Rouse Hill Regional Park and its adventure playground make for an excellent family day out in Western Sydney.
Rouse Hill Regional Park has such a lot going for it. It’s a dog-friendly park, there are BBQs and picnic shelters, you can ride your bike or trike along over 2km of paths, there are short walks including one to the very pretty Second Ponds Creek and then, the exciting adventure playground.
This is a park beloved by locals Hills District residents, and also a place that is well worth the drive for families from further afield in Sydney. I visited early one morning with no children, so you see it in these pictures with no families around. But beware, this park and playground do get very busy.
You can also add a slice of living history to your family day out. The early 1800s homestead of Rouse Hill Estate is very close. Managed by Museums of History NSW, this estate includes the 1888 Rouse Hill schoolhouse and the site of the 1804 ‘Vinegar Hill’ convict rebellion. At the time of writing it is open on Sundays from 10am – 4pm.
Rouse Hill Regional Park and Playground Map
Rouse Hill Playground Details
Worcester Road, Rouse Hill 2155
Open: The park is open daily 8.30am – 4.30pm
Nearest coffee: BYO
BBQs: Yes and some large shelters with wooden tables and benches
Toilets: Toilet block is by the new car park, just across the grassy oval from the playground itself
Mum’s report: A great place for the family plus bikes to spend the day. The only issue is that it is so good that it can get very crowded. If the picnic and barbecue areas by the playground are too busy, there are several others throughout the park.
Hiring the pavilions: Crebra and Fibrosa Pavilions are available for hire. There are sheltered areas, places to stand and sit. These make excellent places for birthday parties and other celebrations.
Extra: As well as Rouse Hill Estate being nearby, the bustling shopping centre Rouse Hill Town Centre.
Parking: There is a car park close to the playground however it fills fast at weekends and on public holidays.
Have you visited Rouse Hill Regional Park ???
Did your kids love it?