Livvi’s Place Playground Port Macquarie
Livvi’s Place Playground Port Macquarie is a joint project between Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, the wonderful Touched By Olivia Charity and the surrounding local community. The fully fenced playground is located on the banks of the Hasting River and is reflected in the parks nautical themed design.
Play equipment is best aimed to toddlers to under 6’s year olds, centred around the wheel chair accessible pirate ship, where kids can ‘jump ship’ by sliding down the slippery dip. Surrounding the boat is a spinning carousel, musical instruments, stepping logs, swings, a huge crows nest climbing tower and in the summer months kids can enjoy the water splash jets.
The small splash pad is shaded and has seating close by to watch children play in the water, just don’t forget the towel.
Theres also picnic tables and sheltered BBQ facilities within the gated playground to make a day out with family or celebrate a special birthday.
After play you absolutely must take the kids over to the waters edge of Hasting River to spot sailing boats and the local pelicans, we counted 5 on our visit at dusk, and were also treated to a pod of wild dolphins catching fish. It was incredible to see them in action and so close to the banks of the river, an experience our family will treasure forever.