From cafes and restaurants, to regular events, a carousel and mini golf, Elizabeth Quay has a lot to offer for families – there’s even a little playground for the kids!
The Elizabeth Quay ‘Island Playground’ is conveniently situated next to the Isle of Voyage, a child-friendly café from which you can grab a takeaway coffee or sit down for a slice cake then head to the playground.
The Island playground is located close to the Barrack Street Jetty, and you can access it via this side of Elizabeth Quay or by walking over the bridge from the Esplanade Train Station side.
There is a distinct marine theme, with a multi-level play structure that resembles an old ship with timber, ropes and a mast at the top. The play structure is probably a bit too high for younger toddlers, as the ladders to access the various platforms are quite far off the ground.
There is a rope tunnel and rope bridge connecting the play structure to a smaller platform and slide – the rope tunnel is definitely the way for younger kids to go, while the rope bridge is more of a challenge for older children.
The playground has a water play area with a pump, so be sure to bring a change of clothing! You will also find a big sand pit with log steps and musical play. There is also drinking water available.
The playground is small, but there is enough space for a tripod swing – no playground is complete without a swing! There are limited spaces to sit, including an undercover bench area.
While it’s a small space, there’s enough to keep the kids amused for a morning or afternoon, and enough space around Elizabeth Quay to have a picnic after you play, or you can head to one of the many restaurants around, or even take the CAT bus or short walk to the CBD.
Elizabeth Quay’s Island playground is a cute little spot for a play while you have a look around this relatively new public space or pay a visit to the Perth CBD.
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