Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden – Centennial Park

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Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden in Centennial Park – now THIS is serious nature play! The $4 million play space opened in late 2017 and feels almost endless, sprawling across 6,500sqm of Centennial Park.


Note the use of the term ‘play space’ rather than ‘playground’ – this is key. Picture more of a secret garden of discovery than a traditional playground. Best for ages 2-8 years, this beautiful and wonderous site provides endless inspiration for imaginative play.


Get lost in this ambling garden complete with water play, a giant slide, a sandpit, balancing logs, leap rocks, a bamboo forest, hidden gardens and more! Paths interweave, disappear through tunnels and meander over mounds to create sites waiting to be discovered.


Open from 10.00 am – 5.00 pm daily, complete with a coffee van (which we didn’t see while there Jan 2022) and amenities block, this is definitely an interesting one to visit!

Centennial Park also has a few cafes and kiosks if you’d like lunch or a coffee, and of course bike-hire for those wanting to make a day of it.


Getting there

The entrance is off Grand Drive, opposite the York Rd gates entrance.


  • Age range: 2-8 years
  • Coffee close by: No
  • Shade sails: Yes
  • Waterpark: Yes
  • Bike/scooter track: No
  • Toilets: Yes
  • Fenced: Yes



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