COVID-19 Update: Playgrounds and pavilions in Kings Park are open. Please do not enter playgrounds if you are unwell and remember to practice good social distancing (refer to our pdfBe Covid Safe guide).

Variety Place is brilliant for all visitors – particularly families, however, the precinct has been developed with the special needs of children with disabilities in mind as all kids deserve the same opportunities in life.

Thanks to Variety - the Children's Charity WA, new picnic and adventure play elements were added in 2014 and include a fort, climbing net, bridges, tunnels and climbing logs, as well as new barbecues and picnic tables. The playground helps children with disabilities to get out and about in the community, to communicate, achieve independence and increase self-esteem.

Admire the wood carvingsAdmire the wood carvings

There are several wood carvings in Variety Place made by local artist Nic Compton. Can you see what they are?

If you look closely you might be able to see grasshoppers, wasps, bugs and beetles.

When you’re ready for a snack, sit down on one of picnic benches shaped like tree leaves and see if you can guess what species of plant it is. Here’s a hint, if you’ve read May Gibbs’ famous stories, you might not like these particular characters inspired by this tree!

Climb to the top of the lookout towerClimb to the top of the tower

Enjoy the best views over Variety Place from the top of the lookout tower.

Are you as high as the birds fly? Can you see any nests in the trees?

If you’re playing a game of hide and seek, this is a great place to spot your friends.

Trek through the tunnelsTrek through the tunnels

Pretend you’re an explorer on the hunt for ancient treasure in the tunnels.

The tunnels are also the perfect place to hide from friends, if you’re not scared of the dark of course!

Whirl the spinnersWhirl the spinners

Can you find the spinning signs at Variety Place?

When you find them, learn about the relationships between some plants and animals that live around the parkland, including interesting adaptations they have developed to help them survive.

Swing from the rope jumble.Swing from the rope jumble

Swing, bend and twist like a ninja from this web of climbing ropes and poles.

Play a game with your friends and see who can stay off the ground the longest.

Play hide and seek in the mini-mazePlay hide and seek in the mini-maze

With lots of bends and turns, the mini-maze makes a fun challenge to weave your way through when playing chasey.

Zig and zag through as quick as you can but try not to get too dizzy!

Climb over the log bridgesClimb over the log bridges

Can you keep your balance over the logs?

Test your steadiness and see how far you can get without falling off.

Naturescape closed February

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be closed from Monday, 1 February 2021 until Tuesday, 2 March 2021.

Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden in February-March 2021 due to concert events.

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Farewell and thank you Grady and Lesley

The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) would like to extend a sincere thank you and farewell to two of our longest serving staff members, Lesley Hammersley and Grady Brand who will retire from the Authority in December 2020.

Noongar Boodja Six Seasons is back!

Kings Park Education is excited to open bookings for our 2021 program of Noongar Boodja Six Seasons festivals, a celebration of Aboriginal culture, proudly presented by Fugro.

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