The Venny is a fabulous supervised adventure playground in Kensington. It’s a really special space and has been serving local children for over 30 years. With an emphasis on unstructured but safe play The Venny encourages children to develop skills and build resilience. Stand out features are two large in-ground trampolines, an old style tyre swing, and huge hanging bamboo to run through.
There’s some great structural elements providing hidey holes, cubbies, and music play. There’s a veggie garden and animals including rabbits, chooks, guinea pigs and a duck. Supervised cuddles are available! Other fun includes bikes, scooters, and giant Jenga.
Kids can also enjoy staffed indoor activities like crafts and board games. They can prepare and eat a healthy snack. On our recent visit this was smoothies and salad. The Venny operates on the principals of inclusion, participation and connection and there’s lots of opportunities for children to play together. We always enjoy chatting to other families on our visits.
The playground is designed for children aged 5-16 and this is reflected in its after school and Saturday afternoon opening hours. Younger children will enjoy the trampolines and the animals. You can also team your visit with a visit to the nearby Kensington Skate Park, Kensington YMCA or the playground at JJ Holland Park.
You need to visit during open hours – if it looks locked, keep going around as the entrance is on the side away from the road.
School terms: Tuesday-Friday: 3:30pm-5:30pm. Saturday: 1pm-5pm.
School holidays:Tuesday-Saturday: 1pm-5pm .
85 Kensington Rd, Kensington