Six Of The Best Playgrounds In Geelong

  • Toddlers

Where it's warm or chilly, running around on play equipment and making countless attempts at stretching, balancing, spinning and climbing never seem to go out of style. Playgrounds can provide endless entertainment for kids of all ages and a well-deserved break for mum and dad! Take your pick of our best playgrounds in Geelong and put your feet up while the kids run amok.

Rippleside Park Adventure Playground

An old school style wooden adventure playground full of the usual ramps, walkways, steps, nooks and crannies to explore. The main structure at Ripples Adventure Playground includes a variety of slides, a scrambling wall, monkey bars, fireman's pole and plenty more to keep the kids busy for a good while. There’s also a flying fox for the thrill-seekers.  There is a separate play area for younger kids with a baby slide, cubby house and a wooden engine. 

The best thing is that the area is enclosed by a fence for carefree play. There are also shaded tables, unshaded seats, taps and toilets making it an ideal location for picnics and birthday parties.  

Location: Bell Parade, Rippleside 

Poppy Kettle Playground

Poppy Kettle Park is a cute and colorful playground with the most amazing view along the waterfront in Geelong. On warmers days, little ones can splash around in the shooting fountains for great interactive water play. If they prefer to stay dry, they can pretend to ride puff the magic dragon or slide down the awesome super slide again and again before scrambling to the top of the climbing tower.

We love this perfect seaside playground with lots of lush grass and open spaces for a family picnic plus lots of great facilities nearby including a short walk to local fish and chip eateries and ice cream trucks along the pier. 

Location: Western Beach Road, Geelong

Geelong Playspace 

Geelong Playspace is a fenced off playground in the middle of Eastern Park. There are plenty of play areas for children to enjoy and the highlights include the pirate ship with a steering wheel, small slide and speaking tubes. There is also a musical bridge, natural bamboo area for the kids to run in and a sand pit for kids to frolic around. The best feature of Geelong Playspace is that it allows children with mobility issues the freedom to swing at their own speed in the save Liberty Swing. 
The playground is fenced off so the little ones can run to their heart's content, while the surrounding Eastern Park offers plenty of open spaces and shaded areas for families to picnic at. 

Location: Eastern Park Circuit, Geelong

Eastern Beach Reserve Playground 

The perfect spot for beach lovers! Eastern Beach Reserve playground is located on the eastern beach next to the protected swimming enclosure so parents need to be more vigilant looking over the little ones to make sure they don’t wander too far near the swimming area unsupervised.

The playground structure itself is partially undercover and has an array of slides and other climbing areas. Little train enthusiasts will love playing on the miniature steam engine. The park also has a dedicated swing for wheelchair-bound children. Perfect for a summer day to mix with a dip in the dedicated swimming area. 

Location: Eastern Beach, Geelong

Stead Park

With heaps to do and plenty to explore, kids are bound to be busy for a while at Stead Park. What does this park not offer? There's so much to do for kids of all ages from toddlers right up to teens. With super large climbing frames to super-fast flying foxes, the little daredevils are bound to stay busy for a long time. There is also a large scale snakes and ladders game near the main play structure.  The park also offers plenty of sports facilities including basketball courts, baseball diamonds, a soccer pitch and plenty of large spaces to toss a frisbee around. 

Location: 190-216 Princess Highway, Corio

Sparrow Park

Sparrow Park is fun for all ages! There’s a large shaded sandpit for toddlers and young children to play in and a large timber play structure with multiple slides for older kids. There’s also a timber-panelled maze to get lost in. For the bigger kids, challenge them to a game of basketball on the mini court.  There’s also plenty of open spaces including a small hill the kids will love running up and down on. Be mindful that the park can get really busy on the weekends and is a popular spot for birthday parties, so make sure to get there early to get your hands on one of the shaded picnic tables and BBQ areas. 

Location: Hope St Geelong West

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