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Kidspace Fort Playground

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Published July 11th 2013
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Kidspace, Chermside, playground, kids
Inside the giant fort at Kidspace, Chermside

If your kids appreciate a good playground, then you simply must take them here. The most amazing thing about this playground is the local community were all involved in the planning process - and it shows. I was very impressed to discover that a team of one thousand volunteers spent ten days (in 1996) creating this children's wonderland - digging, hammering, sanding, and sawing to get it just right for our little darlings to enjoy today. Thanks team.

Kidspace, Chermside, playground, kids
Local volunteers created the structure

The Kidspace in 7th Brigade Park is certainly well loved, and rightly so. The giant fort is completely undercover, with a Fairy Tower and Rocket Control Tower, several slides, bridges and a separate sand play area. The whole structure is dotted with native animal murals - koalas, possums, kookaburras etc with swings, balancing frames and plenty of imaginative spaces to hide.

Kidspace, Chermside, playground, kids
A great place to play hide and seek

Surrounding the playground are dozens of free electric barbecues, picnic tables and shady trees. The Downfall Creek Bike Track runs right past (so don't forget the scooters, skateboards or roller blades) and there is also an entire miniature bike riding circuit for younger children, complete with stop signs, give way signs and pedestrian crossings to help with their road safety skills. Very clever indeed.

Kidspace, Chermside, playground, kids
Plenty of slides and swings to keep everyone busy

Older children will keep entertained at the basketball half-court, cricket pitch/nets, or rebound wall (they also have free Wi-Fi access). Kidspace at 7th Brigade Park is a perfect spot to take a barbecue or picnic and the Ice Cream Van visits on the weekends, but if you need some refreshments, Westfield Chermside is just a five minute walk through the parklands and across the bridge.
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Why? Excellent undercover playground
When: Daily
Where: Murphy Rd, Chermside
Cost: FREE
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