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5 top parks on the Sunshine Coast

top5sunnycoastparksSpending some time at the Sunshine Coast? Parks are a fantastic way to get out in the sunshine and fresh air with the family. Whether you bring a picnic or buy food out, you won’t be disappointed with the parks the Sunshine Coast has to offer – check out just a handful on the top parks here.

Tickle Park – David Lowe Way, Coolum Beach

A park the kids will love – if for the name only! Apart from the hilarious name, Tickle Park is a great place for the kids to let loose and burn off some energy. Located near the shopping district, caravan park, and patrolled beach, this is the perfect place to include on a day out in Coolum.

Bring your own picnic or make use of the BBQ facilities and just have fun with the whole family.

Bells Reach Adventure Playground – Bells Reach Dr, Bells Reach

This park has all the classic features as well as new ones your kids will love. All the climbing equipment your child could hope for and even a pirate crow’s nest at the top of the structure make this park perfect for adventurous littlies.

Bring along your sandpit toys and tools as well, as there is sand all over the main area for the kids to make castles, dig holes, and play. This park has huge open spaces for the sport-loving kids to play some soccer or cricket, and you can bring a picnic or BBQ supplies for lunch.

Brightwater Park – Freshwater St, Brightwater

With a brilliant undercover seating area for parents to watch their little ones play, this park is great for kids and parents alike. The kids can make us of the many and varied types of equipment including a climbing web, funky slides, climbing blocks, spinners and more!

This is the perfect place to relax and have a sit down while the kids are right in front of you, playing their little hearts out. Bring a picnic and make use of the big grassy area, or do up a BBQ lunch using their facilities.

Pioneer Park – Caloundra St, Landsborough

This park is perfect for kids of all ages and ability levels. With swings, slides, a sandpit and even a flying fox, your kids will love it here. For climbers, there is a climbing net, and for the more nature-loving kids, there is a sensory garden filled with a variety of herbs and flowers they can smell and enjoy.

There is lots of shade at Pioneer Park with full safety fences if you’ve got the type of child who likes to bolt at the drop of a hat – they won’t get too far, or out of a safe zone. Great for BBQs or simple picnics, this park is a fun day out waiting to happen.

Cotton Tree Park – The Esplanade, Cotton Tree

Right next to Maroochydore River, this is a scenic park as well as fun place to visit with the kids. The surf free beach is great for warmer days, but there is also a fantastic playground for those more wintry days.

This park is best for slightly younger kids – up to 5 years. The slides, sand, and climbing nets are perfect for running the  kids ragged before a snack or lunch, and then getting straight back to it after an energy pick-me-up. Big, open, grassy areas are also great for a good run around for sportier kids.

Find more great places to visit with kids on our Things to Do with Kids Hub.

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