Situated within the Allura Estate in Eglinton, in the northern suburbs, is Kinkuna Adventure Playground. This large playground with a mix of nature play, water play and traditional play equipment has something for everyone to enjoy.
Kinkuna Adventure Playground features a series of big wooden towers interconnected with ladders, climbing ropes, a tunnel and a rope bridge. There are two slides of different sizes.
This is a great playground for older children, under 3s will need help navigating the ropes and tall stairs.
At one end of the play structure, there is a tall climbing wall with a rubbery mat/ladder for climbing down and getting to the next section, I was watching as older kids raced each other from one end to the other.
Just behind is a nature play section made up of logs, climbing ropes and rocks – perfect for putting those balance and coordination skills to the test!
In another area, is a big birds nest swing, with in-ground trampolines set around it within the rubber soft fall nearby. Both were very popular with kids of all ages.
Bring a towel and change of clothes or pack your kids swimwear for the water play area. Bring a towel and change of clothes or pack your kids swimwear for the water play area. Lucky it was a beautiful warm day because I couldn’t keep my kids away. The water runs on a timer using sensor operated buttons in the ground. The water play operates 8am – 7pm November to April.
Next to the water play are some musical pipes that play different notes, and a percussion play instrument that sounded similar to a Jamaican-style steel drum when tapped with your palms.
In addition, there is a fenced off basketball court available for shooting hoops, it also be used for a game of cricket.
Behind the court is fitness equipment for the adults.
Within Kinkuna Adventure Playground, there are shaded picnic tables and some barbecues. There’s lots of lovely soft grass as well for setting out a picnic blanket. There were quite a few families enjoying themselves this way on the day we visited. The BBQs also play free music – how cool is that! There is a community noticeboard and library nearby, if I wasn’t running around after two toddlers I definitely would have used the time to grab a book and relax under a shady tree.
Kinkuna Adventure Playground is a ‘smart playground’ there is a free app parents can download that reacts to markers attached to playground equipment, we didn’t give this a go but it is an interesting concept.
We found Kinkuna Adventure Playground clean and well-maintained, with features to suit a wide range of ages from babies through to big kids. The playground isn’t fenced, but the streets surrounding are very quiet, and the equipment set back from the road enough that it should be safe for little wanderers. There’s also no shade sails, relying on natural shading from the trees in the park. These are still quite small and not enough to shade everything, so pack your hats and sunscreen just to be safe.
Kinkuna Adventure Playground
Located on Revolution Avenue, in the Allura Estate, off Marmion Avenue in Eglinton. This is just past the intersection with Pipidinny Road. Free roadside parking is available on Revolution Avenue, next to the park.
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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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