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Whether you are visiting on holidays or live here, taking the kids to the playground is one of the best free things to do and it is fun. It’s a great place for kids to interact with other kids and also for mums to meet mums.
We have some brilliant parks around Coffs and most of the playgrounds come with BBQ and picnic facilities so the whole family can make a day of it.
So, slop on some sunscreen, gather your kids and go exploring at some of the wonderful parks Coffs Harbour has to offer. Here are some of our top places to visit.
Address: Earl Street, Coffs Harbour
The main attraction of Brelsford Park is the giant “Knight’s Tower”. The tower is a multi-storey castle with a stainless steel tube slide, rope bridges and sliding poles.
The park caters for both toddlers and older children. It features a sandpit, digger, swings, and two sets of slides, a climbing frame and roundabout. The park has toilets, accessible parking and picnic tables. For the older children there is also a skate park within walking distance.
Under Construction – An all access carousel will be installed along with a specially designed accessible sensory panel. This is due for completion end of August 2019.
JETTY BEACH RESERVE PLAYGROUND
Address: Jordan Esplanade, Coffs Harbour
Right next to the beach and within walking distance to the Jetty and Marina (which also has great coffee), this park has two areas within meters of each other catering for both younger kids and older kids.
There are plenty of picnic tables and BBQs, easy off street parking and public toilets are accessible.
There is also a good walking and bike track for the kids to ride along.
For further information: Jetty Foreshores Playground
DIGGERS BEACH PLAYGROUND
Address: Diggers Beach Road
Diggers Beach Reserve and playground is set just behind the beach and is a great little park with some different structures from your regular park. It features a giant goanna sculpture for kids to practice their balancing.
Ideal for family barbecues, there are picnic tables, BBQ’s, beach showers and toilets.
SAPPHIRE BEACH, BEACHSTONE CAFÉ PARK
Address: Beach Way, Sapphire Beach
The space is HUGE with lots of green grass and space to spread out, also right next to the Beach and Café where you can watch you kids play. The first thing you see is the giant rope climbing pyramid which is a magnet for all those little daredevils. There is also a flying fox, plenty of swings and smaller slide and climbing area for the little ones. The park has sunshades, undercover picnic tables and BBQ’s. There is also toilets onsite. This is a great park for the whole family to enjoy.
Address: Stadium Drive, Coffs Harbour
This playground is one of the latest playgrounds to be built in Coffs Harbour. It is suited more for older kids with more challenging climbing structures. It features swings, see-saw, fort, climbing logs and the playground is surrounded by walking and cycling tracks.
There are no toilets located near this park.
For further information: Elements-at-coffs-playground-stadium-drive
LAKES ESTATE PLAYGROUND
Address: Lakes Drive, North Boambee Valley
Located within the new Lakes Estate, this great little playground is good for all ages. It has good equipment for the little ones and monkey bars for climbing for the older kids. It has a big grassy area outside of the park and the Lake which is perfect for scooters and bikes and also the ducks to feed. No toilets.
BOAMBEE CREEK RESERVE PLAYGROUND
Address: 20 Sawtell Road, Toormina
The reserve includes a café, two main grassy areas which are shaded by large trees. There are undercover barbeque areas and plenty of picnic tables. The playground has swings, climbing structures, a seesaw, rocking train, balance steps, a slide and monkey bars.
Toilets are available.
For further information: Boambee Creek Reserve
PARK BEACH RESERVE
Address: Ocean Parade
Situated right next to the Coffs Creek makes it a great play area for children with swimming and the playground keeping them entertained for hours. The playground is suitable for both older and younger children. There is plenty of shade, a large grassy area with plenty of space for ball games and a great spot for picnics with BBQ facilities, showers and toilets.
Address: Boronia Street, Sawtell
The swing and see-saw can fit heaps of kids on them, which is great if you’re with a group.
There is a big grassy area for kicking balls (recommended for older kids, as the playground is definitely for younger children). Older kids like climbing on some of the playground structures and the trees around the park.
There are electric barbeques and undercover seating, as well as a toilet block with an extra disabled toilet. There are various wooden picnic tables around the park.
Besides the swing, the playground itself is all under the cover of a big shade sail (great in Summer!).
For further information: Boronia Park Sawtell
Address: Beach Street, Woolgoolga
This is a perfect option for adventure with a cute playground suitable for toddlers and big kids, with multiple slides, swings and climbing wall. The park is fully fenced and is situated right next to the gorgeous Woopi Beach. It’s a good idea to take your togs and a towel. BBQ facilities are close by along with sheltered picnic areas.
Address: Morgo Street, Urunga
Behind Reflections Holiday Park, you will find this lovely playground situated just by the beach and right near the entrance to the well-known picturesque Urunga Boardwalk.
There are swings, two different sized slides, a tunnel and different climbing options up to the slides, as well as a massive rope climbing pyramid and a smaller rope section for little children. At the back of the playground is separate exercise equipment for adults, though kids seem to enjoy these just as much!
There are plenty of grassy areas for picnics, access to BBQs and toilets.
For more information: Urunga Boardwalk Playground
Address: Beryl Street, Coffs Harbour
The park is known to be quiet and not overly busy. If you have a child that dislikes crowds this is a good place to bring them. It’s fully fenced and safe for the kids to run around. It has a good grassed area and suitable for smaller and bigger kids.
MOONEE BEACH RESERVE
Address: Moonee Beach Road, Moonee
The playground will keep the younger children entertained with two slides, climbing areas with tunnels, swings and rocking horses. The playground is situated near the Moonee Creek where younger children can enjoy swimming in the shallow waters of the creek. The reserve boasts many facilities such as picnic shelters, barbecues, toilets and beach showers.
SAWTELL CARAVAN PARK
Address: 5 Lyons Road, Sawtell
The best new addition to this park is the flying fox which is great for the older kids. The park is suitable for all age groups. It has a large grassed area for running and playing on, with access to the beach, toilets BBQs and Sawtell pool.
PEARCE DRIVE PARK
Address: Pearce Drive, Coffs Harbour
A new park to the area, featuring a swing for children with disability, monkey bars and rope climbing suitable for older children. The park provides plenty of shade. No toilets or BBQ.