Nothing sounds better than a day of care-free family fun than a trip to one of the daring playgrounds of Sydney. These playgrounds boast of crazy equipment to rocket your kid’s imagination and are great for adrenaline-pumping play dates with the kids.

Don’t believe us? Check out our carefully curated list of the best playgrounds in Sydney, where we reached out to parents, grandparents, and even the most experienced nannies to confirm, that these five playgrounds, are by far, the best. In fact, you may just find yourself planning your next family outing as you read through.

Oatley Park Adventure Playground

As part of the Governments program of everyone can play comes to a new space that is located right along the Southern Sydney’s Georges River, which is the most significant play area we have seen. The Oatley Park Adventure playground is great for nature lovers as it has utilised the natural landscape of the park’s bushland environment with added equipment that has been erected mostly from natural materials. The children have plenty of shade to protect them from the sun. The centrepiece of the playground has a massive three-story structure that comes with a slippery dip, ladders, tunnels, ropes and more. The play tower promises plenty of adventure for the kids. There is a smaller slide located on the bottom level for the little ones and a climbing frame, worm tunnel, lower play deck and gangplank. The playground even has a stationery steam train and a flying fox.

Grant Reserve, Coogee

Oatley Park mini playground red peacock ride

This playground is perfect for the Summer. Located right next to the beach means you can take the coastal walk to the playground. Featuring an epic climbable spider web surrounded by endless small slides, climbing areas, swings, musical play elements, spinning wheels, fun mirrors, and so much more. While the kids are off on their adventure, parents can take breaks in the beautiful shaded picnic areas, shops and cafes and enjoy a picnic on a warm summer’s day while keeping an eye on the kids.

Strathfield Park Playground

Your kids won’t want to leave this playground with its three monster slides that project off climbing towers, a netted suspension bridge a flying fox and play equipment for the little ones. It doesn’t matter if your kids are little or big; there is something here to keep them all entertained. Time to find out what the excitement is about.

Lizard Log, Sydney Parklands

An award-winning playground has been designed to blend it with the natural environment around it. Built with water park elements making Summer a great time to visit. Not a fan of water? There’s rock climbing, a nest swing, a big sandpit with diggers to use and a super slide for those who’d rather stay dry.

Fairfield Adventure Park

This is a park that has been around for a few years and will surely impress the young kids along with the teenagers. A 30m slide that sits at the top of the Hilltop and is labelled as the biggest playground slide located in Western Sydney. It glistens and twirls in the sun and truly has to be seen to be believed.

Blaxland Riverside Park & Playground

mum in blue jeans holding toddler on natural playground

The Blaxland playground does have the WOW factor all the kids look for. When you arrive, you will feel like you have entered a world of endless play. Plenty of play equipment to mesmerise your kids with hidden tunnels and slides that zip over hillsides and climbing nets with a massive spinning satellite dish. Don’t forget to check out the double flying fox, the Viking swing as well as the huge splash area where the kids can get soaked and keep cool. Be mindful during Summer and bring some hats and sunscreen.

Pack the picnic, the kids, call up your local nanny agency to cancel, bring towels, snacks and water bottles and your enthusiasm, looks like there is some family holiday fun to be had in Sydney.

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