We LOVE a good trip to the playground. BUT, with three kids ages 5 and under, it can be hard to keep up with everyone at the same time. So, finding the perfect park where all three kids can play safely and independently is KEY to a successful park day. After scouring South Surrey & White Rock high and low, we’ve found 4 parks that are safe (either fenced or on quiet streets) and that have features that allow toddlers to play independently (such as stairs up to the top of the climbing structure or smaller slides).
We also love to combine trips to these parks with other local attractions like visits to White Rock beach or a walk along a stroller friendly trail. Check out our favourite parks for toddlers in South Surrey, below and make a day out of it!
1) Alderwood Park
Alderwood Park is an easy pick as one of the top playgrounds for toddlers in South Surrey. The playground is located at the corner of McBeth Rd & Flower Rd. It is one of the very few completely fenced playgrounds in South Surrey.
But that’s not the only thing that makes it appealing for toddlers. The playground is also made up of features that are perfectly toddler sized. There are a couple of bouncers, a 4-person bouncy see-saw and a teeter-totter. Little ones will also love the small climbing structure that has toddler-sized stairs, a steering wheel and a small slide. There is also a big kid swing and a baby swing.
But of all the features at this park, my kids particularly enjoy ‘driving’ the climbing-car.
Unfortunately, there are no public bathrooms at the playground. But another great feature of this park is the network of walking trails & ponds that run through it. The ponds are full of TONS of ducks and the trails are stroller friendly, making this the perfect place to walk with a toddler.
For more information about Alderwood Park, click here.
2) Alexandra Neighbourhood House Park
Alexandra Neighbourhood House Park is a great little playground for toddlers in South Surrey. There is no fence around the park. However, it is set far from the busier Sullivan Street & closer to the much quieter Agar Street. There are baby swings, big kid swings & one saucer swing. A large climbing structure has a set of stairs that makes it easily accessible for toddlers. There are two slides, one shorter & one taller, that come down from the structure. Neither is very fast, so they are both very manageable even for really little ones.
There are also some really cute, unique features in this park that we love. One feature that we have never seen at another park is the little bouncy surf board that kids can pretend to ride. There is also a set of musical chimes & a mini climbing structure that is just right size for toddlers. But, my kids’ favourite part of this park is the little sand pit area, which has a small structure where they can pour sand through tubes & ‘cook’ in the built in bowls.
It is easy to make a whole day out of visiting this park. It is located just a few blocks from Crescent Beach, where you can find bathrooms & a beautiful walking path along a mostly sandy beach. Blackie Spit, which is a great place for a stroller friendly walk, is also located just a couple of blocks away! There are several restaurants in the neighbourhood, like Natalino’s Pizza, where we like to pick up delicious take out for lunch. There are also a couple of little cafes where we like to stop for a quick treat of ice cream or a warm drink!
For more information about Alexandra Neighbourhood House, click here.
3) Meridian by the Sea Park
Meridian by the Sea Park is a great little spot for toddlers. It is one of the rare fully fenced playgrounds in South Surrey. It also caters specifically to the littlest adventurers.
The park features little baby swings, a toddler sized climbing structure with a small slide, a climbing carousel, a 4-seater bouncy see-saw & a couple of other small bouncers. There is also plenty of fenced, grassy space to let little ones run!
The park does have a few small drawbacks to be aware of. It is open to the public but is also used by programs that run at the on-site Meridian Centre. If you happen to visit when one of the programs is using the playground you’ll have to wait until they are finished before you can use it. There are also no public bathrooms available on site, which could be an issue if your little one is potty training. Lastly, if you have older children who also need to be entertained, this may not be the best playground as there are not many features that cater to older children.
For more information about Meridian by the Sea Park, click here.
4) Winter Crescent Park
Winter Crescent Park is yet another great playground for toddlers in South Surrey. There is a fence around most of the playground, but there are a couple of ‘escape routes’ where a toddler can easily get out of the park. It is, however, located on a quiet street with not much traffic.
The playground has several really fun & toddler friendly features. There is one baby swing, one big kid swing & one saucer swing. There is also a colourful climbing structure with a set of stairs that makes it accessible for toddlers. It also has a small slide & a couple of other more challenging climbing routes for slightly older children. There are also a few different types of spinners & bouncers.
What my littlest one, Elliott (2 years old) really loves about this park is the small forested area right beside the playgrounds. There are a few small pathways through the trees where he can explore independently.
A couple of other things to note about the park: the first is that there is a cool pedestrian bridge right behind the park, which runs over top of Hwy 99. This is a great spot for vehicle-obsessed toddlers to watch the various cars & trucks whiz underneath them. There is also small system of stroller friendly walking paths just on the other side of the pedestrian bridge. Unfortunately there are no bathrooms located at the park, so be sure to plan ahead, especially for your littles who are potty training.
Know of another great playground for toddlers in South Surrey or White Rock?! We’d love to hear from you! Please leave a comment or send us a message!