Lizard Log Park which is part of Western Sydney Parklands can be found on the corner of Cowpasture Road & The Horsley Drive, Abbotsbury, NSW.
Located at the park there are (lots) shelters, (lots) bbqs, (lots) toilets and (lots) of parking. Grab your scooter or your bike as there is wide walking track to discover the park, the Grey Gum Box dam and Hilltop lookout. There is also a huge playground for the kids which includes slides, swings, rock climbing, flying fox & more.
For more information visit https://www.westernsydneyparklands.com.au
Grab your picnic blanket & pack your lunch and head to Barangaroo Reserve. There is lots of space for kids to run around, play equipment, toilet facilities & an amazing view of Sydney Harbour!
The reserve is located at Towns Place, you can walk from Circular Quay or Wynyard train station, catch the ferry straight to Barangaroo wharf or there is a Wilson Carpark (weekend rate was $10.50 online). The park is open 24 hours a day.
For more information visit http://www.barangaroo.com/see-and-do/barangaroo
The entrance to the park is at Intersection of Holbeche and Doonside roads, Bungarribee.
The park is very spacious with lots of room for the kids to play, run around, ride their scooters or bikes. There is a large playground which has slides, sand, swings and flying fox. There is not a lot of shade but once those gum trees grow there will be. There is plenty of free parking and toilet facilities on site.
At the Chinese Garden of Friendship in Darling Harbour located at Pier St Darling Harbour, the designer has worked on the Taoist principal of Yin and Yang, the balancing of opposites. The aim of the gardens is to capture all the elements contained within a natural landscape, you will see mountains, rivers, trees, lakes, valleys and hills all recreated in miniature.
At the gardens you will experience a balance of the rush and noise of a waterfall as it flows to a quiet lake. The areas of shade but then contrasted by an area of sunlight.
The gardens are open 9.30am – 5pm (April – September) & 9.30am - 5.30pm (October – March) . The Cost of admission Adult: $6, Child: $3 (under 12 years), Family: $15 (two adults and two children), Concession: $3. Pathways and pavilions in the lower garden are accessible for wheelchairs and prams; however steps and rocky pathways make the upper part of the garden difficult to access . There are toilet and baby change rooms on site
Fagan Park is located at 38-48 Arcadia Rd Galston. The park is open from 7am until sunset (6.30pm during daylight savings). The park is open every day except Christmas day.
There are 2 car parks, one off Arcadia Rd at the main entrance, and the other off Carrs Rd and Parking costs $5 per vehicle.
With parkland covering over 55 hectares this is one 'massive' park! It has everything you would want and more to keep the kids and adults happy for the day. For more information visit Hornsby Council website
Central Gardens is located on Cumberland Highway Merrylands, approximately 30 minutes from Sydney CBD.
The park does not have a café, but has several BBQ facilities. If you do want to use the BBQ's I would suggest turning up early as by lunchtime most of them were being used.
There is also plenty of options for a toilet, so you or the kids will never get stuck. When we went the toilet facilities where clean. There are parking facilities at the back and front entrances but quickly fill up especially at the front of the park.
Although its not Niagara Falls, it also has a waterfall and viewing point. There are also stepping stones along the water for the kids to cross and get their feet wet!
The park is enormous, not only does it have ample space for the kids to run around and kick a ball, it also has several outdoor playing equipment areas. The park is home to a small animal enclosure which has birds, emus and kangaroo's. The kids will enjoy being able to go up close to check out the animals, maybe not to close to the emus they can be a little too friendly and peck you !
The gardens are open Hours for the park are Monday to Friday – 7.30am to 5.00pm and Weekends – 9.00am to 5.00pm. For more information check out the council website
Holroyd Gardens are located at Walpole Street Reserve Merrylands approximately 30 minutes from Sydney central. When I googled the park, I found out that it used to be a dump! My initial reaction was I am not going to an old dump, it will smell....
Well I was very wrong, this was no dump at all. There is plenty of grass for the kids to run around on, there are BBQ facilities, clean toilets, a small and big playground, a pond (with real ducks) and the main attraction a bike track built just like a normal street with stop signs, roundabouts and pedestrian crossings.
The park is open Monday to Friday – 7.00am to 5.00pm and Weekends – 9.00am to 5.00pm
For more information visit the Holroyd City Website.