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If you’re ready for an adventure, come and discover the ultimate nature playground.

Balance across the fallen log, pump the water well, explore the the bamboo forest, climb the cargo net or race leaves down the flowing stream.

When you’re done exploring, you can play a song on the musical instruments, get wet playing in the water tubs or grab a brush and paint on the large water-painting wall.

This is also the place to enjoy your packed picnic or order from the café window and enjoy a meal together.

In the warmer months, water misters cool the gardens and any adventurers exploring the Discovery Gardens.

Experiences

The Bakery

With a rolling pin and baking tray in hand, specialty treats are always on the menu in The Bakery!

Circle Garden

Skip, jump and hop through climbing structures, secret gardens, a mud kitchen, wharf and sand pits to create, innovate and imagine!

The Pod

Children’s creativity and curiosity are ignited in The Pod, a place where digital connections and access to loose parts encourages children to design their own environment and explore possibilities!

The Sanctuary

Stimulate your touch, sight, smell and other senses, in our sensory room

Emergency! Emergency!

Police, Fire, Ambulance, SES – you get to be the hero!

Antarctic Research Vessel

Climb aboard and take the helm of a research vessel on its way to Antarctica.

The Campsite

Come on a camping trip in the Australian bush, complete with model campfire.

Bricks & Clicks

Build your own mini world and stop-motion movie with thousands of LEGO® bricks.

Crawlers’ Beach

A safe-haven of sensory discovery for children two and under with its own jetty.

The Cave

Grab a torch and explore the tunnels and nooks. You may even spot some of the cave’s inhabitants.

Construction

Gear up with a hi-vis vest and tool belt, we’re looking for builders who are ready to help construct our tiny home.

Marketplace

Take a trolley for a spin and collect your shopping before you start cooking in our Critter Café.

Critter Cafe

The kitchen is prepped and ready for young (and old!) chefs to take orders, make and serve the next Michelin star meal!

CreARTivity

Unleash your creativity and be inspired to paint, draw, write and sculpt with daily art activities.

Lights, Sound, Action

The stage is yours! Express yourself with costumes, backdrops and lighting.

Discovery Garden

Step outside and explore our natural wonderland – an oasis that will excite all your senses.

Trains

All aboard the Critter Express! Shovel coal to fuel the engine or control a model train around its miniature world.

Puzzle Room

Step inside a room filled with big blue blocks to build, create and innovate!

Plan Your Visit

Ready to explore more than 15 experiences? Plan your visit now to get the most out of your trip to Early Start Discovery Space.

Become a member & save

First Year of Life

$50

1 Adult + any Children
under 12 months

Discover for 2

$100

2 people
1 Adult + 1 Child

Discover more

$30

Add more people for $30pp
Max. 8 per membership

Transferable pass

$50

Add a pass to a membership that can be used by anyone

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We love collaborating with groups who share our passion for play. You can become a sponsor today or work with us to create a whole new experience.

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