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Lindfield Oval Playground

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Published November 10th 2016
Secret hidden playground with flying fox
Lindfield Oval Playground
Nothing here which says "playground", but there is, and it's a doozy

In that quest to find the ultimate gem of a playground that has enough equipment, has both shade and sun, and isn't so well known that it's constantly chock-a-block with little kids hogging every last inch of equipment, I think I've made a great little find.

If you have young kids and are frequently in the area around Lindfield, if you don't know about Lindfield Oval playground, definitely pay it a visit. I'm sure your kids will love it.

Although it isn't fenced, it is a fair way back from the road, and actually it's absolutely possible that you've been walking past it all this time and never realised there's a playground there, because from the road, the trees screen it from view.

There are a few spots for cars to park off the main road if you drive in. Not a huge number, but every time I've been there it hasn't been a problem.

Lindfield Oval Playground
Benches opposite the oval, on the other side of the road you need to drive down for fifty metres to get to the playground

This is a swing perfect for your confident toddler/ pre-schooler who is ready to graduate on to a non-strapped in swing, but not quite ready for a full size child swing. Not only is it low to the ground so they can get on themselves, but as they swing, the coloured big red and yellow flower-wheels at the top spin in time to their swinging - so adorable!

swings Lindfield Oval playground
Toddler swing - perfect for the littlies!

The playground area has large trees surrounding it, so there is plenty of shade but also nice sunny patches which slowly move around as the sun progresses across the sky throughout the day.

This means the park is comfortable most of summer, with areas to hide from the sun as well as areas to build up a bit of vitamin D when you want to as well.

climbing frame slide Lindfield oval
Climbing frame and slide

At one end, there are cricket nets to practice hitting a cricket ball/ baseball, which is handy.

cricket net Lindfield oval
cricket nets to practice hitting (balls)

Near to that, is a flying fox - careful, the snap at the end is quite vicious, so make sure you/ your kids hold on tight. (This mumma thought it would be good to demonstrate how much fun flying foxes were to the kids by getting on and flying herself, because the kids were reluctant to try it. Holey moley, the heavier you are, the higher you swing at the end. It wasn't just the wind that made my hair stand on end when I got off the flying fox!)

flying fox Lindfield oval
Flying fox - really fun, until you realise how high you're going to zip up at the end!

It's really fun but also a little bit scary, mummy!" My 6 year old said after she tried it. Too right!

There's a nice picnic table that you can sit and eat your lunch and a low tree where kids like to scramble and do some pretty safe tree climbing. It really is a lovely little park.

picnic table Lindfield Oval
picnic table and lots of shade

The one downside of this park is that if it has toilets, they aren't close. I've noticed that online descriptions of this playground say that there are toilets, but for the life of me, I don't know where. I suspect they are round the other side of the oval - and when I've got a toddler who suddenly needs the loo, that is one very big oval to walk around.

Lindfield Oval Playground
Low tree to climb, lots of shade

So provided your kids have been to the loo beforehand, I would highly recommend this park. If you know where the loos are and if they're open all the time, do post a reply to let people know!
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Why? Great variety of play equipment in a leafy area, off the main road.
Where: 62 Tryon Road, Lindfield
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Great find, Sydneyfunmum!
by Elaine (score: 3|7422) 1363 days ago
The toilets are there. There are two ovals - a top one and a bottom one at the end of the driveway running alongside the playground that leads to the carpark. The toilet block is between the two ovals, next to the carpark. It is about a 60m walk from the playground.
by vmray (score: 0|4) 1360 days ago
Great article! Looks like an amazing place in your beautiful pictures.
by Jay Johnson (score: 3|1368) 1362 days ago
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