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Published May 5th 2017
A colourful playground retreat for children
Livvi's Place, located within the grounds of Yamble Reserve, Ryde, accessed from Quarry Road or Clermont Avenue entrance, must be one of the most colourful playground retreats for little ones in Sydney, very much worth the trip in the heavy traffic around the Ryde area.
Livvi's Place is fully fenced, making it easier for parents to have a relaxing time as well, once you get there.
It is designed to address all multisensory levels of development and ability, in an attractive, fun-park type environment. Our 3 year old was very impressed with the number of things to explore here, with much greater diversity than in a usual playground.
He enjoyed the spinning sensation of a number of carousels and the benefits of swinging on traditional and tire swings. There is a bouncing car, a small tunnel and plenty of opportunities to develop climbing and balancing skills on various equipment, for example a small climbing wall.
There is a sand pit for children to explore and other and sensory equipment such as musical drums, a xylophone, or a skewed mirror.
The bright colours, interesting sculptures and diverse textures are ideal for children's sensory exploration, so important to their development.
All this and more within the green surrounds of the well-kept Yamble Reserve. Both Livvi's Place and the surrounding Yamble Reserve have electric barbecues, making this retreat an ideal place for a get together or party.