Caterpillar Lane Playground - Harbourside - Sydney - Review

The Harbourside Shopping Centre at the Heart of Darling Harbour recently opened its first interactive playground, Caterpillar Lane. Over 40 metres long, Caterpillar Lane comes complete with interactive digital panels, climbing towers, slides, light, projection games, as well as a special soft play area for children four years and under. 

Busy City Kids were invited to review this playground however we have not been able to make it to as yet since its opening. We hope to visit soon, in the meantime, here's some pics and text from Harbourside. Thanks guys for sharing this great indoor playground!

 Photo credit: Avv!so Public Relations

Photo credit: Avv!so Public Relations

Located on Level 2, this unique play area is for little ones between the ages of 1-8, and has been separated into three sections - starting at a friendly giant caterpillar head overlooking Level 1. The head of the caterpillar, for children between 4-8 years old, is a soft play structure across multiple levels filled with gross motor play events, including integrative gadget panels of Cat & Mouse and Walk Around Zoo; a spider bungee; jumbo slide; triangle deck climb; along with lots of space for little legs to run amuck.

 Photo credit: Avv!so Public Relations

Photo credit: Avv!so Public Relations

The body of caterpillar is a colourful arch focusing on interactive games projected onto the floor. Four interactive touch screens are placed around the base of the caterpillar providing endless hours of fun for children between 1-8 years old.

 Photo credit: Avv!so Public Relations

Photo credit: Avv!so Public Relations

The tail of the caterpillar is for ages 1-4 years, complete with six interactive gadget panels, including classics Tic, Tac, Toe, Cat & Mouse and Mix & Match; a safari play car; a butterfly play slide; triangle deck; spider bungee and more.

 Photo credit: Avv!so Public Relations

Photo credit: Avv!so Public Relations

 Photo credit: Avv!so Public Relations

Photo credit: Avv!so Public Relations

 Photo credit: Avv!so Public Relations

Photo credit: Avv!so Public Relations

 Photo credit: Avv!so Public Relations

Photo credit: Avv!so Public Relations

This new children's interactive playground is over 40m long so it includes lots of wriggle room for your little ones. It has soft play areas, climbing towers, slides, as well as interactive panels and light projection games. Best bit, entry is FREE!!  

 Photo credit: Avv!so Public Relations

Photo credit: Avv!so Public Relations

 Photo credit: Avv!so Public Relations

Photo credit: Avv!so Public Relations

Caterpillar Lane is located on Level 2 of Harbourside Shopping Center above the main Food Court. 

Our packing list for this bike park & nearby playground:

  • Drink bottles
  • Food for snacks, for lunch or for a picnic
  • BYO KeepCup to grab a coffee from caf├ęs nearby

This playground has:

  • Public toilets in the shopping center
  • Underground center parking
  • Food Court nearby
  • Shops nearby
  • Seating nearby
For more information on Caterpillar Lane, head to the Harbourside website.

For more ideas on what to do with the kids in Sydney, head to our blog, our daily spots list or pools & beaches or playgrounds list. And for a full list of parents rooms around Sydney, head to our parents room page.