Our mortgage brokers make no attempt to hide our biased opinions of our region. Simply put, we love Rockingham, Baldivis and Kwinana. We live here, we work here and it is our life. Baldivis is now considered a “hot” suburb as far as the housing market goes. A big reason for this status is that Baldivis is a very family-friendly place to live.
One of our most family-friendly places in Baldivis is the Children’s Forest. The Children’s Forest was inspired by children who attend Baldivis Primary School. It is actually managed by children, with a little bit of help from the local community and the City of Rockingham.
What You Will See
The Children’s Forest is located within Baldivis and is a 49 acre public reserve. it features the Outridge Swamp, classified as a Conservation Category wetland, nestled amongst tuart woodlands. The Children’s Forest, like all public reserves, is always open for walking. There is an entrance and parking area located at 1399 Mandurah Road, where walking trails begin at the gate.
Shortly upon entry, you will find a large undercover area at the top of the hill, featuring public art, a BBQ, toilets and walk trails. Near the bottom of the hill, an amphitheatre is built into the terrain. Due to its status as a conservation area, especially for local plants, no trail bikes, dogs or pets of any kind are allowed within the confines of the preserve.
There is no admittance charge but many choose to donate money to the Children’s Forest to help with the planting and maintenance of trees. The farm was actually created from a former farm pasture block by children and volunteers from the community. The Children’s Forest and the Amphitheatre can be booked in advance for group functions based on availability.
When school is in session, a community group which is now called Baldivis Children’s Forest Inc holds a number of community events, including planting days, volunteering programs and school activity days. Local residents find the Children’s Forest to be a great place for playing, exploring, bird watching, walking and picnics.
What are You Waiting For?
Talk to one of our mortgage brokers about a home loan today. Find out for yourself why so many families are moving to Baldivis.