Inclusive Play Areas
Our inclusive play areas are located on Level 1 opposite Harry Hartog Bookseller and in The Courtyard.
Designed in collaboration with the Touched By Olivia Foundation, our play area's innovative designs allows all children to play together, including those with physical disabilities, vision, hearing and mobility impairments, or spectrum disorders such as autism.
The Play Area near Harry Hartog's design has been inspired by the history of the Hunter River featuring a flexible forest, cubby house, vine archways and a play tunnel. It also includes sensory and tactile play spaces for discovery and learning, and casual seating for everyone to relax and enjoy.
The Enchanted Forest Play Area in The Courtyard design is inspired by East Maitland’s Historical Flora and Fauna.
The Enchanted Forest tells a story and offers children an opportunity to explore their local surrounding environment, and educate them through discovery and fun challenges. Take a journey across the balancing tree logs, or cast your eyes into the magical warped mirror, explore the hidden animals through the telescopes or go exploring in the flexible forest!