Where: Corner of East Parkway & North Parkway, Lightsview

Any parent to a toddler knows that finding the right playground to safely entertain them is no small feat. Not only do playgrounds often cater to a mix of ages but they regularly feature slides and climbing equipment that can entice little humans to bite off a little more than they can chew. For this reason, the Lightsview Toddler Playground is a hidden gem. Situated in the leafy suburban neighbourhood of Lightsview the playground is fully fenced, surrounded by leafy trees and features a nice selection of well spaced play equipment.

Walking up to the play area there is a grassy area that separates the playground from the road and provides a nice spot for picnics. As you come closer you will find a drink fountain an undercover table and chairs and two entry points to the playground. Inside the fenced grounds there is a swing with two seats, a jungle gym with two slides, a small car, bouncey helicopter, sea saw and two in ground trampolines. The park also features a protective rubber ground covering so that a lesser impact is felt when tumbles occur. 

Depending on the time of day and season you visit, the park could do with a greater shaded area. There are also no toilets on site so be mindful of this before visiting. Lastly another huge plus (and secretly my favourite part of this playground) is its proximity to Jibbi & Co, a great café a short walk away that does really good coffee. So if you have little ones in tow and are looking for a safe space to take them to burn off some energy definitely put this on your visit list.