Unless you are getting a babysitter and venturing out this New Year’s Eve most families want somewhere local, convenient, safe and easy to get to especially if accompanied by kids.

Check out our guide on where best for families to watch the fireworks and celebrate the new year….(if you make it to 12midnight!!)

1. Dudley Page Reserve

Waverley Council invites families to celebrate the New Year at Dover Heights.

Dudley Page Reserve is perfect for families with a relaxed family entertainment plus amazing views of the harbour fireworks.

Bring a picnic and rug and enjoy this New Years Eve Family event with a free jumping castle, face painting, playground, DJ, music & dancing. Licensed bar & food stalls. Or just sit back and relax the whole night with friends and family watching the incredible views of the fireworks display.

Where: Page Dudley Reserve, Dover Heights

When: Saturday 31 December 2016; 6pm-12.30am. Queue to get access starts around 4.30pm

Cost: Adults – $35 (includes children up to 5yrs); Concession/Child ticket – $15. *Booking fees apply

For more info and to book tickets http://www.waverley.nsw.gov.au/recreation/calendar_of_events/new_years_eve,_dudley_page_reserve

2. Coogee Sparkles

Coogee Beach has a special 9:00pm fireworks on which is great for the kids. There are many vantage points and despite what occurred last weekend with the trouble at the beach, the area will be well policed and patrolled and Randwick Council encourages locals and lovers of Coogee Beach to come down and support the 20minute firework display.

For best vantage points at Coogee check out here http://www.randwick.nsw.gov.au/community/whats-on/coogee-sparkles

3. Perceival Park 

Collins Ave Rose Bay.

Free entry, set up a picnic, get in early to get a good vantage spot has great views of the harbour. No BYO alcohol or glass, bring your own food.

Open from 12noon

4. Dumaresq Reserve, Rose Bay

No BYO alcohol, again get in early to get a good vantage spot also good for picnic as not food or drink for sale in this area.

Open from 12noon.

5. Robertson Park, Watsons Bay

Great location but not that accessible by car unless you get in early or are willing to use public transport.  Entry is free but like all other free locations get in early to reserve the best spots and take your own food and drink. No BYO alcohol

For further info on the locations above check out the info here from Woollahra Council

Sold Out (as of 28/12/2016)

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