Mother & Baby helps you get out and about with your little one with the Family Friendly Guide, our pick of the best parks, family-friendly restaurants and more… Here we’ve rounded up the best playgrounds that you and your little one can enjoy together.


Darling Quarter Kids Playground, Sydney

This spectacular space features oversized equipment your tot will love, such as the big slide, jumbo swings, tangled web, sand diggers and pump station.

Pirrama Park, Pyrmont

The sprinklers and fountains will be a huge hit with your kids on a hot day, plus they’ll also love the big sand pit, slippery dips and adventure playground.

Lizard Log playground, Western Sydney Parklands

Located among a natural bushland setting, there are awesome activities for kids, and you can pre-book one of the 20 picnic shelters for a family fun day.


St Kilda Adventure Playground, Melbourne

Mini Melburnians can explore this playground made from recycled goods, while having a ball on the trampolines, go-kart path, pirate ship and more.

Funfields, Whittlesea

Drive 66 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD and you’ll discover a waterpark for the whole family – from thrill-seeker rides for big kids and fun fountains for the littlies.


The Strand Water Park, Townsville

Free to enter, and located right next to the sea so a cool breeze is guaranteed, the kids can enjoy the slides, fountains and big water buckets.

Muddy’s playground, Cairns

Open every day of the year, Muddy’s includes water play areas, sound chimes, slides, play houses, puzzle games and story-telling areas.


Burnside Adventure Park, Adelaide

This award-winning playground inspires stimulating and imaginative play thanks to an array of features including stepping logs, rockers and climbing structures.

Bonython Park, Adelaide

Nestled among a natural setting, your little one will love the huge sand pit with bones to discover, a climbing net, swings and water pumps.


Caldew Park playground, West Hobart

If your little ones love trains, you need to take them here. There’s a train bridge and a play train, as well as swings and a tricycle track.

Princes Park, Battery Point

Located opposite the CSIRO, this playground offers a slide, climbing frame, hammock and plenty of sand to build castles.


Escarpment Park, Alkimos

Swings, climbing ropes, a slide and cubby house are all built on soft sand, with a nearby cafe for mum and dad to fuel up.

Whiteman Park, Whiteman

Go bush in Whiteman Park and check out the numerous playgrounds, children’s forest, mini water playground and wildlife park, as well as bird-flying displays.


Anula Regional Playground, Anula

This fun adventure-themed playground features a sand base, sun shade and lots of fun play equipment for the kids.

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