RDM Votes: Top Places for Mothers Group Catch Up

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Whether it be a park, a cafe or a play centre, there’s one thing that’s absolutely crucial – SPACE! Here’s where RDMs think are the best places in the area to have mothers group catch up.



Ryde Park

Corner Blaxland Road and Argyle Ave, Ryde 

The clear favourite in the voting polls, Ryde Park has THE winning combination of a park and cafe (Cafe Sotto) in one. It also features a brilliant scooter park, walking track, basketball courts, sheltered picnic tables and so much more that will appeal to mothers groups. Read our full write up here.

Grounds keeper


Waterloo Park, Marsfield

199 Waterloo Rd, Marsfield

This great outdoor space has loads to offer including a playground, walking track, exercise equipment and loads more. But what mothers groups might love the most is that it’s located next to Trafalgar Place shops, making it a great option for when you want to grab a bite to eat or coffee before playtime (which is always, right?). Read our full write up here.

Playgrounds in Ryde



Livvi’s Place – Timbrell Place, Five Dock

19 Henley Marine Dr, Five Dock

This beauty of a playground also nails the ultimate brief of cafe + play. Located in Five Dock, it’s definitely worth the 20 minute drive from the Ryde area for the great cafe selections and awesome inclusive playground fun.



Bicentennial Park, West Pymble

Prince Of Wales Dr, West Pymble

This lovely playground is a great option because it’s big, it’s fenced and it’s great fun for kids. Pack a picnic and stay for a few hours. Read our full write up here.


Cafes & Restaurants


Fork & Spoon, Meadowbank

2 Bay Drive, Meadowbank 

This RDM top pick has loads of outdoor space for prams and a great riverfront location, making it the perfect stopping point for those mother’s groups that love the walk and coffee combo!



Bare Witness, Rhodes

30 Shoreline Dr, Rhodes

This lovely cafe has the doubly whammy of being great for prams AND having a playground just a short stroll away. So no matter the age of your children, this cafe is a great one for all!



Quell Cafe, Macquarie Centre

For those times when you all need to get the groceries done and run some errands at Macquarie Centre, Quell cafe is a great option for Mother’s group catch ups. Hide from the crowds at this spacious secret oasis and hopefully enjoy a moments peace!



Dragonfly Cafe – Eden Gardens, Macquarie Park

301/307 Lane Cove Road, North Ryde

Sit inside or out at this plant filled cafe located within Eden Garden. Afterwards you can stroll around the gardens, pick up some homewares or visit the small onsite playground.



Honourable Mentions

  • Rashays, Top Ryde
  • Woolwich Pier Hotel
  • Armoury Cafe, Newington
  • The Backyard, Concord
  • The Cove Dining, Abbotsford
  • Pages Cafe, West Ryde
  • North Ryde RSL


Play Centres / Play Areas


KidsDay Cafe, Meadowbank

Shop 6.4a Village Plaza, 11a Bay Drive Meadowbank

This boutique kids play centre is a kids mecca, with over 10 ‘play zones’ including all kinds of activities from a ball pit, dress-up room, fully decked out kitchen, a vet, fruit and veg market, fishing boat, cube zone, slide, kids camping, toy room, Magformers board and more!



Tada Kids Cafe, Top Ryde Shopping Centre

Ground Floor, Top Ryde Shopping Centre

Take a seat in the cafe located dead centre to the most fun kids can have as they climb, ride, roll, play , throw and imagine the day away!



Honourable Mentions

  • Monkey Mania, Top Ryde
  • Tribal Zone, North Ryde RSL