Just a few photos and an update to this post on one of our favourite playgrounds on Sydney’s north shore.
We used to live literally right round the corner from Willoughby Park – luxury.
We have to drive to get there now but it’s always worth it. This is a top spot to meet other mums, school pals etc etc, there is heaps of space and great equipment for kids of all ages.
Here’s all the information you need to enjoy a family visit to Willoughby Park playground.
Willoughby Park Playground
McClelland Street, Willoughby
Council website here.
There’s so much to do in this playground and in the park itself. This is a really large area and really lends itself to meeting up with groups of people.
In the fenced playground itself, you can enjoy:
* a large tunnel, under the groovy hillside slides
* a big sandpit
* good swings
* balancing beams
* junior slide
* musical instruments
* the roundabout pictured below
There is a large oval too, and a dogpark beyond that.
The oval has a paved bike track all the way around it, terrific for the adventurous older under fives and older siblings… oh yes, and active parents, grandparents etc etc
Nearest takeaway coffee: BYO, or send a runner to the cafes nearby on High Street
Toilets: Toilet block beside the oval
Shade: Plenty as there are lots of huge trees
Enclosed: Yes, large fully fenced playground, but biketrack, climbing frame and oval are close to roads
Mum’s report: Bring a sausage and some bread, a bowl of salad and a Thermos flask and feed the kids dinner whilst you’re here. Actually, bring some snacks and a bottle of wine too… why not?!
Extra: Willoughby Park Centre offers many arts, crafts and sports activities for kids.
Parking: Street parking on McClelland Street and car spaces on Warrane Road
Bus stop nearby: Yes
Here’s a wee video I took of the playground. Hope you enjoy it!
We’ve had some lovely expeditions to this playground, have you?
Can you add your thoughts on this or other Sydney playgrounds?
Take it easy
PS another nearby playground that is ideal for toddlers and preschoolers is the fully fenced John Roche Playground in Northbridge Park, click here!