Health & Wellbeing, Parks & Playgrounds

Exercise equipment in parks in the Woollahra council area

Woollahra Council has three parks which offer fitness equipment, providing an opportunity to exercise and get fit outdoors. Whether you’re a fitness fanatic or just interested in exercising socially, residents of all ages can enjoy the outdoor fitness equipment. The exercise equipment is different in each park, ranging from simple static equipment ideal for chin-ups, sit-ups and step-ups, to new dynamic equipment featuring an Aerobic Walker, Body Twist and Hand Bike. Rushcutters Bay Park (New Beach Road, Rushcutters Bay) Located at the north western corner of the park near the pathway leading to Reg Bartley Oval this equipment is highly…

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Inspiration, Kids

Caring for our Environment’ Kids Truck Art Competition

The Woollahra council very popular Kids Truck Art Competition is back again this year. Local primary school students (K-6) are invited to create an artwork around the theme Caring for our Environment. The winning artworks will be printed on waste trucks for everyone to see! Caring for our environment means doing simple things every day that can help keep our planet in great shape. The theme is broad and kids are encouraged to use their imagination and creativity. Some potential themes kids might like to explore in their artwork include: Waste management, recycling or composting Litter and pollution prevention Protecting our…

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Inspiration, What to do

The Youth Photographic Award and Short Film Prize 2023

Calling on all high school students from year 7 to year 12 in the local area, it’s time to unleash your creativity and submit a photo or short film entry to our Youth Photographic Award and Short Film Prize 2023. Our competition has been running since 1994, showcasing a broad range of images and short films from thousands of students over the years. The annual competition and exhibition, with cash prizes totalling more than $2,000, is a local celebration of creative expressions by our young and talented high school students. The Woollahra Youth Photographic Award and Short Film Prize 2023…

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School holidays

Woollahra, Winter School Holiday Activities

There are so many fun events happening during the Winter school break, from a mystery hunt at all libraries, to crafting secret codes and messages in a box, to movies and so much more. And best of all, they’re really affordable and some are even free! School Holiday events at the Library: 3 – 14 July Come along and enjoy our exciting events at Woollahra, Paddington and Watsons Bay libraries, where you can get involved in mystery, secret codes, movies and more. Find out more and book. Some library activity highlights include: Library Mystery Hunt (5-12 yrs) Look for the…

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Join the Compost Revolution

Did you know as an Eastern Suburbs resident you can received subsidised worm farming and composting equipment delivered straight to your door? The Compost Revolution was founded by Randwick, Woollahra and Waverley Councils in 2010 with the intention to minimise the amount and impact of waste being sent to landfill. Over 10 years on, the program has seen great success with a large uptake amongst locals. Since its inception, several developments have occurred, including recently with the addition of a number of new products now available. These new products include an enclosed worm farming system known as ‘The Cube’ which…

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Inspiration, Kids, Playgroups

5 reasons why you should book Rose Bay Cottage for your next kids’ birthday party

Take the hassle and expense out of your next kids’ birthday party by hiring one of the Woollahra council  community venues. Rose Bay Cottage, located on the corner of Woollahra Golf Club on O’Sullivan Road, is a perfect choice for kids’ birthday parties and other family celebrations. Here are some reasons why. Safe outdoor and indoor play areasIf your party guests consist of little runners and climbers, you can breathe easy at Rose Bay Cottage. There’s a fully fenced outdoor play area with fun equipment and toys, a soft-fall surface to protect against knocks and bruises and a shade sail.There’s…

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Monday's Mum Profiles

Monday’s Local Mum, Georgie Russell

Hi, I’m Georgie! I’m a remedial massage therapist and founder of the Deep Unwind, a boutique remedial massage practice in Woollahra. I am also the mother of two teenagers. We regularly escape Sydney to go camping down the South Coast — I love being in nature with my children. I am also a meditator, swimmer and weightlifter. Health and wellness and the mind-body connection is a lifelong obsession. I came to massage over 14 years ago when my kids were little. In my twenties I worked as a pastry chef in some of Sydney’s most demanding, stressful kitchens (such as Neil Perry’s Rockpool) and opened my own cafe…

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Events, Kids, School holidays, What to do

Woollahra Celebrates Youth Week

The Woollahra council is hosting a series of fun and free events for young people in April during NSW Youth Week (20 to 30 April). There’s a natural scent blending workshop, VR sessions, macramé making and a Manga drawing lesson. Places are limited and bookings are essential, so book your spot early via our website. For more information on Youth Week and to see what other events are taking place across NSW visit: nsw.gov.au/youthweek VR Art Class with Nested Realities (11+ yrs) Thursday 20th April 5.30pm – 7.30pm Woollahra Library at Double Bay FREE Bookings essential Step into a world…

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