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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Woodman Point

Munster, 6166

Woodman Point has an intriguing history and features in Nyoongar creation stories. Fantastic walk and cycle trails and safe and sheltered beaches top the list of attractions. The cycle path extends through to Fremantle and from there north up the coast or East towards Perth. Othe…

Carine Regional Open Space

Carine, 6020

With sports fields and walking trails surrounding two lakes this reserve offers a lot for families looking to get outside while still having good access to amenities. Full play space listing available on the Nature Play WA app’s “PLAY IN WA” section. Visit the Apple iTun…

Gilbert Fraser Reserve

North Fremantle, 6159

Gilbert Fraser Reserve is located on the stunning Swan River foreshore in North Fremantle. The heritage cricket grandstand provides a glimpse into Fremantle's sporting clubs 100 year history in North Fremantle. The Rocky Bay walking trail winds its way along the Swan River fo…

Point Reserve

Bassendean, 6054

Located on North Road, Bassendean, this park overlooks a fork in the Swan River making it one of the most picturesque spots in Bassendean. A shady place in summer it is suitable for fishing, picnics, and play. Full play space listing available on the Nature Play WA app’s “…

Pickering Park

Bassendean, 6054

Located on the banks of the Swan River, Bassendean Parade, this park features a jetty and joins the heritage trail and cycle path.  Full play space listing available on the Nature Play WA app’s “PLAY IN WA” section. Visit the Apple iTunes store(Apple devices) or Goo…

Bull Creek Wetland

Bull Creek, 6149

The Bull Creek Wetland consists of a chain of several dampland and wetland reserves linked by the Bull Creek drain running from Brockman Avenue in Leeming to the inlet in Bull Creek at Leach Highway. Prior to European settlement, the Wadjuk Beeliar people used the Bull Creek Wetl…

Booyeembara Park

Fremantle, 6162

Booyeembara Park offers the full gamut of play experiences with a nature playground, bush areas with great cubby potential, a spring fed wetland and lake system and a figure eight cycle and walking path that has taught countless children to ride bikes. A firm favourite with Frema…

Matilda Bay

Crawley, 6009

The stunning back drop of the Swan River, combined with sheltered nature of the Matilda Bay Reserve, make it a very popular site for picnics. Sheltered grassed areas, BBQ facilities, boat ramps, children's play areas and safe river beaches make it a beautiful setting. Full…

Mundaring Weir

Mundaring, 6073

Situated in an attractive bush setting, Mundaring Weir is one of the world's greatest engineering projects. Completed in 1903, it is the start of the water pipeline that pumps water to agricultural areas and the Kalgoorlie goldfields, some 700 kilometeres in all. There are be…

Queens Gardens

East Perth, 6004

The main features of the gardens include water lily-filled lakes (the old clay pits), massed displays of flowers and a replica of the Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens, London, manicured lawns and a large variety of trees and shrubs. Facilities available include seating, a g…

Araluen Botanic Park

Roleystone, 6111

Nestled in the deep Jarrah forested valley in the Darling Range, Araluen is a tranquil botanic garden of natural and developed beauty. You will find flowing streams, plenty of grassy areas on which to enjoy a barbecue or picnic and several bush walks.

Katanning All Ages Playground

Katanning, 6317

The All Ages Playground is a great place to stop and enjoy the variety of play equipment designed for everyone from children to teenagers and adults. There are numerous slides of all different sizes, a long half-tyre swing, climbing frames and other spinning contraptions. The sce…

Jurien Bay Marine Park

Jurien, 6516

As well as major sea lion and seabird breeding areas, Jurien Marine Park contains biological communities, populated with a mix of temperate and tropical plants and animals, courtesy of the Leeuwin Current. Jurien's offshore areas are like a temperate version of Ningaloo Reef.…

John Forrest National Park

Hovea, 6056

Quiet pools and gentle waterfalls of Jane Brook flow through Western Australia's oldest gazetted national park. Tearooms, tavern and restaurant, barbecues, picnic areas, toilets, walk trails, horse trails and mountain bike trails. Full play space listing available on the N…

Dryandra Woodland

Dryandra, 6311

Less than two hours from Perth, Dryandra Woodland is one of the prime places in the South-West for viewing native wildlife. Although the numbat is probably Dryandra's best known inhabitant, woylies, tammar wallabies, brushtail possums, tawny frogmouths, kangaroos and wallabie…

Carnac Island

Fremantle, 6160

Carnac Island is located about 10 km south-west of Fremantle, rising from the sea between its better-known and larger neighbours, Garden and Rottnest islands. Several thousand years ago, all three were joined to the mainland when sea levels were significantly lower. Nyoongar peop…

Bells Rapids

Brigadoon, 6069

Located in Brigadoon, this picnic and bush walking spot at Bells Rapids is a prime viewing area to see competitors in the annual Avon Descent White Water Race battle the rapids. Explore the streams and waterfalls as you wander along the nature walks beside the Avon River. The are…

Avon Valley National Park

Avon Valley National Park, 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. Full play space listing available on the Nature Play WA app’s …

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