Here's a list of must-go playgrounds to explore in the Busselton area – from Capel, Port Geographe, Dunsborough and Busselton itself.
Visiting the South West during the holidays or simply planning a day trip with your family? Then you will need this list of 7 playgrounds to create your next family fun!
1. Busselton Jetty Playground – Sea Play on the Bay (Foreshore Parade, Busselton)
Photo Credit: Kids Around Perth
This is Busselton's new Shipwreck Adventure Playground. Opened in November 2018, the playground is located by the Busselton Jetty, in between The Goose and The Equinox Cafes, and opposite the beach.
The main feature of this nautical themed play space is a wooden shipwreck that lays somewhat on its side. There's also a wooden jetty with an old brass bell, and the kids can have a go at climbing the crows nest. If the little ones are game some water play, they can also try their hands at the hand operated water pump.
Located a short walk down from the Busselton Jetty is another playground (albeit a smaller one) and a BBQ area - a good option if you’re looking for a quieter area. It has shade sails in the summer but not during the winter months.
2. Toddler Play Space at Busselton Jetty (Busselton Foreshore)
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The dedicated Toddler Play Space is located just a short walk from “Sea Play on the Bay”, and between the Surf Life Saving Club and The Goose. It is a sensory rich playground that features a repurposed train and carriage (in honor of Busselton's rail history).
Designed specifically for smaller children, and with accessibility in mind, the playground also comes with loads of other interactive features.
3. Busselton Foreshore West Playground
Photo Credit: Beachlands Holiday Park
Situated right on the Busselton beachfront, just to the west of The Equinox Cafe, the Busselton Foreshore West Playground is a popular play area to be at any time of day.
The playground includes a small climbing tower with slide, ability wheel (with wheelchair access), large climbing frame, basket swing and toddlers swing.
The place also provides a scenic view of the jetty, which makes it an ideal venue to hold an evening picnic or BBQ session.
Facilities such as picnic tables, BBQ pits and drinking fountains, and public toilets are available as well.
4. Rotary Park – Fenced Playground (Causeway Road, Busselton)
Photo Credit: Margaret River Find the Fun
Rotary Park is a fenced playground located on the main road into Busselton. The playground is fully enclosed with a pool fence and locking gate, which makes it very safe for kids. So parents, you can relax and put your minds at ease knowing that your little ones aren’t going to run off :D
The playground features a climbing frame, as well as swings and slides.
The park also provides access to toilet facilities with two gas BBQ grills under gazebos.
5. Port Geographe Marina Nature Playground (Spinnaker Boulevard, Port Geographe Marina)
Photo Credit: Beachlands Holiday Park
Located just outside of Busselton (opposite the beach), Port Geographe Marina Nature Playground is an amazing nature play space with loads to do for kids of all ages. It’s also right next to a beautiful calm marina which provides a lovely walk and place to wade in the water.
Beach access is via a ramp, and amenities such as, BBQ pits, shaded picnic benches, water fountains and public toilets are also available.
6. Vasse Nature Playground
Photo Credit: Vasse Estate
Located in the estate of Kealy in Vasse, this playground features an extra wide slide, climbing fort and loads of natural elements. With its variety of sensory rich play areas, we bet this unique nature playground will be a great hit with all the kids!
7. Capel Civil Precinct Playground
Photo Credit: South West Mums
The Capel Civil Precinct Playground is not exactly in Busselton, but close by. Newly revamped, the playground features a nature play zone, a colourful soft-fall based play space, a climbing frame and huge skate park (which wraps around the whole area). There's also a cafe (situated just a short walk away from the playground), where you can grab some coffee as well.
Definitely a playground worth visiting if you’re in or near Busselton!
Is there a playground that excites you? Or have you visited any of the above? Tell us in the comments below!