Playground suitable for toddlers and older.
The toilets are self cleaning and locking.
No BBQ facilites available except BYO wood ones.
No shade over the play equipment.
The playround is fully fenced and gated and is a mixture of sand and soft fall based.
The playground has swings, a pirate ship, a boat, a flying fox, and other great wooden structures. It is suitable for wheel chair use.
There is a water fountain.
There is a car park adjacent.
Spring has sprung!
I love a good park, even better if it’s nearby.
Kings Park has got to be my all-time favourite, loads of different areas to explore and it’s a good day out in the sunshine for the adults too, not just the kids. There’s a café on site and even a shop if you’d up for a wander around (warning – there’s lots of expensive art on display so I wouldn’t take a toddler inside!) But unfortunately or fortunately as the case may be, I don’t live in or around the CBD so it’s a bit of a hassle to drive into King’s Park just for a nice walk so it seems to be more of a treat if we head into the city these days.
Luckily for us, Woodbridge Riverside Park has recently opened in Woodbridge (in between Guildford and Midland) and it is fab! I don’t even want to know how much money the government poured into this project but I’m sure it will be worth it in the long run.
As a new Mum I’m constantly worried about how I am going to ‘contain’ my daughter once she’s walking around without strapping one of those toddler backpack/harness/leash on her! Don’t get me wrong, I’m not criticising them as it’s highly likely that I will have to buy one and use one (I’ve been eyeing off the cute puppy style to date), but fingers crossed my girl will just want to hold hands and not be tempted to run off, like ever (seriously, who am I kidding?). But this playground is fully enclosed so toddlers can’t escape! Two safety fences at the entrance which even I struggled to reach up and open the clasp from my slight height of five foot something.
I was really surprised at all the different things there were for
kids to do inside the playground. In addition to the sand
and water play areas (I’d suggest planning ahead and bringing a
change of clothes for everyone involved!) there was a carousel, a
rocker, loads of swings, tunnels and even a flying fox (they call
it a cable way). I was very impressed and there’s at least
half a day of fun for the family right here I’m sure.
On one hand I can’t wait till Isabella is old enough so that we can go and play in the park and I can run around after her, rather than me just pushing her around the park in her pram. But on the other hand (and yes I’m going to use that old cliché again) – she’s growing up way too fast and I just want her to slow down!! One minute all she could do was ‘lay like broccoli’, the next she’s a ‘mobile’ (as they like to call them at Gymbaroo) and rolling all over the place and pushing herself around the floor in circles. I thought I had till she turned one to ‘baby proof’ the house but boy was I wrong and she can’t even crawl yet!
Water Play area
Great range of equiptment suitable for wheelchairs.
Pully system and digging area - learn to be a miner!
When you’re out of the enclosed playground it’s a nice quiet walk along the river with a cycle path too. The BBQ facilities are lacking with the only one I saw being one of those BYO wood ones (why????) and only a couple of picnic tables scattered around but loads of open space for a lovely picnic. But inside the playground there's a loads of seating and sheltered areas.
And if you like ice cream (ok that was a silly comment), there’s an award winning ice creamery just around the corner on your way back out to the highway ‘The Junction Ice Creamery’. To get your taste buds going some of the flavours they have on offer include apple pie, banana and walnut, English toffee, French vanilla custard or good old strawberries ‘n crème – yum!
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