Places to go

Western Australia is home to some fantastic parks and playgrounds to get your kids outside. 

There are a number of organisations that have compiled great overviews of many of these spaces, including:

Nature Play WA has selected a few key spaces that offer bush or nature play elements.  If you know of a great nature play space you think should be included in this list, please let us know by submitting your place.


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Bannister Creek Playground


A nature based playground amongst the beautiful surroundings of Bannister Creek. After having a play, spend some time exploring the paths around the area to discover more of the creek.

Woodbridge Riverside Park

Woodbridge, 6056

This nature play space has some great elements to swing or climb on, crawl through, touch and create. It boasts a large. stand-out flying fox and log swing, along with a timber pirate ship and some sand and water play areas. The area is fully fenced, but large, so keep your eye…

Yokine Playground

Yokine, 6060

A definite winner. Involving the community as consultants, the City of Stirling has created an all inclusive play space for all ages and abilities. Key features are balancing and climbing ropes, slides, musical instruments, natural timber elements, a water feature and beautiful…

Yallingup Playspace

Yallingup, 6282

This nature play area embraces it's beach side culture with the incorporation of a misty 'wave' and a surf shack cubby. It is a natural, adventurous engaging space for children of all ages.

Rannoch-Tay-Earn Reserve Nature Playground

Hamersley, 6022

The City of Stirling have developed a major nature playground at Rannoch Tay Reserve in Hamersley.

Wattle Grove Nature Discovery Park

Wattle Grove, 6107

This innovative play space provides an opportunity to connect children and nature in a local neighbourhood public open space. The space has been designed with mature trees, grasses and the local creek with tree stumps, rocks and other elements providing appeal to a diverse age ra…

Willagee Community Play space - Webber Reserve

Willagee, 6156

This community built play space uses all forms of natural elements to inspire kids to imagine, invent and enjoy being outside. Rocks, logs, ropes and tyres have been used in a community public open space to give children and families in the Willagee community somewhere adventurou…

Dianella Regional Playground

Dianella, 6059

This regional playground offers a range of play environments and experiences including a conventional play space, a multi-goal area and a great nature play area. The nature play space has plank board walks and rope climbs alongside a limestone block climbing ridge. Picnic and sha…

Variety Place - Nature Play Space, Saw Ave, Kings Park

Subiaco, 6005

Located on the Subiaco side of Kings Park and Botanic Garden and accessible via Saw Avenue, this popular family area is an ideal place for picnic and recreation. There are picnic tables, free electric barbecues and open grassed areas. The Saw Avenue Amphitheatre is also located h…

Supreme Court Gardens

Perth, 6000

Facilities at the Supreme Court Gardens include seating and lighting, public toilets and drinking water. The garden is semi enclosed by mature trees and gardens. Events such as Opera in the Park and Carols by Candlelight are held here in the summer months.

Point Walter

Bicton, 6157

Amazing views of Perth and the Swan River and plenty of trees providing shade from the sun as well as safe swimming and excellent fishing. Public barbeque facilities are available as well as a cafe and kiosk. Next door to Point Walter is the Blackwall Reach Reserve, a picturesque…

Cottesloe Beach

Cottesloe, 6011

Cottesloe is one of Perth's most popular beaches and attracts thousands of people looking to cool off from the hot summer heat. There are pine trees providing welcome shade from the sun and grassy areas to relax in. Public toilets, changing facilities and showers are availabl…

Samson Park

Fremantle, 6160

Samson Park is located in Samson, opposite the Samson Recreation Centre. Samson Park is the largest bush reserve in Fremantle, and is the City's only bush forever park. The nature trials wind through the park, amongst the beautiful jarrah, marri and tuart trees, and other nat…

Lesmurdie Falls National Park

Lesmurdie, 6076

Lesmurdie Brook flows through this small park, with Lesmurdie Falls tumbling 50 metres over the sheer face of the Darling Scarp. The terrain is steep granite rock, ensuring plenty of vantage points along the walking trails.

Yellagonga Regional Park

Joondalup, 6027

Named to honour a leader of the Mooro Aboriginal people, Yellagonga Regional Park protects an important chain of wetlands and surrounding bushland. The diversity of these habitats supports a wide variety of wildlife. Nestled between the cities of Joondalup and Wanneroo, the park…

Yanchep National Park

Yanchep, 6035

Excellent BBQ and picnic facilities, scenic walk trails, koalas, kangaroos and an abundance of other native animals and plants in one of the state's oldest national parks. Nestled in tuart and banksia woodlands, the park is home to many different water and bush birds. Tours t…

Sorrento Beach

Sorrento, 6020

Relax by the beach, go for a swim, spread a blanket on the grass and soak up the salt, sand and sea of this newly renovated beachside parkland. You can even walk to the Hillarys Boat Harbour from here and spend the afternoon shopping, sightseeing or relaxing in a cafe.

Avon Valley National Park

Avon, 6084

A 4800 hectare reserve of natural bushland, with lovely picnic areas and walking trails to the Avon River. The Park is known for a wide variety of birds, wildlife and spectacular scenery across the Avon Valley.

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