of the beach.
Let’s Go Surfing offers kids surfing programs. During school holidays, they run special camps and on the weekends the school offers drop in classes and after school courses.
If you still have enough energy at the end of the day, venture out to the Marine Discovery Centre, located at Bondi Pavillion, where you can experience a combination of real fish aquariums and audio visual presentations, which show visitors a dive tour of the amazing underwater life at Bondi Bay.