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INSIDE: A sneak peek at Lobley Park Ipswich Airport Playground in Brisbane.

DO NOT MISS this fun Airport themed playground in Ipswich!

Roam the Gnome, and the boys did not want to leave.

Take your kids and enjoy a day at one of the best Ipswich Playgrounds.

See below for a sneak peek and details of how to get to this family park in Australia. 

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Lobley Park Airport Playground in Ipswich

Lobley Park Ipswich is an Airport Themed Playground!

The Lobley Park Airport themed playground in Ipswich has an Aeronautical Playspace, with

  • a Control Tower, and
  • a RAAF Cargo Plane.

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Kids can:

  • Control the aircraft via the the flight control system
  • Operate the aircraft landing gear, increase the engine power using the throttle
  • Switch off the circuit breakers, check the overhead panels, and make sure there’s enough fuel!
  • Discuss the flight paths with your co-pilot

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  • Drive cargo in through the back entrance.
  • Dance on the wings
  • Sky dive into the atmosphere off the slide that sits on the wing!

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Control Tower fun!

There’s a slide, and a rope net on the two-storey control tower too.

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Best Playgrounds in Ipswich? 

Lobley Park is one of the best playgrounds in Ipswich for kids of ALL ages, including toddlers.

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Best Accessible playground in Ipswich 

Children in wheelchairs or with disabilities can play too, with:

  • ramp access to the airplane
  • an all abilities swing, and
  • wide pathways throughout the flat park area.

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Storytelling Stage at Lobley Park Ipswich

There’s more to this park than airplanes too.

There’s a storytelling stage, with seats for an audience. 

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Flower garden

There’s a garden of flowers as you enter.

Each of these flowers has an interactive activity too.

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Ipswich rotunda

On rainy days, move the storytelling and play to the multicoloured rotunda.

It makes for a great picnic spot too.

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Swings and more!

Kids can play on a spider web swing.

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Swings for everyone

Kids can play on swings including a all-abilities swing.

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Climbing net

Or traverse the giant scramble rope net.

We say pop this playground on your list of fun places to go in Ipswich with kids.

BYO snacks, drinks, and hats.

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THE INSIDE SCOOP: Airport Playground at Lobley Park Ipswich

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Address: Lobley Park Ipswich is located within Queens Park, Milford Street in Ipswich. Alternative entrance: Goleby Avenue, Ipswich
Telephone: General enquiries Ipswich City Council (07) 3810 6666
Website: Click here
Opening Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Entry Fees: Free entry

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How to get to Lobley Park in Ipswich 

By Bus: Daily bus connections are available from the Brisbane Transit Centre in Brisbane. For more information contact the centre on 3236 2020.

By Train: The Brisbane Citytrain network provides regular connections from Ipswich to Brisbane and connections to the Gold and Sunshine Coast rail lines.

By Car: 

  • Lobley Park is 10 minutes drive (4.5km) via Warwick Road from Queens Park. 
  • The Ipswich Motorway links Ipswich to Brisbane. (approx 40 minutes).
  • The Logan Motorway links Ipswich to the Gold Coast and Pacific Highway from New South Wales, along with the Gateway Motorway from Brisbane Airport and Sunshine Coast.

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Lobley Park Parking

For best access to the Airport themed playground, park off Lobb Street.

Map of Lobley Park in Ipswich

Facilities at Lobley Park

Nearest takeaway coffee and/or food options: BYO picnic and drinks.
Toilets: Yes
Disability access: Yes. Limited. There are stairs to the Airport control tower, and rotunda.
Shade: Trees. Some shade structures.
Enclosed: Semi-fenced. Keep an eye on the kids when you leave.
Ground cover: Rubber soft fall, concrete pathways, grassy field
Picnic tables: Yes
Electric BBQs: Yes
Water Bubblers/fountains: Yes
Scooters and Bikes: Yes
Dogs: On leash.

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Toadstool Rating – Fun Playgrounds in Ipswich QLD

The only thing we didn’t like was the graffiti. 

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