Best playgrounds in Sydney

Check out the top playgrounds in Sydney, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Coogee Beach
1. Coogee Beach
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80 local reviews
Coogee Beach
Natural feature
Ren & Nick
Easy to get to on the 370 bus and just lovely. Todal pools, playground, stunning beach and loads of cafes
Kim & Russell
Coogee is a delightful seaside destination for families, with a patrolled beach, swimming baths and a promena…
Greg
Great for sunbathing, swimming surfing and playing. Ocean pools (baths) at both ends. Crowded on summer weeken…
1. Coogee Beach
1. Coogee Beach
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80 local reviews
Coogee Beach
Ren & Nick
Ren & Nick
Easy to get to on the 370 bus and just lovely. Todal pools, playground, stunning beach and loads of cafes
Kim & Russell
Kim & Russell
Coogee is a delightful seaside destination for families, with a patrolled beach, swimming baths and a promenade with barbeque areas and pla…
Greg
Greg
Great for sunbathing, swimming surfing and playing. Ocean pools (baths) at both ends. Crowded on summer weekends, but quiet and peaceful at …
2. Centennial Park
2. Centennial Park
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211 local reviews
Grand Dr, Centennial Park, Sydney
+61 2 9339 6699
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Annabel
A beautiful recreation area in the middle of Sydney’s densely populated eastern suburbs. It is also home to di…
Tammy & Lola
A beautiful recreation area in the middle of Sydney’s densely populated eastern suburbs. It is also home to di…
Alex
A beautiful recreation area in the middle of Sydney’s densely populated eastern suburbs. It is also home to di…
2. Centennial Park
2. Centennial Park
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211 local reviews
Grand Dr, Centennial Park, Sydney
+61 2 9339 6699
Annabel
Annabel
A beautiful recreation area in the middle of Sydney’s densely populated eastern suburbs. It is also home to diverse flora and fauna and many…
Tammy & Lola
Tammy & Lola
A beautiful recreation area in the middle of Sydney’s densely populated eastern suburbs. It is also home to diverse flora and fauna and many…
Alex
Alex
A beautiful recreation area in the middle of Sydney’s densely populated eastern suburbs. It is also home to diverse flora and fauna and many…
3. The Entertainment Quarter
3. The Entertainment Quarter
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37 local reviews
122 Lang Road, Moore Park
Closed now
(02) 8117 6700
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Lucy (and Matt)
The precinct features many specialty shops, bars, cafes, restaurants, Hoyts cinemas, live entertainment venues…
Mandy
Features: The Comedy Store, Restuarants, Cinemas, Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney Cricket Ground, Saturday foo…
Phil & Lisa
Another place for movies and things to do for kids - including laser tag and bowling. Search 'entertainment qu…
3. The Entertainment Quarter
3. The Entertainment Quarter
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37 local reviews
122 Lang Road, Moore Park
Closed now
(02) 8117 6700
Lucy (and Matt)
Lucy (and Matt)
The precinct features many specialty shops, bars, cafes, restaurants, Hoyts cinemas, live entertainment venues including a comedy store and …
Mandy
Mandy
Features: The Comedy Store, Restuarants, Cinemas, Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney Cricket Ground, Saturday food markets, ten pin bowling, ch…
Phil & Lisa
Phil & Lisa
Another place for movies and things to do for kids - including laser tag and bowling. Search 'entertainment quarter' online for what's on. T…
4. Bronte Beach
4. Bronte Beach
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80 local reviews
1 Bronte Marine Dr, Bronte, Sydney
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Nigel
Bronte beach and park boasts great coastal views, beautiful adjoining parkland and gully, and a bustling café …
Keira
My absolute favourite thing to do on a nice day is to go to Bronte Beach. You can do the Bondi to Bronte walk…
Lindsay
Superb beach only a short walk from the house. Ocean pool & Bogey Hole rock pools. Cafes and restaurants over…
4. Bronte Beach
4. Bronte Beach
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80 local reviews
1 Bronte Marine Dr, Bronte, Sydney
Nigel
Nigel
Bronte beach and park boasts great coastal views, beautiful adjoining parkland and gully, and a bustling café strip. There is a large BBQ an…
Keira
Keira
My absolute favourite thing to do on a nice day is to go to Bronte Beach. You can do the Bondi to Bronte walk and take in all the beautiful…
Lindsay
Lindsay
Superb beach only a short walk from the house. Ocean pool & Bogey Hole rock pools. Cafes and restaurants overlooking the beach. Wonderful p…
5. Grant Reserve, Coogee
5. Grant Reserve, Coogee
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4 local reviews
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Ellen
Fantastic playground! Shore views, and huge. One of our regulars, although we have a great playground 1 minute…
Amanda
Large kids playground by the beach
Greg
Walk south all the way to Maroubra Beach and beyond, or walk north all the way to Bondi Beach and beyond. A mu…
5. Grant Reserve, Coogee
5. Grant Reserve, Coogee
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4 local reviews
Ellen
Ellen
Fantastic playground! Shore views, and huge. One of our regulars, although we have a great playground 1 minute away, corner of Melody and Do…
Amanda
Amanda
Large kids playground by the beach
Greg
Greg
Walk south all the way to Maroubra Beach and beyond, or walk north all the way to Bondi Beach and beyond. A must see - bring your camera and…
6. Manly Beach
6. Manly Beach
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137 local reviews
Manly Beach, Manly
(02) 9976 1430
Establishment
Toni & Victor
Art gallery, cafes, restaurants, playgrounds, cinema, theatre, live music - all walking distance from Manly Be…
Eleanor
You will find all the main shops along the Corso leading to Manly Beach, newsagency, playground for kids and o…
Sabrina
Iconic spot offering patrolled surfing & swimming areas, plus an ocean swimming pool & a playground.
6. Manly Beach
6. Manly Beach
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137 local reviews
Manly Beach, Manly
(02) 9976 1430
Toni & Victor
Toni & Victor
Art gallery, cafes, restaurants, playgrounds, cinema, theatre, live music - all walking distance from Manly Beach
Eleanor
Eleanor
You will find all the main shops along the Corso leading to Manly Beach, newsagency, playground for kids and of course the famous surf beach…
Sabrina
Sabrina
Iconic spot offering patrolled surfing & swimming areas, plus an ocean swimming pool & a playground.
7. Beare Park
7. Beare Park
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25 local reviews
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Cassandra
Boasts fantastic views of the harbour and includes playgrounds, barbecue and picnic areas.
Phillip
A park for the locals on the edge of Elizabeth Bay. Plenty of boats moored nearby, a playground for the kids a…
Hugh
A beautiful harbourside park with steps leading down to the water
7. Beare Park
7. Beare Park
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25 local reviews
Cassandra
Cassandra
Boasts fantastic views of the harbour and includes playgrounds, barbecue and picnic areas.
Phillip
Phillip
A park for the locals on the edge of Elizabeth Bay. Plenty of boats moored nearby, a playground for the kids and a couple of coffee shops cl…
Hugh
Hugh
A beautiful harbourside park with steps leading down to the water
8. Redfern Park
8. Redfern Park
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17 local reviews
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Lesley
Love this park ! Has a kiosk for coffee plus there are coffee shops across the road. Imaginative playground, L…
Suzy
Newly refurbished park with funky kids playground, fountain and sports oval. Opposite the Woolworths supermark…
Suzy
Newly refurbished park with funky kids playground, fountain and sports oval. Opposite the Woolworths supermark…
8. Redfern Park
8. Redfern Park
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17 local reviews
Lesley
Lesley
Love this park ! Has a kiosk for coffee plus there are coffee shops across the road. Imaginative playground, Late afternoon lots of families…
Suzy
Suzy
Newly refurbished park with funky kids playground, fountain and sports oval. Opposite the Woolworths supermarket too, which is handy!
Suzy
Suzy
Newly refurbished park with funky kids playground, fountain and sports oval. Opposite the Woolworths supermarket too, which is handy!
9. Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre
9. Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre
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7 local reviews
21 Black Street, Marrickville
Closed now
(02) 9565 1906
Establishment
Simon
Like the Victoria Park pool, this one is in the middle of a nice park. It's more relaxed and a little more sub…
Kirsty
Pool, playground & park
Sarina
Heated pool and gym- there is a hydrotherapy pool and childcare for under 5s Mon - Fri mornings.
9. Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre
9. Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre
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7 local reviews
21 Black Street, Marrickville
Closed now
(02) 9565 1906
Simon
Simon
Like the Victoria Park pool, this one is in the middle of a nice park. It's more relaxed and a little more suburban than the Victoria Park p…
Kirsty
Kirsty
Pool, playground & park
Sarina
Sarina
Heated pool and gym- there is a hydrotherapy pool and childcare for under 5s Mon - Fri mornings.
10. Darling Harbour
10. Darling Harbour
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98 local reviews
Darling Harbour, Sydney
(02) 9240 8500
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Lea
Stroll around Darling Harbour (great for kids as it possibly has the best playground in town) and stop for a h…
Julie
This recently renewed entertainment precinct is a great place to enjoy our harbour city. There is something fo…
Sydney Harbour
Restaurants, bars, cafes, shopping & entertainment within walking distance
10. Darling Harbour
10. Darling Harbour
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98 local reviews
Darling Harbour, Sydney
(02) 9240 8500
Lea
Lea
Stroll around Darling Harbour (great for kids as it possibly has the best playground in town) and stop for a hot chocolate at the Lindt Caf…
Julie
Julie
This recently renewed entertainment precinct is a great place to enjoy our harbour city. There is something for everyone here including a mu…
Sydney Harbour
Sydney Harbour
Restaurants, bars, cafes, shopping & entertainment within walking distance
11. Maroubra Beach
11. Maroubra Beach
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40 local reviews
Maroubra Beach
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Nicole
Beautiful beach with a playground area for children.
Mandy
Great swimming and surf beach with kids playground, skate park, cafes.
Colleen And Michael
Great surfing beach
11. Maroubra Beach
11. Maroubra Beach
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40 local reviews
Maroubra Beach
Nicole
Nicole
Beautiful beach with a playground area for children.
Mandy
Mandy
Great swimming and surf beach with kids playground, skate park, cafes.
Colleen And Michael
Colleen And Michael
Great surfing beach
12. Sydney Park
12. Sydney Park
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58 local reviews
Establishment
Verity
Sydney Park is wonderful! It has wetlands for bird life, playgrounds for kid life, big spaces for dog life, an…
Chris
This is one of Sydney's most beautiful parks. It covers a lot of land and there is something for everyone. The…
Jane
Sydney Park has 40 hectares of lush grass, landscaped gardens, rolling hills, meandering pathways and pictures…
12. Sydney Park
12. Sydney Park
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58 local reviews
Verity
Verity
Sydney Park is wonderful! It has wetlands for bird life, playgrounds for kid life, big spaces for dog life, and is a great place for a run o…
Chris
Chris
This is one of Sydney's most beautiful parks. It covers a lot of land and there is something for everyone. The fitness enthusiast, families …
Jane
Jane
Sydney Park has 40 hectares of lush grass, landscaped gardens, rolling hills, meandering pathways and picturesque wetlands. Creeks flow thro…