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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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. Full pl…

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…

Yellagonga Regional Park

Edgewater, 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…

Lesmurdie Falls National Park

Forrestfield, 6058

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. Full play space listing available on the Nature Play…

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…

Sir Frederick Samson Park

Samson, 6163

Sir Frederick Samson Park is located in Samson, opposite the Samson Recreation Centre. Sir Frederick Samson Park is the largest bush reserve in the City of Fremantle, and is the City's only bush forever park. The nature trials wind through the park, amongst the beautiful jarr…

Point Walter Reserve

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…

Jarrahdale Heritage Park & Gooralong Brook

Jarrahdale, 6124

A beautiful nature area with a short walk trail, fresh spring and gentle brook. There is a spring that produces water all through the year. It was a bit tricky for toddlers, no-walkers, but tracks are accessible for jogger prams/wagons. Great spot for frog spotting, bird wat…

Canning River Regional Park

Ferndale, 6148

Canning River Regional Park extends for six kilometres along both sides of the Canning River. First set aside for public use in the 19th century, today the park consists of large areas of parkland for public recreation and extensive wetlands managed for the protection of biodiver…

Hoffman Mill Camping Site

Hoffman, 6220

Hoffman Mill Camping Site closed in the 1960s and was once home to a thriving timber mill. Campers should be aware that it is prohibited from the end of Easter until November 1st with rangers patrolling the area 24 hours daily. The Bridges Walk offers a scenic outing which takes…

The Niergarup Track

East Fremantle, 6158

The Niergarup Track was built in 2001 as a WA 2001 Community Centenary Project and runs along the cliff-top in East Fremanlte, affording outstanding views of the Swan River and its foreshores. It commences at Merv Cowan Park and continues northwards to steps that lead down to Riv…

Mundaring Community Sculpture Park

Mundaring, 6073

The 2016 redevelopment of the Sculpture Park incorporates a playzone where children will be able to enjoy a range of new equipment and a nature play area. One of the key attractions is the Ornate Crevice Dragon located in the sandpit, where children can dig for her eggs and insec…

Serpentine National Park

Serpentine, 6125

Situated on the Darling Scarp, the picturesque Serpentine National Park protects more than 4,300 hectares of area and is home to a diverse range of vegetation and wildlife. Serpentine Falls, Serpentine Dam and smaller Pipehead Dam are the perfect places for picnics and all have p…

Kalamunda Walking Trails

Kalamunda, 6076

There are almost twenty local walking trails within the Shire of Kalamunda ranging in length from 2 - 8 kilometres. For further information click on website link below. Full play space listing available on the Nature Play WA app’s “PLAY IN WA” section. Visit the Apple iT…

Neerabup National Park

Wanneroo, 6065

Neerabup National Park, about 27 kilometres north of Perth (approximately 45 minutes from central Perth) along the western side of Wanneroo Road, is a long, narrow piece of bushland stretching only about 12 kilometres. But this small park is still able to provide a feeling of tra…

Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park

Gracetown, 6284

One of Western Australia’s most loved and scenic holiday spots, with rugged limestone sea cliffs and windswept granite headlands dominating the coastline, interspersed by curving beaches, sheltered bays and long, rocky shorelines. On the northern shores of Cape Naturaliste, Bu…

Bayswater Riverside Gardens

Bayswater, 6053

Bayswater Riverside Gardens is located along the Swan River foreshore in Bayswater and runs from Garrett Road Bridge through to Wyatt Road. The area is notable for being one of the last non commercialized river frontage areas in the metropolitan area with plenty of wide open area…

Yalgorup National Park

Coodanup , 6210

Get active and enjoy bushwalking trails, bird watching, fishing and camping at Yalgorup National Park south of Mandurah. The park occupies a narrow coastal strip and is home to 10 lakes that run in a chain. The name Yalgorup is derived from Nyoongar Aboriginal words meaning place…

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