Step inside a vast natural park, right in Adelaide's CBD.
Marshmallow Park may sound like a race track from Mario Cart, but don't be fooled by the name. You wont find giant lollipops, or marshmallow clouds floating about. Nor will you find bright colours that are reminiscent of your favourite childhood confectionery. Marshmallow Park will bring out your child's love of nature, and remind you of your own childhood- when you used to climb big rocks, or jump in puddles.
Photo by Cindy Hughes
Parks using natural materials, such as wood, stone, rock, and sand are becoming very popular in Adelaide, just check out Morialta Nature Playground. Which is absolutely amazing, and speaking of amazing, Marshmallow Park is the epitome of amazing natural play spaces.
This fully-fenced park will take your breath away upon enter. Enjoy a nice book under the big shaded tree while your little ones explore and create adventures.
Water Station 1. Photo by Cindy Hughes
There are two amazing water stations for the children, which are fun, exciting, and promote exploration, investigation, and cause and affect. Children can work together to move the water down a particular path by opening and shutting sealed gates. Don't forget to pack some gumboots and a change of clothes!
Water Station 2. Photo by Cindy Hughes
Marshmallow Park is designed for children of all ages. There are different play areas for all abilities and interests. Marshmallow Park also has the most amazing swing! As I am a mum of twin toddlers, I find my children constantly fighting over who gets to have the first turn in the toddler swing. This leads to tears and tantrums...and the children tend to get upset as well. This amazing swing allows two toddlers to swing at once, AND an older child (or parent) is able to sit in the middle and swing as well. Genius!
The most incredible swing. Photo by Cindy Hughes
Here's a list of the wonderful things you will find at Marshmallow Park:
Two undercover BBQ areas with a picnic table
Slides (all different heights)
Toddler play gym
Play gym for older children
The best triple slide ever
Wooden constructions for climbing and balancing
Plenty of grass areas for running and ball play
Two water stations
Plenty of seating areas for parents, and snack time.
Toilets (including disabled toilets)
On street parking
Play gym for older children. Photo by Cindy Hughes
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