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Inside Whale Climber
Windale Public School Preschool
An award winning nature playspace

A complete playground redesign, this playspace was completed over 2 stages in 2020. 

The school children and staff refer to the playground as a "natural exploration haven".
It has many areas for active play and challenging motor skills, as well as imaginative play areas and quiet cubby spaces.


The hero piece of the playground is a big whale climber, which is valued by the community as an Aboriginal totem. It is designed for use as a climber that can be used by many children at once, and a cubby underneath.

This playground won the 2020 Kidsafe Playspace Design Award for the Preschool Category!

Kidsafe Award 2020.jpg

There is so much to do on this playground!


  • Nature play trail with sleeper path, branch arbour and tunnel mound

  • Extra wide bike track with interesting textures and bumps, including crossings and signs

  • Bike track pit stop with shop front, petrol bowser and buggy play vehicle

  • Natural log adventure play area to climb over, under, and through, balance, jump and explore

  • Large whale climbing dome with balance and seating tail

  • Balance trail connecting the different playspaces

  • Water play pump and trough in sandpit framed with natural sandstone and logs

  • Dry creekbed with play bridge and boat feature

  • Teepee cubby

  • Stage area with natural log challenges to access top area

  • Fenced top area to create cubby hideaway with uninterrupted supervisor sightlines

All playground equipment and natural elements designed and built  by Timber Creations

Whale Balance
Storytelling Throne
Stage Area
Whale Tail
Sandpit Water Play
Petrol Station
Rubber Patching Shells
Running Area
Peekaboo Whale Eye
Obstacle Trail
Mound tunnel
Inside Whale Climber Cubby
Full Whale
Bike Track
Discovery Path Tunnel
Discovery Path
Creekbed and Boat
Balance Trail
Bike Track
Balance trail
Windale Trophy
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