Atherstone Playground Bridge Road Regional Playspace Melton South

Atherstone is a new housing estate in Melton, in Melbourne’s outer north-west and one of the major developments of the new town centre is an awesome, fully fenced adventure playground – the Bridge Road Regional Playspace.

The playground is huge and contains equipment that suits babies right up to older kids.

Atherstone Playground Bridge Road Regional Playspace Melton South

Some of the equipment is fully accessible, such as the carousel, a swing and the water play table.

Atherstone Playground Bridge Road Regional Playspace Melton South

More adventurous kids will love the long flying fox…

Atherstone Playground Bridge Road Regional Playspace Melton South

….the in-ground trampolines…

Atherstone Playground Bridge Road Regional Playspace Melton South

….climbing walls…

Atherstone Playground Bridge Road Regional Playspace Melton South

Atherstone Playground Bridge Road Regional Playspace Melton South

and monkey bars and fireman poles tucked underneath the length of the huge walkway (perfect for scooters and bikes) – a clever design feature making use of a normally underused space.

Atherstone Playground Bridge Road Regional Playspace Melton South

Atherstone Playground Bridge Road Regional Playspace Melton South

The high nest swing that provides great views over the whole playground.

Atherstone Playground Bridge Road Regional Playspace Melton South

Other highlights are the natural play elements such as a sensory garden, the numerous opportunities for sand play…

Atherstone Playground Bridge Road Regional Playspace Melton South

Atherstone Playground Bridge Road Regional Playspace Melton South

…and a long water channel with a water pump and taps.

Atherstone Playground Bridge Road Regional Playspace Melton South

Atherstone Playground Bridge Road Regional Playspace Melton South

Notice the artwork integrated into the rocks which can also act as miniature water channels.

Atherstone Playground Bridge Road Regional Playspace Melton South

The only improvement I’d suggest is that more shade would be better, especially over the sandpit area or some of the water channel where children are likely to congregate on hot days.

Atherstone Playground Bridge Road Regional Playspace Melton South

Shelter is provided for the picnic and BBQ facilities. There are also water taps and public toilets, including an accessible one (though no change facilities).

A short walk from the playgound is a cafe within the site development office.

The playground will no doubt be a community hub once Atherstone begins to develop and grow and the playground is big enough to warrant a special trip.


HOT Tips:

  • Suitable for toddlers;
  • Suitable for older kids;
  • Water play;
  • Sand play;
  • Fully fenced;
  • No shade so bring hats and sunscreen;
  • Bring change of clothes and towel for water play;
  • water taps, electric BBQs, picnic areas and shelters;
  • Free parking;
  • Next to Bridge Road Children’s and Community Centre and Athletics Track; and
  • Cafe in site development office.

Atherstone Playground (Bridge Road Regional Playspace), Bridge Road, Melton South

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