This rocket ship-themed park in Umina definitely has the “wow” factor among the littlies! Not only does it have a choice of three slippery dips, but it also has three storeys – now that’s exciting!

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The two smaller slippery dips are easily accessible for younger children via a miniature climbing wall. Toddlers can slide down the smallest slippery dip from level one. Or for a slightly more adventurous challenge, they can clamber up a small platform onto level two and take a ride down the slightly longer slide.

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Bigger kids will have no problem making their way up to level three where they’ll find the longest and steepest of the slippery dips.

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Due to its climbing difficulty level, young children are unlikely to be able to get all the way to the top meaning parents can be relatively comfortable that their toddlers can play safely on the lower levels of the play equipment.

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Like many great parks, this one has a set of swings with a bucket swing seat plus a seat for the older kids. There’s also a picnic bench close to the play equipment so parents can sit and watch their kids play from a safe distance.


Brisbane Avenue Playground, Umina

Ages: Toddlers, preschoolers and young primary school kids.
Fenced: No – however the park is set right back from the road with sandstone blocks around its perimeter.
Toilets: No.
Shade: The playground sits beneath mature trees that provide shade at different times of the day.
Parking: Street parking. It’s not particularly easy parking though.
Location: Corner of Brisbane Avenue and Greenhaven Drive, Umina

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