With views of Newcastle Harbour and close to the beach, Foreshore Park is a top spot to visit. It’s a great place for a family picnic with a playground, barbecues and plenty of space for kids to run around. There’s also ponds with ducks and other water birds.
The Foreshore Park playground features a swing set including a liberty swing, a large climbing structure and rockers.
In keeping with the history of the area, there is a play train as well. With trees and sail cloths covering the playground, there’s plenty of shade.
The landscaping around the playground provides plenty of opportunities for kids to use their imagination. When I visited, there were two little boys searching for giant snakes within the rocks and shrubbery!
The nearby historical railway Carriage Sheds provide plenty of shelter on rainy or very sunny days with plenty of room for kids to ride scooters or bikes or draw pictures with chalk.
Address: Wharf Road, Newcastle East, NSW
Public Toilets: Yes
Water Fountain: Yes
Picnic Facilities: Plenty of benches and a covered picnic table at playground. Additional seating available at Carriage Sheds.
BBQ: Yes at Carriage Sheds.
Café Nearby: 2300hundred cafe on Watt Street, Customs House Restaurant & Nobbys Beach Cafe.
Find on map
Started in late 2012 by a local mum and newcomer to Newcastle, Newy with Kids has grown into a thriving go-to family guide for the Newcastle & Hunter region. Parents visit the Newy with Kids website to find things to do with babies, kids and teens. Whether it’s local attractions, upcoming events, kids eat free, school holiday activities or birthday party ideas, Newy with Kids is the best website for local parents to find local kid-friendly activities and information 24/7.