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Published September 22nd 2015
Enjoy this shady park, minutes from the city
Yarralumla is a suburb of Canberra, less than ten minutes drive from the CBD. Bordered by Lake Burley Griffin, it is a pretty suburb with Embassies, High Commissions, mansions and beautiful tree lined streets. The suburb is also lucky enough to have Weston Park for BBQ's, mini golf and train rides as well as Royal Canberra Golf Club.
For families, another highlight is Yarralumla Playground, tucked away in Loftus Street next to Yarralumla Primary School.
This leafy, shaded park has three play areas to enjoy. There is the top playground for older children to spin in the net roundabout, or climb over the spider climbing frame, with Telstra Tower in the distance.
At the bottom of the playground, there are two play areas. The larger has a double slide (so Mums and Dads can slide too!), swing bridge, balance poles and hanging handles. In a separate shaded area are the swings.
The playground has tall trees providing a canopy of shade. On our last visit to Yarralumla Playground we found a birds egg that had dropped from its nest, which provided a lot of interest to my daughter (Miss Four). Interest turned to sadness when she realised that we couldn't find the Mummy bird or her nest above.
Yarralumla Playground is a particularly large park and has something for all ages. With a couple of picnic tables, benches and grassy areas, it is the ideal spot for a snack or picnic under the trees.
Why not check out your local playground or make the extra drive to check out Yarralumla Playground. With beautiful Spring weather and flowers in bloom, it is the perfect time to get out and about in Canberra's local playgrounds.