Barrans Reserve toddler nature play and adventure play area – NEW as at June 2017
Mitcham has a fabulous new toddler playground! Review by Susannah Marks
We went to check out the new nature play and adventure play area that has just been completed at Barrans Reserve in Mitcham. Designed to complement the existing play equipment for bigger kids, this new nature play area is perfect for toddlers and smaller kids. It’s fully fenced and has been designed with a jungle theme for little adventurers to enjoy.
With loads of activities which busy little people will find fun, the newly upgraded Barrans Reserve is a great spot to go with your toddler in tow. We also think it would be a great place to have a jungle themed birthday party.
What we love about the new Barrens Reserve toddler playground
❤️ New shade sails
❤️ There’s grass and lots of room to kick a ball or run around
❤️ It’s easy to find a park on the side streets
❤️ The playground is fully fenced which is great for adventurous toddlers.
❤️ Stepping logs
❤️ Adventure jeep
❤️ Monkey bars
❤️ In addition to the regular swing there’s now a basket swing or ‘pod’ swing
❤️ Snake springer
❤️ Adventure “multiplay” structure
❤️ Balance log
❤️ There’s a table with benches plus an extra park bench
This is the main adventure ‘multiplay’ structure.
The snake springer
Balancing log/ a nice place to sit and enjoy the afternoon sun
Shade sails – tick
When you’re on safari it’s really important to have a jeep.
The slide which my toddler found not too slow and not too fast.
A perfect photo opportunity.
Bigger kids play equipment
The existing bigger kids’ play equipment looks a little tired in comparison but it’s still good fun and provides a few challenges.
Things to consider:
❤️ Sadly there are no toilets, or a drinking fountain
❤️ There’s also some bark chips on the ground, which you will want to keep an eye on if you are worried about your toddler putting them in their mouth.
Coffee and food options nearby?
Sometimes all the effort to pack the bags up and round up the shoes and the hats and the sunblock can be a little tiring, and it’s nice to look forward to a good coffee.
There’s no magical flat-white fairies or coffee truck at Barrans Reserve but it’s around a 10 minute walk (700m) to the Mitcham Square Shopping Centre.
❤️ Bike parking
❤️ It’s walking distance from the Mitcham train stop
❤️ You’ll find Barrans Reserve on the corner of Wattlebury Road and Wesley Street, Mitcham
About Susannah: I’m a mum to three boys and a little girl and I am learning to embrace the chaos. I love my morning coffee, exercise, cranking up some good tunes on the stereo, and heading away to new places on holiday. Originally from New Zealand, I now call Adelaide home and I love getting out and about and exploring all the fabulous things for families to do in Adelaide.
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