The Best Adventure Playgrounds In Sydney
By: Phoebe Ackland, ellaslist
Nothing spells FREE family fun quite like a day at a daring adventure playground! We just love exploring all the creative and adrenaline-pumping play spaces that Sydney has to offer. Check out this guide to our top picks to make your Summer as fun-filled as ours:
1. Grant Reserve, Coogee
The perfect adventure playground for Summer as it's right by the beach! Take the coastal walk right up to this awesome playground, which has an epic spider's web in its heart (the reason why it's known as 'spider park' by the locals!). Here you'll find small slides for little ones, swings, climbing areas, musical play elements, a boat-shaped play structure, a spinning wheel, fun mirrors, and more. In a great location near toilets, shaded picnic areas, shops, cafes and the beach, what more could you ask for on a Summer's day with kids? Read the review here.
2. Strathfield Park Playground
This one is brand spanking NEW! Your kids won't want to leave this epic playground, boasting three monster super slides projecting off tall climbing towers, a massive flying fox, a netted suspension bridge, and equipment for little ones too. Whether your kids are big or little, they will find something here to keep them entertained. Check it out and see what all the fuss is about. Read the review here.
3. Lizard Log, Western Sydney Parklands
This award-winning nature playground (did you know it was voted the BEST playground in NSW?!) has been designed so as to blend into the natural environment- so be careful you don't miss it! There are water play elements (exactly what you'll need this Summer) as well as a rock climbing wall, logs to balance on, a big sandpit with diggers, a nest swing, a super slide, a flying fox, and lots more. Read the review here.
4. Carrs Bush Park & Playground
You can do it all at Carrs Bush playground! Here you'll find a fully fenced toddler area with a swing, slide and plenty to climb, as well as two long flying foxes with a boarding platform, a giant slide, a large circular climbing frame, a sandpit, an onsite cafe, and just about everything else. A play in the playground surrounded by bushland will be topped off perfectly with a paddle in the foreshore of Kogarah Bay. Read the review here.
5. Wulaba Park, Waterloo
Families just love this Wonka-esque playground. With one of the most epic super slides you've ever seen (it stands at 3-stories high!), colourful climbing towers, multiple observation decks, climbing nets, swings, and a large nearby lawned area with a handball court and two tennis tables, this is one of Sydney's most creative play spaces. Read the review here.
6. Blaxland Riverside Park & Playground
This Blaxland playground sure does have the WOW factor. It will feel like you've entered the Teletubbies world with purple and green astroturf hills and endless play spaces surrounding you. There are hidden slides and tunnels cut into hillsides, climbing nets, a massive spinning satellite dish, a viking swing, a double flying fox, and a HUGE water play area where kids can get totally soaked. Just be mindful- there's no shade, so on summer days, make sure the kids have hats and sunscreen! Read the review here.
6. Ian Potter's WILD PLAY Garden, Centennial Parklands
This all-abilities playground designed with children aged 2-12 years in mind has been designed to engage the five senses and reconnect children to nature, as well as providing them with a chance to take safe risks and get their hands dirty!Features include 10-metre long Banksia Scrub tunnels, artesian water play with jets for the warm weather, wobbly rope bridges leading up to a climbing tower and cubby house with a super slide to bring kids back to ground level, teepees, a swamp area, dry creek beds, and lots more. Go wild! Read our article for an awesome video, and to see the cool pics.
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