It would be impossible to discuss nature play spaces in Western Australia without mentioning the iconic Rio Tinto Naturescape,Kings Park. This place has it all - a rock-filled stream for splashing and wading, cubby building areas, rope challenges and beautiful bush areas to explore.
While it may be hard to drag the kids away from Naturescape, it really is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of nature play opportunities in Kings Park. Within its 406 hectare area, there are heaps of other play spaces like the Ivey Watson play area (for children under 6 years), Synergy Parkland (for the older kids) as well as a lesser known nature play area in the Saw Avenue picnic area.
But there is no need to stick to formal play spaces. The park boasts heaps of bushland tracks, sweeping grasslands, natural bushland, memorial parks,and BBQ facilities, plus an outdoor cinema and a series of events throughout summer. Children love to play in the stream running down from the Pioneer Women's Memorial, the Botanic Gardens provide a beautiful setting for a picnic and the Lotterywest Federation Tree Top Walkway shouldn't be missed.
Full play space listing available on the Nature Play WA app’s “PLAY IN WA” section. Visit the Apple iTunes store(Apple devices) or Google Play Store (Android devices) and search for Nature Play WA to download the free app!