Kidspace Playground – 7th Brigade Park, Chermside
Kidspace Playground – 7th Brigade Park, Chermside
Nestled in parkland, away from the hustle and bustle of Chermisde Shopping Centre is this Ah-Mah-Zing park and playground – Kidspace Playground at 7th Brigade Park.
It is literally bursting with facilities and action and adventure for kids of all ages to enjoy! Its crowning glory is a huge wooden undercover cubby house with mazes and pathways.
The kids will be thrilled with all the things to play with at Kidspace Playground.
Don’t like to read? We put together a video review, you know, in case your eyes are tired. You can see it below.
What we liked about Kidspace Playground
The last time I brought my kids to Kidspace playground, I had a toddler and a newborn. Getting out of the house felt like an impossible task, but my mothers group was meeting there and I was desperate for some adult interaction and some support from other mothers, so off we went!
We quickly stopped for coffee on the way at a drive through coffee cart (need to find one? Locations here) and had a wonderful time playing in the large undercover wooden playground. We had brought some bikes with us for the toddlers, in a confident overestimation of their ability, but the bike path was too far for them to walk so we just watched them do battle over the bikes and tried to coax them into eating some lunch. We actually had a wonderful morning, so I was looking forward to heading back.
Fast forward 3 years (surely, it’s not been that long), and I find myself back at Kidspace playground with a preschooler, a toddler and a baby. Older, wiser, and a bit more relaxed, I can let the older two play freely on this play equipment without needing to hover around high gaps on the play equipment. Honestly, I don’t want to be a helicopter parent, but why are there so many neck-breakingly-high-gaps on play equipment these days?
The baby and toddler area was very cool
There is a musical play area with a round about on soft rubber so babies can have a crawl around. There are plenty of swings and several slides. The kids seemed to really enjoy running around the labyrinth of wooden pathways within the undercover playground itself and finding new things to excite them on each different level.
On the right is a semi enclosed area for the smaller kids as well, which keeps them sort of contained. It also has a lower wooden pathway with no gaps along it to make it safer. There is a slide and a really cool wooden train that the kids love to climb on and is great for some cute photo ops too.
There are footpaths all over the park, with the ‘bike track’ being located on the other side of the park so it was a bit of a walk for little legs. Over next to the bike track there is a smaller playground, which would be handy if only one kid wants to ride their bike.
Things you need to know about Kidspace Playground
The parking lot is large and spacious, easy to get in and out.
A great feature is that there were several all access toilets and part of the wooden playground is ramped so it is also accessible, it includes an all abilities swing as well.
Kidspace playground is very popular and can get very busy on weekends and during school holidays.
Also there is a cool graffiti wall that makes a great backdrop for pictures (read – selfies) just next to the playground itself.
Several large events are held here each year, including The Green Heart Fair in June and The 7th Brigade Open Day in April.
I saw a few mothers groups meeting up there and I have to admit it would be a great location if you have toddlers or crawlers. Lots of shady spots to park the prams or put down a few picnic blankets and chat the afternoon away.
There were heaps of large crows in and around the wooden play equipment. If your child has a fear of birds, it might not be the best playground for them. A mum was barbecuing some sausages while we were there and several crows were trying to snatch them while they were cooking, so just keep an eye on your barbecue.
Kidspace Playground at a glance
- Lots of carparking
- 3 covered picnic areas
- 4 BBQ areas (but 2 BBQs at each area)
- Lots of seating/picnic tables
- All Access toilets and play area (you can wheel a pram up and fit it inside as well).
- Covered playground
- Very shady
- Lots of swings (I counted 8 including an all abilities swing)
- Music area
- Balancing area
- Partially enclosed little kids play area
- Lower level little kids play area
- Bike Racks
- Free Council Wifi available
- Bike Paths
- Bike Road with signs – stop/go/give way etc
Would we recommend Kidspace Playground?
Yes! A better question might have been, is Kidspace Playground the best playground in North Brisbane? Tough one. In my opinion it comes very close.
The kids had an amazing time playing at this park, and asked when we would be going back as we were leaving!
Kidspace Playground – 7th Brigade Park, Murphys Road, Chermside, 4032
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Katie is the Creative Director at Mums of Brisbane. She loves reading, sleep and exploring, not necessarily in that order. Most days will find her drinking coffee, trying to keep up with the kids, and praying they will sleep. She lives with her husband and three children in beautiful Brisbane.