Hidden away in the suburbia of Merrimac, lies a little playground that encourages imaginative play in children of all ages. The Faerie Park on first glance doesn’t look as enticing as some of the newer playgrounds with all their fancy play equipment, but take a moment to look a little closer and see what you can find… perhaps a troll, a goblin or even a faerie!
While I love a playground that allows children to climb, swing, jump and slide, something has to be said for a space that allows little minds to take over and see what creativity emerges with some free play. At the Faerie Park you’ll find a Troll Bridge to climb over (and watch out for the frogs!), a Goblin Cave to hide in (but make sure there aren’t any Goblins hiding already!) and a Wishing Well. Kids can jump across the toadstools, or look for fairy doors hidden in their stems.
Of course, it is a playground, so you’ll also find your usual play equipment – slides, swings, climbing fort and seesaw. Another great feature of this park is all the picnic spaces, there are plenty of park benches to sit and watch the kids play, or big shady trees to set up a picnic blanket beneath. There are also some great flat paths spread out across the park, perfect for riding scooters or bikes about too.
This park won’t be competing with the big, new playgrounds, but if you’re looking for something a bit smaller and quieter, or have a little one obsessed with fairies, goblins and trolls – this is definitely a place to explore!
Need to know:
- Address: Inwood Cct, Merrimac (designated off street parking is best accessed at the back of the park, turning left on to Inwood Cct)
- Facilities: Pram, wheelchair and bike accessible, no toilets or barbeques. Shade sails over the play equipment, plenty of big shady trees.