Get the kids outdoors these school holidays and enjoy some of Sydney’s most popularly visited playgrounds.
Centennial Parklands has five outdoor playgrounds and one indoor play centre for children. Most are ideally located close to parking and/or major public transport routes. Even more ideally (for the parents), several are located close to coffee!
Also, one of our playgrounds also features a great Liberty Swing – a swing that allows children in wheelchairs to enjoy all the fun too.
The popular Queens Park Playground is both a great playground for kids, but is right next door to the Queens Park Shed (for parents!)
Playgrounds in Centennial Parklands
There are five playgrounds in Centennial Parklands:
Paddington Gates Playground
Located between the historic Paddington Gates and the Centennial Park Reservoir, this delightful playground (originally known as “the Rocket Park“) is designed for children aged between 1-12 years.
The double see-saw and two play spaces have been created to cater to the varying needs of children, with climbing, swinging, spinning, balancing and sliding equipment, as well as a quiet play area. The ‘younger area’ of the playground is fenced.
Paddington Playground in Centennial Park
There is a shaded area with a barbecue installed close by. An accessible toilet is also located near the playground car park.
The playground also features our accessible Liberty Swing, which is a great swing system that allows access by kids who use wheelchairs.
The wonderful Liberty Swing at Paddington Gates Playground
And the latest news?
We’ll have a mobile coffee cart regularly located at the Paddington Gates Playground – Lord of the Beans. Max, the owner, will be there on weekends, public holidays and will set up on occasion during school holidays and at other peak periods.
Centennial Parklands Dining Playground
This playground – one of the most popular in the Parklands – is located adjacent to the Centennial Parklands Dining in the heart of Centennial Park.
The playground provides an engaging and experiential experience for kids 0 – 5 year olds, incorporating interactive sound features, with modern play equipment, giant guiros, a water feature, ‘hug-me’ poles and turtle sculptures. The design incorporates timbers and heritage stone gathered from within the Parklands and picnic tables and areas.
The Centennial Parklands Dining Playground is popular and just metres away from the kiosk and cafe in Centennial Park
Learners Cycleway Playground
The Learners Cycleway playground is located conveniently within the children’s Learner’s Cycleway near the southern edge of Centennial Park.
It features slides, swings, climbing equipment and is adjacent a public barbecue, toilets and has large shade trees around its boundary.
The children’s Learner’s Cycleway Playground is part of a very popularly visited precinct in Centennial Park
Queens Park Playground
This playground is located adjacent to Darley Road, Queens Park, and next to the popular Queens Park Shed.
It caters for all ages and features climbing frames, slides, interactive play equipment and shade structures. The playground is fenced with grassed areas inside to sit and enjoy a snack in between playtime!
There is also an amenities block adjacent to the playground.
The line up at the Queens Park Playground makes this an engaging place to play
Moore Park Rotunda Playground
The small Moore Park Rotunda playground, located on the corner of Moore Park Road and Anzac Parade in Moore Park West, offers experiences and equipment for children from 1-12 years.
Moore Park Rotunda Playground is adjacent the sports fields and popular dog walking areas of Moore Park West
Indoor Play Centre – Monkey Mania
While our outdoor playgrounds offer variety and fun for kids, we also have a fantastic indoor play centre at the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park.
Monkey Mania offers play equipment for ages 1-12, inflatable jumping castle, dedicated toddlers area with uniquely themed party rooms, café and friendly mature staff. And there are the electric kiddies go-karts!
Monkey Mania offer a family membership for $12 for the year with benefits that include discounted entry and food pricing.
Monkey Mania is a great rainy day option for kids!
Want to be part of making something special for the kids of Sydney? We are creating Sydney’s very first children’s garden in Centennial Park – an amazing wild play experience that generations of kids will enjoy. We need your help to make it a reality. Support the Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden today!