Tucked among the native bushland in which Elements of Byron sits is an all-natural adventure playground ready to enthrall even the most energetic of kids.
Inspired by the excitement, grace and undoubted physical challenge of Parkour, this natural agility course is designed to spark imaginations and reveal new limits to each child who takes it on.
Keep the kids entertained for hours as they discover the thrill of playing outdoors.
All Natural Play
Our new playground fits seamlessly into the coastal bushland on the eastern edge of the resort. Made of natural woods and with a soft-sand base, it appears like it grew out of the forest that surrounds it.
Made from sustainable timber, each post carries the unique knots and lines of the timber it was carved from. With a soft, natural feel, this agility course is reminiscent of climbing trees in open countryside, offering your children an idealised, almost nostalgic, experience of childhood adventures.
Its soft-sand base adds another link to the wider environment, with the Beach Club and Belongil Beach only a couple of minutes’ walk further up the path.
Taking Inspiration from Parkour
There are 15 discrete sections linked together to form a challenging course. Inspired by parkour—the urban sport where participants athletically navigate our urban spaces—this course is designed to test and thrill everyone who tries it.
There are balance beams and poles, climbing boards and rope walls alongside wobble and suspension bridges that are tricky to traverse. Each element tests the key skills of Parkour: strength, nimbleness, balance and, of course, agility.
The playground course is set up in a U-shaped curve with all sections linked together to create a sequence of physical challenges. And once the kids have completed it one way, turn them round to master it in reverse or set playful challenges to make certain sections even harder.
As they clamber across and navigate the various obstacles, you’ll be reassured by the soft-sand base that cushions any fall. There are no sharp edges either, the wood expertly crafted so each surface is a pleasure to touch.
And for the Adults…
Located alongside our all-weather tennis court, you can enjoy a game or two while the kids attempt to master the course.
If you’d rather something a little less strenuous, there are picnic benches and a lawn to relax on right next to the playground. You can even lie back on one of the loungers located next to the tennis court entrance.
And if you really can’t resist, test your own agility on the course and discover the big kid inside is very much still alive and adventurous!
Do you want to know a secret? You’ll find one of Elements of Byron’s sneaky fairies has made their home very near the playground. Grab a Fairy Trail Map from Reception and have fun exploring the resort while you solve the clues and spot fairy doors and houses sprinkled throughout the grounds of the resort. Don’t forget to solve an extra-important clue during the Trail so you can visit Breeze upon completion of the walk and receive a free slushie. Suitable for all ages, pram friendly and open to resort guests only.
Want more inspiration for things to do in Byron Bay? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Byron Bay.