Activities for children

Waverley has lots of wonderful things to do for children in the area. Below we have put together some helpful resources for you and your children to enjoy; from Playgroups in the area and holiday programs to activities at our Chidlren’s Library.


Joining a Playgroup benefits children from 0-5 years of age as well as their parents/carers. There are several playgroups available in the local area that are either community-run or private. Most playgroups are held once a week. We have put together a list of local playgroups and other services in the area below. To find a local playgroup visit Playgroups NSW website

Rose Bay Playgroup

 The Cottage, Rose Bay Golf Club, O’Sullivan Road, Rose Bay 2029
Phone: 9391 7170
Speaking groups 10.00am -12.00noon
English: Tuesday & Wednesday
Hebrew: Thursday
Japanese: Friday

CMP Playgroup

Level 2, Church in the Marketplace 400 Oxford St Mall, Bondi Junction
Phone: 9387 2300
Aged 0-5 years.
Prices: $6 – 1 child, $8 – 2 children, $12 – 3 or more children, $50 – 10 session pass.
Time: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9.30am – 11.30am during school terms.

Bondi Francis Street

Thomas Hogan Reserve, Francis St, Bondi
Phone: 9130 3803

Hall Early Childhood Centre

Cnr Brighton Blvde & Wairoa Ave,
Bondi North 2026
Phone: 0425 226 386

Vaucluse playgroup

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Kimberley Reserve, Military Road,
Vaucluse 2030
Phone:1800 171 882

Bondi Yeshiva Tots

Yeshiva Centre
36 Flood Street, Bondi NSW 2026
Phone: 0409 555 999

Holiday Programs

Each school holidays Council holds exciting and fun activities for children of all ages including a tailored tweens and teens program.

Full details will be available a few weeks before the holidays. Please note that bookings are required and each venue has their own Terms and Conditions. Visit the school holidays page to view our wonderful workshops at the Waverley Library, Waverley-Woollahra Arts School, Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre, Bondi Pavilion and more.

Kids book

We have put together a Kids Book directory that describes the range of services available in the Waverley area for children aged 0 to 5 and their families. In some cases, services located at various metropolitan locations have also been included where it is felt they meet a particular need not catered for in the local area.

Children's Library

Waverley library has a children's library aimed towards children aged between 0 - 12 years.

We endeavour to provide quality children's resources, engaging events and vibrant spaces. The children's library has a great range of activities including weekly story time sessions, chess coaching, Spanish classes, school holiday programs and lots more.

The Library's supports and runs a range of regular events throughout the year. Visit the Waverley Library calendar of events for a list of activities and events coming up.