Play at Wamberal

Play Equipment at Wamberal, a shady park great for little kids

The Central Coast is full of fantastic playgrounds for kids. For years, we have only visited a select few (mostly the closest to our houses). So this week we headed to Wamberal Playground. Have you ever talked about doing something for so long that it stretches years?  We have and this park was it!

Located a hop, skip and a jump from Wamberal Beach on Wairakei Road, Wamberal Playground has lots to offer all age groups. We headed there on a sunny winter’s day with our two three year olds to give it a road test.


Kids Under 2

Wamberal Playground is an outstanding destination for under 2’s, the day we visited the playground was mostly occupied by this age group.  The equipment has ramps for access and only one vulnerable high point where your little one could seek out the gap. Most importantly, the playground is fenced. There are some gaps around 50 metres from the main play area, but they are far enough away that you needn’t worry about turning your back for a few moments.

Great things for <2’s:

  • fenced play area
  • shade
  • easy going slide
  • ramped play equipment
  • bucket swing for babies
  • park your car on the roadside right next to the park

Kids >3

Wamberal Playground features three separate areas, the play equipment, an adults exercise area and some awesome equipment for the big kids! An energetic three year old managed to enjoy the spiders web and flying fox that were on offer.  The flying fox packs a punch so stay nearby if you visit with under 4’s.  Number one most important feature for >3’s?  Yes, the park has a toilet block! Reasonably clean and well maintained by Gosford Council.

Key Features for this age group:

  • toilet’s onsite
  • fenced play area
  • challenging equipment for adventurous kids
  • big kids swing
Keep the Big Kids Busy

Keep the Big Kids Busy

For People with Disabilities

Another great thing about this park is that it is suited to people (adults and kids) with disabilities. The playground has disabled access, wheelchair friendly play equipment and a swing with a disabled seat and frame. The car can be less than 2 metres from the start of the playground and there is a broad concrete path which circles the playground.

Hidden Secret

Shady park for summer

Flying fox is awesome, you might even be tempted to have a go!


4.5 out of 5 – We’ll be going again.

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  • Reply Councillor Vicki Scott September 3, 2015 at 10:41 am

    Thanks for the positive comments about this playground. We try to supply equipment which carries children and adults, so don’t be afraid of climbing the net with your little ones! Another playground you might like to visit is the Elizabeth Ross Playground near the Art Gallery at East Gosford.

    • Reply Jen and Allie September 3, 2015 at 1:54 pm

      Thanks for your support. We love the East Gosford playground and will be posting a series on the Edogawa Garden, the Regional Gallery and the playground over the next few weeks. Edogawa is coming up today rea dry for the 21st birthday celebrations. We’re glad you enjoyed the post!

  • Reply Wamberal Beach and Lagoon - Central Coast Weekender November 24, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    […] If you are visiting the Wamberal area with children then there is a great park a short drive from the beach. You can read our review and check out some photos of what is on offer here. […]

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