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What is The Ian Potter Children’s WILD PLAY Garden?

The Ian Potter Children’s WILD PLAY Garden is an exciting new state-of-the-art purpose built nature play facility designed to inspire and encourage children to engage in exciting, creative and imaginative outdoor 'wild play'.

Where is the Garden located within Centennial Park?

The Ian Potter Children’s WILD PLAY Garden is located within the existing Education Precinct, adjacent the Discovery/ Learning Centre.

What are the opening times?

The Garden is open from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm daily.

It is important to note that from time-to-time, operational changes in the Park may mean that we will need to temporarily close the Garden. Keep an eye on the website for details.

Why will it not open until 10 am each morning?

The site contains a variety of beautiful native and exotic plantings which require regular care including mulching and watering, to ensure the Garden’s longevity.  While our horticulturalists are busy tending to these plantings, a team will also conduct a routine maintenance check to ensure that the built structures within the Garden are in working order.

What is the cost to enter?

Entry is free.

What age group is the play space suitable for?

The play space is suitable for children aged 2-12 to enjoy while under parental supervision.

Are parents required to watch their children when in the Garden?

Yes, parents are required to watch their children when in the Garden.

What are the key features of the Garden?

The Garden boasts a range of integrated and naturally occurring features inspired by the natural environment. It is designed to encourage social, physical, mental, ecological and emotional development in children.  Features include: Artesian water play areas, dry creek beds, bamboo forest, banksia tunnels, turtle mounds, a tree house, a giant slide, tunnels, a dedicated ‘wild play’ area for nature play lessons and building cubbies.

Will there be food and beverage services on site within the Garden?

Yes. The Bar Coco kiosk is located within the Garden, near the gathering circle and the Discovery Centre. Bar Coco will be selling coffees, cold drinks, water, gelato and food on site from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, daily.

What shall I bring with me to the Garden?

Hats, sunscreen, sports shoes, a change of clothes, swimmers and towels. Drinks and snacks in reusable plastic is always preferred. No glass.

Are there changerooms and toilet facilities?

There is an amenities block with direct access for the Garden with men’s and women’s toilet facilities for children and adults. These are locked up overnight in accordance with the playground opening and closing times.

Can the Garden be booked out for exclusive use?

No - at this stage, the Garden cannot be booked for exclusive use.

The Discovery Centre adjacent to the Garden (former Learning Centre) can be booked however, for family events and functions such as children’s parties.

For venue hire information please click here