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10 Best Sydney playgrounds to visit these holidays

If there’s one thing our tribe loves, it’s playgrounds. We travel near and far to find the most amazing parks and playgrounds that the kids will go nuts for. Here is our top picks for playgrounds to take the kids to in Sydney.

Bungarribee Park

Bungarribee Super Park

This amazing park cost $15million to build and was recently opened making it one of Sydney’s newer playgrounds. It has a huge tower with multiple tube slides on each side and a multi-level climbing tower where you can see views of Western Sydney Parklands for miles.

It also features rope swings, normal swings, sandpits, ride on toys, water play, scooter and bike paths and a flying fox area. There is also plenty of space for a picnic on the grass and bathroom facilities nearby. Click here for full details.

Jubilee Park

Jubilee Park

This cute playground is right on the foreshore at Glebe. The main attraction is the acorn shaped cubby house and slide. It also features a large round-a-bout, a sand play area, swings and a rock climbing wall with a large double slide. As an added bonus there are other playgrounds within walking distance of Jubilee Park as well as bike paths, plenty of grass to run and kick a ball and cafes nearby.

Domain Creek Playground

Domain Creek Playground

This is another new park and one that won’t disappoint the kids! It stretches out over a huge area and has everything from a water play area to a spider web climbing net. It features a giant spider web swing as well as multiple swing sets throughout the park.

This playground located inside Parramatta Park has a very cool tube slide with a small cubby attached, a big sand pit, in-ground trampolines and a dual flying fox. The best part is it’s built with equipment for kids of all ages and abilities. The second flying fox has a 5 point harness so that little ones can enjoy a ride too.

Wulaba Park

Wulaba Park

This brightly coloured playground is a treat for the tribe a rainbow climbing tower leading to a mega long tube slide. The park is covered in soft fall and features web nets, swings and tunnels.

Tucked away in a corner of Waterloo, Wulaba Park has barbecue facilities and a tennis court nearby.

Putney Playground

Putney Park

Right on the water’s edge in Putney is this fantastic playground which is made up of lots of shallow lagoons and water play areas. It also has a really large climbing tower with a big tube slide. There’s plenty of grass to pull up a picnic rug and barbecue facilities as well as a few tables under cover.

Sydney Playgrounds Darling Quarter

Darling Quarter Kids Playground

The main attraction in this park in the heart of Sydney’s CBD is the 10m high webbed climbing frame. There is also a giant circular swing, steel slides, tunnels, water play and a flying fox. There is plenty to do with restaurants and cafes a stone’s throw away as well as shops and more in the area.

Central Gardens Park

Central Gardens Playground

This cool park is situated under a giant shade cloth making it a great place to let the kids play to their heart’s content. It has a huge climbing structure with multiple entry points and everything from monkey bars to slides, climbing ladders and suspension bridges.

Nearby there is another playground and a nature reserve with native animals in enclosures that the tribe can view for free.

Strathfield Park

Strathfield Park

This new park has plenty to keep the kids busy. Featuring a huge tower with three colourful tube slides twisting and turning from the top in different directions, and a small slide for the little ones to enjoy.

It also includes climbing nets and climbing walls, a hammock swing and a triple flying fox. There is also an area specifically for toddlers with small wooden tee pees, a see saw and balancing structures. There is plenty more for kids young and old to delight them on a visit to Strathfield Park.

Blaxland Riverside Park

Blaxland Riverside Park

This huge park has something for everyone but don’t take your eyes off the kids because they could literally be anywhere! There is so much to do from water play to a huge swing area, flying foxes, rock climbing walls that lead to three different speed slides, a toddler sized slide area, climbing nets, a high tower, a spinning disc, tunnels and bike paths.

This playground is in Olympic Park and close to a water front cafe.

Fairfield Adventure Park

Fairfield Adventure Park

This fantastic new park is purpose built for bigger kids. They will be thrilled with the challenge of climbing up high towers and sliding down some of Sydney’s biggest slides. The climbing nets will also challenge older kids to navigate their way to the top. There is one net that reaches to 11m high and a rope suspension bridge connecting the two high towers.

This park also includes a long double flying fox, swings and sand covered soft fall.

 

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Amanda Nicholls

About the Author:

Amanda is the Editor in Chief of Entertain My Tribe and Kids Party Guide. Amanda has done everything from being a magazine editor to a newspaper journalist. She lives in the Blue Mountains with her tribe (husband and two daughters). You can follow her on Entertain My Tribe's Facebook or Kid's Party Guide's Facebook.

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