GT Fisher Playground aka Victor Harbor Train Park
*** EDITOR’S NOTE: PLAYGROUND CURRENTY CLOSED March – June 2019
Construction of the new nature playground at George T Fisher Reserve is underway – a new nature playground with all ability and inclusive play opportunities, and quirky play areas including an island with bridge access, fisherman’s shack and railway inspired elements. While George T Fisher Playground is closed until works are due to be completed in June 2019, you can access nearby playgrounds at Soldiers’ Memorial Reserve (on the Esplanade) and the Youth Park on Bridge Terrace. Read more here.
You can’t miss this brightly coloured playground as you drive along the foreshore at Victor Harbor. You’ll find it between the Soldiers Memorial Garden and the Causeway Plaza, just next to one of the safe swimming beaches in Victor Harbor.
Victor Harbor Train Park playground review by Susannah Marks
Victor Harbor Train Park has a range of themed activity zones that will appeal to toddlers through to younger school age children. These activity zones include a train, castle and ship. Kids can enjoy a variety of climbing and play equipment; and if you’re looking for somewhere where the kids can play with sand between their toes this is a good bet.
Do you have kids who love trains?
The highlight for our kids was undoubtedly the big old-fashioned train that you can climb inside and explore. Apparently some years ago it didn’t have fencing around it and kids could potentially clamber all over it. It’s probably much safer now with the fencing, and the steps up to it but you will still want to keep an eye on adventurous climbers who may try to climb over the safety fence.
Another fun aspect of the old steam locomotive is that the structure it sits inside is made of metal and has great *ahem* acoustic properties. Our kids had fun stomping up and down and making a fair amount of noise.
Victor Harbor Train Park is an inclusive playground with a high level of disability access. A ramp allows for wheelchair access to some of the equipment.
Victor Harbor Train Park is probably best for toddlers through to younger school-aged children eg up to about eight, but our older kids still had a good time.
Facilities at GT Fisher Playground aka Victor Harbor Train Park
- Toilets situated next to the playground
- Fully fenced
- Large train to climb on board
- Climbing equipment
- Filtered water available around the corner of the building next to the playground
- Picnic Shelters
- Beach access
- Norfolk pine trees provide welcome shade
Exploring Victor Harbor playgrounds
There are a number of great little playgrounds along the foreshore at Victor Harbor, so if you have a bit of time on your hands you could do a bit of a ‘playground hop’.
11 minute walk approx. to Victor Harbor Skate Park (BYO bikes or scooters!)
4 minute walk approx. to Soldiers Memorial Reserve Playground
Map link to Victor Harbor Train Park
Flinders Parade | Victor Harbor
Things to see and do in Victor Harbor
We love Victor Harbor as there’s so much to see and do for families – whether you’re wanting a day trip out of Adelaide, or a longer holiday.
The Causeway Plaza area is the main hub for Victor Harbor’s tourist facilities such as the entrance to the causeway to Granite Island. There’s a kiosk for refreshments, mini-golf, camel and the historic horse-drawn tram.
Oceanic Victor in sea aquarium which opened in late 2017
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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