Let us help you find the best parks in Redcliffe for kids! Redcliffe is a beautiful coastal suburb situated 28km northeast of Brisbane. It is considered the CBD of the Redcliffe Peninsular, a long stretch of coastline that incorporates Clontarf, Kippa-Ring, Margate, Newport, Redcliffe, Rothwell, Scarborough and Woody Point. It is also part of the Moreton Bay Region!
Peppered with beautiful beaches and a mix of both bustling and sleepy seaside towns, the area is also home to some pretty amazing parks that are well worth a visit. If you are looking to head towards the Redcliffe area with your family, be sure to check out the parks in our list below – the ones that we think are the best parks in Redcliffe for kids.
Suttons Beach Park
Suburb: Sutton Beach
Sutton Beach Park sits along the Redcliffe foreshore and is hugely popular with locals. The reason? Although the sea-themed playground is not as big as others we usually feature, it is completely fenced and sits adjacent to a truly lovely patrolled beach. Bright and colourful and perfect for parents with smaller children, this playground lets little ones play in a picturesque and safe setting, allowing parents can actually sit and enjoy a coffee without being concerned they may wander off.
With ample green space and a gorgeous beach within walking distance, this park is one of our favourites as the entire family – both big and small – can find a days worth of fun to explore here. Be it the playground, kicking a football on the lawns or wandering down for a play on the beach, this spot has all your needs covered.
On top of all of that, we love Suttons Beach Park because it offers amble parking, picnic tables with shelters, barbeque facilities and a great fish n chip shop just down the road. This spot is perfect in the Spring and Summer months, but beautiful all year round.
Best playground features: Fenced playground, adjacent to a patrolled beach, climbing structures, bike and walking paths.
Location: Marine Parade, Redcliffe QLD 4020, Australia
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Another park and playground that is located on the stunning waterfront at Redcliffe is Rotary Park. Considered one of our WOW playgrounds, Rotary park playground has some amazing play equipment that includes a flying fox, swings, slides, a play ship and plenty of climbing opportunities too.
Partially fenced, the park caters well for a day trip out with barbeques, plenty of seating and some great shady spots to sit and relax nearby.
Another huge and obvious drawcard is the stunning beach that lies adjacent to Rotary Park, making this spot the perfect place to set up for an afternoon of fish and chip, playground fun and beach adventures.
Best playgrounds features: Fenced playground, play pirate ship, fort, slides, climbing net, flying fox.
Location: 186 Redcliffe Parade in Redcliffe QLD 4020, Australia
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Scarborough Beach Park (Pirate Park)
Another Redcliffe seaside favourite of ours is Scarborough Beach Park. We love this park for so many reasons but standout features are the fact that it is fully fenced and offers some amazing imaginative play opportunities for kids. With two main play areas set up within the fenced area – kids can go from being chief of their own railway and train to sailing the seas in their very own pirate ship!
With both main play areas created complete with themed play equipment, Railway Place is home to a sand-based play area with permanent sand tables and toys, a stationary train with a track running throughout the play space, a climbing net, swings, balancing equipment and more. Pirate Place has a boat fort, sheltered area and seesaw.
Finally, there is also Cotton Tree Forest, within the fenced play area, which is full of gnarled cottonwood trees that offer exciting climbing opportunities for Brisbane Kids.
Outside the fenced area are sheltered picnic tables and barbecues which all look over the glorious Scarborough beach. Pack the buckets, spades, towels and swimmers as your Brisbane Kids will be begging you for some seaside action.
Best playgrounds features: Fenced playground, beachside, pirate play, stationary train, jumping pillow, climbing trees.
Location: Landsborough Ave, Scarborough QLD 4020
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We can’t list playgrounds and parks in Redcliffe without mentioning Spinnaker Park. A WOW playground with next level play equipment, the park is hard to miss with its tall sail structure visible well before you arrive at the playground.
Located next to Newport’s artificial lake, the stand-out feature is the sail-shaped climbing tower with its cargo netting ladders and slides offering a birds-eye view of all the action below. Once a child ascends the rope ladder, there are two metal slides to choose from, the super-fast one at the top or the slightly slower one from the middle level.
Surrounding the sail are a few smaller play forts suitable for all ages. A small pre-schooler fort replicates the nautical theme with port windows, a small sail and cargo netting. The smaller play fort also has a small metal slide.
Next to the tower is an intricate ropes area where kids can climb from one end of the cargo netting to the other. Spinnaker Park also has sand scoops and three sand play tables which offers some variety to usual playground equipment.
Outside the fencing Spinnaker Park has some water fountains for children to splash and run through; the ground here is flat and accessible. This area will be perfect on hot Brisbane Days and with zero depth and easy to monitor your children while they play.
Best playgrounds features: Multiple play forts, water play, wooden boat, multiple slides, sand play.
Location: 39 Lakeview Promenade, Newport QLD 4020
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Redcliffe Parkour Park
For something a little different that caters for your older, more adventurous children the most, the Redcliffe Parkour Park is an intriguing playground that has 12 different challenges to tackle, including an angled wall, vault bars, boulders, modular block walls, balance beams, climbing frames and scalable poles. We love this park as it offers a play opportunity unlike so many others and parkour is extremely popular now among pre-teen and teenagers. You won’t find the traditional slides or swings here and at first it can be confusing as to how to use the space as it seems quite unfamiliar. However, the obstacles do flow onto each other and once imagination and possibility kick in, the kids will be unstoppable.
The idea of parkour is for the enthusiast to make their way around an area in the quickest, most efficient way possible. This is done by running, jumping, climbing, rolling, vaulting and leaping any obstacles in your way. There is supposed to be freedom of movement, so you will find there is no one way to do an activity, no order and no set direction. There really are no limits.
This park comes alive over the school holidays as the perfect school holiday activity to stretch the body and the mind.
Best playgrounds features: Parkour equipment for different abilities and ages.
Location: 236-240 Hornibrook Esplanade, Woody Point, Qld, 4019
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