Holroyd Gardens is a top spot for lovers of playgrounds, a fab Merrylands park which is especially suitable for older children and teenagers.
Known universally as Holroyd Gardens, this Merrylands park is officially called Holroyd Gardens Nature Reserve, so let’s be official!
Holroyd Gardens Nature Reserve
Walpole Street Merrylands 2160
There are really three play areas in this park. Little kids will first flock to their own space, a good playground especially for bold toddlers and preschoolers. It is colourful and bright and has a slide, climbing wall, roundabout and climbing frames.
Close to this is the seriously adventurous adventure playground. Large signs warn that young children need close supervision. The playground has big forts and very long slides. This is not a playground built for young children at all and the ones who dare to try it will need careful attention and help.
Nearby is the Road Safety Training Track, a very elaborate bike track. It has a real road layout with roundabouts, road signs, pedestrian crossings, a refugee island and road humps. There are benches around the track.
There are three sheltered picnic areas with tables and electric BBQs in the park, are provided in the park. The pretty rotunda is only available for weddings and is locked most of the time.
Nearest takeaway coffee: BYO
Toilets: Toilet block beside the car park
Enclosed: Not fully, but the playground is far from the road in a large park
Mum’s report: We enjoy it almost as much as the kids. You can spend a good half a day here, with walks and playing and the bike track.
Parking: Large free car park by the playground, entrance from Walpole Street
Nearest station: Merrylands is a 15–20 minute walk away
Bus stop nearby: Yes
Find out more about booking functions and weddings on the Cumberland Council website here.
Just beyond the playgrounds is an old Brickworks, which was a hivy of industry for many years. It’s fun to walk over there and very scenic. There are ducks in the pond to look at too (no feeding with bread!!)
The boards explaining the history of the brickworks are interesting too.
You might also like to visit the Australian animals at Central Gardens in Merrylands, click here.
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