Are you keen to go exploring? Looking for an adventure or just a change of scenery? Why not check out our list of the best mega parks in Perth that are worth a day trip!
Hancock Avenue, Aveley
This one-of-a-kind playground has been built around two natural lakes and the main feature is a giant water wheel with twisting tunnel slides! With water-play, a bocce court, swings and equipment for toddlers to big kids, this park is sure to be a hit. Pack your scooters, bikes and a packed lunch, and explore this amazing park.
Corner of Mason Road & Doryanthes Avenue, Piara Waters
Featuring a Flying fox, climbing walls, balance beams, water play, basketball court, huge grass area, BBQs, tables and toilets, the brand new Newhaven Robot Park is a fantastic park for the kids to run off steam or to catch up with friends. The main feature of the playground is a fallen robot head that is a climber’s delight!
Corner of Everglades Avenue & Gloucester Approach, Brabham
The new jungle-themed playground located in Whiteman Edge, Brabham offers a unique playing experience for kids. The nature-based play equipment has been designed to challenge kids’ skills and abilities. Created especially for children 5+ who enjoy climbing, jumping, and simply having fun outside – they will not want to leave this amazing playground! The tunnel slide and the birds nest is a highlight you won’t want to miss.
The Esplanade, Dalkeith
The Jo Wheatley All Abilities Play Space is an amazing new park purpose built for all ages and abilities. Carefully built around and under existing trees, covering 10,000sq m with wheelchair access throughout, a sensory garden, flying fox, climbing obstacles, slides, swings, picnic areas, water play, toilet facilities and fully fenced… it certainly ticks all the boxes!
Victoria Park Drive, Burswood
Situated on the Swan River foreshore alongside Optus Stadium, the Chevron Parkland includes 2.6 hectares of rehabilitated parklands and nature-based playgrounds. There are six nature play areas within the Chevron Parkland, all designed to encourage children to explore and participate in unstructured play, each play space is inspired by the Noongar six seasons. There are a number of BBQ areas, shelters, picnic facilities and drink fountains in and around the play areas. In addition to the play spaces, there are 4 lawn areas big enough to kick a ball on. With Optus Stadium Sensory Playground also close by, why not combine a visit to both for a day of fun!
Mayfield Drive, Brabham
Livvi’s Place Playground in Whiteman Edge in Brabham is a unique $1.5 million all-inclusive playground which is a result of a partnership between Stockland and the Touched By Olivia Foundation. The play equipment has been designed specifically to cater all children, including those with autism spectrum disorders, physical, visual, hearing and mobility impairments. Livvi’s Place playground is spread out over a pretty large area and is fully fenced.
Revolution Avenue, Eglinton
This large playground with a mix of nature play, a splash pad (summer months only!) and traditional play equipment has something for everyone to enjoy. Kids will love exploring the huge wooden fort, and there is even some exercise equipment for adults and bigger kids, too. Don’t forget to pack a towel and change or clothes!
Arthur Street, Caversham
St Leonards Park is a fantastic playground for kids of all ages. The playground consists of two separate areas catering for both toddlers and older children. The main area of the playground is designed like a fort with lookout points at various levels of the structure. Kids can delight in being the king of the castle! Facilities include sheltered picnic tables, BBQs and a toilet, and the play structure and toddler areas have ramp access for strollers and wheelchairs.
First Avenue, Woodbridge
This playground is worth the drive as there are so many play areas to explore – sand, nature and water play, slides, flying fox, tunnels, swings and a large expanse of green grass. The kids can move from area to area and spend hours exploring everything. There is even a café onsite.
Inlet Boulevard, South Yunderup
Adventurescape features so many fun and interesting pieces of play equipment that we are sure that is will be a big hit with the local community and visitors to the region. There is a huge 9-metre tall climbing windmill tower and slide, a large pig that is part cubby part slide, a huge flying fox, tractors, wooden farm animals, a maze, a 5-way swing and much, much more! Pack a picnic lunch or take the esky as there are shelters equipped with BBQs.
Saw Avenue, Kings Park, West Perth
The natural design beautifully incorporates the bush, wood, rock and other pieces of nature. Play equipment includes a bird’s nest swing, balancing logs, climbing nets, timber stairways and rock tunnels, a maze and so much more! Facilities include drinking fountains, BBQs, toilets and picnic tables.
Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn
Braithwaite Park in Mount Hawthorn is home to a fabulous Nature Play Area designed primarily for 10 – 14 year olds. Although younger children will have just as much fun! The play area includes features such as logs, stepping stones, ropes, obstacles, plants and a zip line! Bring a change of clothes and a towel for younger children as they won’t be able to resist the water feature. The playground also features toilets, BBQs and drinking fountains.
Progress Way, Cloverdale
Faulkner Park is better known as Volcano Park due to the large volcano that is the feature of the park. It is quite a large park with a separate area suited to young ones and toddlers, making it a great day out for the whole family. There is water play, sand play, flying fox and plenty of playground equipment including swings and slides. It is fully fenced and has two entrances which are gated with self-locking gates. The park is well equipped with BBQs and picnic tables.
Brixton Street, Beckenham
The Mills Park Nature Play Space is an awesome playground suitable for children of all ages. The play space is nicely set out over a large area with plenty of space for families to throw down a picnic rug and spend the day. The park includes slides and balancing logs, a climbing net and climbing equipment, a bird’s nest swing, a flying fox, a roundabout, water play and more. Bring your bikes and scooters to explore the wetlands area of the park via the path network, and pack a picnic as there are plenty of BBQs and picnic shelters positioned on the outskirts of the nature play area.
Progress Drive, Bibra Lake
The Bibra Lake Regional Playground is packed with unique features designed to promote inclusivity and celebrate diversity for people of all ages and abilities. The tree-top aerial rope walk is a first of its kind in WA. Kids love the long, dark slide, the all abilities flying fox, and the giant model turtles! Pack a change of clothes and a towel for the splash pad and water play areas. Find the secret chamber in the grassy hill tunnels, explore the climbing equipment, and hunt the Diprotodon fossil! Bibra Lake Regional Playground also has a picnic area, BBQs and public toilets all available within the fenced playground area.
Jacoby Street, Mundaring
The main focus of Mundaring Community Sculpture Park is on nature play. There is a water play area, lots of rocks and logs to climb and walk across, rope bridges, swings and ladders and it’s all surrounded by big trees. The sculptures all around the park encourage imaginative play and fit in well with the redeveloped park. There are also swings and a nest swing, climbing equipment with a boardwalk tunnel, a merry-go-round, slides and also a few music play areas. Facilities include 2 undercover BBQs, toilets and grassed picnic areas; one near the playground and one a little further away with picnic tables.
Corner of Lambeth Circle and Corton Approach, Wellard
The Village at Wellard Playground offers something for all ages! There is 7m rope climbing frame where they can come down the slide at the middle or keep climbing to the 2 stories above. There is a jumble of jungle ropes including a couple of hammocks, dome climbing frame with a ladder and drum, 3-way swing, a small slide, and 3 mini in-ground trampolines. The other side of the grassed area features a skate park and set in amongst the trees is a fantastic BMX track. There are tables & seating around the playground, a free gas BBQ and a drinking fountain.
Reflection Boulevard, Jindalee
Eden Beach Foreshore has a playground that is colourful and jam-packed with quirky play structures. The main feature of the playground is a huge slide that will delight the bigger kids! The only way to get to the top is to climb! There are multi-level play cubes with a fireman’s pole, interesting climbing nets, and a toddler play area with swings, slide and a sand play area. Pack a picnic and enjoy lunch in the picnic shelters or fire up a BBQ.
Eleventh Road, Hilbert
Shipwreck Park the playground ticks all the right boxes: Good sized carpark, fully fenced play area with pram and wheelchair friendly gates, toilets and parent’s room, and shade! The main attraction is the huge shipwreck themed playground packed with fun things to discover. The shipwreck is easily accessible for children of all ages and abilities, from stairs or ramps to ladders and ropes. The playground features a flying fox, nature-play, water-play, musical equipment and a toddler friendly area. There is sure to be something here for everyone!
Secret Harbour Foreshore, Secret Harbour
The Harbour Playground is bright, colourful, big and lots of fun. With the toilets, free BBQ facilities and a huge grassed area, it would be easy to spend the day. It is a fully fenced, inclusive sea themed play space designed for all ages, all abilities and all levels of adventure. Challenge yourself and friends on the seaweed climbing ropes that hang from top to bottom of the sea cave, climb the whirlpool net to the top level, or walk up the gentle slope which is suitable for prams and wheelchairs. Pack spare clothes for the water-play section, and explore the toddler friendly equipment with littler ones.
62 Egret Point, Erskine
Osprey Waters Foreshore Reserve is located 4km from the Mandurah City Centre and is the perfect spot for a great family day out! Not only does the nature based playground ‘tick all the right boxes’, the possibilities for fun and adventure seem endless, from water based fun such as fishing, kayaking or swimming to a leisurely walk, bike ride or simply relaxing with a book under a shady tree on the grass. In the playground, you can explore the log maze, climb up to the large tree house nest, or dig in the sand with the digger, and so much more. There is a sheltered BBQ area, with picnic tables and bench seating, and toilets located nearby. Bring along your bikes or scooters, and further explore the foreshore.
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