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Getting ‘Out of the Nest’ is often easier said than done right?

My heart is to make it easier for you. So, I have created some Day trip guides for some of the suburbs in the Blue Mountains.

I have based these guides loosely on:

Places to PLAY, EAT, WALK, SHOP and any additional extra activities. Ill also give a brief of a day trip plan that I particularly like based on may family of 4 (11,8,6 and 3)

I will link to as much as I can and add as many helpful insights as I know.

If you have additional insight/ideas, please do let me know. I can add them in for the benefit of everyone.

Lets look at….



Sorelles- A beautiful family run cafe, right next door to a park. A great destination for families with young ones, as they often have little activities available like the picture above.

DCH- Dans Coffee Haus has 2  cafes, one in Blaxland and can be seen on the side of the highway among the main shopping strip. The 2nd is a little drive out to Mt Riverview, but may be worth it as they have a fenced in play area for the kids.


Outrim Park– A small playground for younger children, the biggest appeal to it being that Sorelles cafe is right next to it.

St Johns Park- A short drive from the main village, this is a newly renovated playground with lots to offer.

Lennox Park- This playground is situated in a large reserve, lots of room to play, short drive from Blaxland village.

Thomas Park– This park is also a little drive away but a quiet reserve with a modest playground and gazebo to picnic if you fancy.


I almost didn’t put a walk here, as truthfully I haven’t found a truely child friendly walk in Blaxland. But… I thought I would post this popular walk here, just for those who may have older children that are up for more of a challenge. I have not walked it myself, but I have heard others have enjoyed it and you can pick your own adventure depending on how much of a challenge you want.

Floribunda Pass


Blaxland Village is perhaps not the ultimate shopping destination, though Blaxland Village does offer most of everything you might need.

The best thing about Blaxland Village might just be the Blaxland Day and Night Pharmacy, a go to for most Blue Mountains locals when you need something out of normal pharmacy hours.

Another fun place to visit, a short drive on the other side of the highway is Nannas Teddies– it is as you picture, a store full of teddies.


A few extra destinations to consider when in Blaxland are,

Wasco Siding- Miniature rides that run the first Sunday of each Month. This really is super fun and worth getting along to.

Blaxland Library– This local library is located a short walk from the Village and if you are around on Fridays they offer Babytime at 10-1030 and Storytime 11-1145 (this is set to change in 2024, so be sure to check updates)

My favourite day play:

2 different plans for 2 different days;

1/My favourite way to visit Blaxland is definitely to visit Wascoe Siding on the first Sunday of the month- accompanied by a picnic basket, followed by coffee and cake at Sorelles while the kids have a quick play at Outrim park.

2/Another idea Id suggest is catching a real train into Blaxland- Train timetable here, walking around to Sorelles located just behind the highway, for lunch and a play at Outrim Park. And if I was making the trip with just my younger child, I might plan to do it on a day when story time is running at the library.


I hope this helps, Let me know if I have missed anything.

For more Day Trip Inspiration CLICK HERE.

Kind Regards,

Rachel xo


Author Rachel

I am Mum to 3 little ones, aged 6,3 and almost 1, Wife to my high school crush, Midwife at our local hospital and Creator of 'Out of the Nest'. I hope more than anything to do all these things well and maybe empower and encourage others along the way. Though its quite the juggling act, and balls do drop ALOT, so I am happy to talk about that too. xx

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