Glenbrook Park’s stage 2 area is now open for play and it’s a hit with local tribes. Find out what’s on offer at Glenbrook park and why we love it.
Stage 2 of the newly revamped Glenbrook Park is now open and is a fantastic place to take the tribe for a play. There is plenty of equipment meaning they won’t have to wait too long for a turn on something, and it’s fully fenced in which is great because it is a very big space. Toilets are located next to the playground and there are gazebos outside the fencing which makes it a fab place for a picnic or a party.
Parking in Glenbrook can be tricky, because the village is extremely popular, but there are lots of places to park within walking distance of the playground.
The new part of Glenbrook Park has a few really awesome pieces of equipment which have improved the play area for kids of all ages and abilities.
- Climbing pyramid
- Large slide
- Two in-ground trampolines
- Monkey bars
- Two flying foxes
The rest of the playground is more suited to younger children, but includes some great play equipment also.
- Viewing tower
- Water pump
- Horse climbing frame
- Spinning apparatus
- Small slide
Age and abilities
The newer section of Glenbrook Park is suitable for children of all ages, however the main climbing frame and slide is better suited to older children. The rope pyramid is the way up to the top of the slide, so if your child isn’t confident with heights or climbing, particularly on a pyramid that has lots of children on it, it’s best to wait until they are safe to climb.
There are two flying foxes – one is a seat with a harness meaning children of all ages and abilities are free to have a ride. The second flying fox is a rope with a round bottom that the kids have to hang onto and wrap their legs around, and because there is some flight at the end of the line, it’s best to check your child is old enough to hang on tight if riding this flying fox.
The swings have a mixture of toddler bucket seats, normal swing seats and the all abilities swings that allow children to lay back on it. There is also a web swing which means multiple kids can have a swing at the same time.
What else is there to do in Glenbrook?
If you’re in the area, there is plenty to do. There are lots of great cafes to grab a bite to eat at, including 2773 which is very kid-friendly. The Blue Mountains National Park is only a few minutes drive from the village, so a dip in Jellybean Pool in the summer is a great treat, or a picnic at one of the campsites is fun too. There are lots of great bushwalks available in the lower Blue Mountains also.
If you love supporting local businesses too, Glenbrook Cinema is open and showing kids movies during the school holidays so be sure to duck in and check their sessions out!
There are also fortnightly markets at the old Glenbrook infant’s school grounds, so if you pick a weekend where the markets are on, there is plenty of locally made wares on offer.