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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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Peppermint Grove Foreshore Reserve

Peppermint Grove, 6011

A very picturesque grassed area running along the banks of the Swan River; frequented by dolphins, black swans and pelicans. The shallow bay is ideal for children to swim and paddle. It is protected from the prevailing sea breeze on summer afternoons and offers a great alternativ…

Sandy Beach Reserve

Ashfield, 6054

Another great river side location in the Eastern suburbs, this large reserve area includes both open grassed and shaded areas. Located right on the Swan River, it is a popular spot in summer. A good place to launch a kayak or just muck about near the river  Full play spac…

Lake Monger Reserve

Leederville, 6007

A picturesque lake surrounded by green parklands and filled with picnic areas, childrens playgrounds and an abundance of bird life. Lights are available at barbecue locations for night use and there are also lights in certain locations around the perimeter path. Full play spac…

Whiteman Park

Whiteman, 6068

Located in picturesque bushland, Whiteman Park covers an area of more than 4 300 hectares with nearly half of this designated as a conservation reserve. The park boasts bushwalking trails, bike/walk paths, the Lew Whiteman Collection of antiques, historic tram and train rides, pl…

Tom Simpson Park

Mullaloo, 6027

This public open space is situated right next to the beach, and has toilet and parking facilities, a basketball hoop, barbeques, picnic tables, gazebos and benches, bike racks, showers, drinking fountains, play equipment, public telephone, shade structures, lighting and a dual us…

Whitfords Nodes Park

Hillarys, 6025

The park has two lookouts with panoramic views accessible by limestone paths, BBQs, picnic tables, play equipment, bike racks, parking and toilet facilities (including disabled), lighting, shade structures and the beach is close by. Full play space listing available on the Nat…

Lake Leschenaultia

Chidlow, 6556

A manmade lake constructed in 1897 for the West Australian Government Railway, to water Steam Engines at the Chidlow Well Station. It is 168 hectares and is a recreation area ideal for family and group outings, plenty of barbeques, sandy beaches, grassed areas, and pleasant and e…

Rockingham Foreshore Reserve

Rockingham, 6168

Stretching approximately 4 kilometres along the Rockingham coastline, directly across from calm and safe beaches you will find well manicured, shady, grassy lawns with free electric BBQ's and conventional children's playgrounds. Full play space listing available on the…

Claughton Reserve, Bayswater

Bayswater, 6053

Located along the banks of the Swan River, Claughton Reserve in Bayswater is an expansive parkland with an abundance of shady trees, large open areas and easy access to the river for fishing or riverside play. The parkland has kept unique aspects of the area and is used today for…

Scarborough Whale Playground

Scarborough, 6019

Looking for a great day out for the whole family? Look no further than Scarborough Beach! The new Scarborough Whale Playground is uniquely designed with creative play features that will keep the kids entertained for hours on end! The life-size whale skeleton that includes a sli…

Yagan Square Play Space

Perth, 6000

If you’re heading to the city and are looking for somewhere for the kids to play, head to the upper level of the Market Hall building at Yagan Square. Here you’ll find a great little play space designed to celebrate the geological formations found across regional Western Aust…

Williams Lions Park

Williams, 6391

Nestled on the banks of the Williams River, and ideally located on the busy Albany Highway is the Shire of Williams' latest and newest nature play area that has recently undergone a significant redevelopment and facelift. The Park boasts a Flying Fox, nature play areas for all a…

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