HOT: Leap Frog Park, Cnr of Saltwater Promenade and Point Cook Road, Point Cook

Leap Frog Park is a community playground within the housing development of Life, Point Cook. It celebrates the surrounding aquatic environment with a giant frog as its centrepiece. The fibreglass frog is by BigFish workshop in Footscray (who also built Mimi the Muttaburrasaurus at McNish Reserve) and it forms shaded bench seating. Leap Frog Park […]

The HOT List: Top 10 Beach Playgrounds in Melbourne

Make the most of summer with my favourite beach playgrounds in Melbourne. It doesn’t get better than sunshine, play equipment and then the beach – really just one giant sandpit!  Click here to check the daily water quality of Melbourne’s beaches. Logan Reserve + Altona Beach Stunning, serene and expansive, Altona Beach is my favourite […]

HOT: Lara Pool, 2 Bank St, Lara

When the weather’s hot and you’re looking for some cheap water play and fun in the sun, check out the awesome outdoor Lara Pool. Lara Pool, otherwise known as the Abe & Jean McClelland Public Pool, isn’t just your average public pool. It’s worth a special trip! We love it because of its awesome pirate-ship […]

HOT: Splashland, Caulfield Racecourse, Station St, Caulfield East

Splashland is a pop up inflatable water slide park and it’s back bigger and better at Caulfield Racecourse from 28 December – 24 January 2018. We are invited to visit and Baby 2.0 spends 3 hours slipping and sliding non-stop, while I sit and relax in the shade (water slides are not my thing!). The water […]

HOT: Price Reserve, Cnr O’Connor Rd and Beach Rd, Werribee South

The beach playground at Price Reserve Werribee South has received an upgrade! A new playground, picnic area with shelter, bbq and drinking fountain and skate park have been constructed in the south-east corner at Price Reserve, on the corner of Beach and O’Connors Roads Werribee South. It’s next to the Werribee South Caravan Park. The playground features a […]

HOT: Nugget Place Playground, Nugget Place, Woodlea, Rockbank

Woodlea now has FIVE fantastic playgrounds within its Rockbank housing development!  Make a day of it with the new Nugget Place playground as well as Frontier Park, Woodlea Adventure Playground,  Muster Drive playground and Pioneer Drive playground plus a pit stop at Go West cafe. Nugget Place playground is a smaller-sized playground compared to Frontier Park and Woodlea Adventure Playground though there’s still […]

HOT: Carnivores Trail, Melbourne Zoo, Parkville

The Carnivores’ Trail at Melbourne Zoo is the new home for the Zoo’s top-order predators and some of the world’s most powerful carnivores. It starts at the present Lion Gorge, the enclosures for the African Wild Dogs and Philippines Crocodile and extends to new areas for the Snow Leopard, South American Coati, the Sumatran Tige and the Tasmanian Devil. You can see […]

HOT: Pick Your Own Cherries, Cherryhill Orchards, 474 Queens Rd, Wandin East

Every summer we pick a sunny day and head out to the Yarra Valley to visit Cherryhill Orchards to pick the freshest, plumpest cherries for our friends and family. Cherryhill Orchards is located in a fruit growing region in the Yarra Valley which is only 45 minutes from Melbourne. It is Australia’s largest U-pick cherry orchard and on busy weekends they’re […]

HOT: Bailey Reserve, 200 East Boundary Road, Bentleigh East

Bailey Reserve is a large sports reserve with a playground, Glen Eira Skate Park and Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GESAC). The playground has a really interesting climbing at its centre (which is semi-shaded) and a separate toddler play area that’s under shade sails. The centrepiece is a combination of ship, submarine and space […]

HOT: Play Pods, Chadstone Shopping Centre, 1341 Dandenong Rd, Chadstone

Shopping centres are transforming themselves into appealing destinations for families and Chadstone Shopping Centre is no exception. On the Lower Ground Floor, between Kmart and Toys R Us, you will find a series of four timber play pod areas. They are designed to provide young children (mostly under 5s) with a chance to play, imagine […]

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