When was the last time you said to your kids “go climb that tree?”
or “get down from that tree!” Likely, it may have been a while. Tree climbing adventures have seemed to have disappeared off the after school hit list radar.
Close your eyes … and remember back to your favourite tree to climb as a kid. Do your kids have one?
When tree climbing, assess the risks like you do a playground and let them learn as we did and embrace our landscapes.
Climbing trees builds hand eye coordination, critical thinking, gross motor skills and a whole lot of imagination along with the climb!
Here are some of our favourite climbing trees in Adelaide. We’d love to know yours so we can go check them out on our next adventure and tell everyone.
A great range of trees for beginner climbers being shorter trees for little legs. The trees are everywhere so there is no shortage and no sharing required!
BOTANIC PARK, ADELAIDE CITY
It is filled with some of Adelaide’s most adventurous trees. The huge Moreton Bay Fig trees have sprawling root systems that kids can climb all over and turn on their imagination caps.
MARSHMALLOW PARK, GLEN OSMOND
You are looking for a Ficus Macrophylla (or more commonly known as Moreton Bay Fig).
This beautiful tree you cannot miss it is is right in the middle of the playground. It’s the climbing trees of all climbing trees also with lots of hidey holes. Look closely and the trunk also appears to have a face. Once you see it, you can’t pretend its not there anymore.
FOREST OF DREAMS, HURTLE SQUARE, PULTNEY STREET
Lose yourself in the Forest of dreams with a Ficus Macrophylla. Hide in the nooks, climb like tazarn or dream the day away. The tree is behind the forest lettering at Hurtle Square off Pultney and Halifax Streets.
We can’t possibly write a post about climbing trees without mentioning TreeClimb! Unless you have been living under a rock (or should I say tree) TreeClimb it is located in Adelaide’s South Parklands. Adelaide’s first aerial adventure park and it’s awesome! Read all about here