Muddy's Playground, Cairns

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Eat, play, and relax at Muddy's Playground, located on one of the city's best-known landmarks, the Esplanade. This popular meeting spot for young families is a modern and safe playground incorporating water play areas, rope bridges, slides, playhouses, storytelling areas, puzzle games, and track rides. Each area is designed to challenge and entertain a particular age group with custom-designed equipment. Adults can barbeque in the picnic areas or drop by the popular on-site cafe, serving light meals and refreshing drinks. Easily accessible from anywhere in the city, the playground is a convenient place for families to play and enjoy the waterfront. Plan to visit Muddy's Playground and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Cairns attractions using our Cairns online attractions planner .
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  • Good free playground, but was more suited to 2year olds to 8 year olds. Our kids (13,11,9) were too old for 90% of it, and so it was a bit of a let down. Definitely go, but better for younger kids. Tr...  more »
  • If u r a cairns local with young kids, this place is like a temple which u r destined to visit atleast once a month . Great place for kids coz of playgrounds, water games and kids food is a bonus. Thi...  more »
  • This is such a great facility. Our daughter absolutely loved the whole area but the water park in particular. It’s great for families holidaying at the Esplanade. The kids can have a good run around a...  more »

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