WHAT TO DO: Brisbane’s 6 best playgrounds

19 February 2016
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Whenever you’re looking for a way to wear the kids out, you can’t go past a good park!

With swings, climbing apparatus, slides, pools, water activities, ropes and more, there’s plenty of free activities your kids can enjoy while you have some well-earned time out.

Here’s our pick of the best in Brisbane.

1. Roma Street Parkland

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A large playground with flying foxes, cubbies, bridges, spinning toys, a seesaw, bouncy swings, slides and climbing frames, this is a kid’s delight. Including an adorable hedge garden where plants are shaped like animals (such as elephants, kangaroos and other creatures), we LOVE this place! Offering a large grassy areas perfect for kicking a ball or playing frisbee, there’s plenty of room to move, and with the option to jump on the Parkland explorer mini train (that takes you on a tour around the gardens), what’s not to like? Read more.

2. Colmslie Beach Reserve

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Right on the river and offering beautiful breezes and views, Colmslie Beach Reserve is a great place to watch boats passing by.

With the playground spread out over a large area and a huge sandpit to climb into, not to mention a musical boat shell, rocker rides, a plastic tile picture board and sand bowls, this is a park treasure. Also offering a maze of bridges of different lengths, shapes and heights, a tunnel, two swings, a flying fox and a bumpy bike path, there is something for everyone here. Read more.

3. New Farm Park

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A hipsters hang-out, New Farm park has the Brissy vibe down pat, and kids of all ages will be kept busy on the extensive range of play equipment and large grassed areas. There is loads to do here, with a treetop jungle gym just one of them. Now you’re talking! Read more.

4. Robelle Domain

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Providing a mixture of bold environmental design and cutting edge play technology, this is one of the biggest and best parks you’ll find in the Ipswich area. But by far the thing we love the most in the play area is the awesome water park which is absolutely FREE! Containing water spouts and a gigantic bowl which hangs overhead, filling with water, eventually tipping out over anyone standing underneath, it’s super fun for all ages. As a zero depth water park, it’s also perfect for little inexperienced swimmers. Read more.

5. South Bank Parklands

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There is so much for families at South Bank! From the Streets Beach to various playground areas including an Aquativity water play area right next to the beach, boredom will NOT strike here! Our little ones can’t get enough! Read more.

6. Wynnum Wading Pool & Water Park

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On a hot summer’s day, the Wynnum Wading pool is a great place to swim. It is shallow, has a great slide for the kids and uses filtered seawater from the bay. Just a short walk from the pool is the Wynnum Water Park playground also with whales that squirt water, swings, climbing ropes, nets, surfboard rides and plenty more to keep kids occupied. Read more.

For more parks and playgrounds in Brisbane, click here.

For a full list of school holiday activities – camps, activities, markets and more – it’s all in our bumper Spring School Holiday Guide!

Written by

Eva Lewis

Eva is a digital content expert who runs a successful women's lifestyle blog - The Multitasking Woman. Eva is an experienced social media manager, digital consultant, article writer and copywriter and has written for various publications and business websites over the years.  When Eva doesn't have her head in the digital space, she enjoys spending time with her husband, six year old son and one year old daughter, ploughing through her current favourite books in the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon, gardening and chatting with her chooks. 

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  • Guest - Erin
    Hi Eva, if you ever need any images of the playgrounds designed by Urban Play (South bank and Robelle on this list). Please just let me know we are more than happy to share so your readers can see the wonderful playgrounds we have here in Brisbane.

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