Get back to basics and let the kids enjoy some nature play in Perth! Here you will find out favourite nature, nature based & adventure play experiences in Perth. We are fortunate that nature based play is being featured in a lot of our new playgrounds and dedicated nature play spaces are available in our city too! So don't let the rain stop you, pack the jump boots and a change of clothes and give them the funnest day out they have had in ages.
#1 Naturescape Kings Park (City/Central)
Naturescape is hands down our favourite nature play experience in Perth. You wont find swings or slides here, but you will find rocks, water, sticks and dirt and an array of flora and fauna.
Kids will love wading in the water, making mud pies and potions, climbing to the treetops, climbing rocks, balancing on logs, swinging from ropes and more. Best of all it's FREE!
#2 Wattle Grove Nature Discovery Play Space (South/East)
For those in the south that find Kings Park a bit too far, this is the next best thing - or so we are told we haven't visited this play space yet but it's on the list.
Here kids can walk across the big log over the creek (full of water in winter and dry in summer). Here there is more nature based play with some traditional play features like swings and slide set in a more natural way.
#3 Dianella Play Space (North)
The kids will love this adventure playground with lots of nature play elements. There are lots of hills to climb and tunnels to crawl through and wooden balancing equipment, ropes and logs. There are also the traditional play features, a sports court and a great water play feature.
You will find BBQ's, picnic shelters and toilets here too, so it's a great place to spend the day or catch up with friends.
#4 Millet Playground Innaloo (North)
My kids love having a little play at the nature play area on the other side of this playground once they have finished climbing the massive climbing frame. It's about a 150m walk on the winding footpath to the nature play area so it makes for a lovely little family walk or scooter.
Here you will find some rocks to climb and a wooden log to balance on. It's beautiful shaded and is a great way to finish a days play.
There are also BBQ's, picnic tables and toilets here so it's a great place to spend the day or have a family gathering.
#5 Saw Avenue Kings Park (City/Central)
Found on the Subiaco side of Kings Park has a great nature based play area, with logs to balance on, and lots of rock and hill climbing.
The new section soon to be finished features a cubby house climb, more rock and hill climbing and a wrought iron maze.
#6 Yokine Regional Open Space Playground (North)
This playground well and truly earns the title of an adventure playground, there is so much to do and explore, with all the traditional play equipment as well as sensory and nature play features that includes a little water play feature. It's fully fenced with double gated entry & exit so it a great safe playground.
The nature play section features lots of balancing logs - and the whole playground definitely has a nature feel about it, as it has lots of natural shading and lots of characters and features carved from wood.
#7 Woodbridge Riverside Park (East)
Another fantastic adventure playground with a flying fox, water play features, pirate ship playground. Kids will also enjoy climbing the hills by rocks and wooden steps and crawling through the tunnel.
We've heard there are plans to extend this playground too - which will make this already fantastic park even better.
No BBQ's but there are toilets, seating and picnic shelters - it lacks a little in the shade department with trees only recently planted - so can be on the hot side on a warm day.
This beautifully shaded little playground is in the middle of the Kingsway Sports Complex and features lots of traditional play as well as dinosaurs, sensory play and nature play.
The whole park has a very natural feel about it with lots of vegetation and there is a nature based play section where kids can step from log to log. Just up from the playground is a little lake with lots of ducks to see.
#9 Delamere Park Currambine (North)
#10 Webber Reserver Willagee (South)
Here you will find a small little nature play area in the corner of this large reserve. There are rocks, branches to make cubby houses, ropes and sand. Nothing fancy but that's what it's all about.
There is also a small playground here and a large sports are with a basketball ring.
#11 Oxford Street Reserve Leederville (North)
#12 Perry Lakes Ropes Challenge Park (North)
This park features a series of rope challenges but also has a little section where kids can jump from log to log -testing their balance skills. Beautifully set alongside East Lake with great nature shading.
#13 Rannoch Reserve Hamersley (North)
This hidden little gem is found in the middle of the Rannoch Tay Earn Reserve Hamersley.
It's completely surrounded by bushland and features a great wooden playground, lots of balancing logs, sand play, BBQ's, regular playground, large grassed area and nice bush walks.
#14 Mawson Park Hillarys (North)
Better know for its large traditional playground, but on the other side of the lake is this new nature based playground. So take a walk, ride or scooter around the lake and check it out!
Absolutely beautiful new nature based playground. Great natural shade, wooden play structure, water play feature, and fantastic wide slide with small nature climb to the top. Lost of grassed area, picnic tables and BBQs so great place to spend the day.
#16 Riverton Jetty Park (South)
Beautiful park for kids under 6 with nature based play including a great little water play feature - take your spare clothes along.
#17 Russell Brown Adventure Park Mosman Park (North)
New nature play space designed by kids for kids 10yrs+ but there is something for everyone
#19 Litchfield Circle Wandi (South)
Small little surban playground with great nature play features
#20 Carawatha Park Willagee (South)
Big playground with a focus on active and naturebased play - lots of fun for the kids and the adults
#21 Bardon Park Maylands (North)
A bigger nature play section under construction but some nature based play features like log balance and stepping stones and an awesome single cable flying fox
#22 Enright Reserve Hamilton Hill (South)
Nature based play in a beautiful natural setting alongside Bannister Creek, with flying fox.
#24 Harvey Rd Shenton Park Playground
#25 Calleya Estate Playground Banjup (South)
#26 Adventurescape Austin Lakes South Yunderup (South)
Lots of balancing logs and rocks to climb for some nature based play at this big adventure playground in South Yunderup (around 15 mins from Mandurah)
#27 Sculpture Park Mundaring (East)
Nature and adventure based play park, redeveloped in early 2016 with lots of sculptures around the park to explore.
What;s a big adventure playground without nature play. Find balancing logs at this massive estate playground.
#29 Mills Park Beckenham (South)
#30 Warradale Park Landsdale (North)
#31 Moonstone Parkway Park Emerald Park Estate Wellard (South)
#32 Shoreline Park North Coogee (South)
#33 Robot Park Newhaven Estate Piara Waters (South)
As well as the Robot themed play, kids will love the nature, sand and water play that features at this park
Massive fully fenced adventure playground with splash pad, flying fox, tree walk, nature based play and lots more. This playground is designed for all ages and all abilities to enjoy.
#37 Yallingup Maze Nature Playground (South West WA)
If you are down Margaret River way you must pop into the Yallingup Maze Cafe and enjoy a play at this amazing nature playground while you are there. There are logs to jump to and from and balance from, a rope swing and a large branch to climb up and over. You can access the nature playground for free - but consider a donation to Regional Kids in the cafe area.
#38 Yallingup Beach Nature Playground (South West WA)
Amazing nature based playground at the beautiful Yallingup Beach
#39 Timber & Heritage Park Manjimup (South West WA)
We hope you and your kids enjoy getting back to some simple play all year round! We know many of these are North of the River, so we'd love to hear from people with some playgrounds that feature nature play South of the River or if there are any others we have missed, just contact us if you have any info.