ParraParents Website Launch – Competition 3


The winners are 1st Prize – Vita Talmont and 2nd Prize – Ann Soriano.

What is one of your favourite places to take the kids?

Competition 3 Details*

Launch Competition 3

To enter launch competition 3, simply comment below with your answer to the question ‘What is one of your favourite places to take the kids?’, as well as subscribe to the ParraParents newsletter.

  • Competition Opens: Saturday 17th September at 8pm.
  • Competition Closes: Wednesday 21st September at 8pm.
  • 1st Prize: DIY Party for 5 people at Boing Central (valued at $100).Launch Competition 3
  • 2nd Prize: Big Ticket Family Pass to Australian National Maritime Museum (valued at $75).

* The full terms and conditions for launch competition 3 are at the bottom of this page.

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Launch Competition Series

Remember, there are FIVE competitions in total, running for four days each, from 7th until 30th September.

Boing Central

Boing Central Toddler Playgroup
Boing Central Toddler Playgroup, during school term

With over 80 indoor jump trampolines and 1600 square metres of fun, Boing Central is an obvious choice when it comes to birthday parties, Christmas parties and even team building corporate events. They cater to all ages, so whether you’re 2 or 200, you’ll love the fun their huge trampoline park brings.

Boing Central offer a great range of activities, including:

  • Toddler playgroup every Tuesday and Thursday during school term – read our review here
  • Monthly Boogie @ Boing Disco Nights
  • Jump central – jump/flip zone
  • Tiny Tot Central – Dedicated area for preschool kiddies
  • Slam Central – Basketball trampolining
  • Dodge Central – Dodgeball Competitions
  • Foam Central – Foam Pit fun, practice those flips you’ve always wanted to master.
  • Café Central – Relax in our mezzanine area while the others play
  • Party Central – Book your next birthday/ celebration in one of our two large Party rooms
  • Team Central – Corporate team building activities with a difference
Launch competition 3 boing centralDIY PARTY – Designed for smaller party groups (For all Ages) $20pp

Minimum of  4 Guests, Maximum of 8 Guests – 1.5hrs party fun duration (no host provided)

  • Full use of Foam Pit
  • Full  use of Main Arena and Slam Dunk Arena
  • Boing Central Jump socks – yours to keep for future visits
  • Reserved Table on Mezzanine Area – decorated with balloons/table cloth
  • Chips/lollies on arrival – fuel up for your jump time
  • Water/Cordial jugs on table
  • 1 Large pizza per 4 guests Or 2 Large pizza per 8 Guests (Topping of your choice)
  • Captain Boing, Cakes and Lolly Bags (optional extras) are available on request


ADDRESS: Unit 5/6, 4-8 Inglewood Place, Norwest Business Park, Baulkham Hills

Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM)

Australian National Maritime Museum
Australian National Maritime Museum Spring School Holiday Program

Located in Darling Harbour, the Australian National Maritime Museum is Australia’s national centre for maritime collections, exhibitions, research and archaeology.

These school holidays children can ‘go wild’ becoming immersed in our world’s wonderful wildlife in a fun-filled holiday program at the Australian National Maritime Museum, inspired by the much-loved exhibition Wildlife Photographer of the Year from London’s Natural History Museum.

A charming theatre show takes children on an adventure with some pesky seagulls while ‘jungle drums’ explore the rhythms of wildlife. Kids on Deck, a creative space for art making, games and dress ups, delves into the biology of wondrous wildlife and wilderness environments.

Children can touch and discover curious artefacts and objects related to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition in the Cabinet of Curiosities and budding television stars can become junior David Attenboroughs when filmmaker Nicola Walkerden takes them from scripting-to -directing in a television presenters workshop.

Families can also unlock the secrets of celestial navigation, and enjoy a unique under-the-stars torchlight tour on board HMB Endeavour with a theatrical guide.

For a full program of all the wonderful family activities available throughout the holidays, visit Below are some highlights:

  • Kids’ craft activities: Wild Wonders 25 September – 9 October 2016, 10am – 4pm
    Play, create and discover in Kids on Deck – a fun filled activity space with art making, games and dress ups for primary school aged children and their carers. These holidays, delve into the biology of wondrous wildlife and wilderness enviroments. Create a whale mobile, make your own creature mask, sculpt a camera or a miniature diorama. 5 – 12 years.
  • Musical storytelling: Jungle Drums 28 September and 5 October, 11.30am. 12.30pm and 2pm
    Take a journey into the rhythms of wildlife and the natural world with interactive storytelling and music workshops.
  • Under 5s tour – Alphabet Animals 27 September, 4 and 8 October, 10.00am and 11.00am
    A is for anemone, Z is for Zebrafish. Discover animal photos and specimens on display at the museum with movement, songs and storytime in a fun and interactive learning program especially designed for toddlers. Afterwards head to Kids on Deck for crafts and messy play.
  • Family Torchlight Tour: Starry Skies on a Tall Ship 4 – 12 years Thursday 6 October, 6.15pm – 7.45pm
    Take a theatrical guided tour through celestial navigation history in Ships Clocks and Stars and on board HMB Endeavour. Use astronomical telescopes and navigational devices to find constellations in the night sky. Enjoy refreshments and souvenir art making activities.
  • Youth workshop: Young inventors 8 – 14 years Thursday 29 September, 10am – 3pm
    Get hands on with kinetic art and science inspired by our temporary exhibitions. Experiment with engineering creations that move, float, fly and spin. Learn about navigational instruments – ways of telling time, distance, speed and location and invent your own creative wayfinding device.


The Australian National Maritime Museum is open from 9.30am to 5pm daily. All enquiries (02) 9298 3777 or visit

Competition Terms and Conditions

  1. By entering and participating, the entrant agrees to the terms and conditions set out below.
  2. By entering and participating, the entrant agrees to hold harmless, defend and indemnify ParraParents from and against any and all claims, demands, liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described), losses, costs or expenses, with respect to or arising out of or related to (i) entrant’s participation in the competition, or (ii) entrant’s participation in any prize related activities, acceptance of a prize and/or use or misuse of a prize (including, without limitation, any property loss, damage, personal injury or death caused to any person(s).
  3. The competition is open to all subscribers of the ParraParents newsletter, except the judges and their family.
  4. Only 1 (one) entry per person is to be submitted.
  5. The entrant must answer the question ‘What is one of your favourite places to take the kids?’ in the comment section of the competition page.
  6. All entries will be judged by the current administrators of the ParraParents website – Claudia Stamfel, Kellie Darley and Mel Towers. The judge’s decision is final.
  7. The competition begins 8pm SATURDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER 2016 and ends 8pm WEDNESDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 2016. All entries must be posted by 8pm WEDNESDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 2016.
  8. The winner will be announced on the ParraParents website by FRIDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER 2016.
  9. The winner will be contacted by FRIDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER 2016.
  10. The winners name and email address will be shared with the businesses providing the prizes, either Boing Central or Australian National Maritime Museum by MONDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER.  
  11. First prize is a DIY Party for 5 people at Boing Central, valued at $100. The party must be booked in advance and is subject to availability.
  12. Second prize is Big Ticket Family Pass to Australian National Maritime Museum, valued at $75.
  13. The prizes are not redeemable for cash.
  14. A voucher will be sent to the winners by the businesses providing the prize.
  15. The prize must be used within 12 months.
  16. In the event of the winner not being able to receive their prize, a runner up will be selected by the judges to receive the prize.


  1. Reynolds park in Old Toongabbie. My kids love the play equipment and the great bike track. Such a lovely park!

  2. Parramatta Park so the kids can play and then to Parramatta Park Café for milkshakes and a coffee ☕️?

  3. Parra Parks’s the best for sure,
    Bounce then slide and bounce some more.
    Water play for when it’s hot,
    Flying fox takes you off like a shot!

  4. Jamie’s Italian!! ???????☕️? Fancy enough for the adults and an interactive view-finder menu with lots of healthy options for the kids – it’s a winner for the whole family!! ?

  5. Cumberland State Forest in West Pennant Hills!! Love to take the kids out in nature and away from the digital screens!! ??? You can pick up a treasure map from the visitors’ centre and find items on the sensory trail ? It’s only 350m, so easy for little ones. If you have older kids, there are longer trails. They also have activities like making wooden toys whilst learning about timber sustainability; and night-time animal watching with BYO torches ????????

  6. My favorite place to take my kids is home to Evans Head to visit family. Hubbys job means we have moved near and far away but home will always be home.

  7. Our favourite place was the trampoline place at Olympic Park, but it has now closed and we’re looking to try a new one.

    • We loved it to – probably were there once a week during winter. They are meant to be opening in Rydalmere but not sure when. Boing Central is definitely great, but obviously that bit further.

  8. Hunts Creek Reserve. Bushwalk with rocks to climb and lots of flowers and wildlife to see, rivers to cross, and a big waterfall. We love it. We were there today!

  9. Our local park, Boronia park in Epping is our fave. It has playground equipment for toddlers and older kids, a little bike and scooter track, a bbq area with picnic tables, and a big green field up the top to chase birds around. The park is also well shaded by lovely trees. The bonus now is they are building toilets there which means we will never have to leave 😉

  10. Domain creek park .. Parramatta.. my lil one loves all the play stuffs over there.. James ruse water park too as hot days r coming …

  11. blaxland riverside park is one of my favourite place to take my bob…this is near from my house and short distance drive…has good size play area and grounds.. Has good clean toilet facilities, good and fresh air with a Riverview.. In addition we can do small picnic or bbq.
    I just love the park..

  12. Stightly out of the Parra area but we love Nurragingy Reserve at Doonside. The park is massive with loads to do. Multiple play areas for the kids, water park in summer, large pond, waterfall, chinese gardens, walking trails, bbq facilities, lots of toilets located all over the park, reception venue, small takeaway shop. We can spend all day there playing, having a picnic, feeding the ducks and exploring the park.

  13. Lake Parramatta… We did the circuit bushwalk a couple of time with our boys.
    Lovely peaceful place to be
    Bonus a playground at the end of the walk and a cafe for a well deserved ice cream

  14. My son is a huge fan of jumping (he rarely walks these days, preferring to jump) so a favourite of ours in ultimate at northmead. It allows him to jump & allows myhusband to pretend he is a kid again.

  15. I have two train obsessed little boys, so one of our favourite little excursions involves a train trip to a neighbouring suburb. If the sun is shining, we’ll go to Beecroft (playground next to the station, then Cafe Longshot) or Pennant Hills (wollundry park playground and coffee from Charlotte’s Little Sister next to Harris Farm).
    If the weather’s not so good, our two best options are Pennant Hills (indoor play area at Pennant Hills hotel with morning tea/coffee) or West Ryde (undercover play area and coffee/simple lunch at Pages Cafe).
    Then back to the train station for some trainspotting of the different trains (Oscar, Waratah, Millennium, etc), and then home for (hopefully!!) some long afternoon naps!

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