A fantastic new playground with lots to do for all ages and abilities.
When I first moved to Perth, Wandi was pretty much a bunch of paddocks. Now, it is a thriving community with one heck of a playground for the kids.
The Wandi Playing Fields playground, located in the Honeywood Estate in Wandi (on the outskirts of Kwinana) is nothing short of amazing. It has some amazing features, such as accessible play equipment, a flying fox, sensory play and lots of natural bush elements incorporated into the park.
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The playground is set on a huge open space and there is so much for the kids to do, it will definitely take another trip to appreciate the magnitude, especially when all your three year old daughter wants to do is get spun around in the spinning cup.
While we managed to have a play at most areas of the park, she kept heading back to the cup. It is situated next to a funky little play structure consisting of rope play and some unusual climbing apparatus, with the swings sitting just opposite this.
There is a swing for everyone! You’ll find a birds nest swing, toddler swing, two traditional swings and an accessible swing with a harness, making it easier for the less able bodied to have a turn. The double flying fox also has an accessible seat with a harness, and there are a pair of racing slides at the top end of the playground.
Next to the racing slides, you will find rope play, log steps and a spider’s web, rope-based climbing frame, plus nature play.
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Perhaps one of the best features of this park is the bike repair station. Yep – I have been to a LOT of playgrounds and this is the first time I have encountered one of these. The two stations have screwdrivers and spanners just in case a part of the kids’ bike or scooter falls off….what a fantastic idea!
In the sensory play and sand play area, there are a number of different activities. These include water play, cubby houses, log steps and nature play, plus a roundabout with a cone shaped top made of ropes for the kids to hold onto.
Another interesting part of the playground is the rock climbing ‘wall’ that is located on the floor – so yes, it’s not exactly a wall but it’s a fun activity for the kids! There are also roller slides, which are a bit different to the average slide!
Pack a lunch or barbeque as there are undercover picnic areas and gas barbecues at the playground. The one and only fault I could find was that there aren’t any toilets. Add these in and it’s pretty much a perfect way to spend a morning or afternoon!
This is one playground to go and have a look at, even if you don’t live too close to Wandi. There is something for children of all ages and the kids won’t want to leave!
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Essential information Wandi Playing Fields Playground
Litoria Drive, Wandi (next to Honeywood Primary School)
Open: Open all year round