What a lovely spot on the Northern Beaches.
If you love the trifecta of playground, beach and cafe, bookmark this spot. Apex Park Playground is just across the road from the beach and surf club, and a lovely cafe called The Bronze Kiosk.
The only drawback of this playground is that it isn’t fully fenced. So if you have galloping toddlers or twins or children with special needs who abscond, it’s not for you.
(And my sympathies as I have had all of the above and get so annoyed when great playgrounds are not fenced.)
Click on this post instead: Sydney’s Best Fenced Playgrounds – North
Apex Park Playground
Surfview Road, Mona Vale 2103
Website: www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au, Recreation, Regional Playgrounds
This is a large playground with a small bike track alongside.
The extensive equipment includes roundabouts, sandpit, climbing frames, spicas, spring rockets and much more. It’s best for younger childen, but my kids enjoyed it when they were six years old too.
A flotilla of shadecloth makes this a good park to visit at any time of the day.
There are electric barbecues and shaded picnic tables close by in the park plus plenty of grassy running space.
Nearest coffee: The Bronze Kiosk is across the road, see their Facebook page.
Toilets: Toilet block beside carpark on opposite side of the road
Shade: Plenty from shadecloths
Enclosed: No, bushes encircle three sides. Close to road on two sides.
Mum’s report: After a swim at the beach this is a good place to have lunch or a barbecue while the children play in the shade
Map reference: Gregory’s 199 G4, Sydway 199 Q12, UBD 138 M4
Parking: Ticket carpark on road and at beach carpark across the road.
I spent heaps of time doing swimming training at Mona Vale beach last summer and when the kids came too, they loved spending time at this playground. Luckily my twins are older now and they won’t go running off into the road. Relief!
Do you know this lovely area?
Can you recommend any other family-friendly places nearby?
Or cool, groovy mum-friendly shops even?