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Whiteman Park's New Residents

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by Tina Nunnington (subscribe)
I am a married mother of 2 girls and I live in Perth. We emmigrated from the UK in 2011. I am a freelance writer and a Pet Carer and feel very lucky to do something I really love
Published October 15th 2018
Follow the fairy dust road

The Children's Forest within Whiteman Park has some new magical residents!

Overnight, fairy houses have appeared within the forest! Nobody knows how or why - just that they are now there.

We took to the forest recently in search of these tiny creatures and came across lots of other interesting things on the way.

It is fair to say that we got distracted many times on our search as we took part in the many activities dotted around the forest.

For those of you who are not familiar with the Children's Forest, it was planted by children for children over many years and in different stages.

The Boy of the Bush is stationed at the entrance and he is the guardian of the forest, looking after it when all the children go home.

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The guardian at the entrance to the Children's Forest

As you go on your hunt for the fairy houses, you will come across information plaques about the fauna and flora which are all interesting. Look out for the giant animals hiding in and around the trees, there are cute wooden bridges to cross, games to play, tyres to climb on, beat out a tune with some musical instruments, a couple of shelters to explore, a shaded raised wooden platform or we called it a stage and all sung a song, there are benches so you can have a rest and so much more! There is a drinking fountain too.


Our main aim was to find as many fairy houses as possible. This was a massive fail as we only found one! We know there are more and will definitely go back to find the rest.

We will concentrate our hunt next time on just looking for the fairy houses. Comment below how many you find!

For printed activities to do in the Children's Forest, visit the information centre by the cafe and splash park. Bring a pencil to complete them.

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Why? Enjoy the fresh air outside
When: 7 days a week 8.30am-6pm
Where: Children's Forest, Whiteman Park
Cost: Free
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