Top 10 Best Childrens Playgrounds

Apple Fun Park- Donnybrook (WA)

The Apple FunPark is known for being the biggest ‘free entry’ playground in Australia and was opened in 2008. From toddlers to teenagers- this park has activities and games for all ages. Located in the South West WA town of Donnybrook, it features BBQ areas, water, toilets and is fully fenced for kids safety and parents peace of mind. (Photo: J Archibald)1-apple-fun-park-j-archibald

Leanyer Recreational Park- Darwin (NT)

Located in the Darwin suburb of Leanyer. Incorporating 3 giant water slides, large pool & wet play area (perfect for toddlers) , shaded playground areas and a skate park complete with a kiosk- the Leanyer Recreational Park is an absolute hit with families- its hard to believe its FREE! The year-round warm temperatures in Darwin make this a very popular spot most afternoons and weekends. (Photo: J Archibald)2-leanyer-recreational-park-j-archibald

Muddys Playground- Cairns (QLD)

Muddys playground is the Cairns ‘hot spot’ for the kids to ‘cool off’ and splash around and pretty much have a blast in this adventure playground. Featuring a flying fox, rope bridge, puzzle games and slides- a safe, modern and most importantly a fun place for the kids. The inclusion of the disabled-use Liberty Swing allows kids of all abilities to join in the fun- nice one Cairns! (Photo: J Archibald)3-muddys-playground-j-archibald

Apex Park- Stratford (VIC)

You don’t often see too many medieval themed playgrounds in your travels but this award winning playground in Stratford, Victoria deserves a special mention as being pretty awesome. There are picnic and BBQ areas close by, toilet facilities and even a BMX track. Lets the kids explore the dragon statue and climb the all-abilities adventure castle. Lets the kids imagination go wild. (Photo: J Archibald)4-apex-park-stratford-j-archibald

WetSide Water Education Park- Pialba (QLD)

WetSide is a fun and educational water park located in Pialba near Hervey Bay QLD. The TotSide Children’s play area (a part of the WetSide facility) is designed especially for under 5’s. A fibreglass sea sculpture forms the centrepiece and as the kids play, small water jets randomly spray gentle squirts of water up from the floor, fascinating the young ones who will enjoy chasing them around the play area. (Photo: Fraser Coast)5-wetside-fraser-coast

Bluewater Lagoon- Mackay (QLD)

Located in the north QLD city of Mackay, the Bluewater Lagoon shines as one of QLD’s best FREE water parks. 3 beautiful blue lagoons are placed in a tiered fashion with 2 of them being connected by a small waterfall. Complete with a 20m water slide, kids playground and various safe water activities- fun, stinger-free swimming for everyone. (Photo: Brooke Miles)1-bluewater-lagoon-brooke-miles

The Strand Waterpark- Townsville (QLD)

Although Townsville boasts some amazing beaches, many kids would agree that the best water based play area in Townsville is located along The Strand. Complete with slides and a tipping water bucket, this free family-friendly playground and water park is busy all year round. (Photo: Chris McLennan)2-the-strand-waterpark-chris-mclennan

Lake Macquarie Variety Playground- Speers Point (NSW)

One of Australia’s most awarded playgrounds in Australia- and for good reason. The Lake Macquarie Variety Playground located in Speers Point Park has some of the best facilities you could wish for (too many to list). And best of all it promotes a real positive play area for kids of all ages and abilities focussing on the development of kids strength, balance and confidence. The giant slide is a real lotta fun too! (Photo: The Lake Macquarie City Council)3-lake-macquarie-variety-playground-lake-macquarie-city-council

Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground- Warnambool (VIC)

The Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground located in Warnambool, Victoria is a family friendly area usable all year round. A huge 20 hectare adventure playground and a real paradise for kids of all ages. With giant slides, a maze, flying foxes and boat rides. Families can enjoy the many walking paths around the lakes and have lunch at one of the sheltered picnic areas. (Photo: J. Archibald)4-lake-pertobe-playground-j-archibald

Bonython Park- Adelaide (SA)

We love the Bonython Park for a few reasons but one of the best features that impress us is the new inclusion of a “Learn to Ride’ mock roadway- a great way of teaching kids basic road rules and road safety. The park also includes a new giant all abilities ‘accessible playground’, impressive flying fox, swings and a great walking track. Opened in 2012- the Bonython Park is quickly making a name for itself amongst young families (both local and visitors). Nice job! (Photo: Adelaide City Council)5-bonython-park-adelaide-city-council