Not just a playground, but a huge fort for big imaginations
Playgrounds can sometimes feel a little same-same after awhile. While always fun for the kids, most just have the requisite swings, slides, climbing fort and maybe a few see-saws.
While there is nothing wrong with a regular run of the mill playground, sometimes it is really fun to mix things up by visiting an imagination space to really make things interesting. Kidspace Playground at Chermside on Brisbane's northside offers just that.
Set in beautiful 7th Brigade Park, Kidspace has a number of different areas where kids of all ages will find something to keep them occupied for hours.
The main part of the play area is the huge wooden fort. With ramps, stairs, towers, slides, monkey bars and ladders, it is the perfect space for imagination play for babies all the way through to bigger kids. My toddler LOVES to run around the fort and practice his running and climbing skills.
There are two sections to the fort, one is more suitable for older kids and one for younger. So you can rest assured that your smaller ones can find a space for them too. My sons favourite part of the fort is actually all the murals of Australian animals you can find. He spends ages running around looking for the 'platypus', 'koala' and 'kookaburra'. I get tired of it much faster than him let me tell you!
As well as the fort, there are also at least eight swings, with lots of baby swings as well as a disabled swing. There is another section with a four person see-saw, some spinning structures and drums.
After playing in the playground, you can also go for a bike ride along the designated bike paths, as well as a small intersection built with stop signs. There is a half basketball court and plenty of picnic tables for picnics.
Kidspace is a very popular place for parties on the weekend, so be sure to get there early if you are planning to stake out your spot. It is across the road from Chermside Shopping Centre, so if you need to pick up a coffee, I would suggest going there. It is within walking distance too.
Brisbane City Council often runs free music or sport in this park as it has so much room for kicking a ball around. I have been lucky enough to attend rhyme time at the mobile library, and we are off to play soccer with Ginger Sports soon. Check out the Brisbane City Council website for more information on these events.
Another great thing about this playground? The main fort area is fully covered with a tin roof. We have gone there on a rainy day and had a wonderful play with no other kids around! And stayed dry!
Location and Parking: Murphy Road, Chermside. Free limited parking lot parking next to the playground as well as street parking available.
Facilities: Barbecues, picnic tables, toilets, basketball court, water bubblers, disabled access and bike paths.
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