Who doesn’t love a pirate or ship themed playground? Perth has plenty of them dotted around.
Perth is home to some fantastic playgrounds, but especially those with a pirate ship or shipwreck theme. If you have a little one who loves all things nautical, these marine inspired parks are sure to excite. Walk the plank, take the helm of the ship or climb the cargo cubbies! Here's where you can find them throughout Perth.
South Beach, Fremantle Ocean Drive, South Fremantle
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The SS South Beach is ready to set sail...or you can walk the plank if you’d prefer. The playground has a slide, swings and lots of pirate ship motifs to explore. It is a fantastic place for a birthday party or get together, with a gazebo only a short walk away, barbecues and picnic shelters, plus as a bonus for parents, the nearby South Beach cafe serves coffee, meals and snacks. You can read more about South Beach here.
No list of pirate ship playgrounds would be complete without this one, and some consider it the best pirate ship playground in Perth. The huge pirate ship play structure has recently undergone a bit of a makeover but all the equipment remains in place. There are slides, swings and a separate toddler area - not to mention stunning views of the Swan River.
You can purchase coffee and snacks from the Blue Water Grill Restaurant, which also has a weekend kiosk for takeaways. You can read the full review here.
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Shipwreck Park, Hilbert Corner Forrest Road and Eleventh Road, Hilbert
Shipwreck Park is the newest on this list and features a huge shipwreck play structure as the centrepiece. There are ropes to climb, slides, cargo themed cubbies, swings, water play, trampolines and even a flying fox!
There is a cafe opening at the park in mid 2018, and there is also a dog exercise park within walking distance. You can read the full review here.
Bell Park, Rockingham Rockingham Beach Road, Rockingham
Bell Park is located on the Rockingham Foreshore, so naturally, boat themed playgrounds fit right in. This wooden, boat shaped playground uses lots of nautical motifs for sensory play, along with rope play, log steps and a see-saw. There are picnic tables for public use, and the Rockingham Foreshore has lots of options for coffee and food.
You can read more about Rockingham Foreshore here.
Frye Park, Kelmscott Clifton Street, Kelmscott (at the Frye Park Pavilion)
Frye Park is a small, suburban park in Kelmscott with a cool little pirate ship playground. The play structure has lots of pirate themed things to do and sensory play, plus an awesome ‘kid-powered’ music player. Simply turn the handle and rock out to the beats! There is also a largely fenced separate area for toddlers, plus swings, a tripod swing and see-saw. There are shaded picnic tables, plus toilets at the Frye Park Pavilion. The nearest places for food and drinks are along Albany Highway in Kelmscott, such as at the nearby Kelmscott Plaza. You can read a review here.
Mullaloo Beach Pirate Playground Corner of Mullaloo Drive and Oceanside Promenade
This small pirate ship playground is located near to the Mullaloo Surf Lifesaving Club and has two separate areas for the kids to play on. There is rope play, monkey bars and a tripod swing, along with a climbing net. There is a shaded picnic area and barbeques.
Aveley Pirate Park Cashman Avenue, Aveley
With a pirate ship play structure, musical and sensory play and even a hammock, this fenced playground is a great spot for a pirate themed birthday party. There are shaded picnic areas, toilets and a water refill station.
The Binningup Beach pirate ship features a similar design of playground to the Frye Park playground, with slides, sensory play and lots of things to do. This playground also has a treasure hunt for older children.
For more great parks and playgrounds in Perth, read on here.