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Published June 1st 2020
The little ones will love these playgrounds
It has been a while since we have been able to get out in the fresh air and enjoy outdoor amenities. Since the restrictions are eased (at the time of writing) and Sydney is slowly is coming back alive with its attractions, the list below is the perfect way to get the kids out of the house and burn off all that isolation energy.
The list below features Sydney's best playgrounds:
*Please feel free to add to the list :)
1. Darling Harbour Playground
The little ones will be occupied for hours on end with the water pumps, streams, and jets, water buckets and contraptions, thrilling giant slides, ropes, and flying foxes.
There are also several fast-food chains, toilets, water bubblers, and convenience stores nearby.
Located in Parramatta Park, Domain Creek Playground is home to three playgrounds:
The Pavilion Flat Playground for younger children.
Paperbark Playground, located in the historic gardens precinct near George Street Gatehouse.
Domain Creek Playground, which is a nature-based playground filled with mazes from branches and wire, plenty of green space for running around, water pumps & sand diggers, and the pod of sunken trampolines.
This large play area in Fairfield is specially designed for teenagers and older children. It is home to gigantic slides and climbing nets, a sky bridge with three exit slides, 33-metre long double flying fox, and surrounding playing fields and natural parklands.
This new adventure playground in Casula features jaw-dropping play equipment for kids of all ages. Located on the banks of the Georges River, the playground includes out-of-this-world, flume-like slides, and Ninja Warrior-inspired exercise zone where the little ones can dip, swing, hop & run between obstacles.
There is also an eight-metre Sky Walk and smaller playground for toddlers which includes ropes, bridges, and slides.
Located in the natural wonderland of Western Sydney Parklands, this 200-hectare park is home to a fantastic kids' playground which features a giant sandpit with colourful geometric climbing towers with slides and nets at various exits, flying fox, swings, and balancing beams.
The park is also home to spectacular walking and cycling tracks, 20 barbecues, and 13 picnic shelters.
This designer playground is the ultimate outdoor adventure for active kids. There is a treehouse, rubber-mounded rock climbing walls, giant webbed bed, plenty of swings, flying foxes and slides, and more.
The playground covers around 300 metres and sits near the Parramatta River. There is also a water park for splashing around during those warmer days.
Pirrama means 'rocking stone' in Gadigal, and the 1.8-hectare park in Pyrmont is home to an excellent playground which includes a massive sandpit. This waterside playground is the wide-open pathway packed with water fountains, two baby swings, a small slide, and spinning-gravitational-rotators.
For older kids, there are giant nets and open lawns.
This playground features slides built into a hill so the little ones can climb up, or roll down, triangular climbing nets, swings, bridges, water play zone, barbecue areas, a kiosk selling coffee and breakfast snacks, and the playground is near the Sydney Park Kids Bike Track, which has purpose-built cycleways and working traffic lights for learners.
Located in Forest Lodge, this new playground (opened in 2018) is home to a custom-built play area that includes colourful, painted balancing beans, sandpit, swings, slides, climbing nets, free barbecues, and more.
Located in the middle of two major roads in Sydney, this 9 hectare Park is an oasis. It includes open play areas, play equipment, including flying fox, bowl spinner, climbing nets, swings, spring riders, picnic benches, shaded areas, and more.
Located in King George Park, Rozelle, this playground includes an adventure playground featuring hillside slides, swings, flying fox, tripod swing, sports fields, dog-friendly walking paths, water bubbles, and toilets.
This Playground features an adventure park with play equipment including a large climbing rope structure, 30m cable ride, 3-metre slide, sky surf, basket swings, board rider, air rider, rodeo board, as well as open lawns and gardens.
Named after Campbelltown's sister city in Japan, this park and playground include climbing frames, slides, swings, jungle gyms, interactive learning games, open lawn spaces, picnic areas, playground activities, walking & cycling paths, barbecues, shaded areas, and more.
Located in Centennial Parklands this "garden playground" features plants, shrubs, flowers, and trees galore, artisanal water play area, dramatic landscape, bamboo forest, turtle mound, a treehouse with a slide, bridges, balance beams, tunnels, and much more.
Strathfield Park is one of Sydney's oldest and best-maintained Parks. You will find play equipment for children of all ages, including huge slides, adventure play area, sky towers, climbing net and wall, triple flying fox, mini train, cubby house, sensory play area, and more.
Located in Hunters Hill, this playground is fantastic for adventurous kids. The playground features a long flying fox, shaded play equipment, twist slides, monkey bars, swings, wooden cubby house, challenging play gym, and more.
There is a humungous slide, digging spots, double flying fox, balancing areas, teen space, shaded areas, bridges, giant adventure walkway, worm tunnel, play tower, multiple play decks, picnic & barbecue areas, and much more.
This playground located in Mortdale includes a rope climbing tower, slippery dip, plenty of walking, cycling and scooter pathways, climbing structure, flying fox, two bucket swings, netball & basketball courts, and more.