Cockman House Play Trail


City of Wanneroo


Cockman House Play Trail

Trail publication date

18 April 2021


Following the enthusiastic response to their Shipwrecks Play Trail, the City of Wanneroo was keen to create an indoor play trail to bring the Cockman House Heritage Museum to life. 

The City worked closely with Nature Play WA to develop the trail content and functionality.

Unlike standard outdoor Play Trails that use GPS location technology in the unlocking of content, the Cockman House Trail includes a customised interactive ‘floor map’ of the house and grounds.

*Photo credits: City of Wanneroo

About the Trail

The Cockman House Play Trail transports the user back in time to the life of James Cockman and his dream of building a family home to last generations.

Rich audio stories, historic photographs, videos, interactive quizzes and games were used to create an immersive multimedia experience for users. Hands-on activities and old fashioned games can also be found at various locations along the trail. 

A memento of James Cockman’s life can be collected from one of the museum’s staff upon completion of the trail.


As part of the Heritage Perth weekend, there was a soft launch of the Cockman House Play Trail on Sunday, 18th April 2021. The trail was very well-received by kids and their families. Many of them wanted to do it several times! 

Cockman House is open to the public every Sunday during autumn from 1 to 4pm. Discover more information about Cockman House.


The Nature Play team were a delight to work with from inception to completion. They provided great support, creative suggestions and prompt feedback, enabling us to come up with an innovative hands-on storytelling trail experience. – Gabrielle Grime, Heritage Education Officer, City of Wanneroo

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