Eight Tassie playgrounds you may not have discovered yet

Eight Tassie playgrounds you may not have discovered yet

Do your kids love visiting a new playground? Check out this list for some fresh playtime inspiration.


This Goodwood park has had a major overhaul.

Every good park needs swings!

The formerly rundown playground is now unrecognisable with plenty of fresh landscaping and shiny new equipment to suit all ages and abilities.

Fun for kids who love to climb

Highlights include a large bird nest climbing structure (plus a smaller version for younger kids), a rock climbing zone, swings, music-making equipment and a very cool enclosed basketball area which has seven hoops.

This is the larger bird nest climbing structure. There’s a smaller version for younger kids.

The park overlooks the water and is fully fenced (although I noticed while the gates are magnetic they don’t actually seem to have the traditional lift-and-pull child locks).

A spacious park offering something for all ages

There’s a shaded barbecue area, plenty of parking and new toilets too. There’s also a wheelchair-accessible swing.

Basketball enthusiasts will have a great time at the revamped Giblins Reserve at Goodwood


We discovered this playground in the new homes area of Midway Point by accident one day and were so glad we did!

Lots of climbing fun to be had at Sweetwater Park

The boys happily spent ages here, navigating the climbing structures, playing on the swings and hanging off the gymnastic rings.

Sweetwater Park

But the highlight was definitely the flying fox.

The flying fox at Sweetwater Park

There are no toilets as it’s a smaller, neighbourhood playground but it’s fully fenced and there are some picnic tables.

A fire truck at Sweetwater Park

While in Midway Point it’s also worth visiting the older FLYWAY ISLAND PARK which is a short drive away and has swings, climbing structures, a flying fox, a water play area, toilets and a barbecue area.

Midway Point’s Flyway Island Park


If you’re looking for somewhere to stop for a coffee and an ice cream while also having a play, this is a great option.

Iron Creek Bay playground

The spacious playground at Iron Creek Bay (located just outside Sorell) has water views and features a nest swing, dual slides, orbiter, see-saw and a rope climbing structure.

A see-saw with a view

The Iron Creek Bay cafe is close by. You can pick-your-own cherries in summer and free animal-feeding tours run regularly as well.

Swings and climbing nets are part of the attraction at Iron Creek Bay playground


This Sorell playground provides plenty of fun for ninja warriors of all ages.

Madison Lyden Park at Sorell

There’s a well-equipped playground – the see-saw, climbing structures, slides and assortment of swings were a hit with my 6yo (although he wants to take a torch next time as it’s too dark inside the big winding slide!)

Fun for all ages at Madison Lyden Park

My 9yo was more interested in the challenge of the ninja warrior course.

My little ninja warrior

At first glance, I actually thought some of the larger obstacles would be too tricky for him, but he soon proved me wrong!

Plenty of obstacles to entertain budding ninja warriors

And he was so pleased with himself when he conquered each challenge.

Lots of challenges for active kids at Madison Lyden Park

No toilets or barbecues but there are a few bench seats scattered around the park. You can read an earlier post about Madison Lyden Park here.

Plenty of smiles from kids at Madison Lyden Park


This new playground is nestled beside a skate park and South Arm Oval, so my kids loved being able to play on the climbing equipment, ride scooters at the skate park and kick the footy on the oval – all in one visit.

The trampoline was a highlight for us at South Arm Park

This playground has a decent climbing structure, swings, a trampoline and even a little general store for pretend shop play.

The main climbing structure at South Arm Park

But the playground is probably better suited to younger kids (at 6 and 9 my boys felt a bit old for some of the equipment).

The skate park at South Arm

Incorporating images of birds into the soft fall flooring was a nice touch. There’s a fun mural and a tennis court adjacent to the skate park, which I assume is available for hire.

The general store adds a nice touch to the new playground

And it’s not far to the beach where we enjoyed an ice cream and hunted for crabs in rock pools. There are also toilets at the park.


Everyone knows about Launceston’s amazing Riverbend Park, but many visitors don’t realise there’s another, smaller playground not far away which kids will love.

Lots of challenges for active kids at Launceston’s Royal Park
Climbing fun

Royal Park overlooks the Tamar River and has a great climbing structure as well as a wooden pirate ship.

The wooden pirate ship nestled along Launceston’s Tamar River

My kids happily spent ages here. Close to barbecues and toilets, there’s also a skate park nearby.


This is a fantastic park for a day trip or to break up the drive from Hobart to Launceston. But it amazes me how many Tassie parents still don’t seem to know it exists.

There’s lots to do at Callington Park at Oatlands

Tucked away behind iconic Callington Mill, the playground is spacious and has lots of interesting drawcards – like a cute tree house cubby, a nest swing, and a dual flying fox which my boys love racing on.

The dual flying fox

There’s lots of equipment for climbing on, and for spinning on. There’s also plenty of green space and a barbecue area, and toilets are nearby.

The park is heated behind historic Callington Mill

You get a great view of historic Callington Mill too and there are coffee shops nearby.

Do you know of some other hidden Tassie playground gems? Please message us on Facebook so we can add your favourites to our list 😃