Collaroy Beach playground has got to be my all time favourite on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. I’m actually not the biggest fan of playgrounds. After nearly 8 years of pushing kids on swings, trying my best to catch every ‘watch this Mum’ moment, dealing with countless meltdowns and refereeing a few kids ‘scraps’, I am somewhat over them!! However the kids LOVE playgrounds and it makes them happy, so I keep going.
This particular playground is a little bit sentimental as it was the very first park I ever took the kids to when we came to Australia. It was a little run down back then, but the view was gorgeous and it had everything you needed, so we’ve been coming ever since. A few months ago it closed down for a huge big overhaul and there has been much anticipation about what the council were going to do to it.
It finally opened this month and it didn’t disappoint. The attention to detail is fantastic and the whole area is a real sensory gem for kids. Not only is there every piece of equipment a good playground needs but there are also lots added extras for the kids to enjoy. The magic mirror and the water play area were particular favourites, as was the steel drum set which Miss L became slightly attached to.
According to my swing obsessed girls, the ‘bed swings’ are the BEST!! They look like big sun loungers that you can laze in and swing through the air. I wish I could give them a go.
See for yourself. Here’s a little video I made.
Everything you need to know:
- The toilets are across the car park in the SLSC building. They have recently been refurbished too and are in great condition.
- The playground is fully fenced with several entry gates around it.
- Suitable for all ages.
- There are picnic tables both inside the playground as well as outside on the grassy area. There is also a BBQ on the grassy area outside the playground.
- There is ample parking, although it has been very busy recently. There is also a bus stop a few hundred yards away.
- There is no cafe at the park, however just across the road there are ample cafes and restaurants. The pedestrian crossing is a few hundred yards to your right if you are facing the road.
- There is plenty of shade available and a water bubbler to re-fill drink bottles in the playground.
- The ocean swimming pool is just a short work away. There is both a 50m pool and a toddler pool with a fantastic sheltered beach area and rock pools right beside it. Just make sure to check that the tide is out first.
- There is wheelchair access within the playground and a separate (enclosed) wheelchair swing.
- There are also big trash bins both inside and outside the playground.
My kids have given it a ten out of ten. Have you tried it out yet? What did you think??