If you haven’t yet been to Darling Quarter Playground with the tribe, summer is the perfect time to pop in and have a play! Here’s 5 reasons we love this awesome Sydney playground.
It has a huge water play area
There is everything from waterways to walk through to pumps and mechanisms to make the water go faster, slower and spin it around in circles and of course there is a sprinkler spray area where the kids can get completely soaked on a hot day.
There is also plenty of shade and seating surrounding the water play area for parents to sit and for the kids to sit and have a rest. But be warned – the area is huge and it is packed with people especially in the school holidays so keep an eye on the kids and make sure they know not to wander away from the grown ups.
It has equipment for kids of all ages
There is so much to do at this playground you’re not waiting long for a turn. There are two sets of slides, .one that has a mountain climbing rope to get to the top and a long slide down to the bottom, and then smaller twin slides for the tiny ones. There is also two webbed climbing nets – a huge one for the dare devils and a smaller one for the little kids. There is also a great flying fox and some swings tucked away and a sand pit for a little dig.
There is a cafe and toilets in the area
The playground is surrounded by loads of restaurants but if you haven’t packed a picnic for the day, you don’t have to go far at all with a small cafe based inside the park. There are also nearby public toilets which makes it easy when nature calls.
There is plenty of shade
This park has shade sails over the play area and umbrellas covering the seating in the water play area. You will still need to pack a hat and sunscreen as it’s not all under cover but it’s fantastic to be able to find cooler spots to grab a seat.
It’s centrally located
This playground is a stone’s throw from Sydney CBD. We were able to walk through Darling Harbour and up to the large department stores. It’s also near to public transport and parking. It is also near shops, restaurants and not far from attractions such as Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and the National Maritime Museum if you’re looking to make a day of it.
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