The Newcastle region has loads of fun playgrounds aimed at a variety of ages from toddler to older school aged kids. For toddlers, you want playgrounds that offer age-appropriate equipment, soft ground coverings, steps they can try to climb up and fencing for those kids who love to run.
Here’s a list of playgrounds in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & the Hunter which offer equipment suitable for toddlers.
Lambton Park (Lambton)
Lambton Park features playground equipment specifically for little ones including a slide, activity panels and a xylophone. This is in addition to the rockers, a roundabout, a small play house and a baby swing for preschoolers. Read more about Lambton Park.
Empire Park (Bar Beach)
At Empire Park, there’s modern play equipment with a small slide and easily navigable stairs for toddlers. There’s a few wobblies including a cute sailboat themed wobbly on which little ones can hang on to the sail and bounce. Read more about Empire Park.
Laneway Park (Adamstown)
This cute little neighbourhood park has been revamped with new play equipment and a covered picnic shelter and is perfect for those with babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Read more about Laneway Park.
Henderson Park (Adamstown)
Henderson Park is a lovely quiet suburban spot in Adamstown with shade and plenty of grass for kids to run around. There’s a great playground with a climbing structure complete with slides and a little shop, swings, wobblies and even a sandpit with a mechanical digger! Read more about Henderson Park.
Connolly Park (Carrington)
If you’re looking for a playground in Carrington, visit Connolly Park playground next to the tennis courts. It features small climbing equipment with a slide and a set of swings (regular and baby). Read more about Connolly Park.
Whitebridge Park (Whitebridge) – FENCED
Looking for a fenced playground for younger kids? Check out Whitebridge Park.The playground features swings (regular and baby), play equipment with slide, climbing wall and a musical feature for kids to bang on. There’s also a couple of wobblies. Read more about Whitebridge Park.
Toronto Foreshore (Toronto) – FENCED
You’ve got to love a fully fenced playground with views of Lake Macquarie! Younger kids will enjoy the cute little playground equipment with a replica boat for them to ride in. Read more about Toronto Foreshore Park.
Pelican Park (Pelican) – FENCED
Pelican Park is another fenced park and features play equipment for the younger set. There’s a wobbly, small slide and climbing wall for young kids as well as a toddler swing. There’s also lovely views of Lake Macquarie from the park. If kids need a break from the playground, walk down to the beach and watch the numerous pelicans who call this place home. You can also swim at the beach when the weather is warm. Read more about Pelican Park.
Maitland Park (Maitland) – FENCED
Maitland Park is an expansive area of parkland encompassing sporting fields, picnic spots, tennis courts, croquet lawns and a swimming centre. It also features the Magic Garden, Maitland Park’s All Abilities Playground. The gated playground with softfall rubber flooring features fantastic play equipment for kids of all ages including three sets of swings, xylophone, flying fox, batwing carousel and toadstools. Read more about Maitland Park.
Islington Park (Islington)
Another playground with softfall covering, Islington Park is a fun place to take little ones. The playground includes your traditional swings and well as a very fun flying saucer swing that mums can climb in with their tots. There are things to climb over and under, around and through including a climbing structure, play equipment with slides, a boat and a colourful sculpture. Read more about Islington Park.
Warner Park (Warners Bay) – FENCED
Warner Park has recently been revamped. For younger tots, there’s also a dedicated toddler area with softfall flooring and lots of age-appropriate equipment. Plus, it’s fully fenced. Read more about Warner Park.
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