Playgrounds in the Margaret River Region

Best Playgrounds in Busselton, Margaret River, Yallingup & beyond

Kids love exploring new playgrounds, and while on holiday it is great to know where to go so the kids can burn off extra energy. Here is a list of 12 playgrounds dotted around the region that will get the kids moving.

Sea Play on the Bay New Adventure Playground Busselton

above: Sea Play on the Bay. Photo: City of Busselton

1. Sea Play on the Bay - Foreshore Parade, Busselton

Busselton's NEW Shipwreck Adventure Playground was swarming with happy kids when we visited, just days after it opened in November 2018. Located by the Busselton Jetty, in between The Goose and The Equinox Cafes (both cafes have excellent takeaway options), and opposite the beach, so be sure to pack your bathers too.

The main feature is a wooden shipwreck - it's beautifully crafted and lays somewhat on its side, and kids can even climb the crows nest. There's a wooden jetty with an old brass bell - although it has such a loud ring we're not sure how much longer it'll stay in place. There's a hand operated water pump, and mischievious kids might be tempted to take a shower. 

We rate this playground 11/10. Double thumbs up.

Below: Sea Play on the Bay. Photo credit: City of Busselton

Sea Play On The Bay - Busselton Foreshore

2. Toddler Playground, Busselton Foreshore

Due to open in early December 2018, the Toddler Playground complements the new Adventure Playground perfectly. It's located between the skate park and The Goose, and it's a sensory rich playground that pays homage to Busselton's rail history. Designed with accessibility in mind, this playground should appeal to all children.

3. Rotary Park - Causeway Road, Busselton

This park is located on the main road into Busselton, and provides access to toilet facilities with two gas BBQs under gazebos. The playground includes swings, slides and climbing frame. Tip- the playground is fully enclosed with a pool fence and locking gate.

4. Busselton Sk8 Complex - 1 Scout Road Busselton Foreshore

This new skate park opened in late 2015, and it's popular with both young and older skaters. It has a smooth surface with two bowls: one is WA's deepest bowl at 3m deep. It also has four interconnected street areas ranging in difficulty allowing progression from beginner to advanced. Tip - grab a coffee or a meal from nearby restaurants The Goose Bar & Kitchen and The Equinox.

Above: Busselton Foreshore West Playground. Photo: City of Busselton

5. Busselton Foreshore - West of The Equinox Cafe

This place is MAGIC on a balmy evening! This is one of our favourite places for a scenic picnic or BBQ dinner - and it's really popular with birthday parties too. The kids have a ball on the playground which was brand new 18 months ago, and you have an awesome Jetty view while you're barbecueing. It's a popular play area any time of day, located right on the Busselton beachfront, just to the west of The Equinox Cafe. New picnic tables, BBQs and drinking fountains were installed as part of a huge foreshore development. The playground includes a small climbing tower with slide, ability wheel (with wheelchair access), large climbing frame, basket swing and toddlers swing. Public toilets are nearby.

Port Geographe Playground Busselton

Above: Port Geographe Playground. Photo: City of Busselton

6. Port Geographe Playground - Spinnaker Boulevard, Port Geographe Marina

A lovely nature style playground opposite the beach where kids can use their imagination. Beach access is via a ramp, there's barbecues, shaded picnic benches, water fountains and public toilets.

7. Seymour Park - Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough

Don't love sand in your shoes? This is the park for you. Small but popular, it is walking distance from central Dunsborough and has toilets and a drinking fountain. It includes a nest swing, ability wheel (wheel chair friendly), climbing frame and monkey bars. Popular with local kids who ride their bikes in, there's also an open grass area perfect for kicking a footy. Tip - you can walk to the beach from this park.

8. Centennial Park - Geographe Bay Road, Dunsborough

This park is located adjacent to the beautiful waters of Geographe Bay beneath peppermint trees. It's a favourite on hot, sunny days thanks to great shade from the peppermint trees. It includes two sand based play areas. One section has baby and senior swings with a small climbing tower. The other play area has a fort,  two slides, chain climbing net, sliding and climbing poles and monkey bars. Free BBQ facilities and picnic tables are available. Toilets are about 300-400 meters away down the bike track heading back to Dunsborough. Tip- this park is located right on the beachfront and has plenty of shade.

9. Old Boat Ramp Playground, Dunsborough

Bring your bathers, it's hard to resist a swim! Located right near the Old Boat Ramp (which is still a busy working boat ramp) is this small but fabulous playground. There's a large nest swing, seesaw, small slides and an adventure-style row of logs kids can walk across and jump off. The shark net swimming area is opposite, plus there's free barbecues, picnic tables, public toilets and some shade.

Corner of Finlayson St and Bay View Crescent, Dunsborough.

Yallingup nature playground

Above: Yallingup Nature Playground. Photo: Andrew Semark

10. Yallingup Nature Playground - Yallingup Beach Road, Yallingup

This park is located right on Yallingup beach, a popular surf beach in the region. There is access to toilets, showers, the beach, a surf shop and Shaana Café, where you can get take away coffee and scrumptious Italian meals. The park is a wooden playground with the main focus on the ‘wooden shack‘ and includes climbing nets, nest and baby swing, slides and tunnels, a wobbly surfboard and is surround by a grassed area with barbecues and some shaded picnic tables. 

11. Pioneer Park, Bussell Highway Cowaramup

Known as Cowtown by the locals, kids will love having their photo taken with one (or two) of the 42 life-sized Friesian cows and calves dotted throughout the town. Pioneer Park has gas BBQs, covered picnic tables and toilets. There is also a small skatepark and additional play area located behind the tennis courts. NEW ART: check out the new larger-than-life purple crowned parrot painting on the Lions Shed at the far side of the park. Cowaramup was named after these birds, called 'Cowara' in the indigenous language. Also, walk across to Hall Road, where you'll find Anita Revel's giant wings painting. Stand in front for your own winged portrait.

Tip- don’t miss the Honeycrunch Pour at Candy Cow (11am weekends and holidays).

12. Rotary Park - Bussell Highway Margaret River

This is a popular park, located at the entrance way to the town of Margaret River. It is well shaded with picnic tables, BBQs and toilets. The first thing the kids will see is the heritage steam engine ‘Old Kate’. Kids can climb over her and her log wagon. There are two play areas with one modelled in the shape of a ship with a slide and some great climbing frames. The second area has a dual slide, monkey bars, more climbing frames, some rocking horses and a digger. Surrounded by beautiful forest, there is a short (35-45min) bush track that you can walk where the kids can climb on fallen logs, cross over bridges, and look at the abundance of ducks and birds. Tip- the park is located adjacent to the historic settlement area.

 

Booking your family holiday accommodation in Busselton?

We've got a great kid's playground, jumping pillow, NEOS360, waterplay and heated pool available to our guests. There's affordable onsite accommodation, camp sites, caravan sites and dog friendly accommodation too. Call us on 08 9752 2107 for any bookings with dogs.

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