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 August 28th 2017
Sensory play surrounded by beautiful natural bushland
When my sister got married at Piney Lakes in Winthrop early last year, that was my one and only trip to this lovely park until now. I didn't actually know there was a kids' playground there either.
Piney Lakes is made up of bushland and parkland and has a lovely lake and fountain sitting adjacent to the playground – as lovely as it is, it's best to keep a watchful eye over little children, especially the ones who love to bolt, like mine.
The playground is sprawled over three sections – there's a sensory play area with a huge tepee, igloo, sandpit, water play and a bridge over a little lake. Watch out for the loose rocks, as children can slip over and fall, or throw the rocks – hopefully not at each other.
There are a number of picnic tables to park yourself and the kids at, plus toilets just outside the playground. There is no café at Piney Lakes, and the nearest is a bit of a drive at the Brentwood Shops on Moolyeen Road or at Bull Creek Shopping Centre on South Street.