Where: Kenton Valley Road LOBETHAL

The Lobethal Bushland Park playground is OPEN, with local VIPs and contributors attending this week to open the spectacular play space. ​ ​The beautiful spot boasts some smaller equipment and sensory play for the little crew, plus of course the huge climbing tower and tube slide for the big kids.

We raced down for a visit shortly after it opened and we have to say, it is an incredible facility but there are definitely a few things to look out for. Firstly, lets address the elephant in the room….the huge dam. It isn’t fenced at all, is very close to both the little kids play area and the bigger kids spot, and the whole lay of the land just slopes down (quite steeply off the path in parts) down towards it. If you are with your kids constantly it is no drama but it is something to be very watchful over. We took a sprinting 18 month old and although he never looked interested, this isn’t a spot you can really sit and play on your phone at while the kids play.

In saying that, we had an absolute ball and will be bringing the bigger kids back on the weekend for a proper hit out. The sensory and nature themed little kids area was an absolute delight, with plenty of equipment for the little crew to try out. Throw in a water bubbler, toilets and BBQs and this will be a really popular destination party spot we reckon.

The big kids playground is awesome, with a huge 3 level tower and tube slides the standout, while the rope system within a real challenge (for parents…it was a challenge for us OK…we are 40 now and really should get back to pilates) to get to the top.

Parking was easy, with a nice big car park at the entrance to the reserve and the playground is the start to an adventure exploring the park. The park comprises 118 hectares of varied terrain and apart from the stunning playground, comes complete with several fabulous walking trails of various difficulty (Green easy trail come at us!). Whether you want to walk for 20 minutes or 2 hours, there is something for everyone here.

Check out this fab map of the entire park with walking trails here!

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