If you have a little adventurer, be prepared for some climbing yourself (to be safe I recommend you wear joggers and pants) as for many young children the high net bridge looks too appealing to resist but many little feet still need mum's helping hand due to the large netting.
A short walk from Holroyd Gardens is a fascinating surprise – a historical industrial brickworks factory (we only discovered it recently as on previous occasions we just couldn't get past the varied play equipment and the bike training track – without protest).
Known as the Hoffman Kiln and Chimney, originally owned by Goodlet and Smith Ltd Brickworks, its structure has been estimated to date back to 1878. Holroyd Gardens were once a clay excavation site that supplied natural resources to this brickworks factory, which in turn helped to resource the building industry throughout Sydney.
This historical brickworks factory adjoins a small lake and is surrounded by well-kept lawns and greenery. A nearby electric barbecue and large sheltered picnic area make this a unique venue for a family gathering.
Whether you are looking for a unique family outing idea, a relaxing stroll in a park or a wedding venue, you will be sure to enjoy this diverse park with a glimpse into Sydney's industrial past.