It’s been a while since the last post, but what better way to fire up the blog again with our visit to Oz over the Easter half-term. Plenty of family catch ups and dinners after years separated by Covid. To be able to travel back for a holiday was a privilege. From jungle gyms, arcades, and beaches to play at, Cara had a ball. One of the highlights in Sydney was all the parks and playgrounds, with the Blaxland Riverside Park being one of her favourites. So much so, we went twice!
Date Visited: 11th and 14th April 2022
Location: Blaxland Riverside Park – Jamieson St, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127, Australia
Getting There: Car as a fair walk from the closest bus stop and train station. Plenty of parking available. Ferry is also an option.
Cost: Free as with most parks in Sydney!
Our first visit coincided with one of the hottest days during our holiday, approaching 30 degrees. It was one of the reasons I chose to go to the park as it had a free wet play area. There was plenty of parking on arrival for both visits, but I can imagine it gets very packed during peak holiday time. Cara enjoyed checking out the various areas, deciding where to settle. A bit on the swings, climbing frame and slides, and flying fox.
We then headed over to a larger climbing tower which was next to the main attraction, the wet area! On such a hot day, it was rammed with other kids. The second visit it was overcast and Cara still wanted to go play in it which she enjoyed as there were less kids.
Next to the wet area, there is a snack shop, where you can pick up some drinks and ice creams. There’s also toilets which is handy. A bit further down, there’s another web-climbing area, which was less busy as it was a bit further away.
In total over the two visits, we must have stayed at Blaxland Riverside Park for more than 6 hours. Cara’s favourites were the swings, racing up the slides area, and of course the wet area. Definitely a must go if you’re in the area!
ABC Dad Tips:
- Pack the swimmers and towel just in case
- Bring and apply the sunscreen, there’s not a lot of shade coverage
- There’s more to eat and a supermarket in Wentworth Point, a good opportunity to fill up before or after visiting the park
Burn Time: 5 out of 5 – Depending on your kid(s) and the weather, you could spend an entire day here. Great way to burn off any excess energy.
Value: 5 out of 5 – Bang for your buck given it’s free.
Overall: 5 out of 5 – It’s so good, we went twice.
Let us know if you’ve visited the park!