Marrickville is a trendy inner west suburb of Sydney. It's approximately 7km south west of the Sydney CBD and sits on the northern bank of the Cooks River. Once upon a time it was an industrial and commercial suburb, but in recent years it has been gentrified and is home to a hipster or two and young professionals who love the close proximity to the CBD and the airport.
Marrickville is also quite arty farty. The Sydney Fringe Festival, Marrickville Festival plus many events held at the impressive Addison Road Community Centre are must sees on most inner city dwellers social calendars. You will find inner city families hanging out at Steel Park with take away coffee in hand from one of Marrickville's many cool cafes. This suburb is also a melting pot of many different cultures, so you can eat out at Vietnamese, Italian, Greek, Turkish, Nepalese and even Portuguese restaurants every night of the week!
Many Thanks to Wikipedia (and my own local knowledge) for the Geography and History Lesson!
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The Henson - This is a hipster pub that loves kids (there's not many of those in Sydney)! Kidlets have their very own play room and an awesome kids menu. If you like to hang with the cool cats - this is the pub for you!
Things to do with Kids In & Around Marrickvile
- Spend the day at Steel Park! There is a pretty cool playground, a water splash area, picnic spots and lovely riverside walks.
- Check out the Addison Road Community Centre - there is always something happening at this cool inner city hub including a weekly market on Sundays
- Grab a takeaway and head to one of these parks - Wicks Park, Mackey Park, Henson Park, McNeilly Park, Jarvie Park
- Check out Reverse Garbage - a fascinating place where you can basically pick up other people's junk for a song!