I'm catching up with a girlfriend on Wednesday so we can sere each other and our kids for Christmas. I live in Sydney, she lives in Newcastle. Usually we take turns in coming to each other or on occasion we have met half way in Hornsby for lunch. But this time we thought it might be nice to have a picnic somewhere that the kids can play and run around.
I was thinking maybe somewhere around Mooney Mooney might be nice, but I don't know of any actual places. So please recommend a place you've been to / know of. I'm open to any suggestions.
*disclaimer yes I know technically Hornsby isn't in the middle of Sydney & Newcastle but based on traffic and the suburbs we live in it its pretty close
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