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Discover Banjup's New Adventure Playground

by BecSorby (follow)
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When I was a kid, the playground usually consisted of a few usual suspects – a slide, sandpit, swings and a set of monkey bars. Now, we find in-ground trampolines, rope ladders, a six-metre high lookout tower and musical instruments at some outdoor play areas – and that’s only half the fun.

In the heart of the new Calleya Estate in Banjup is a seriously impressive children’s playground. Built by developer Stockland in 2015 at a cost of almost $2m, there is little doubt this space will help lure new families to the area. Situated over 1.3 hectacres, the playground boasts activities for kids of all ages, as well as shaded barbeque and picnic areas for family gatherings.

This new playground has adventure written all over it.

Surrounded by lovely green areas, perhaps the most impressive feature of the park is the giant, six-metre tall slide and lookout tower. Adventurous kids will love reaching the top via a netted rope ladder, before descending down the twisted slide.

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There’s also a smaller slide atop the hill, which will suit younger children, and doesn’t require as much effort to get to the top.

Now THAT'S a slide.

The majority of the play area is coated in soft rubber matting – great for avoiding major mishaps, especially around the two mini trampolines, which are built into the ground and are just big enough for one little body to bounce around.


The mini roundabout takes a bit of pushing to get going, even without any children on it – but that’s not a bad thing when kids are involved. For added safety, it is also enclosed by the soft mulch and rubber matting.

There are two cute little bumblebee seesaws and two swings, with one suitable for older babies and toddlers. Located at the back of the park is a tripod swing that looks like it will be a lot of fun for older children.

The roundabout is one of several mini attractions for children.

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Another quirky feature of the play area is the collection of musical instruments – there’s a praying mantis horn, a frog drum and two sets of bongo drums. If there is anywhere in Perth you will appreciate bong drums, it is here, out in the open spaces (and not at home.) Don’t forget to take a basketball to practise some hoop-shooting at the mini basketball court.

The praying mantis horn.

The playground design incorporates the natural bush, with log steps for balancing and rock features dotted throughout the park and playground. Lovely green areas surround the entire park, making it a great area for a picnic. There are also shaded, undercover areas, picnic tables, two barbeques and a water fountain.

The park is also dog-friendly, with poo-ch bags available if your furry friend wants a run around.

The frog drum, part of a group of musical instruments.

Perhaps the only drawbacks to the playground are the lack of parking for the area – at this point, there’s no car park but parking is available on the surrounding streets. There are also no toilet facilities, with the nearest being Bunnings at Cockburn South Central. Just make sure that children wear shoes in the heat of summer as the rubber flooring was relatively warm when my daughter Olivia and I visited on a wintery day.

If your local playground just isn’t getting the kids excited anymore, this play space will give them a welcome change of scenery and is sure to be a hit.

Essential Information
Calleya Estate Adventure Playground

Address: corner of Wattleseed and Cilantro Parkway, Banjup, in the Calleya Estate (turn onto Ghostgum Avenue from Armadale Road.)

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