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Are you looking for something to do with your toddler during the day whilst the older kids are at school? Maybe you want to find a really good playground for your child but the ones you have been to are not suitable for your little one. I have a 9 month old girl and I love getting her outdoors especially now that she is older and exploring her environment. I’m a strong believer that kids learn by exploring their environment. I also believe that their exploring should happen in safe places and in ways that will help them learn.

Here are my top 6 activities for toddlers in Sydney that i like to take her to quiet often. Where do you take your toddler? If you do know any other good places  please do share in the comments below.

Free Activities for toddlers in Sydney

1. Rouse Hill Regional Park

View from the top

View from the top

The play area is my favourite bit of the park which is a real different kind of playground actually to most of the parks you will find in the Hills area because of it’s natural woodland setting. It’s even got a great maze that your toddler can run through and you can play hide and seek with them too. They’re gonna love it!
The park features two playgrounds and both are equally fantastic. Smaller kids will have most fun at the playground located next to the main BBQ area. It has wooden climbing structures, swings, rope bridges, a fantastic maze and even a toddlers corner with cute colourful cubby houses. There’s also a toddlers cycle track around the playground suitable for their little ride-on toys. There is another playground for older kids that has a huge long flying fox that’s even fun for the adults to try and couple of other fun equipment. It’s just got a lot more in it that your standard park. I love it! Read more

2. Phillip Ruddock water playground

Phillip Ruddock Water Playground

Phillip Ruddock Water Playground

Parramatta city council have opened yet another fantastic water park called Phillip Ruddock Water Playground situated at Dundas Park. The water park was officially opened on 29 November 2015. We have been so lucky this Summer to have had so much lovely weather. I only found out about this park through a cool campaign launched by Parramatta council. I love it here. Your toddler is going to have a lot of fun splashing around in the water here. It’s even shaded!

The water play park includes standard playground equipment as well as superb water features so it can be used all-year round. The playground is suitable for all ages. The area has nice relaxed seating with picnic spots and BBQ areas. Toilets are situated about 50m walk from the water park.

Kids learn a lot through playing with water as It’s a great sensory experience for them. it’s soothing and relaxing and keeps them entertained for hours! My 9 month old had a lot of fun sitting and playing with the small water fountains.Read more

3. Caber Park Playground – Winston Hills , Hills district, Sydney

Lizard Statue great or photos with the kids on it

Lizard Statue great or photos with the kids on it

Living in Hills Shire we decided to explore a park close to where we live, right in the middle of the Winston Hills suburb tucked away amongst the side streets is this secluded park.

Caber Park Playground is 3.6 hectares of lovely parkland. It has plenty to offer including barbecues, shaded picnic areas, tennis courts and 3 kids playing areas – one shaded for toddlers, one for preschool age children and an area for older children, there is also a slippery dip and a sandpit area with a lever operated digger and a little bridge to walk across. My girls had fun operating the digger and playing with it, it’s a pity the equipment’s were not maintained and run down. The section for the older children is up a hill above the tennis courts and it has a huge, tall pyramid like climbing structure, couple of swings and a large see-saw that spins around pretty high. The pre-school area that is more for the younger kids is lower down the hill and has a slide, a smaller pretend rock climbing structure, swings and a ride on toy animal with a spring like base.

There is lots of open space with big picnic tables and BBQ’s in different spots which makes it perfect for hosting a kids birthday party or even a large group get together. Read more

Paid Activities for toddlers in Sydney


4. Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

Splasher's Water Playground

Splasher’s Water Playground Area

Are you looking for something exciting and fun to do with your toddler? Then head on down to the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. This place is very affordable you will be quite surprised and It’s packed full of FUN water activities your kids wont want to leave! It’s the perfect place to enjoy on a rainy or hot summers day.

The moment you step into this place you will be quite impressed. As you enter the centre from the counter on the left is the big Olympic size swimming pool. The right side has all the kids activities and the MASSIVE kids water play area. It’s looks like a smaller version of Wet’n’Wild Sydney and you can hear the screams of excitement from the kids having a whale of a time.

I really enjoy coming to the Sydney Aquatic Centre. The staff are very friendly and there’s a really nice family friendly atmosphere here.

The Aquatic Centre has recently installed a bottle warming station including a microwave located at Cafe Aqua.Read more

5. Lollypops Playland

Lollypops Playland

Lollypops Playland

As a parent, Lollypops playland is a life saver not just for those days when kids are stuck indoors on a rainy afternoon but also a great venue for hosting birthday parties. I’ve had a few of my daughters birthdays celebrated at lollypops not just in Australia but New Zealand as well and I’ve always found the service to be good and the kids have a blast every time.

We all know toddlers love jumping, climbing and rolling so they’re gonna love the soft toddler play area that’s suitable for 0-5 years and includes a play structure with slide, tunnel and climbing foam obstacle course. It’s also fenced so they can’t escape and there is plenty of soft mat area for crawlers.

Lollipops is well known for its tea cup rides and they are extremely popular with the kids. My daughters love the Tea Cup ride. They run every half hour and they usually announce on the speakerphone when the ride will begin. They allow 4 kids in one teacup and its just a great thrill for them. Ream more

6. Ultimate Family Entertainment Centre

Ultimate Northmead

Ultimate Northmead

It has only been 2 months since Ultimate, a brand new Indoor Play Arena for Families opened its doors in Northmead next to Masters and thanks to our good friend we got to check it out.

We took our girls along with some friends for an afternoon session on a Saturday, they had a good time but towards the end they got restless and wanted to leave.

Ultimate caters for children of all ages from kids 0-12. There are two separate play areas designated for different age groups. The first is for the older kids (5-12 year old’s) with huge slides, foam pit, climbing wall etc and the second is for 0-5 years which ensures the little ones are always safe. When you first walk in, Kids World (0-5yrs) is on your left, with its very own play equipment including trampolines and mini rock climbing wall. I found there weren’t many activities for toddlers i.e. 0-2 years, maybe kids between 2-5 could enjoy the climbing structures and the slides, etc. We found this with our 8 month old and my friends daughter who is 18 months old. A mini ball pit would have been nice or some smaller structures they can climb. I think to get full usage of this area you would need to be at least 2 years and over. Read more