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  • Self-guided Walks

    Staying fit and healthy is just a walk in the Park! Download our free Centennial Park walking apps - available for Apple and Android smartphones. More info and download links here.

  • Swamp Closures

    Lachlan Swamp will close on days above 36C to minimise disturbance to the Flying Foxes. There will be no access to visitors.

  • Centennial Park History Book

    Our great new book on the history of Centennial Park is now on sale, and can be ordered online. Great gift idea. More info.

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Group Bookings

Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden Group Bookings

The Ian Potter Children’s WILD PLAY Garden, is a new state-of-the-art nature play space situated in Centennial Parklands designed to engage the senses, and to provide children with the freedom and space to enjoy free play in nature.

The garden complete with water play, natural plantings, a tree house, bamboo forest, turtle mounds and a balancing eel, children have the chance to get lost in the wonderment of nature, it’s a dramatic landscape in which children are encouraged to run, jump, play, learn and discover their own limits and make new friends with other kids and the natural world.

The garden is open every day from 10am – 5pm and it is free to visit.  Group visits start from 10:30am.

Do you have a group that would like to visit the garden?

If so you will need to book your group in so that we know you are coming. This will help us to manage capacity issues, bus drop off times and to provide you with a risk assessment for your group.

What you need to know:
  • Group size maximum is 120
  • Group bookings are subject to the usual safety requirements of the garden, this includes providing full supervision and a duty of care for your group
  • Bus drop off zone is number 3 (see map below)
Safety documentation:

For garden risk assessment download this PDF.

For Wild Play group booking and enquiries contact the Parklands Office on 02 9339 6601 or email

For Wild Play excursions or ranger led educational experiences contact the Education team on

For venue hire information related to the Wild Play Discovery Centre click here