Best Playgrounds for Flying Fox Fun in Perth
All kids love a flying fox and, seriously, what’s not to love? That feeling of freedom as you’re whizzing along with the wind in your hair… So much fun! We enjoy flying foxes as much as you and your kids, and so we put together a list of the best playgrounds with a flying fox for you to check out and enjoy as much as we have.
Eglinton Park – The Flying Fox Park
Cinnabar Drive, Eglinton
Within the newly built Amberton Estate is Eglinton Park Playground, AKA “The Flying Fox Park”. The park is probably more suited to older kids rather than toddlers due to the openness directly onto the road, extremely steep stairs, slope and slides.The biggest attraction to this park is the huge Flying Fox (suitable for 5years plus) which is fantastic fun for the adults as well!
De Lacey Reserve, Maylands
Hillside Crescent, Maylands
Close to the Peninsula Estate area of Maylands, a new playground has been built at De Lacey Reserve. This playground has something for younger and older kids alike. A favourite part of this playground is the flying fox. This has a small tower to launch from and sand beneath should someone slip off mid-ride.
Harbour Playground, Secret Harbour
Secret Harbour Foreshore, Secret Harbour, Golden Bay
The Harbour Playground is a fully fenced, inclusive play space located on the Secret Harbour foreshore designed for all ages, all abilities and all levels of adventure. The ocean-themed Harbour Playground is dominated by a soft fall giant octopus where climbing up the brightly coloured tentacles is one of the many ways to reach the top! One of the favourite bits equipment at Harbour Playground was the Inclusive Flying Fox. Multiple kids can go on it and move up and down with their feet or have someone else push them along. It was lots of fun and something we haven’t come across before.
Ridge Park and Playground, Byford
Military Pass, Cardup
Ridge Park Byford is located within the beautiful estate of Byford on the Scarp, expanding over a 1.7ha area it includes two separate playgrounds, including a newly built nature playground surrounded by mature trees.
The first part of the playground is perfect for younger kids, featuring train-themed equipment, each carriage of the train offers different imaginative play experiences. Ridge Park Byford has a wooden lookout structure with a rope net, ladder and rock climbing wall – the handles are in the shapes of different animals. There is also a double flying fox. Kids will have a great time racing each to the end. Featuring one pommel seat and one all-abilities harness seat, toddlers and kids will limited mobility can also to have a turn.
Jo Wheatley All Abilities Playspace, Dalkeith
The Esplanade, Dalkeith
The Jo Wheatley All Abilities Play Space is an amazing new park purpose built for all ages and abilities. Carefully built around and under existing trees, covering 10,000sq m with wheelchair access throughout, a sensory garden, flying fox, climbing obstacles, slides, swings, picnic areas, water play, toilet facilities and fully fenced… it certainly ticks all the boxes!
The Hales Park, Forrestfield
Gala Way, Forrestfield
The Hales Park is nature-based, the main play structure is a 9 metre tall wooden tower that features a huge tunnel slide. Kids will LOVE racing down the 14 metre slide! The wooden structure features a bridge – on one side of the bridge is the tower to the slide, on the other side there is a cargo net ladder, wooden ladder and fireman’s pole. On ground level, there is a double flying fox with one pommel seat and one all-abilities harness seat, some balancing beams and wooden poles to weave between, and a swing set.
Vale Adventure Park, Aveley
Egerton Drive, Aveley
Vale Adventure Park is Aveley’s newest playground, located on Egerton Drive it is walking distance to the local IGA and cafes. Children will be all smiles when they see the dual flying fox, perfect for racing each other. In addition to this, there are two slides, a small tunnel slide and a roller slide; a large sandpit where you’ll find 3 wooden spring rockers, a wooden snake carving and dinosaur fossils hidden beneath the sand; and wooden maze, stepping and balancing logs, rocks to climb, and a tunnel to crawl through. Lots to keep little people busy!
Huntington Park, Landsdale
Huntington Parkway, Landsdale
Huntington Park is a lovely small park, with most of the space dedicated to various wonderful play structures which are all set on sand. The biggest draw for slightly older children would be the giant flying fox swings. There are two running parallel to each other, great for racing your friends! You pull the swing up onto a platform and go flying across the length of the park, all whilst seated on, and holding on tightly to the swing.
The main section with the rest of the play equipment is set under big shade sails. This play equipment is perfect for younger children as it offers easily climbed stairs to the slide while slightly older children would enjoy the rock wall.
Braithwaite Park, Mount Hawthorn
Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn
Braithwaite Park in Mount Hawthorn is home to a fabulous Nature Play Area designed primarily for 10 – 14 year olds. Although younger children will have just as much fun! The Play Area is constructed around the philosophy of nature-based elements and includes features such as logs, stepping stones, ropes, obstacles, plants and a zip line.
Shipwreck Park, Sienna Wood
Eleventh Road, Hilbert
Ahoy Sailors! Shipwreck Park is a nautical-themed playground located 36km South-East of Perth in Sienna Wood, Hilbert. The main feature is the 30 metre shipwreck surrounded by rocks, sand and shipping cargo. The shipwreck is easily accessible for children of all ages and abilities, from stairs or ramps to ladders and ropes. The water play area is a definite highlight for the most the kids, as well as two swing sets, a tripod swing, and the dual flying fox, possibly of of the fastest our Buggybuddys kid bloggers have ridden! The flying fox also has an all-abilities harnessed seat.
Rutter Park, Wembley
183 Jersey Street, Wembley
Rutter Park is a green, shady park situated in the heart of Wembley. Rutter Park currently consists of a traditional style playground and a new nature play area. There’s lots to climb, swing on and explore. Adjacent to a picnic and barbecue area and the nature play area we found a flying fox. This is similar in size to the one at Braithwaite Park, maybe a little shorter. It has two seats, one of which has a safety harness, making it perfect for smaller riders or those with mobility issues.
Neil McDougall Park, Como
120 Clydesdale Street, Como
Neil McDougall Park is a leafy park with a great playground for kids of all ages in the heart of Como. The long flying fox is sure to grab the kids attention! This has a small platform to climb up and launch from towards the rest of the playground. This naturally shaded playground also features nature play elements, many ropes to climb, slides and sand play areas for toddlers.
Bibra Lake Regional Playground, Bibra Lake
Progress Drive, Bibra Lake
The Bibra Lake Regional Playground is packed with unique features designed to promote inclusivity and celebrate diversity for people of all ages and abilities. You’ll find a double flying fox that includes rubber path access to the landing and a hoist seat with a seat belt was very popular. It is also very easy for younger/smaller kids to pull back up to the top of the landing. The tree-top aerial rope walk is a first of its kind in WA, and the darkness inside the covered slide adds to the excitement! This playground also includes water play elements, fossils to hunt, an assault course to climb, and loads more!
Edwardes Park Nature Playground, Spearwood
Linott Way, Spearwood
Edwardes Park Nature Playground is an extension to the existing small playground and sits adjacent to a large oval. Edwardes Park Nature Playground features a double flying fox including one to suit disabled children with an access ramp. The playground hosts a large black pipe to climb on or slide down with tyre steps leading to it. Additionally, there were many logs to test your balancing skills. The existing playground has a rope climbing structure and a slide as well as a digger to play in the sand.
Woodbridge Riverside Play Space, Woodbridge
First Avenue, Woodbridge
Woodbridge Riverside Play Space is located on the river in Woodbridge, near Guildford. This is a fully fenced park with safety latch gates at the main entrance. Best known for its pirate boat play equipment and its nature and sensory play, this playground also features a flying fox with an accessible seat and one pommel style to suit all abilities.
Newhaven Robot Park, Piara Waters
Doryanthes Avenue, Piara Waters
Featuring a Flying fox, climbing walls, balance beams, water play, basketball court, huge grass area, BBQs, tables and toilets, the brand new Newhaven Robot Park is a fantastic park for the kids to run off steam or to catch up with friends. The main feature of the playground is a fallen robot head that is a climbers delight! Aside from the robot, a big hit is the flying fox. It’s huge! Getting onto it at the top isn’t too hard for the smaller kids.
Mills Park, Beckenham
Brixton Street, Beckenham
The Mills Park Nature Play Space is an awesome playground suitable for children of all ages. The play space is nicely set out over a large area with plenty of space for families to throw down a picnic rug and spend the day. The play space is a climbers delight, with nets and timber apparatus in abundance, as well as water play and fantastic riding paths for bikes and scooters. In addition to all this, there is a huge flying fox to delight kids of all ages.
Caterpillar Playground, Mandurah
Park Road, Mandurah
The Caterpillar Playground is a favourite amongst families in Mandurah. Parents love it due to the fact it is enclosed and kids love it because there is so much to do. The entire park, with the exception of the public toilets, separate playground and basketball courts, is fenced in with safety gates tall enough to stop those quick ones from escaping. This family-friendly play area includes a sensory play area, floor-level merry go round, a small nest swing, slides, a spinning climbing frame, monkey bars and a fab flying fox.
Livvi’s Place Playground, Whiteman Edge
Mayfield Drive, Brabham
Livvi’s Place Playground a unique all-inclusive playground which is a result of a partnership between Stockland and the Touched By Olivia Foundation. The play equipment has been designed specifically to cater for autism spectrum disorders, physical, visual, hearing and mobility impairments.
Livvi’s Place playground is spread out over a pretty large area and is fully fenced. The centrepiece of the playground is a huge slide accessed via a large rope bridge or climbing net catering for the older kids, and smaller climber equipment for younger children at the other end. In the centre of Livvi’s Place Playground is an area features sensory play equipment with a focus on sound and touch.
Always a big hit with kids is the double flying fox. One side is the traditional pole structure, which can be sat or stood on, and the other features a bucket seat which kids can be strapped into.
Wembley Sports Pavilion Playground, Wembley
Selby Street, Jolimont
Wembley Sports Pavilion Playground combines a great mix of nature play and traditional play equipment. The main attraction for kids at this playground will be things like the big double zip line, which includes a seat with a harness for smaller children or those with mobility issues, and the double in-ground trampolines. Adjacent to these are some balancing beams made of logs leading down to the barbecue area, and around to some stepping stones, and a twisty race track pathway winds around the all play equipment. Perfect for bikes, scooters or skates!
Bannister Creek Nature Playground, Lynwood
Iveston Road, Lynwood
Bannister Creek Nature Playground in Lynwood combines traditional play equipment with more natural elements, providing opportunities for children to use their imagination and explore. The playground contains lots a whole host of play equipment that is mainly constructed from wood as opposed to metal, giving the play area a lovely earthy feel. The main attraction is a fun flying fox, in addition to a bucket swing and an A-frame climbing frame, monkey bars, balancing rope and hanging steeping stones. Kids will love the logs which are fashioned as turtles!
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