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Kids in the Park

Story: Kids in the Park
Episode: 2
Presenter: Nikki Parkinson
Air Date: 22nd November 2020

As the weather warms up, we’re all looking for ways to enjoy the sunshine with our family. Whether it’s a picnic, bush walk, bike ride or barbecue, you can do it all at Whiteman Park.

  • Mussel Pool was named after the freshwater mussels that were once prolific in its waters. It’s the perfect spot to bring the kids.
  • The pool is an important wetland habitat, classed as a conservation category lake, as it holds water almost year-round.
  • Nearby is the Children’s Forest, where you’ll find giant marching ants, colourful birds, peeking possums and a life size wedge-tailed eagle’s nest.
  • There are fourteen fairy houses in the forest for the kids to discover when they’re exploring.
  • Pia’s Place is Whiteman Park’s newest attraction and has been designed to allow all children to explore and play in an inclusive nature-based play space.
  • There’s even something for dogs to enjoy, with a 2.5-hectare dog park where they can run wild.
  • At the Revolutions Transport Museum, you’ll learn how transport has shaped WA. You can also drive a vintage bus, an old EJ Holden or a horse and cart.
  • The kids can cool off in the mini water playground, complete with wading pools and waterspouts.

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