It was the search for the ideal fully fenced playground that set me off researching Sydney’s best places.
I had a really wild, hyper boy-child who was a serial bolter. I could run faster than him for the first couple of years.
Then I was pregnant with number two son and it became just too dangerous to go anywhere he could escape from.
After that, the twin factor kept us safely inside fenced playgrounds.
For all those mums, dads and carers of active boys, toddler-baby combinations, twins, triplets and quads and also kids with special needs, here’s my list of the best fenced playgrounds in Sydney’s north.
PS Click here to find fenced playgrounds in other areas of Syney.
Stanley Street, Chatswood; excellent equipment including a great train, right by an oval, good shade, fabby place for littler ones.
Bicentennial Park Playground, West Pymble
Lofberg Road, West Pymble; superb new equipment, other play areas for older kids, grassy spaces, bike track outside, pool nearby.
Council website here.
Birdwood Avenue, Collaroy; wonderful views and very large playrgound with excellent equipment, bike track, cafes quite near.
On the reserve above the playground, excellent for younger kids.
Grasemere Children’s park, Cremorne
One readers favourite, see comments below. Thank you!
This is a lovely playground with great views and good equipment, but no toilet!!
Cameron Avenue, Queenscliff; fab views, good play equipment and large size, cafes quite near, near to beach.
Mosman War Memorial Children’s Playground
Cnr Gouldsbury Street and The Crescent, Mosman; handy for shops and cafes, good size, top equipment, bike tracks inside play area.
Council website here.
Campbell Parade, Manly Vale; very large fenced area, by ovals, bike track, dry creek area, fantastic bushy feel.
A real hidden gem, with some lovely equipment and a bushy feel.
Mona Street, Mona Vale; huge area of play equipment inside fence, cafe right beside playground, bike track and grassy spaces outside, beaut views.
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Excellent equipment for older and younger children, plus a huge oval with a bike track all around.
Read all the details here.
(It’s missing the two Northbridge playgrounds, Dee Why and Grasmere, but I’ve run out of time!! )
These are the ones that are worth making a trip for, worth meeting friends at.
And I would absolutely LOVE to hear your additions to this list.
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