HOT: Bayview Park, Alamanda Boulevard, Point Cook

Argh me hearties! The Bayview Park pirate ship playground in Point Cook has risen from the ashes after an arson attack in 2014. The playground has been rebuilt as it was, meaning that one of Melbourne’s most-thrill seeking slides has been reinstalled along with extensive climbing equipment both on top of the hill and at […]

HOT: Aquativity, South Bank, Brisbane

Aquativity is the water play park at Brisbane’s South Bank and it’s a must-do for any visit to Brisbane. Luckily Brisbane experiences balmy weather for most of the year which means you can enjoy Aquativity in almost any season (though admittedly my kids are much hardier than me about cold water!). Integrated into the large pool […]

HOT: Clip n Climb, 144 Murphy St, Richmond

If the kids are going stir crazy indoors and climbing the walls then get them climbing ACTUAL walls at Clip n Climb in Richmond. Clip n Climb is an indoor rock climbing centre with 37 climbing challenges plus two extra, more daring, activities called the Leap of Faith and Vertical Drop. Clip n Climb is […]

HOT: Riverside Green playground, South Bank, Brisbane

Riverside Green is a large adventure playground in Brisbane’s South Bank and it’s a cracker if your kids are confident climbers. The vibrant pink, green and blue colour scheme is inspired by South Bank’s ‘Grand Arbour’ of blooming bougainvillea and the play area is split up into four play environments. The ‘adventure zone’ contains the […]

HOT: 9Fest at The Dream Factory, 90 Maribyrnong St, Footscray

The Dream Factory in Footscray is Melbourne’s first space dedicated to design, technology, social impact and community-building activities. The former site of Lonely Planet along the Maribyrnong River is now a creative hub for Melbourne’s west, thanks to Inspire9. Inspire9 are celebrating the official opening of Inspire9 Footscray at The Dream Factory with a month-long […]

HOT: St Kilda Adventure Playground, Neptune St, St Kilda

Adventure playgrounds started in postwar Denmark after public officials noticed that children were playing in bombed and excavated sites. From there the idea of ‘adventure playgrounds’ proliferated in Europe, with over 100 ever-changing, junkyard play areas full of creative inspiration. St Kilda Adventure playground is one of only five staffed adventure playgrounds in Melbourne (the […]

HOT: Eltham Lower Park Accessible Play Space, Diamond Valley Rail Park, Main Rd, Eltham

Eltham Lower Park playspace is a fully fenced and accessible adventure playground opposite the Diamond Valley Railway. The playground + train combo makes it a great destination for a half-day adventure. The playground is themed around the Eltham Copper Butterfly, an endangered butterfly that’s unique to the area. You’ll find panels describing aspects of the […]

HOT: Bayswater Train Park, Marie Wallace Bayswater Park, Mountain Highway, Bayswater

Bayswater Train Park at the Marie Wallace Bayswater Park is a huge playground for all ages with lots of unique equipment.  The recent construction of basketball courts and climbing area definitely makes it one of Melbourne’s best playgrounds in the east and worth a special trip. The highlight of the playground is the full size […]

HOT: LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne, Level 2, Chadstone – The Fashion Capital, 1341 Dandenong Rd, Chadstone

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne is the ultimate indoor LEGO play space that’s opened in Chadstone Shopping Centre. It’s going to be a big hit in Melbourne as the weather turns colder (or when we get a summer heatwave). I’m invited to a preview event ahead of the public opening today at 12pm and we stay […]

NOT: The Grove playground, 180 Davis Rd, Tarneit

We are so spoilt for excellent playgrounds in Melbourne. And with the spate of fantastic new openings lately (see Maritime Cove, Booran Reserve, Lillydale Lake, Hadfield Park and Craigieburn ANZAC Park) it’s glaring when a playground falls short of the hype. The super-high double slides at The Grove, Tarneit are the best thing about the new […]

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