Kids About Cairns have checked out the best of Cairns playgrounds, and have chosen some of the better and popular playgrounds to highlight.
We often showcase the smaller playgrounds on our Facebook page, so if you are a local, or staying in Cairns for a while, be sure to follow us, you never know – there’s probably a hidden gem of a playground in your local suburb that you are not aware of.
Our recommendations of must see playgrounds for visiting families
For younger kids, the most popular playground in Cairns is Muddys and the Pirateship playground – both located further up on the Esplanade. The Nature playground at Centenary Lakes and the fenced playground at Edmonton Sugarworld Gardens are well worth checking out too.
For older children Muddys playground is also good, but we recommend checking out the Fig Tree playground close to the CBD, Goomboola Park, Bluewater Playground in Trinity Beach, and the Yorkeys Knob Adventure playground as other good choices if you have transport.
Paradise Palms Playground Shout Out
We must also mention the amazing playground at Paradise Palms which is located near Kewarra Beach, on the way to Palm Cove. Paradise Palms is part of a resort, however their restaurant and facilities are open to the public. They have a giant swimming pool, a jumping pillow, a flying fox, mini golf and play areas for smaller and older kids. There is a very small charge for using the facilities, or they are included if you purchase meals. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday – https://www.paradisepalms.com.au/leisure#facilities
Cairns best playgrounds
Cairns has so many amazing, brightly coloured, or all natural adventure playgrounds to choose from. Many playgrounds offer different features and variety to suit all ages of kids.
With such a beautiful climate in Cairns (most of the time), there is nothing better than getting out and active with the kids at one of these wonderful playgrounds.
The Cairns Regional Council website and the My Cairns ap also has great information and is where to go to if you want to reserve a public space for a birthday party or event.