Muddy's Playground, Cairns

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Playground · Hidden Gem · Fun & Games
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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  • I chose this place because it was recommended and also because there is a cafe. My son had a great time and I was able to relax and enjoy my food and coffee. Wel worth going here but take a towel...  more »
  • Right on the Esplanade - Very kid friendly - great location and amazing food and drinks - Love the breakfast !!!  more »
  • My latte +honey +soy milk was amazing! Just delicious as my local cafe in Brisbane. A friendly and fast customer services and the mix tropical juice was so good. 5 stars 🌟 and well deserved, excellent job guys! Cute lively location, with kids running in the water park next to it. It is a very happy cafe. Food is fresh and delicious. Don’t miss the juices here! It’s a busy service so expect delays in peak times.
  • Perfect spot to grab a quick family meal, snack, or dessert. It is literally in the middle of the playground so perfect place to take a break from all the fun. Of course a very child and family friendly establishment with excellent kid’s menu options. We were expecting just a very limited menu with more of a strict cafe and pastry selection, but to our surprise the meal service is quite extensive. Fish and chips, salads, smoothies, fresh juices, ice cream, and even some boutique clothes and swimsuit options for kids!
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