Nature Playgrounds in South West WA

Nature Playground in South West WA - featuring Vasse, Busselton, Yallingup, Bunbury

Looking for a Nature Playground in South West WA to enjoy with your children?  We’ve put together a list of our favourite Nature Playgrounds in South West WA so you can find one that fits what you’re looking for. Maybe you need a playground near Busselton, or perhaps Bunbury? We’ve got playground suggestions covering the South West, so you’re sure to find one near you.

Why are nature playgrounds so popular these days?

Simply put, a natural playground gives children the freedom for self directed playtime.  They are able to use their imagination, act out the ideas created in their minds and invent their own games.

Nature playscapes use elements which are deemed natural, like sand, water, wood and plants.  Man made products are often included but are used sparingly.  The colours in these playgrounds are almost always natural and muted.

Nature Playground in South West WA - featuring Vasse, Busselton, Yallingup, Bunbury

Kids can be themselves.  They can get dirty.  When my boys are playing in a nature playground or playscape they invent their own little activities like setting up a shop where the currency is gumnuts.  Or seeing how far they can get on the balancing logs without falling off … while pretending to be aeroplanes.   It’s truly beautiful to watch their little minds at work.

The Best Nature Playgrounds in South West WA

Yallingup Nature Reserve

This is a gorgeous nature based playground set right on the beach in Yallingup.  Kids will be mesmerised by all the things to do.  There is a fort, swings, slides, ropes … all set in a base of sand.  Children will be mesmerised by this truly unique play space, set beside the rolling waves and white sand of Yallingup.

Vasse Nature Playground

Located in Dawson Estate in Vasse, just near Busselton, this lovely nature playground gives your kids the freedom to run, jump, climb, balance and really blow off steam.

We’ve put together a full review of this nature playscape here – there’s even a video you can watch!

Nature Playground in South West WA - featuring Vasse, Busselton, Yallingup, Bunbury

Myalup Nature Reserve

This is such a gorgeous little park!  Lots to do for kids of all ages including a rope climbing frame, basketball court, slide, swings and loads of grass to enjoy!  There’s lots of lovely green grass to roll around on too – perfect for a picnic.  And the bbq area is shaded and great for birthday parties!

You can read more about Myalup Nature Reserve here – there’s also a video you can watch.

Nature Playground in South West WA - featuring Vasse, Busselton, Yallingup, Bunbury

Crooked Carrot Nature Playground

The Crooked Carrot has recently installed this fabulous nature playground for their customers to enjoy.  We are absolutely in love with it and my boys spent hours wrapped up in imaginative play, complete with a gumnut shop!  I secretly think the best thing about this playground is that it’s located at a local cafe that serves great coffee and food, however, the actual play space is absolutely wonderful in it’s own right.

You can read more about the Crooked Carrot Nature Playground here – along with a video we’ve put together for you.

Port Geographe Marina Nature Playground

You will be in awe of this stunning nature playscape situated next to the picturesque Geographe Marina.  With huge concrete tunnels, slides and loads of lovely green grass to roll around in, the kids will be occupied for hours!  And when they get bored with the playground, you can take them for a walk along the calm waters of the Marina.

You can find out more about this lovely area, including how to get there, here.

Check out this gorgeous beachside playground!

Eaton Foreshore Nature Playground

Set on the picturesque Eaton Foreshore, this lovely playground has many elements of a nature playscape.  There’s even sometimes a coffee van at this location, which is a big bonus if you love coffee as much as I do!

Eaton Nature Foreshore Playground


Happy Park Time!
Kate xx

About the Author

Kate is the founder of South West Mums, coffee connoisseur, FIFO Wife and Mumma to two boys.  She loves to explore and write about life in South West WA, motherhood, business and the effects of FIFO on family life.  You can connect with her on Instagram and Facebook or read more of her blog here.


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