Playground | Water Playground (Seasonal) | Water Fountain | Cafes Nearby | Toilets
The Geraldton Foreshore playground is a massive playground with 3 separate areas including water play, fully fenced toddler area, and an area for the bigger kids. With beach access, views of the water, grassed areas, lots of shade and plenty of nearby cafes, this is a great place for a quick stopover or to spend the whole day.
It has been many many years since I’ve been to Geraldton. Usually we would just drive through and not bother stopping, but on our most recent family holiday up to Shark Bay, we decided to make a pit stop at the foreshore playground, and we were not disappointed!
The first part of the playground is the water play area. Remember to pack bathers or a change of clothes, as I don’t think any kid will be able to resist the temptation of running through the water sprays and tipping buckets. My kids decided to run in fully clothed under the promise they’d only get a little bit wet – yeah right! They got absolutely soaked!
There are several buttons on the poles in the water
park to operate the water. The water area is quite large and contains water
cannons, sprays from the ground, tipping buckets and an archway of sprays. The
kids had so much fun, we could have spent several hours just in this part of
the park; it had me wishing we had more of these types of water playgrounds in
Perth. The area has a few shade sails around the outer edges, as well as some
grass and a fence separating the water park from the road. You can check the open status of the water park at www.ccg.wa.gov.au
The next section of the playground is boat themed and has been named “The Abrolhos Pearl”. The main play structure consists of multiple slides, play cannons and a few rope obstacles underneath. Next to here is also a large climbing net and a spinning platform. This part of the playground is all sand based and mostly covered by shade sails.
The last section of the park is fully enclosed with
play equipment perfect for younger kids. It’s almost a miniature copy of the
other section, but also has a few musical instruments, a rocking boat and sand
equipment. Within this area, there is another sectioned off area which is
especially for really young kids. It’s all softfall with a few very basic play
Right next to the playground is Two Foreshore Cafe. The Café
has a few tables outside which are perfect to have a coffee, snack or meal at,
and keep an eye over the kids in the playground. We only ordered coffee to
have, but they also offer homemade cakes, Panini’s, gourmet croissants and more.
If Two Foreshore Café is too busy or nothing takes your fancy, there is a Dome Café on the opposite side of the playground (~2min walk from the water park) or there are a few different cafes across the road, plus little pop-up coffee places further down the foreshore (5-10min walk away).
Geraldton Foreshore playground has lots of grass areas with a few shady trees, direct access to the beach, toilets, water fountains and a footpath that runs the length of the foreshore. This park caters for all age ranges and is definitely worth making time for in your trip itinerary on your next family holiday to WA’s mid-west. The water park does close for the winter and usually opens late September, so make sure you check the water park status at www.cgg.wa.gov.au.
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Review by Kids Around Perth Reporter Candice, 14th October 2017
Candice Kocken - Kids Around Perth South of the River, Hills & Events Reporter / Mum of 3 kids. Candice is a Mum of 3 who loves cooking, sewing and taking her kids out to explore our beautiful state of WA.