Plough and Harrow (East) is part of Western Sydney Parklands – a 27 kilometres stretch of green space from Quakers Hill in the north to Leppington in the south. With plenty of play equipment for kids of all ages and open space, it is perfect for family gatherings and when looking for somewhere to take kids of a range of ages.
The playground has:
- Climbing equipment, with slide
- Climbing bridge
- Pentagonal swing set
- Giant hamster wheel
- Water play
- Pyramid climbing frame
- Timber pillars
There are also lots of paths to ride scooters or bikes on, plus open grassed areas, a duck pond and some bush tracks.
A few things to keep in mind:
- There are no shade cloths over the play equipment and very little natural shade. We therefore recommend visiting in the cooler months or early morning and late afternoon in summer.
- The playground is not fenced and close to the car park and internal park road. On the weekends there is plenty of traffic entering and leaving the area so you will need to keep an eye on kids prone to running.
- It gets VERY busy on weekends.
The playground is surrounded by picnic tables and shelters, 24 in total actually. You can hire 15 of the picnic shelters and the others are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Amorettis Restaurant and Kiosk
In between the playground and duck pond is Amorettis. This restaurant serves tapas and Italian food, including a wide range of pizza. It also operates a kiosk, with seating outside, for a quick bite to eat. Unfortunately it wasn’t open when we visited mid-week, but it is definitely open on weekends and for lunch on Thursday and Fridays.
Current Opening Hours
- Thursday to Sunday – Lunch: 12pm to 3pm
- Wednesday to Sunday – Dinner: 6pm to 10pm
- Saturday and Sunday – Breakfast: 8am to 11am
Enjoy an adventure high in the treetops, complete with flying foxes and suspension bridges. We hear this eco-friendly activity is lots of fun, if you aren’t scared of heights! Suitable for kids 3yrs+.
Finding Plough and Harrow (East)
Plough and Harrow is best visited by car from the Parramatta area and there is lots of on-site parking. There are some buses (801, 807 and 813) that stop out the front but you will need to travel to connect with them.