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Place Category: Playgrounds, Nature, With Toilets, and With Water Play

  • About

    John Forrest National Park is the ultimate location for a family day out, with waterfalls, walking trails, picnics spots, plenty of kangaroo sightings, a tavern and now a brand new nature play space that offers the perfect opportunity for kids of all ages to get dirty, create, climb, splash and burn off some steam!

    John Forrest National Park Nature Playground, Hovea

    Located in the main picnic area, you don’t have to look hard or walk far to stumble across this small yet mighty play space set amongst advanced native trees providing lots of shade and beside a flowing creek adding an extra element of play. There are also toilets and BBQs nearby.

    John Forrest National Park Nature Playground, Hovea

    The play space enhances and blends with the natural landscape and beauty of John Forrest National Park, play features include a timber staircase, teepee and a series of balancing & stepping logs. It is an ideal space for children to use their imagination and play “Let’s Pretend” games while getting their hands dirty.

    John Forrest National Park Nature Playground, HoveaJohn Forrest National Park Nature Playground, Hovea

    A unique feature of the playground are the two magposts, a magpost works just like a magnifying glass, children can collect natural moveable objects such as sand, woodchips, water, twigs, branches, rocks, fallen leaves or even insects and examine them more closely.

    John Forrest National Park Nature Playground, Hovea

    The giant bobtail lizard is a fun addition to the play space and the craftmanship is amazing! The Bobtail Lizard is one of the most well known and recognized lizards in Australia, so it is very fitting!

    John Forrest National Park Nature Playground, Hovea

    My boys especially loved playing in the creek, they would throw leaves and stones into the water, it quickly became a game to find items that would sink vs float. They also had a ball running across the Glen Brook Dam Bridge.

    John Forrest National Park Nature Playground, Hovea John Forrest National Park Nature Playground, Hovea

    Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for kangaroos, we saw plenty on the day we visited!

    John Forrest National Park Nature Playground, Hovea

    A word to the wise, dress your children in clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, especially if they are anything like mine and want to play in the creek or jump in every single puddle! I’d recommend wearing gumboots and taking spare clothes.

    John Forrest National Park Nature Playground, Hovea

    National Park entry fees to apply to visit John Forrest National Park, fees are $13 per car. Park Passes are available online which allows you entry into National Parks all over WA.

    John Forrest National Park Nature Playground, Hovea

    John Forrest National Park

    Park Rd, Hovea

    About Kellie Elliott

    Kellie Elliott is a stay at home mum of 4 she enjoys adventuring around Perth with her children and sharing her journeys and experiences on Instagram at Perth Mum Adventures.

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    Kellie Elliott is a stay at home mum of 4 she enjoys adventuring around Perth with her children and sharing her journeys and experiences on Instagram.

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    1 Review on “John Forrest National Park Nature Playground, Hovea”

    1. Lorraine Swart John Forrest National Park Nature Playground, Hovea
      Overall Rating:
      5

      Love seeing how much fun the kids are having in your blogs Kellie!

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  • Address
    Address: Park Road, Hovea
    Perth
    Western Australia