Family holiday and the kids need to let off some steam? Check out these awesome playgrounds in beautiful locations, near the beach house and scattered Cape to Cape.
On the way to Margaret River…Sea Play on the Bay, Busselton
After several hours in the car, no doubt the children will be a little restless. First stop, Busselton foreshore, you’ll find a magnificent shipwreck adventure playground, the historic Busselton Jetty, cafes and kiosk for a well earned coffee!
Inspired by Busselton’s maritime history, the playground features a wrecked clipper ship beautiful crafted in timber with climbing nets, cannons, telescope and crow’s nest children can climb.
Old Kate Steam Engine, Margaret River
At the entrance to town, just before you cross the river, is Rotary Park, home to the heritage steam engine ‘Old Kate’.
A beautiful shady spot on the banks of the Margaret River, you’ll also find monkey bars, slides and climbing frames all surrounded by lush forest and native birds.
Riflebutts Reserve, Prevelly
In front of the beach house on the way to the beach is a local favourite, Riflebutts, with quirky public art, an oversized man and dog sculpture by renowned artist Russell Sheridan.
There’s the usual swings, slides and climbing frames with a soft fall base rather than sand, plus expanses of grass, perfect for picnicking, cricket and footy – all right next to the beach.
Flinders Bay Pirate Ship, Augusta,
Located on the banks of the Blackwood River, Augusta’s new playground features a multi-level pirate ship made out of locally-sourced Jarrah with a slide, ships wheel, a sliding pole and climbing ropes. A timber car, teepee tunnel, mushroom picnic setting provide additional play options in the soft-fall surrounds.
Amaze Margaret River
Hours of entertainment and fun for the whole family, A Maze’n Margaret River is one of Australia’s largest hedge mazes, just 5 minutes south of Margaret River townsite there’s also an 18 hole mini golf, several mazes, outdoor games and puzzles to test your skills. Entry fees apply.
Of course, you can’t bet natures playground, building sandcastles at the beach, exploring rock pools and towering forests, plus there’s a stack of attractions and tours on offer too, the kids will love it.