Life with kids in Sydney City
A beautifully designed, multi-purpose space which includes a restaurant, community areas, working farm, a wonderful outdoor play area and plenty of grass for the kids to run around on.
Camperdown Commons is a community revitalisation project designed to provide valuable low-rise facilities, and much-needed green space and recreation for neighbours and guests.
Discover a place where locals can connect and share common interests and stop by for family fun at a unique, interactive kids’ play space, or just relax on the lawn.
Visit the working urban farm, keep an eye on what’s growing, participate in workshops, take a Yoga class and learn how to garden more successfully.
Enjoy a bite to eat at acre eatery, a sustainably-focused eatery with a commitment to locally-sourced seasonal produce.
Meet in one of the stylish hireable community spaces where not-for profits can enjoy favourable rates.
The nearest bus stop is Parramatta Rd near Mallett St. For bus routes, click here
There’s plenty of bike parking out the front on the verge where you can lock up your bike.
For parking, try Secure Parking at Royal Prince Alfred Medical Centre.
Reviewed by Andi, July 2016
This could become a favourite very quickly. We visit only a few weeks after opening and it was already drawing large crowds of families with plenty of strollers and little ones.
The sheer size and amount of open space for the inner-city is what impressed me from the start. With two very active children (one still under 18 months and wild as a cut snake), anywhere with room for them to run around gets five stars from me.
A fantastic little coffee cart made of an old shipping container is situated at the front as you enter the Commons from Mallett St with a small amount of seating available.
Where once stood unused and dilapidated bowling greens is now home to two working urban farms, complete with a farmer and his dog!
A large restaurant space, bar and outdoor community area is on the right, but if you've got kids in tow, head straight for the deck space and open green lawn on your left. There is plenty of seating overlooking the lawn and it's biggest draw-card, the kids play area.
The play area is a like a little fairy garden meets play gym. With hollow logs and secret doors, wooden boards with interactive play, balance beams and a chicken coop next door. Kids of all ages seemed to be well and truely entertained.
The day we visited was a quick trip and we only had drinks. The coffee was good and Lily practically inhaled the baby chino, so I gathered that was pretty good too.
Menu items I could see included share plates, served rustic style. I'm looking forward to sampling the menu very soon.