We have rooftop movies, bars and restaurants… now the kids of Perth have their very own rooftop playground! Located within the brand new Yagan Square precinct it is a great place to grab a bite to eat and play while taking in the views of our beautiful City.
The playground is non-sand based and has been designed to celebrate the geological and rock formations found across regional Western Australia.
There is an array of different size softfall mountains to climb with knobs, ropes and rock climbing holds to assist.
Located at the top of one of the mountains is a double wave slide. At the top of some of the mountains is a viewing window, children can spy on diners in the Market Hall below.
If the kids don’t want to climb the mountains there is a small tunnel they can crawl through.
There are smaller softfall rocks for children to leap or jump across.
Scattered throughout the playspace are a number of telescopes, kaleidoscopes and speaking tubes. I can imagine the telescopes would be a hit with older children as they have great range.
Without a doubt, the biggest highlight is the water play, especially on a hot day. Bring a change of clothes and an aqua nappy for children who wear a nappy. The water play is open 10am – 6pm, closed Wednesdays.
The play area is not shaded (fingers crossed shade sails are installed) – we visited on a warm day and the surfaces were very hot! I would suggest bringing suncream, a hat and thongs or sandals so children can easily transition between water and equipment play.
Yagan Square Playspace has a great view of the big screen on the Digital Tower. Screening information is available online.
There are a number of shaded areas to sit, viewing areas, a small patch of grass, a drinking fountain, an outdoor shower and public toilets with change table facilities.
Yagan Square’s Market Hall has some amazing options for a bite to eat, we didn’t stop for lunch but we did enjoy a delicious ice cream from Jersey Jack Gelato!
Yagan Square Playspace
Located within the arms of the heritage-listed Horseshoe Bridge, next to the central Perth Train Station and underground Perth Busport. The easiest way to get to Yagan Square is by catching public transport although there are a number of parking facilities a short walking distance away.
Yagan Square Playspace is always open, the water feature is on between 10am – 6pm daily, closed Wednesdays.
Check out the Yagan Square Facebook Page for up to date information and event details.
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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.