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Tuckfield Oval Parkland

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by BecSorby (subscribe)
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 September 14th 2018
A nature-based play space close to Freo's city centre
While it's not in the heart of Fremantle, Tuckfield Oval Parkland is a fantastic spot for families with young children to have a play, picnic or barbeque. It sits on the top of the hill on the end of Tuckfield Street, overlooking the Fremantle Rainbow Sea Container.

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Tuckfield Oval Parkland in Fremantle (Image: Rebecca Sorby)


It is sure to be a welcome addition to the port city, which I've noticed has a lack of playgrounds. There is the lovely playground and skate park at the Esplanade, a large patch of grass out the back of Clancy's Fish Pub and well….that's it, to the best of my knowledge!

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The playground is largely nature-based (Image: Rebecca Sorby)


Tuckfield Oval Parkland has a large focus on nature play – there is no big, plastic play structure, but rather a giant rope-based play area, timber platforms and even a tyre-swing!

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The climbing wall (Image: Rebecca Sorby)


The parkland has a unique climbing 'wall' – it's more like a giant, rubber mound with rock climbing holds on two separate sides and provides a great view of the port.

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The Fremantle Sea Container Rainbow (Image: Rebecca Sorby)


My three year old was immediately drawn to this hill and up she went. It's a nice spot to sit and overlook the park, although getting down when you are holding a baby is a bit tricky!

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The tyre swing (Image: Rebecca Sorby)


The other play structures are largely made up of rope and timber, while at the end of the parkland there is a great little nature play area with log steps, balance beams and lots of natural bush. The tyre swing is fantastic for toddlers and older children.

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Nature Play (Image: Rebecca Sorby)


The parkland has a large grassed area for the kids to run around, kick a ball about or to roll out the picnic blanket.

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More rope play (Image: Rebecca Sorby)


The playground has two picnic benches and two public barbeques, plus rubbish bins. Unfortunately, there is currently no shade over the picnic tables. There are no public toilets at the site.

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Every playground needs a slide! (Image: Rebecca Sorby)


Tuckfield Oval Parkland is close to public transport and there is parking available. It is also located just a 5 minute walk away from the Army Museum of WA, making it a perfect day out for families with young children. If you are visiting Fremantle for the day, Tuckfield Oval Parkland is worth a look with the kids.
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Why? A nature based playground on the fringes of Fremantle
When: Open any time
Where: Tuckfield Street, Fremantle
Cost: Free
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