Wittunga Botanic Garden Nature Playspace – Review
Wittunga Botanic Garden’s new nature playspace has now opened on Tuesday 13 April 2021, just in time for the school holidays.
This fabulous new space will provide plenty of fun for all ages and provide a unique place to play in a glorious botanical setting. It will aim to be a fun way for children to learn about the environment and build strong connections with nature. As well as being a great way to get children outdoors and connecting with nature, the play space is educational and also celebrates Aboriginal culture.
See some videos we took of the new playspace in our Instagram post below:
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Designed with help from local primary school students, the wheelchair-accessible playground has put nature at its heart, with flower and nut cubbies, a dry billabong play environment, raised planter bed mazes to support biodiversity, and much more.
The playspace features:
- Cute flower and nut cubbies for climbing and play
- Dry billabong play environment
- Basket swing and 2 other swings
- A giant bench seat which kids will love to climb, and makes for a great photo opportunity
- In-ground trampoline suitable for a wheelchair
- Nature play logs, beautiful carved timber frog, decorative bench seats
- Water drinking fountain
- Plenty of picnic tables with benches
- While there is a path around the playground which is accessible for strollers, wheelchairs or little bikes and scooters, most of the playground has bark chips.
- Toilets are not too far away
- There is shade from nearby trees (which will be at certain times of the day) but no shade cloths over the equipment
- Just near the main car park
- Plus it’s near grass areas and there is the rest of the garden to explore, including the creek and lake
Be aware that it is not fenced off from the rest of the gardens so be cautious with little ones that there is water nearby, and lots of bushes to hide in.
The play space was funded through the $649 million Adelaide City Deal – a 10-year partnership between the Australian and South Australian governments, and the City of Adelaide. An accessible trail around the lake’s perimeter and upgrades to its beach area have already been created using the funding, along with a lake viewing platform.
The garden is open every day (including public holidays).
- 8.30am – 7pm every day during daylight savings
- 8.30am – 5pm every day outside of daylight savings
Wittunga Botanic Garden, Shepherds Hill Rd, Blackwood
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Botanic Gardens SA website.
What: Wittunga Botanic Garden New Nature Playspace
When: Open 8:30am – 7pm every day during daylight savings | 8:30am – 5pm every day outside of daylight savings
Where: Wittunga Botanic Garden | Shepherds Hill Rd, Blackwood
At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.
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