In honour of International Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19), Robert Ulysses explores Pirate Island park, Palm Beach.
Robert Ulysses climbs the life-size pirate ship, testing out the various equipment including rope gangways and nets, slippery slide and musical instruments. Sand covers the majority of the playground floor and makes a great textural element that can occupy children for hours on its own. The sand covers buried treasure for children to excavate and find with a treasure map drawn on the wall of the "Buccaneer's Cave".
It's an excellent location for Pirate-themed birthday parties.
The playground took out a Queensland State award in the Parks and Leisure Australia (PLA) Awards 2010 in the play space category, as well as receiving a high commendation in the national awards.
Parents can grab a takeaway coffee before watching their little pirates enjoy the playground, or give the kids a break from their play and have a lunchtime meal at the on-site Dune Cafe offering breakfast and lunch from 7.30am.
The park now also offers two brand new amenities areas - one adjoining the cafe, and another at the southern end of the pirate ship that provides great options for parents with littlies. Disabled toilets are available in each of the amenities areas, as well as change rooms and showers.
Read our full review below to learn more about the playground.
Special Thanks to Ross Bugden - Music for his ♩♫ Epic Pirate Music ♪♬ - Pirate Crew (Copyright and Royalty Free) check it out at: https://goo.gl/8nYwjL