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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82 local reviews
Coogee Beach, Coogee
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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…
Melody
The locals beach. Like Bondi, but less touristy. And a direct bus route away - from right out the front. My fa…
1. Coogee Beach
1. Coogee Beach
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82 local reviews
Coogee Beach, Coogee
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…
Melody
Melody
The locals beach. Like Bondi, but less touristy. And a direct bus route away - from right out the front. My fave spot
2. Centennial Park
2. Centennial Park
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215 local reviews
Centennial Park, Centennial Park
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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…
Annabel
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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215 local reviews
Centennial Park, Centennial Park
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…
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…
3. The Entertainment Quarter
3. The Entertainment Quarter
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36 local reviews
122 Lang Rd, Moore Park
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+61 2 8117 6700
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Mandy
Features: The Comedy Store, Restuarants, Cinemas, Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney Cricket Ground, Saturday foo…
Lucy (And Matt)
The precinct features many specialty shops, bars, cafes, restaurants, Hoyts cinemas, live entertainment venues…
Pal
Nearest Cinemas. Wednesday and Saturday markets. A couple of decent bars: Bavarian Beer Cafe and Irish Pub.
3. The Entertainment Quarter
3. The Entertainment Quarter
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36 local reviews
122 Lang Rd, Moore Park
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+61 2 8117 6700
Mandy
Mandy
Features: The Comedy Store, Restuarants, Cinemas, Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney Cricket Ground, Saturday food markets, ten pin bowling, ch…
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 …
Pal
Pal
Nearest Cinemas. Wednesday and Saturday markets. A couple of decent bars: Bavarian Beer Cafe and Irish Pub.
4. Bronte Beach
4. Bronte Beach
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82 local reviews
Bronte Beach, Bronte
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Lindsay
Superb beach only a short walk from the house. Ocean pool & Bogey Hole rock pools. Cafes and restaurants over…
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…
Nigel
Bronte beach and park boasts great coastal views, beautiful adjoining parkland and gully, and a bustling café …
4. Bronte Beach
4. Bronte Beach
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82 local reviews
Bronte Beach, Bronte
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…
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…
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…
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
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Sabrina
Iconic spot offering patrolled surfing & swimming areas, plus an ocean swimming pool & a playground.
Toni & Victor
Art gallery, cafes, restaurants, playgrounds, cinema, theatre, live music - all walking distance from Manly Be…
Tina
My favourite beach. Enjoy a ferry ride over Sydney harbour and breath of fresh air. Once there, do some surfin…
6. Manly Beach
6. Manly Beach
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137 local reviews
Sabrina
Sabrina
Iconic spot offering patrolled surfing & swimming areas, plus an ocean swimming pool & a playground.
Toni & Victor
Toni & Victor
Art gallery, cafes, restaurants, playgrounds, cinema, theatre, live music - all walking distance from Manly Beach
Tina
Tina
My favourite beach. Enjoy a ferry ride over Sydney harbour and breath of fresh air. Once there, do some surfing, kayaking or paddle boarding…
7. Beare Park
7. Beare Park
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26 local reviews
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Phillip
A park for the locals on the edge of Elizabeth Bay. Plenty of boats moored nearby, a playground for the kids a…
Cassandra
Boasts fantastic views of the harbour and includes playgrounds, barbecue and picnic areas.
Troy
Cute little park on the edge of the harbour. Great for a picnic or just hang out and read a book.
7. Beare Park
7. Beare Park
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26 local reviews
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…
Cassandra
Cassandra
Boasts fantastic views of the harbour and includes playgrounds, barbecue and picnic areas.
Troy
Troy
Cute little park on the edge of the harbour. Great for a picnic or just hang out and read a book.
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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8 local reviews
Black St, Marrickville
Open · Closes 6:30 PM
+61 2 9565 1906
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Kirsty
Pool, playground & park
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…
David
Indoor pool - good for doing laps. Also has a play pool for little kids.
9. Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre
9. Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre
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8 local reviews
Black St, Marrickville
Open · Closes 6:30 PM
+61 2 9565 1906
Kirsty
Kirsty
Pool, playground & park
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…
David
David
Indoor pool - good for doing laps. Also has a play pool for little kids.
10. Darling Harbour
10. Darling Harbour
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100 local reviews
Darling Harbour, Sydney
+61 2 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…
Rebecca
Great place to enjoy a drink on the harbour or a stroll
10. Darling Harbour
10. Darling Harbour
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100 local reviews
Darling Harbour, Sydney
+61 2 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…
Rebecca
Rebecca
Great place to enjoy a drink on the harbour or a stroll
11. Maroubra Beach
11. Maroubra Beach
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44 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.
Ren & Nick
Low key, big waves, cute cafes
11. Maroubra Beach
11. Maroubra Beach
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44 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.
Ren & Nick
Ren & Nick
Low key, big waves, cute cafes
12. Sydney Park
12. Sydney Park
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55 local reviews
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Chris
This is one of Sydney's most beautiful parks. It covers a lot of land and there is something for everyone. The…
Verity
Sydney Park is wonderful! It has wetlands for bird life, playgrounds for kid life, big spaces for dog life, an…
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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55 local reviews
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 …
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…
Jane
Jane
Sydney Park has 40 hectares of lush grass, landscaped gardens, rolling hills, meandering pathways and picturesque wetlands. Creeks flow thro…