Train Park Croydon | Playground Review 2017

Train Park Croydon Playground Review

Train Park Croydon Playground Review

This train-themed, fenced playground in Croydon is perfect for kids who love trains

If your kids are train enthusiasts then put this fun, train-themed playground on your list of playgrounds in Adelaide to visit. It’s one of our favourite playgrounds for toddlers in Adelaide. Although it’s actually called Croydon Playground Reserve my kids call it the Train Park because it’s right next to the Croydon train stop and you can see the trains arrive at the train stop just through the fence. There’s also a train in the playground that you can climb inside.

Train Park is perfect for toddlers who love trains because it’s fully fenced and has lots to enjoy and explore. In fact there are two playgrounds here just next to one another, both fenced. One caters more to older kids and the other is perfect for little people. Here’s why we love Train Park in Croydon and why we think it’s one of the best toddler playgrounds in Adelaide.

Train Park Croydon Playground Review

What we love about Train Park / Croydon Playground

❤️ climbing onboard the train and taking turns being passengers and drivers

❤️ it’s fully fenced

❤️ watching real live, actual trains arrive at the station

❤️ covered seating

❤️ bigger kids will find heaps of opportunities to climb

❤️ a half basketball court

 

Train Park Croydon Playground Review

Watching the trains

Train Park Croydon Playground Review

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Train Park Croydon Playground Review

Trains are pretty frequent – we saw three come by in the space of half an hour. The timetable is on the Adelaide Metro site.

Train Park Croydon Playground Review

Train Park Croydon Playground Review

The train theme continues! It’s all a bit train-tastic.

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Lots of opportunities to climb

Train Park Croydon Playground Review

Train Park Croydon Playground Review

Train Park Croydon Playground Review

Train Park Croydon Playground Review

An inclined climbing wall with sturdy hand and foot holds for beginner climbers.

Toddler-friendly play equipment at the Train Park

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This little house was a big hit with the toddlers as were the little ride-on truck, motorbike and the low swings.

Train Park Croydon Playground Review

Train Park Croydon Playground Review

Train Park Croydon Playground Review

Train Park Croydon Playground Review

Bigger kids’ play equipment at Train Park

With a half basketball court and play equipment geared towards older kids there’s something to suit all age groups.

Train Park Croydon Playground Review

Train Park Croydon Playground Review

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Train Park Croydon Playground Review

Things to consider

❤️ There are no toilets in the playground itself but there are shops and cafes up the road

❤️ It’s street parking only. We usually find it easy to grab a park nearby but I imagine this will depend on the time of day/week

❤️ There wasn’t a lot of shade over the bigger kids’ playground and the little kids’ playground does have some bark chips

Coffee and food options nearby

It’s not just train enthusiasts who are well catered for because Train Park is right near the Croydon shops where it’s easy to find good coffee. Everyone wins!

We particularly like refuelling at Queen Street Cafe and Red Door Bakery. If time allows we also like a bit of a wander along the street to check out the latest beautiful furniture at One Small Room.

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Location

Train Park Croydon Playground | 1 Day Terrace, Croydon

About Susannah: I’m a mum to three boys and a little girl and I am learning to embrace the chaos. I love my morning coffee, exercise, cranking up some good tunes on the stereo, and heading away to new places on holiday. Originally from New Zealand, I now call Adelaide home and I love getting out and about and exploring all the fabulous things for families to do in Adelaide.

 

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