Open from 10.00 am – 5.00 pm daily, complete with a coffee van and amenities block, The Ian Potter Children’s WILD PLAY Garden is one of New South Wales' best nature-play destinations.
The Ian Potter Children’s WILD PLAY Garden was designed to cater for children of all ages and abilities in a dramatic landscape in which children are encouraged to run, jump, play, learn and discover the wild side of life, and provides children with the chance to get lost in the wonder of nature with dry creek beds, an artesian water play area, a bamboo forest, banksia tunnels, turtle mounds and Centennial Park’s first treehouse.
Please note: in line with level 2 water restrictions, the water play area in The Ian Potter Children’s WILD PLAY Garden has been turned off from 10 December 2019.
Visit the Ian Potter Children’s WILD PLAY Garden today!
The Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden will take an annual break every August. During this time our Garden’s plants will be taking a rest and we will be adding an additional 400 new plants before we reopen in spring.
The Garden will also be rejuvenated in other areas including new paths for kids to explore. More information about the work being done during the annual break can be viewed here.
Opening hours: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm daily (closed during August)
How to find WILD PLAY: The entrance is off Grand Drive, opposite the York Rd gates, in Centennial Park, entrance . Look out for the directional signs once you are in the Park or visit our maps to see how to get here.
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 WILD PLAY Garden. Keep an eye on the website for details.
Risk assessment for the Ian Potter Children's WILD PLAY Garden
For the documentation for your visit to Centennial Parklands, click for your Risk Assessment here.