Carine Open Space

While there is big main playground on the other side of Carine open space (review and photos coming soon) we love this little one as it’s always quiet and very shady. Perfect for a little play after a walk/ride/scoot around the lake 🚲

🌿 Name: Carine Open Space

🌏 Location: 77 Monyash Rd, Carine

βœ”οΈ Good: Swings including toddler swing, slide, sheltered gazebo, BBQs, water fountain and toilets.

βœ–οΈ Not so good: Close to road.

🍴 Cafe/Restaurants: Mr Fresh and Carine Cuisine are across the road for picnic supplies and snacks

πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ Ages: Toddler +

πŸ‘« Kids score: πŸ‘

πŸ‘©πŸ½ Mummy score: 4/5

Sunset Heritage Precinct

We’ve been wanting to go back to this playground for so long and we loved it just as much as we did when we visited for the first time. Plus we had the place to ourselves! It’s located on the old Sunset Hospital site. Throughout the stunning rounds there are plaques with information about the history of the area.

🌿 Name: Sunset Heritage Precinct, Dalkeith

🌏 Location: 84 Birdwood Pde, Dalkeith

βœ”οΈ Good: Large nature play equipment, wooden climbing frames, nest swing & a large wooden fort with beautiful river views 😍 Plus picnic tables built inside the restored chapel, large grassed area, toilets, BBQs and lots of shade from the neighboring trees.

βœ–οΈ Not so good: No slide πŸ˜‚

β˜•οΈ Coffee: Drive thru coffee Rocket Fuel Coffee Roasters 5 min away on Stirling Highway.

πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ Ages: 2 +

πŸ‘« Kids score: 5/5

πŸ‘©πŸ½ Mummy score: 5/5

Hyde Park, Perth

🌿 Name: Hyde Park

🌍 Location: Corner Vincent & Throssell street, Perth

βœ”οΈ Good: Stunning location, large play area, inclusive play equipment, toilets, gazebos, scenic gardens, BBQs, lots of shade from the trees, turtle and fish spotting at the lake + an awesome water play area (pack bathers!)

βœ–οΈ Not so good: Close to the lake and road.

β˜•οΈ Coffee: Dos Shots Coffee van was there on Sunday and the coffee was seriously amazing! Our favourite Chu Bakery is just across the road too 😍

🍴 Cafe/Restaurants: there is often an ice cream van there. Tarts Cafe & the Mount Lawley Strip are close too.

πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ Ages: Toddler +

πŸ‘« Kids score: πŸ‘

πŸ‘©πŸ½ Mummy score: 4/5

Whale Playground, Scarborough Foreshore

🌿 Name: Whale Playground

🌏 Location: Scarborough Foreshore

βœ”οΈ Good: Large whale themed playground, includes huge whale skeleton with climbing net across its top, tube slide and swing log underneath. Whale head slide. Monkey bars and net swing. Wooden shack with lookout over the ocean, includes climbing net down and underneath play area with giant play eggs. Lots of shade, picnic tables, toilets. Close by to a newly built skate ramp, basketball court and climbing wall with soft fall and competitive skate bowl called ‘skate pit’ for advanced skaters.

βœ–οΈ Not so good: Close to a busy road. Can get busy on weekends.

β˜•οΈ Coffee: Monty’s cafe, Health Freak Cafe, Dome and The Wild fig are close by for coffees.

🍴 Cafe/Restaurants: Lots of eateries along the foreshore we love The Wild Fig. They have a great kids menu $10 and under.

πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ Ages: 2 + Some play areas are quite high so better suited for older kids.

πŸ‘« Kids score: 5/5

πŸ‘©πŸ½ Mummy score: 5/5

Chillisaurus – Glow in the dark dinosaur mini golf πŸ¦•

Chillisaurus Mini Golf is an 18 hole mini golf course surrounded by glow in the dark dinosaurs πŸ¦•

Suited for 5 years and older the kids will love the glow in the dark course, even the golf balls glow ⛳️

Each dinosaur on the course has a sign with it’s name and the cafe has big posters full of facts about them all, like the recently discovered Chilesaurus πŸ¦– My two dinosaurs lovers were in their element.

The course is air conditioned so it was a lovely escape from the heat and the cafe next door has a $5 coffee and scone offer, so delicious β˜•οΈ

The staff are so friendly and welcoming. There are free Dino-lockers to secure your bags while you play.


Adults $18

Kids $12

Family $55

Address: 12 Hughie Edwards Drive, Merriwa πŸ¦–

Cafe next door Bakehouse @ Chillis β˜•οΈ

Menu πŸ‘‡

Highly recommend for a fun and education day out with the kids πŸ‘«

Shipwreck Park, Hilbert

🌿 Name: Shipwreck Park

🌏 Location: Corner of Forrest Road and Eleventh Road, Sienna Wood, Hilbert.

About 30km south of Perth.

βœ”οΈ Good: Fenced, large grassed area, lots of parking, toilets, BBQ’s, water and nature play, lots of climbing features, flying fox, in built trampolines, musical instruments and nature play.

As well as ping pong and a basketball court for older kids. The big feature is a massive 30 metre shipwreck boat – perfect for little adventurers!

βœ–οΈ Not so good: The slides are metal so be careful on hot days.

β˜•οΈ Coffee: Cafe is going to be built next to the playground.

πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ Ages: toddler – big kids

πŸ‘« Kids Score πŸ‘

πŸ‘©πŸ½ Mum score 5/5.

Yallingup Foreshore Playground

🌿 Name: Yallingup Playground

🌍 Location: Yallingup Beach Road/Foreshore, Yallingup

βœ”οΈ Good: Huge wooden nature playground, the main feature being a large elevated cubby shack joined with a rope bridge and rope net underneath, with stunning views over Yallingup beach. Other features include climbing walls, swings, crawl though tunnel, tube slide, play surfboard, giant wave to crawl under and climb over, and large sandpit. This playground is guaranteed to wear your kids out as they will want to explore and climb for hours! It has lots of natural shade as it is surrounded by established trees. There are picnic tables, water fountains, car parking and toilets close by.

βœ–οΈ Not so good: The playground is more suitable for older children (3+) as it has elevated areas, so younger children will need to be supervised. (There are safer ground play areas for younger children). The playground is unfenced and in a popular tourist location in Yallingup close to a busy carpark.

β˜•οΈ Coffee: Shaana beachside cafΓ© opposite the carpark. We grabbed icy poles for the kids.

🍴 Cafe/Restaurants: Shaana café serves breakfast and lunch. It serves aussie beach café food combined with Italian cuisine.

🏼 Ages: Climbing play areas- 3yrs +

Smaller ground play areas- Crawlers +

πŸ‘« Kids score: πŸ‘

πŸ‘©πŸ½ Mummy score: 5/5

Braithwaite Park Adventure Playground, Mount Hawthorn

This playground may have taken over as our all time favourite playground. I know I say this regularly but my two had so much fun exploring here today, they particularly loved the nature teepees and so did I!

🌿 Name: Braithwaite Park Adventure Playground

🌍 Location: 197 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn

βœ”οΈ Good: Large nature playground and also a smaller area nearby for younger children. Lots of shade and areas for the kids to explore and climb, water play and an awesome double flying fox! Plus it is fully fenced – yay!

βœ–οΈ Not so good: The playground can get busy at time because it is such a great spot! It is suitable for older children so younger children will need to be supervised as there are lots of high rope climbs.

β˜•οΈ Coffee: Yelo can’t be beaten for great coffees. Text your order on the way πŸ˜€

🍴 Cafe/Restaurants: Casa Bianci and Missy Moos Burger Bar are close by for a yummy after play meal.

πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ Ages: Nature reserve- 3yrs +

Smaller play area- Crawlers +

πŸ‘« Kids score: πŸ‘

πŸ‘©πŸ½ Mummy score: 5/5

Sam’s Playground at Warradale Park, Landsdale

This incredible playground opened last year as is dedicated to Sam Trott and the Landsdale community ❀️


This is one of our favourite playgrounds. It’s the only autism friendly playground in Perth. My two loved it. Definitely one for the school holiday list β˜€οΈ


🌿 Name: Sam’s Playground Warradale Park


🌏 Location: 124 Warradale Terrace, Landsdale


βœ”οΈ Good: Large fully fenced and double gated playground with water play, sensory play, nature play, slides, nest swing, sand digger, picnic tables, grassed area plus lots of shade from shade sails and trees. A path wraps around the park suitable for scooters


βœ–οΈ Not so good: Toilets at clubrooms open occasionally, parking is quite far away, no BBQS.


β˜•οΈ Coffee🍴 Cafe/Restaurants: Food trucks are often at this park. Kingsway Tavern is nearby.


πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ Ages: All ages. Pack spare clothes the kids loved the water play πŸ’¦


πŸ‘« Kids score: πŸ‘


πŸ‘©πŸ½ Mummy score: 5/5 loved it!


There is also another nature playground on the other side of Warradale Park πŸ‘