Glenbrook is a beautiful little village located in the lower Blue Mountains. It's approximately 70km west of the Sydney CBD (about an hour's drive). It also has its own train station so you can make a day of it and catch the train up and explore everything this village has to offer. The village has loads of lovely eateries, cute shops and beautiful old homes as well as one awesome playground in Glenbrook Park.
Glenbrook is also known as Gnomebrook as it is the home of the Australian Gnome Convention! This event is held on Australia Day each year and local villagers proudly display their gnomes throughout their gardens and compete to raise money for local charities.
Many Thanks to Wikipedia (and my own local knowledge) for the Geography and History Lesson!
Little Munch Recommends
Cafe 2773 - This gorgeous cafe is a little bit like the Blue Mountains version of The Grounds of Alexandria. They serve excellent food and coffee and there is also a mini farm. Combine this with a cubby house and loads of other kid friendly amenities, and you have one awesome family friendly cafe.
Vincent - this delicious diner is a neighbour to Cafe 2773, so its a great option if the very popular 2773 is full. Their food is top notch and so is their coffee. The added bonus of Vincent is that it is right next to a fabulous toy shop so your kidlets can window shop whilst you enjoy your meal.
Things to do with Kids In & Around Glenbrook
- Catch a flick at the retro Glenbrook Cinema
- Check out Lennox Bridge - the oldest surviving stone arch bridge in mainland Australia
- Shop at Little Knick Knacks for gorgeous toys and clothes for kids
- Go on a family bush walk and check out the original Zig Zag Railway and admire the huge Viaduct
- Last but not least, you have to check out Glenbrook Park! There is play equipment suitable for all ages as well as loads of picnic shelters and toilets (I normally leave the boys here with their father, so that I can go and check out the gorgeous shops in the village)