Whiteman Park / Featured Attraction / Children’s Forest
Children’s Forest
Opening Hours
Opening Hours

Open every day, 8.30am to 6.00pm

Halfway between the Village and Mussel Pool
Entry Fees
Entrance Fees

Membership to the Forest is $35.00*

Phone Number
Men of the Trees - (08) 9250 1888

The Children’s Forest is a community forest to which youngsters of all ages can belong.

It is a place where children can learn about the importance and beauty of Western Australia’s native bushland and where they can come and watch ‘their’ forest grow and flourish as they do.

Entry to the Children’s Forest is free and children, together with their friends and family, are encouraged to explore, enjoy and discover the many wonders of the Forest, including giant marching ants, colourful birds, peeking possums, a life size Wedge-Tailed Eagle’s nest made of steel and the Forest’s ‘guardians’, the Boy of the Bush and his sister Fern.

Become a ‘Friend of the Children’s Forest’

A ‘share’ of the Forest can be purchased from the Men of the Trees for just $35.00*. This small registration fee includes a membership certificate and a personalised tile, which is mounted on artworks within the Forest, for the child.

Children’s Forest members are also invited to assist Men of the Trees in the ongoing planting and maintenance of this living treasure, including the annual planting day in June each year.

For more details, or to be mailed a brochure about the Children’s Forest, please call Whiteman Park on 9209 6000 or Men of the Trees on 9250 1888.

*Price correct at June 1, 2015.


Don’t miss the Children’s Forest Celebration on Sunday 10 June. See the What’s On page for all the details! 

Bound Round badge and link

The growth of the Forest

The original idea for the Children’s Forest grew out of the desire of a number of new parents associated with Men of the Trees to give their children a living link with the earth. The idea evolved to the point where families were invited to contribute to the planting of a forest in which all children could share, with the first stage planted in 2001.

With each passing year, the Forest grows as more and more children become Children’s Forest members, and as each new stage is planted with native seedlings.