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The Discovery Centre

The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre

The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre is a modern and flexible venue offering versatile indoor and outdoor spaces and facilities. Located in the heart of the parklands adjacent to the spectacular Wild Play Garden, the building is surrounded by a spacious covered deck. The venue includes an outdoor kitchenette and BBQ pavilion, with picnic tables for catering your event. This is the perfect spot for family celebrations, corporate parties and interactive workshops.


  • BBQ and kitchenette pavilion with fridge, sink & microwave
  • 3 x outdoor picnic tables with benches and umbrellas
  • 5 x folding trestle tables
  • 50 x stacking plastic chairs
  • Interactive whiteboard and projector
  • Audio input and speakers
  • Accessible toilet
  • Accessible ramp access


  • Direct access to The Ian Potter Children’s WILD PLAY Garden
  • Atmospheric lighting inside and outside
  • Secluded location in the heart of the parklands surrounded by majestic trees, native plants and diverse wildlife

Hours of Operation

The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre is the base for Education Programs during the week, used by schools and educators from Monday to Friday. The venue can be hired from our Venue Services team for private functions on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday.

Available Bookings:

  • Saturday / Sunday, 8am – midday
  • Saturday / Sunday, 8am – 5pm
  • Saturday / Sunday, 8am – midnight
  • Saturday / Sunday, 1pm – 5pm
  • Friday / Saturday / Sunday, 6pm – midnight

Capacity - Interior

Theatre – 44 pax

Boardroom – 16 pax

Banquet – 40 pax

Cocktail – 70 pax

Capacity - Exterior Covered Deck

Banquet – 32pax

Cocktail – 50pax

Capacity – Outdoor Picnic Area

Picnic Tables – 18 pax

Cocktail – 80pax

Total Capacity – Cocktail 200 pax


For bookings and enquiries please complete our function application form and email it to along with any supporting documentation. Once your proposal is received you will receive acknowledgement from the Trust within 5 working days.

For more information and maps please view the Venue Information Sheet here.

Fees and Charges