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Where are the Best Playgrounds in Port Macquarie?

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Published March 24th 2022
Playgrounds are getting bigger and better in Port Macquarie, with more being built each year to cater for the visitors to the region and the growing local community. The Port Macquarie Council have a full list of their playgrounds on their website, so you can find a playground near where you live, or where you are staying on holiday. There are new ones built with ping pong tables, flying foxes and bike tracks, to keep the kids active and engaged.

Do you have a favourite Port Macquarie playground, that you go to every week and the kids absolutely love? If so, please leave a comment at the top of this article and share your top tips. These playgrounds below, are my daughter's favourite playgrounds that she has enjoyed over the years. What are your favourite playgrounds in Port Macquarie and surrounds?

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The newly-upgraded Town Beach Playground


Town Beach Playground is located right behind Town Beach in the heart of Port Macquarie. It is a newly-built playground which has a wide range of activities for both younger and older children. It has a high tower with a slide, an all-abilities carousel, swings, Liberty swing, a large nest swing, two hamster wheels, musical play equipment and a scooter/ bike riding area. Nearby is also the larger skate park, with a variety of ramps. This playground is my daughter's favourite, as it has a wide array of things to do in the playground and on her scooter. See here for a full article on Town Beach Playground.

Livvi's Place Playground is located at Westport Park and it is an all-abilities playground, with a popular wheelchair accessible pirate ship and carousel. This colourful playground is loved by toddlers and pre-schoolers, as it is imaginative and promotes creative play. There are musical instruments, swings, stepping stones, a crows nest tower, a fig tree to explore, bike paths, a BBQ area and water play. If you have young children, this playground should be your first stop! See here for a full article on Livvi's Place Playground.

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Livvi's Place Playground, Westport Park


John Downes Park Playground is located on the headland between Nobby's Beach and Shelly Beach, in Port Macquarie. It isn't a large playground, but it has one main attraction that every child loves - a flying fox! There is also a toddler area with slides and pretend play, but it is the flying fox that is the main attraction. There are toilets nearby, as well as a scenic lookout. See here for a full article on John Downes Park Playground.

I have found that my daughter loves every playground that she visits, but some have been more popular than others, depending on her age. Do you have a favourite playground that your child/ren love? Maybe it is a small local park or a larger playground further out of town - if so, I would love to hear about it! Please leave a comment at the top of this article and it will be shown underneath, for others to read.

When you hear your children laugh with pure happiness, a visit to the local playground is priceless. It gives them fresh air, exercise, provides them with creative stimulation and best of all - it's free! It is also a good way to tire them out, for a good night's sleep...

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Going back and forth on the flying fox at John Downes Park Playground!

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