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Hi, we're moving to Wagga Wagga in April as Daddy has been posted there with the RAAF. I'm just wondering what it's like, if there are any good play groups or child cares, we are also keen "baby show goers" and are there any down there?
Soon to be bored and lonely mum.......:(
My SIL and her family moved to Wagga a few years ago when her DH was posted at the RAAF there. At the time we felt so bad for them, thinking it would be so boring, but they absolutley loved it and didn't want to leave when their time was up! The people are really friendly and there is a nice relaxed vibe about the place. There are also enough nice shops and places to eat that you don't feel like you're missing any city comforts. You will also find alot of other Mum's with young kids through the RAAF. I don't know about baby shows but a few places I could suggest through my experiences are
- Noah's Ark - a playcafe on the main road as you drive into town
- The winery - just outside of town this is a great spot where you can cook your own meat (bought there) on the BBQ and the kids can run around outside on the grounds. There is a big fireplace and it has a really nice country feel.
- Wagga South Primary - not sure how long you'll be living there so you might not need a school but my niece went here and they were thrilled with it. It's really small and the teachers were lovely. It's on the main road in the middle of town.
Hope that's helpful, if you have any more specific questions (like childcare centres) I could ask my SIL and get back to you. Good luck with the move! :)
Another Bubhuber in Wagga,:yelclap: that sounds good. :smiliedance: I did start up a Wagga Wagga thread if you want to check that out. When you get to Wagga maybe you could PM me and we could get together. I'm due with bub number 3 on the 10th April and have a really close friend who is due on the 28th April which is also on bubhub and lives in Wagga.
I hope to hear more from you soon.
I moved to Wagga 4 years ago with my partner. We were pretty much in the same boat as you guys, knew no one but each other, but it didn't take long to make friends. Maybe we could organise a Wagga Bubhub group, just to have coffee or something? None of my close friends have kids so it'd be nice to make some who did :)
Hope to meet you!
Ange and Seth
I lived in wagga for 25 years (born and breed there)
Its not a bad town but for me after 25 years got a bit boring and small! Although it has 60,000 people after awhile everybody knows all your business!
I have since moved to the Sunshine Coast in Qld and LOVE IT!!
Wagga has great shopping and Family day care is about the best childcare. My boys went to Mater Dei school which I found was a GREAT school and I was sad to pull them out of there.
Wagga is a great town but only on a short term basis!
Hope you like it!
Im from Wagga too, and so is DH. We live in Sydney now and miss Wagga somewhat.
I can thoroughly recommend Noahs Arc.
Im not sure of your feelings about living on base or off, but I would probably suggest you try to find a place in town. Defence wives tend to stick together in cities because its harder to make friends in the city, but in a place like Wagga its easier to meet people so you dont need to be on base. (Im a military wife too)
I also did most of my childcare degree in Wagga, so have seen a few centres but I definately know more about preschools. I know your bub is only a baby but there is one preschool in particular that is fantastic. Let me know if you want the name.
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