It’s a jungle out there! Your little monkey will go wild for this Queensland playground.
Just 20 minutes from the Gold Coast, a lush new playground has sprung up at Westfield Helensvale. With opportunities to climb, balance, zip and slide, your kiddo will go bananas for this fun forest adventure.
The playground has been designed for ages one to 12, which means your tyke will get into the swing of things faster than you can say, “Ok, what do you want to…”.
Tiny tots will flit between the gentle slides, leaf green cubbies and bouncy rockers, but it’s not just the equipment they’ll be interested in. The giant wall mural and multi-coloured softfall surface are sights for small eyes, and they’ll get a giggle watching big kids monkeying around.
On that note, the first stop for junior Tarzans will be the triple treehouse, complete with rope ladders up, cubbies to clamber between and a slide that twists to the ground like a vine. Me Mum, you having fun!
The rope climbing frame is another way to explore the heights of this playground and there’s a hammock swing at the end for some jungle dreaming.
Then the call of the wild continues with a giant rope swing. It’s perfect for pretend elephant rides or a game called ‘How many kids can we squeeze on this thing?’
The spinner and balance beam will test your mini-mite’s monkey grip and the forest canopy (ok, shade cloths), provide that alfresco feeling with less sun exposure.
So, all in all, it’s time to escape the concrete jungle and head for the softfall one. Play now, shop later!
Westfield Helensvale Playground
Outside at the back of the Food Court
Millaroo Drive, Helensvale, QLD 4212
20 mins drive from the Gold Coast and 45 mins from Brisbane
(Images via Westfield Helensvale)