Places to go

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

 The Nature Play WA app has an awesome section dedicated to showcasing nature play spaces, parks, beaches and fun places for families to visit, Called Play In WA, there are more than 30 nature play spaces, and over 90 family-friendly locations, to discover!  Visit the Apple iTunes store (Apple devices) or Google Play Store (Android devices) and search for Nature Play WA to download the free app!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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Canning River Regional Park

Cannington, 6107

The Canning River Regional Park is one of those magic places that gives you a sense of being deep in nature even when you are in the middle of a City. Extending for six kilometres along both sides of the Canning River it includes large areas of parkland, extensive wetlands and…

Torndirrup National Park

Albany, 6330

Situated on the Torndirrup Peninsula which shelters Albany from the Great Southern Ocean, Torndirrup National Park has some of the Rainbow Coast's most extraordinary natural features. The Park covers almost four thousand hectares and is home to the famous 'Gap' and &#…

Fremantle Esplanade Youth Plaza

Fremantle, 6160

The family-friendly youth plaza, is located at the south eastern corner of Fremantle’s Esplanade Reserve. The youth plaza has been carefully designed and chosen to be located in a highly visible inner-city hub for families and young people. The plaza attracts multiple user g…

Penguin Island Conservation Park

Shoalwater, 6169

Explore a stunning natural island and its penguin inhabitants just 700 metres offshore from Mersey Point in Rockingham. Meet the penguins: Penguin Island has a diverse array of wildlife and breathtaking marine and coastal scenery. It is home to the largest colony of Little Pen…

Woodbridge Riverside Park

Woodbridge, 6056

Great playground, by the river that is suitable for fishing, swimming and kayaking/boating, cycle paths and loads of wildlife.

South Perth Foreshore

South Perth, 6151

With the magnificent Swan River and Perth skyline as its backdrop, the South Perth foreshore is a popular picnic destination. Great pathways around the river, children's play areas, BBQ's, shady trees, extensive grassed areas and nearby local shops and restaurants. Ferry&…

Perry Lakes Reserve

Floreat, 6014

The Perry Lakes Reserve offers abundant walking trails around the lake, home to a variety of waterbirds. Here you’ll find play equipment, a large skatepark and basketball court. Athletes often use the winding paths through the reserve for training, harkening back to the days wh…

Tranby Foreshore

Maylands, 6051

The Tranby Foreshore starts near the hitsoric Tranby House and runs along the picturesque banks of the Swan River. The walkway is protected by abundant shady tress and offers spots along the way that are perfect for a bit of shaded, unstructured play near the river's edge. Tr…

Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary

Bayswater, 6053

Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary is an urban wetland located in Bayswater, approximately 8kms from the city and easy to get to. The sanctuary is home to many different birds including ducks, pelicans, white herons, swallows, robins, honeyeaters, and hawks. During springtime, ducklin…

Adachi Park

Belmont, 6104

Adachi Park is located on the foreshore of Great Eastern Highway near the intersection of Abernethy Road, adjacent to Hardey Park. Adachi Park has Japanese themed gardens and a tea house, children's playground, dolls house made from Bristile Bricks (former factory on the adjo…

Burswood Park

Burswood, 6100

Located on the doorstep of the city alongside the beautiful Swan River, families are encouraged to relax and enjoy the jogging and cycling trails, riverside walks and many picnic spots within the stunning parks and gardens. Full play space listing available on the Nature Play…

Hyde Park

Highgate, 6003

One of the most picturesque parks in Perth, a popular location for wedding photos. The park is has some lovely walking paths, pretty gazebos, large overhanging trees and an ornamental lake. There are BBQ facilities, expanses of green grass, lots of shade and children's play a…

Garvey Park

Ascot, 6104

Garvey Park is located at the river end of Fauntleroy Avenue in Ascot. It is a great location for a short walk or as a starting point to a longer walk along the foreshore. There is a boardwalk across the wetlands heading towards the city, plenty of local wildlife around the river…

Tomato Lake

Kewdale, 6105

Located at Oats Street, Kewdale, Tomato Lake is a recreational area containing wetlands, a central lake, 1.6 kilometre walking trail and a nature sanctuary island with a boardwalk across the lake. Facilities include a cafe, toilets, barbecues, picnic tables and conventional playg…

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. Full play space list…

Armadale Settlers Common

Bedfordale, 6112

Armadale Settlers Common in Bedfordale is a 383 hectares bushland reserve, of which approximately 287 hectares is vested in the City of Armadale for the purpose of 'parks and recreation'. The Common lies on the Darling Scarp and is within the wider Darling Range Regional…

Forrestdale Community Garden

Forrestdale, 6112

The Forrestdale Community Garden is located at Lot 800 Armadale Rd in Forrestdale. They encourage people to visit their gardens, join them for group gardening days, family activity and kids craft days and more. See their website for details. Toilet and BBQ facilites available on…

South Beach

South Fremantle, 6160

Beautiful South Beach is located south of Fishing Boat Harbour, close to the centre of Fremantle. South Beach has superb views of Rottnest, Carnac, and Garden islands, and is the perfect place to enjoy a swim, a picnic or BBQ. South Beach is a great place to fly a kite, and the f…

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