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Oddies Creek Adventure Playspace

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by Rebecca Bowyer (subscribe)
Writer, blogger, history buff. I love all things food, wine and kid related. Find me at seeingthelighterside.com.
Published December 1st 2013
Discover Albury's Best Playground
Turning off the old Hume Highway (now Wodonga Place) into Australia Park, you'd be forgiven for missing Oddies Creek Adventure Playspace altogether. Look out for an impossibly narrow opening in the greenery on your left and navigate your way over the single car bridge and into the carpark.

Oddies Creek Playspace
Albury's best playground


It's worth the hunt because once you turn off the engine in one of the shady car spaces, you'll realise that you've just discovered Albury's best playground.

For us parents there is the peace of mind of a mostly shady and fully fenced play area where even the BBQ and toilet facilities are on the outside of the fence to prevent curious little fingers getting burned or stuck in plug holes.

For the kids there is a massive, exciting world of climbing, running, jumping and imagination.

Oddies Creek Playspace
Great views from the top


There are rope, chain and solid steel climbing ladders; steps, rungs and ramps to get them up the castle-like structures.

Oddies Creek Playspace
Rope climbing: not your usual dome


After a brief shriek over the edge of the ramparts, there are several slides, fireman poles (with or without circular steps to help them out) to get them back down again.

Oddies Creek Playspace
Looooong slides


Oddies Creek Playspace
Winding slides


For those who like perpetual motion there are see-saws, regular swings and a multi-directional swing.

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See saw for several kids at once


For the real thrill-seekers, it's a pleasure in an age of increasing litigation to find a local council which is willing to install a 30m flying fox for the kids to squeal their way down. (Yes, Mum and Dad can have a go too - but beware the tendency to bottom out at the end!).

Oddies Creek Playspace
Sheltered sandpit for a bit of quiet time


To stimulate the imagination there are plenty of knobs and dials to spin, musical faces to play and a sandpit to create sculptural masterpieces in.

Oddies Creek Playspace
Have a bash at the musical face


Plan to stay a while as your biggest battle will be extracting the kids at the end of their play. There are plenty of seats and water fountains scattered around the play area for refreshment and rest.

A sheltered picnic area is also available within the fence if lunch time comes and goes without any sign of surrender from the kids.
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Why? Because every kid should ride a flying fox in their childhood.
When: Year round (bring a raincoat in winter!)
Where: Oddies Creek Park, Wodonga Place, Albury NSW 2640
Cost: Free
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The musical face is something new for a playground.. It also lets kids see how a music box works. Cool.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|11208) 1242 days ago
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