If you’re after a park with great play equipment, ocean views, lots of shade and grassy areas, visit King Edward Park in Newcastle.
Visit Maitland Park Playground, a fenced all-abilities playground with equipment suited to a range of ages.
For a whimsical experience, visit the Fairy Garden in Broadmeadow. This enchanted grotto created by a local neighbour features trees, winding paths, lots of plants and many figurines that young kids will love.
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With two playgrounds, a frisbee park, rose garden, bush tracks and plenty of grass to run around, Jesmond Park is popular with families.
With views of Newcastle Harbour and close to the beach, Foreshore Park is a top spot to visit.
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It’s not a huge park but Learmonth Park Playground in Hamilton South is a lovely little neighbourhood park.
How amazing is the massive Speers Point Variety Park in Lake Macquarie? It’s a parent’s dream as there is something for children of all ages.
A large climbing structure, a flying fox and even a boat makes Wickham Park a fun playground for kids.
Visit Walka Water Works in Oakhampton Heights for a play and a miniature train ride.
Visit Centennial Park in the heart of Cooks Hill. With its large grassy surrounds and brand new playground, it’s a lovely place to take children.
Relax at Dixon Park Beach playground in Merewether and enjoy the ocean views while your child plays.
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Henderson Park is a little neighbourhood park in Adamstown and is perfect for those with young kids. It features play equipment catering to little ones as well as plenty of grass to run around.
Combine history and play on a family day out to Wallsend Brickworks Park, site of a historic brickmaking operation.