Berry Reserve Playground: A Wonderful Playground by Narrabeen Lagoon

Berry Reserve Playground at Narrabeen really is a splendid play space, especially for toddlers and preschoolers. The play equipment is excellent, with wonderful activities to encourage creative play.

AND the playground is right beside the fabulous Tramshed Cafe, and close to Narrabeen Lagoon with its terrific walking and cycling track. You could also make a visit to beautiful Bilarong Playground and make it a two-playground day-long outing.

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Let’s start at the main gates, how fab is the castle theme there?

Just cross the drawbridge and you are in.  This playground is fully enclosed and by a solid wall rather than just a fence. This is wise as the playground is close to a car park and road, and to the lake, so it needs to be super safe.

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The castle theme continues with his excellent fort climbing tower
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Love the twirly slide and toddler slide too
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Natural materials have been used a great deal, love the tree trunk stepping stones and balance beams here.
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These stones are just made for touching
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There’s a nice range of swings
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How cool is this bouncer?
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The Tramshed Cafe is right beside the playground

Berry Reserve Playground – Information

Nearest coffee: The Tramshed Cafe is just next door

Toilets: There is a toilet block within the car park and also at the cafe

Shade: Plenty

Enclosed: Yes

Parking: There is a free car park beside the playground, you can park for three hours on weekdays, for just two hours on Saturday mornings and freely on Saturday arvo and all day Sunday. The car park can get busy on hot days.

Bus stop nearby: Yes, on Pittwater Road, including B line buses.

Dog-friendly:  Dogs can be walked in Berry Reserve on the leash, dogs are not allowed in the playground.

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The train-themed play area and the shops behind are excellent for toddlers, great for imaginative play
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These small in-ground trampolines are fun too
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Musical play is always popular with little ones


There’s a little beach area close by at the lake where you can swim, also kayaks can be hired. There are BBQs on Berry Reserve itself and picnic tables.

Berry Reserve Market is on each 3rd Sunday of the month.

Click here to read about the Tramshed Cafe

Find info about Narrabeen Lagoon with its terrific walking and cycling track here

Find pix and details about Bilarong Playground here

The Tramshed Arts & Community Centre is beside the playground, check the website here for info about hiring rooms there.

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I loved the artworks, so kid-friendly
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A wise owl keeps a close watch on everyone!
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Nice shady spots to lay out a blanket and relax

Day Out Ideas

You could make a big day out by walking around the lake and then having a play and a snack at the cafe as mentioned above.

Or play here and then pop over to North Narrabeen Beach and Rock Pool for a salty sea swim.

Or combine this playground with Collaroy’s beautiful playground and rock pool, for a big day out.

You can tell that Hello Sydney Kids highly recommends this excellent playground.

If you have young children, it’s well worth a day trip to visit!

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A last look at the lovely play castle

If you love playgrounds, check out our list of the Best Playgrounds in Sydney right here.


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