The world’s best play spaces & parks


These outdoor spaces are every child’s dream. Be they incredible in their ingenuity, breathtaking in their beauty or stunning in their simplicity, they made our list of the world’s best play spaces and parks.


We’ll open proceedings with an absolute cracker – in fact it’s the top of the local heap, dubbed Australia’s best playground. Speers Point Park in New South Wales not only boasts that impressive title, but two hectares of childhood heaven – including a giant slide and sensory garden.


We love the many and varied parks created by Danish company Monstrum, which has curated outdoor spaces in Denmark, Sweden and Russia.


This is certainly not one for the faint of heart – dubbed the world’s “most dangerous amusement park” in its previous guise, America’s Action Park Mountain Creek recently re-opened, in a much safer form!


If your kids like their outdoor play interspersed with a touch of craft – check out these incredible crochet playgrounds. These Japanese play spaces are also works of art.


Part playground, part sculpture, this German space is a visual delight.

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Unstructured play is the premise behind the Imagination Playground in New York.


For those with nerves of steel, Bounce Below was created in an abandoned Welsh slate mine, and now combines trampolines with a huge cave system.

great Sydney park for the whole family

Closer to home, Sydney’s Blaxland Riverside Park is a treasure trove of futuristic play.

Darling Quarter

Four thousand square metres of pure outdoor play delight is what awaits children at Sydney’s Darling Quarter – the city’s largest public playground.

Darling Quarter

Have you seen any amazing children’s play spaces in your travels? Let us know about them below.

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