The pirate ship playground in the Goolugatup Heathcote Reserve in Applecross is consistently rated as one of the best play spaces in the local area, and it’s easy to see why.

Set in the grounds of the Heathcote Cultural Precinct, the massive pirate ship is the major drawcard, and there’s plenty to explore with walkways, climbing walls, slides, monkey bars and fireman’s pole. There are also three sets of swings plus a section with musical instruments, steering wheel and periscope in keeping with the playground’s nautical theme.

It can be tricky to keep an eye on younger children, especially as there are several ways to get on (and off) the pirate ship structure plus some sections are quite high with no barrier. Thankfully, there’s an area dedicated to babies and toddlers with small slides, digger, low-lying structures and lots of sand!

For families wanting to set up for a picnic or party, there are plenty of BBQs and picnic tables, the toilets and change facilities are nearby, plus there’s a kiosk if you want to grab a coffee or bite to eat. If the kiosk’s closed, you can also get takeaway food and drinks from the BWG restaurant around the corner.

With stunning views out to the Swan River and the city, the pirate ship playground at Goolugatup Heathcote is a must-visit and you could easily spend a few hours there.

Essential Info

Fenced? No
Toilets? Yes
Picnic tables? Yes
BBQs? Yes
Nearest coffee Kiosk or BWG Restaurant

Location: 58 Duncraig Road, Applecross

For more local playgrounds, check out our Parks & Playgrounds section on the blog.

Melville Mums
Author: Melville Mums