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Explore | Dangar Island

Explore | Dangar Island

Dangar Island sits in the Hawkesbury River north of Sydney. It has a population of just a few hundred people and is only accessible by water, with no cars on the island. You can visit for the day via ferry from Brooklyn and it makes for a lovely little outing if the sun is shining.
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Explore | The Coal Loader Waverton

Explore | The Coal Loader Waverton

About half an hour's drive from Castle Hill, the Coal Loader is a fascinating spot for adults and kids alike because of its indigneous heritage and, much later, its contribution to industry and trade for 70 years. It's a great place to visit for a couple of hours or longer if you make a day of it.
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Berry Island Reserve | Wollstonecraft | Bush walks for kids

Berry Island Reserve | Wollstonecraft | Bush walks for kids

About half an hour's drive from the Hills, this short little track - the Gadyan Track - is a perfect introduction to bushwalking for little ones. There's plenty to see, it's short and there are stunning harbour views. And it's part of a larger reserve with a playground and lots of space so it makes a lovely day out.
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Free trial class with Tiny Toes Ballet

Free trial class with Tiny Toes Ballet

A Hills favourite, Tiny Toes Ballet specialises in 2-7-year-olds who love to dress up as fairy princesses or superheroes or wear a ballet tutu. With no set uniform, your child can wear whatever they want each week to express themselves. Bring your child to a free trial lesson!
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The Burrow, Cherrybrook

The Burrow, Cherrybrook

The Burrow is a welcoming family run cafe in Cherrybrook that's serving up some delicious dishes! We visited recently.
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What is family mediation?

What is family mediation?

Separating from a spouse or partner can be extremely difficult and it's common to disagree on important aspects such as care of children and division of property and other assets. This is where mediation can be beneficial. But what does it involve and where do you start?
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Finding the will

Finding the will

As parents, the importance of having a Will in place can't be ignored. But what's involved and what do you need to consider? Here's some great information to get you started.
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Taming your toddler at bed time

Taming your toddler at bed time

Are you pulling your hair out at bed time and through the night with your toddler? Here are some issues that local child sleep consultant Chantal Cohen frequently see families with toddlers facing and some quick tips to help them go to sleep and stay there all night.
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