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REVIEW: Hidden World Playground Fitzgibbon | The Secret is Out!

Turning into Hidden World Playground from the street, my daughter’s eyes widened. So much colour! So much fun! Kids were running around and laughing – and we couldn’t wait to get involved!

Where is Hidden World Playground?

  • 411 Roghan Rd, Fitzgibbon QLD 4018
  • Opening hours – Sunrise to Sunset

The playground is located in the massive Bill Brown Sports Reserve (which also includes the Bracken Ridge BMX facility, Bracken Ridge Skate Park and the Emily Seebohm Aquatic Centre).

The closest public transport stop is Carseldine Train station or the bus stop on Roghan Road.

The gates to the carpark are open sunrise to sunset, and it wouldn’t surprise me if some local families maximise this time. Just like the other Brisbane playgrounds we have reviewed on our website, this playground is set up so as to capture the imagination of both older and younger kids alike.

What you will find at Hidden World Playground

The main playground features a wooden fort with 4 rotundas, joined by bridges or climbing equipment. The colours are the things that you notice first, and they can’t help but make you feel happy. Bright yellows, blues, orange and red spark up the wonder of kids and while we were there, we could hear them making up their own imaginative games – ‘Don’t step on the lava!’.

My daughter loved the all colour and couldn’t decide where she should start!

The majority of the playground is sand with small areas of woodchip and soft rubber flooring, perfect for younger children. Bring hats and sunscreen as much of the playground itself isn’t shaded, though there is lot of shaded areas surrounding it.

There is also a small path around the park that is good for smaller bikes or scooters.

If you have children with special needs, there are a few great options for them including a sway fun swing, wheelchair carousel and a special needs swing.

For older children, the climbing nets, rock walls and bridges will provide great enjoyment, as will the large grassed area that is great to kick around a ball or play tag (this area is unfenced so limit them to small games). There is also a maze built into the grass for them to weave around.

However, there is something even better for older kids – a ‘Decipher the Hidden Code’ challenge. That’s right, there are signs written in a secret language scattered throughout the park for them to decipher. The key to the code is hidden in 3 parts around the playground, and after finding these, they can decipher the signs scattered around the park keeping older kids occupied while younger ones play.

Picnic facilities

This park is perfect for a picnic or barbeque, as the undercover picnic tables are situated in a semi-circle around the playground, giving a fairly good view of your child while they play. We always look for tables close to the play equipment when we go to parks, so this was great for us. There are 4 free barbeques and multiple undercover picnic tables, and one uncovered.

The park isn’t fenced, but is spaced away from the road.

Hidden World Playground facilities

Toilets, including disability access and changing facilities, are onsite as well as plenty of parking.

There is no shop or café on site however various vendors come by with food trucks, depending on the weekend.

Free WIFI is available throughout the park.

While you can’t book Hidden World for large events, it would be a fantastic venue for a children’s birthday party or even fun children’s photo shoot (but go during the week to have a better chance of having it to yourself!).

Are dogs allowed at Hidden World Playground?

There is dog park off leash area onsite so you can bring along your furry friends.

Playground equipment includes

  • Swings (including one infant bucket swing and special needs swing)
  • Tyre swing
  • Round net swing
  • Climbing walls
  • Multiple slides
  • Multiple coloured climbing forts
  • Sway fun swing suitable for wheelchairs
  • Wheelchair carousel
  • Colourful giant fish with climbing grips
  • Spinning equipment

Nearest cafe to Hidden World

Looking for a snack or caffeine hit? Try Bean N Loaf, a short 10 minute walk away.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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