I am a stay at home mum trying to be a freelance writer - or a freelance writer trying to be a stay at home mum. I enjoy getting out and about with my two little girls and am Chief Editor of Perth Mums Group perthmumsgroup.com.au
Published July 2nd 2018
A little playground that is great for small children
I may have discovered Perth's smallest playground. Sure, Perth has plenty of huge parks and playing fields with a little climbing frame tacked on the side, but they don't count as playgrounds. This is an actual playground, and one that is so small, even my three year old referred to it as a small playground and everything looks big to a three year old.
Lions Park in Armadale is located within a short walk of Armadale Primary School and across the road from the Pioneer Village. Did I mention that it is small?
Then there's the bike and scooter track, complete with a roundabout, stop signs and arrows, plus petrol pumps. My daughter thought these were the coolest things – I couldn't drag her away from 'filling up' her little bike. The path is also suitable for prams and wheelchairs.
There's also an outdoor play kitchen, which is a unique idea for a playground and I can't say I've seen anything similar. There is a stove and sink for the little ones to cook up an imaginary storm, and then wash those imaginary dishes.
Lions Park has a little creek running adjacent to it with a bridge over the top. The creek is great for older kids who might like to see what they can spot living in the water, but keep an eye on little kids around the water as it is only partially fenced. The bridge leads to an underpass which runs right under Albany Highway and over to the Pioneer Village. Along with looking in the creek, the kids can also explore the natural surrounds and see what sort of little beasties they can find.