Sydney’s Best Fenced Playgrounds – NORTH {Updated}

It was the search for the ideal fully fenced playground that set me off researching Sydney’s best places.

I had a really wild, hyper boy-child who was a serial bolter.  I could run faster than him for the first couple of years.

Then I was pregnant with number two son and it became just too dangerous to go anywhere he could escape from.

After that, the twin factor kept us safely inside fenced playgrounds.

For all those mums, dads and carers of active boys, toddler-baby combinations, twins, triplets and quads and also kids with special needs, here’s my list of the best fenced playgrounds in Sydney’s north. 

For Best Fenced Playgrounds in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs click here.

PS Click here to find fenced playgrounds in other areas of Sydney.


Bales Park Playground

Stanley Street, Chatswood; excellent equipment including a great train, right by an oval, good shade, fabby place for littler ones.

Click here for all the details.

Bales Park: the train


Bicentennial Park Playground, West Pymble

Lofberg Road, West Pymble; superb new equipment, other play areas for older kids, grassy spaces, bike track outside, pool nearby.

See our post on this website here.



Collaroy Beach Playround

Birdwood Avenue, Collaroy; wonderful views and very large playrgound with excellent equipment, bike track, cafes quite near.

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Collaroy playground
Collaroy Playground, soon to be updated but still terrific.

Dee Why Beach Playground

On the reserve above the playground, excellent for younger kids.

Read about the beach and playground here.

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Grasmere Children’s Park, Cremorne

One readers favourite, see comments below. Thank you!

Council website here.


John Roche Park, Northbridge

This is a lovely playground with great views and good equipment, but no toilet!!

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Part of John Roche playground, there’s a terrific sandpit there too.

Lagoon Park Playground, Manly

Cameron Avenue, Queenscliff; fab views, good play equipment and large size, cafes quite near, near to beach.

Click here for all the details.

Lagoon Park Play equip
Lagoon Park Playground Manly, main play area.

Mosman War Memorial Children’s Playground

Cnr Gouldsbury Street and The Crescent, Mosman; handy for shops and cafes, good size, top equipment, bike tracks inside play area.

Council website here.


Passmore Reserve Playground, Manly Vale

Campbell Parade, Manly Vale; very large fenced area, by ovals, bike track, dry creek area, fantastic bushy feel.

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One of the many play areas at Passmore Reserve

Warners Park Playground, Northbridge

A real hidden gem, with some lovely equipment and a bushy feel.

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Warners Park is lovely for younger children, especially toddlers and preschoolers.

Winnererremy Bay Playground

Mona Street, Mona Vale; huge area of play equipment inside fence, cafe right beside playground, bike track and grassy spaces outside, beaut views.

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The flying fox at this excellent playground

Willoughby Park Playground

Excellent equipment for older and younger children, plus a huge oval with a bike track all around.
Read all the details here.

For Best Fenced Playgrounds in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs click here.

These are the ones that are worth making a trip for, worth meeting friends at.  

And I would absolutely LOVE to hear your additions to this list.  

Spread the word!  

It’s how we mums and dads find out all our best info.

Happy playing,


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  1. says: Desire Empire

    My two picks from your list are the park at Collaroy and the one at Winereremy Bay. Both have lots of apply memories for me and my kids.

  2. says: Kate

    Yamble Reserve in Ryde has been updated and now has a Livvi’s Place playground – one of the all inclusive playgrounds and it is all fully enclosed. A fantastic place.

    1. says: Seana

      Thank you Kate, I will add it to my list of playgrounds to visit. Love the Livvi’s Place playgrounds, they are fantastic.

  3. says: Hotly Spiced

    I know some of these playgrounds very well. I was often at the Winn??? (can’t spell it) playground and it was always a challenge getting away. Would have to drag my son kicking and screaming away from that flying fox xx

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