Best Sydney Parks & Places for Kids Birthday Parties

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Here are some awesome Sydney parks ideal for children’s birthdays. Plenty of space, BBQ areas, playgrounds and shelter….there’s so many reasons to have a fuss-free party at your local park. Here’s the ellaslist low-down:

Robertson Park, Military Road, Watson’s Bay


Why We Love It: The playground at this park is ideal for smaller children, while their older siblings can ride scooters or play ball games in the green open spaces.
The Lowdown:
Parking: Unrestricted in most nearby streets, but usually busy
Kiosk/Café: Several cafes and restaurants
Playground: Enclosed and sheltered
Toilets: Yes
BBQs: No
Tables: Yes
For more information contact Woollahra Council: 02 9391 7077

 

Parsley Bay, Vaucluse


Why We Love It: It has a great adventure playground with swings, climbing frame, ropes and slides that is shaded by trees (but not enclosed) and huge, green open space for games. This is an ideal park for older children’s birthday parties.
The Lowdown
Parking: Limited unrestricted car park and also street parking nearby
Kiosk/Café: Kiosk
Playground: Shaded by trees, but not enclosed
Toilets: Yes
BBQs: No
Tables: Yes
For more information contact Woollahra Council: 02 9391 7077

Centennial Parklands 


Why We Love It: You can always find a spot at this gorgeous sprawling park or you can hire a range of outdoor and indoor venues that are available within the park.
The Lowdown
Parking: Limited unrestricted car parking all over the park.
Kiosk/Café: Kiosk and cafe
Playground: 3 to choose from
Toilets: Yes
BBQs: Yes (eight free electric barbecues, each with two hotplates.)
Tables: Yes
For more information contact Centennial Parklands: (02) 9339 6699

Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney


Why We Love It: The views of the harbour - there is beauty all around you. You can bring your own food and drinks, or enlist the help of Garden's on-site restaurants.
The Lowdown
Parking: Restricted car parking around the park.
Kiosk/Café: Restaurants and cafe
Playground: No
Toilets: Yes
BBQs: No
Tables: Yes
For more information contact Royal Botanic Gardens: (02) 9231 8111. Bookings must be 8 weeks in advance. 

Randwick Sustainable Classroom

Why We Love It: The passive-solar building design follows the 'no waste' ethos. When the space isn't being used by school excursions and community sustainability workshops, it can be hired by the local community for birthdays and gatherings. 
The Lowdown
Parking: On street parking around the park.
Kiosk/Café: No, but there are cooking facilities in the classroom
Playground: Yes
Toilets: Yes
BBQs: Yes
Tables: Yes
Hire cost: Mon-fri $65/hr, Weekends $100/hr. For more information contact Randwick City Council (02) 9093 6200. 

Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan


Why We Love It: These gardens showcase beautiful Australian flora amongst rolling hills and lakes and is the largest botanic garden in Australia. You can choose from 8 picnic sites that can be hired for birthday parties.
The Lowdown
Parking: Zoned parking in the garden
Kiosk/Café: Café/restaurant 
Playground: Yes, a nature playground with shade
Toilets: Yes
BBQs: No but you can bring your own portable gas BBQs 
Tables: Yes
For more information contact the Australian Botanic Garden on (02) 4634 7900

Maroubra Beach Park, Marine Parade, Maroubra


Why We Love It: Overlooking beautiful Maroubra Beach, this park has a sheltered and enclosed large playground with equipment for kids of all ages. For older kids, there is also a skatepark nearby.
The Lowdown
Parking: Large carpark and also street parking
Kiosk/Café: Café and Kiosk
Playground: Shaded and enclosed
Toilets: Yes
BBQs: Yes
Tables: Yes
For more information contact Randwick City Council: 02 9399 0999

 

Pirrama Park, Pirrama Road, Pyrmont


Why We Love It: An awesome spot with amazing views of Sydney Harbour, this park features a playground with swings, rope climbing frame, shaded sandpit and water spouts. Bring towels and change of clothes as kids won’t be able to resist getting wet!
The Lowdown
Parking: Metered street parking
Kiosk/Café: Yes
Playground: Open and partially shaded
Toilets: Yes
BBQs: Yes
 For more information contact City of Sydney Council on 02 9265 9333

Sydney Park, Sydney Park Road, St Peters


Why We Love It: One of the most interesting parks and playgrounds in Sydney, with lots of equipment including climbing frames, bridges, slides and swings as well as raised sand pits. Plenty of open space for children to play and an excellent, purpose-built bike track nearby.
The Lowdown
Parking: Car park near the playground
Kiosk/Café: Yes
Playground: Open and partially shaded
Toilets: Yes
BBQs: Yes
Tables: Yes
For more information contact City of Sydney Council 02 9265 9333

Bicentennial Park, Australia Avenue, Homebush Bay


Why we love it: Large playground with equipment for children of all ages, plus tables and BBQs nearby. Paths and cycleways for children to ride around and lots of green open spaces.
The Lowdown
Parking: Unrestricted at several car parks
Kiosk/Café: Yes
Playground: Open and sheltered
Toilets: Yes
BBQs: Yes
Tables: Yes
For more information contact Sydney Olympic Park Authority 02 9714 7300

 

 

Clifton Gardens, Morella Road, Mosman


Why we love it: Stunning park with enclosed and sheltered playground suitable for kids of all ages. Basketball court is nearby as well as large undercover picnic tables, which you can easily set up and decorate for your kids birthday party.
The Lowdown
Parking: Metered car park
Kiosk/Café: Yes
Playground: Enclosed and sheltered
Toilets: Yes
BBQs: Yes
Tables: Yes
For more information contact Mosman Council 02 9978 4000

 

Clontarf Reserve, Sandy Bay Road, Clontarf


Why We Love It: Sprawling lawned area, shaded by trees make it ideal for families with young children. Great facilities and a family friendly beach, this is an ideal kids birthday party venue.
The Lowdown
Parking: Metered carparks and nearby street parking
Kiosk/Café: Yes
Playground: Open and sheltered
Toilets: Yes
BBQs: Yes
Tables: Yes
For more information contact Manly Council (02) 9976 1500

 

Winnererremy Bay Foreshore Reserve, Mona Street, Mona Vale

Why We Love It: Very much a family park with a large children’s play area and a cycle path. Located next to Flying Fox café – a family and pet friendly café, which can host your kids birthday party.
The Lowdown
Parking: Street parking and also metered car park
Kiosk/Café: Yes
Playground: Enclosed and sheltered
Toilets: Yes
BBQs: Yes
Tables: Yes
For more information contact Pittwater Council on 9970 1111

Blue Mountains Botanic Garden

Why We Love It: A stunning garden all year round with colourful garden displays, magnificent views and a peaceful natural ambience. 
The Lowdown
Parking: Yes
Kiosk/Café: Yes, kiosk, cafe and restaurant as well as party catering. 
Playground: No, not yet
Toilets: Yes
BBQs: Free electric BBQs
Tables: Yes
For more information contact the Garden on 02 4567 3019

Carss Bush Park, Carwar Avenue, Carss Park


Why we love it: This park has abundant facilities which are well spaced out and a playground suitable for younger children. BBQs are grouped together just a short stroll from the playground.
The Lowdown
Parking: Unrestricted car park
Kiosk/Café: Yes
Playground: Open and shaded
Toilets: Yes
BBQs: Yes
Tables: Yes
For more information contact Kogarah Council 02 9330 9400

 

If you are after a relaxed, casual kids birthday party, then consider hosting it at one of these family friendly parks. Planning to invite lots of guests? Contact the local council and book a table or area ahead of time.

 

 

 

Reviews


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Jo McPherson

Sep 24 2013

Livvie's Place - Yamble Reserve at Ryde It is a lovely playground, inclusive for different abilities and with different, exciting and fun equipment. Sun shade Seats Tables BBQ Car parking Fenced Suitable for all abilities Suitable for toddlers Play equipment Some of the equipment includes: Sand play area Wonky mirror Musical and percussion elements Bird's nest swing Spring-rider car and bird Satellite dish spinner Double flying fox, one with a pommel seat and the other a full seat with a harness Spinning rope pyramid (seemingly with permanent kids attached as it's hugely popular This is a community playground that entices parents to get in there and play with their kids, not sit on the sidelines, and there is plenty of room to allow this to happen


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Jo McPherson

Sep 24 2013

Livvie's Place - at Timbrell park at Five Dock Address Henley Marine Drive, Five Dock Let us know what you think? Complete our online survey to provide us with your feedback on Livvi's Place or to become a 'Friend of the Park'. Features Livvi's Place, Australia's first all abilities playground, was named the best play space in the country by Parks and Leisure Australia in 2010. The ground-breaking playground in Timbrell Park, Five Dock, was an initiative of the City of Canada Bay, Touched by Olivia Foundation and Leighton Contractors, and was developed to reduce the barriers experienced by those with special needs, and allow children of all abilities to play together, side-by-side. The playground features: seating picnic tables synthetic softfall swings jungle gym rope climb natural shade rubbish bin bike track toilets shade structure bubbler BBQs.