There are some amazing parks across Sydney designed with older kids in mind, but with weekend sports, parties, work and other commitments, it’s hard to have the time to visit them! If you are lucky enough to have a bit of spare time, why not check out one of these travel-worthy playgrounds.
Blaxland Riverside Park
Jamieson St, Sydney Olympic Park
You’ll find: Slides, flying foxes, tunnels, slides, rock climbing, multi-level treehouse, water play (all year round!), toilets, lots of picnics spots and a kiosk on weekends, public holidays and school holidays!
Bobbin Head Playground
Access via Kuring Gai Chase Rd, Mt Colah and Bobbin Head Rd, North Turramurra
You’ll find: a beautiful fully fenced plaground with lots of equipment, a cafe, toilets, creek with sand, the marina and bushwalks! It’s a great family day out. Read our full write up here.
Carss Bush Park
Carwar Ave, Carss Park (on the Georges River)
You’ll find: Climbing, swinging, lots of nature-inspired elements, rope courses and arches, lots of picnic areas, a cafe next door with toilets, play areas for younger and older kids – the list goes on!
Fairfield Aventure Park
Vine Street, Fairfield
You’ll find: slides, climbing frames, flying fox, giant swing, BBQ’s, seating, toilets and MORE! This one is definitely aimed at older kids and tweens!
Howard Park, Gregory Hills
Burrell Road, Spring Farm
You’ll find: A HUGE rope climbing frame, slides, dedicated fenced area for little kids, swings, half basketball court, ping pong tables, rock climbing, seating & picnic areas but toilets are not super close by!
Ian Potter’s WILD PLAY Garden, Centennial Parklands
Grand Drive, opposite the York Rd gates, in Centennial Park (follow park signs once in)
You’ll find: a massive treehouse structure with crossings and slides, balancing beams, bamboo forest, water play, tunnels – it’s all about nature and letting kids imaginations run wild! The playground also has picnic areas and toilets. FYI- Wild Play will be closed 1-31 August 2019 so the plants can have a rest, plus 400 new plants will be planted!
Inglis Park, Randwick
164 Barker St, Randwick
You’ll find: There’s a brand new reason to travel to Randwick and it’s called Inglis park. There’s one word for this playground – AMAZING. There are lots of restaurants nearby too, if you have time to squeeze in lunch or a coffee! Read more here!
2B Boundary Rd, Mortdale
You’ll find: HUGE slides, climbing walls, a flying fox, swings, vortex swing, area for little kids with a shade sail, bike/scooter track for younger kids, basketball courts for older kids, as well as BBQ’s, picnic areas and toilets.
Riverside Playground, Springs Farm
Burrell Road, Spring Farm
You’ll find: Great cubby houses that double as climbing structures, slides, seesaws, trampolines, swings, flying fox, several large climbing rope frames, trampolines and so much more! It’s also wheelchair accessible with various picnic and seating spots.
Chalmers &, Homebush Rd, Strathfield
You’ll find: multiple play areas for different aged kids, HUGE flying foxes, large slides, rope climbing, music play area, vortex swings, ball area and so much more – all on soft fall ground. There are toilets and picnic areas onsite too. Learn more here!
Waitara Ave, Waitara
You’ll find: a dedicated fully fenced, soft fall ground for littlies, and an area that older kids can enjoy with tall slides, a huge climbing structure, in-ground trampolines, swings and more. There is also seating, picnic areas and toilets on site.