Best Playgrounds in Sydney 2017

Published: 11th October 2017

With thirty-degree days just around the corner, it’s as good a time as ever to encourage your little ones to stretch both their legs and their imaginations; and what better place to do so than in one of the many playgrounds around Sydney?

Here at My Best Gift, we’ve scouted for the best of the best, and rounded up a list of our favourite playgrounds that your children will surely love.

Fairfield Adventure Park, Fairfield

It’s no surprise that Fairfield Adventure Park is one of Sydney’s most popular playgrounds amongst children of all ages. This massive playground has something for everyone— for the more adventurous, attempt scaling an 11-metre tall climbing net that leads to a choice of three long tube slides; and for those daunted by these enormous structures, don’t fret. The playground also has a variety of swings, spinning wheels, and even a little trampoline to keep your little ones well occupied.

Birriwa Reserve Outdoor Youth Space, Mount Annan

Located in Sydney’s southwest, this exciting space was specifically designed with tweens in mind. As such, don’t expect to find your average run-of-the-mill playground equipment here. Instead, prepare to be challenged by dynamic structures and trilling play equipment, all meant to mimic the movements required in extreme sports. With names like Skysurf, Rodeoboard, Board Rider and Air Glider, you know there’s no kidding around.

Blaxland Riverside Park, Sydney Olympic Park

Sitting pretty just beside Parramatta River, Blaxland Riverside Park is an inviting sight for both children and adults. It currently holds the title of being the biggest playground in Sydney, and for good reason too. Stretching over three hectares, this colourful space is packed with every play element you can dream of— from a 12-metre tall tree house to a massive water feature— your kids will definitely be begging to come back for more.

Wuluba Park, Waterloo

Calling all daredevils - have we got something that will leave you shrieking for joy. Standing proud and tall in the middle of Wulubu Park is a 3-story high slippery slide. To reach the top, kids will need to first break a sweat and manoeuvre their way up a series of rope ladders.

Parents will also be glad to know that the playground has been deliberately constructed on a soft-surface floor; so younger kids can go all out and attempt to climb this challenging structure too!

Pirrama Park Playground, Pyrmont

If you fancy a change in scenery from the same ol’ playgrounds, Pirrama Park Playground is truly one like no other. From its aesthetics to its practicality, it takes into consideration children of all ages and abilities. Specifically, they have included a huge accessible spinner in its mix of playground equipment, so that children with disabilities can join in the fun.

On a hot day, kids can also choose between splashing around in an extensive water feature, or spend their time under the shade, building sandcastles in the playground’s gigantic sandpit.

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