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Woodend Children’s Park is a vast playground and recreation area in Woodend, a small town in the Macedon Ranges less than an hour’s drive from Melbourne.  

You can visit the playground plus the township in half a day though Woodend is also a popular place for mini-breaks for Melburnians due to its proximity to Macedon and Hanging Rock.

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Woodend Children’s Park comprises three main play areas bordered by bushland and large eucalyptus trees. The main area has two merry-go-rounds, a bank of swings, musical play equipment, two seesaws, a climbing frame and a climbing fort with a slide.

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Another area is for slightly older kids, with a long zipline flying fox and  a tall octahedral rope climbing structure.

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The third area is gated and thus perfect for runaway toddlers. It has more traditional playground equipment and the digger in the sandpit is a highlight.

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Bench seating is dotted throughout all of the play area and there are a couple of barbecues available under a shelter. The play equipment is not really a lot of shade so bring your hat and sunscreen.

We spent about 2 hours at Woodend Children’s Park and the kids just ran from one thing to another before they got hungry/tired. If you’re not local it’s well worth a special visit.

Woodend Children’s Park plays host to the biannual Woodend Children’s Festival and Woodend Halloween Party. More tips for visiting Woodend with families here.

HOT Tips:

  • free parking very close on site;
  • bring a hat and sunscreen as there’s not much shade;
  • suitable for toddlers;
  • suitable for older kids;
  • seating,
  • toilets nearby over 5 Mile Creek or Lawn Bowls Club;
  • picnic tables and barbecues; and
  • walking distance to Woodend’s main street, High Street.

Woodend Children’s Park, 12 Nicholson St, Woodend

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