Best Playgrounds for Kids in the Blue Mountains
Heading into the Blue Mountains is always going to be fun, especially if you bring the whole family along for the ride. So we’ve compiled a list of top parks and playgrounds to make it easier for you to get around. With hidden gems like these you know you're going to have a great day out!
There is no better playground than natures very own backward and The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden is the best backyard in town. Situated on Mount Tomah, approximately 100km west of Sydney, it boasts panoramic views along with a spectacular 28 hectare, heritage listed, cool climate garden. The garden features thousands of plants from all around the world and the striking fauna and flora is sure to satisfy you children’s sense of wonder.
Location: Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah NSW 2758
Situated in Katoomba, this park is small but largely accommodating. Named after the famous aviator Bert Hinkler, the park’s historical significance is recognised by the whole community. It offers various playground equipment for young children as well as a large grassed area for the older kids to play sport. Plenty of shade and picnic tables make this playground a small but comfortable spot for adults as well as kids to relax and play.
Location: 32-42 Warialda Street, Katoomba, NSW 2780
Welcome to paradise, a chocolate shop with a twist. While The Blue Mountains Chocolate Company offers a huge range of in store handmade chocolate products such as jams and cakes, it also houses its very own charming children’s playground. From chocolate making demonstrations and a cafe serving world famous hot chocolate, the Blue Mountains Chocolate Company provide the perfect opportunity for everyone to experience chocolate at its finest.
Location: 176 Lurline St, Katoomba NSW 2780
Take your children on a historic journey through the forest and enlighten their senses in a lesson from Australia’s natural history. For excellent scenery and a bushwalk to the waterfall, simply enter Wilson Park and discover the scenic Charles Darwin Walk. Enjoy the cool running waters and the hanging swamps along the hillsides while your children marvel at the stunning natural landscapes. The park is only a short walk from the iconic waterfalls and large picnic area.
Location: Wentworth Falls NSW 2782
Wentworth Falls Lake is not only a popular picnic spot for families and model boat enthusiasts, it acts with an aesthetic of historical significance - almost like a portal through time. It is a sublime place for active and passive recreation and of reminiscing on the past ways of life. The landscaped area is home to a number of impressive sandstone formations forming the Wentworth Falls Lake sculptures while forest birds can be seen around the lake all year round.
Location: Sinclair Crescent, Wentworth Falls New South Wales 2782
Perfect after a morning of activities, this great family lunch spot boasts scenic views, lookouts, walking trails and several waterfalls. Let the kids roam free in the crisp, clean air and play in nature’s backyard accompanied by the sounds of running water and lyrebirds. Adults can relax and unwind while setting up for a picnic surrounded by lush green. The backdrop also offers superb views, idyllic for taking those special family snapshots to commemorate your time together.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park, NSW 2782
Springwood is the second largest town in the Blue Mountains. If you like picnics, Buttenshaw Park offers a beautiful, well maintained garden along with a large play area. The park is also adjacent to a large tennis court so bring a long your rackets or badminton set. It also faces a small skate park, so it’s the perfect place to bring along your scooters, boards, rollerblades, and bicycles.
Location: Buttenshaw Park, Springwood NSW 2777
This large park offers a multitude of playground equipment for kids of all ages. The park itself is spread over three open grassed playground areas and there’s heaps of room to run around on its giant grassy oval. Plenty of trees offer shade, as well as the sheltered picnic tables. You can even use one of the electric barbeques to cook up a feast! There’s also a public pool area which is open to the public throughout the summer months.
Location: Prince Edward Street, Blackheath NSW 2785
This park luckily hosts two playground areas, one for the younger kids which is surrounded by a large gate to stop them wandering off and getting lost, and a separate one for the slightly older kids which is complete with swings, slides fort and a whole array of toys for them to enjoy. Not far from the park you can also find the Wascoe Siding Miniature Railway, a definite must see if you’re in the area.
Location: Park Avenue, Blaxland, NSW 2774
Café 2773 is a place for friends and families to meet, eat, connect and play. Whether you are just beginning your journey into the Blue Mountains or making your way back from one, Café 2773 offers a much needed tranquil outpost for parents and children alike. Set inside a charming cottage, the café caters to a wide range of tastes and boasts a leafy outdoor dining area and colourful playground.
Location: 19 Ross Street, Glenbrook NSW 2773
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