HOT: Santa’s Magical Kingdom, Caulfield Racecourse, Station Street, Caulfield East

Santa’s Magical Kingdom  has become a fixture on the Christmas wish list for Melbourne families and we were lucky enough to be invited to the opening night. Now in its fifth year, the event is as close as imaginable to the Christmas dreams of childhood and stories… …from the free-falling “snow” to visits from the […]

HOT: The Strawberry Forest, 391 The Avenue of Honour, Bacchus Marsh

The Strawberry Forest is a small family-run u-pick strawberry farm in Bacchus Marsh. It’s the only farm located on the right of the picturesque Avenue of Honour leading into the small town from Melbourne. The Strawberry Forest is unique because it’s the only fruit-picking farm around Melbourne where the strawberries are grown vertically. So no bending […]

HOT: Princes Gardens, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran

Princes Gardens Prahran is a green oasis just off busy Chapel Street and it has lots of features that make it a great place to hang out with kids for the day. The skate park at Princes Gardens is one of the most notable skate parks in Melbourne and thus it is very popular on […]

HOT: Lance Reichstein Playground, Braybrook Park, Churchill Ave, Braybrook

The Lance Reichstein Playground at Braybrook Park was a huge all-weather adventure playground built to look like a plane that vandals burnt down in 2015. Fortunately, it’s recently been reopened with another aeroplane-themed playground, this time with extra features!   It’s a big space, with multiple pieces of equipment suitable for different ages. The central plane […]

HOT: Jump Central, 2/117 Cochranes Rd, Moorabbin

Jump Central is an indoor trampoline park coupled with indoor sports fields in industrial Moorabbin. The trampoline area is not large compared to some other places I’ve been but Baby 2.0 still spends 1+ hour navigating around the four distinct trampoline areas. There’s dodgeball, a free jumping area, foam pit and hoops. Note you need […]

The HOT List: Top 35 Train Experiences in Melbourne for Kids

It seems that all young kids like Thomas and his friends and Melbourne has loads of train-related activities to satisfy the littlest trainspotter.  Save time and read this later! Click here to receive a pdf checklist of the Top 35 Train Experiences in Melbourne for Kids.  Train Playgrounds in Melbourne Marie Wallace Bayswater Park Massive […]

HOT: Presidents Park, cnr McGrath Rd and Heaths Rd, Wyndham Vale

Presidents Park playground in Wyndham Vale is a large community-built adventure playground that’s a favourite with Werribee locals. The park is enormous and split into several distinctive play areas. It’s dominated by a semi-fenced playground with a huge amount of play equipment including slides, climbing walls, stepping stones, chain bridges and tunnels. Off to the […]

HOT: Muster Drive playground, Cnr Muster Drive and Arbourton Avenue, Rockbank

Woodlea housing development is kicking it out of the park with the development of its playgrounds! You can now add Muster Drive playground to Frontier Park, Woodlea Adventure Playground and Pioneer Drive playground plus the excellent Go West cafe, making a trip to Rockbank worth a special trip. Muster Drive playground is dominated by a big bug-like […]

HOT: WYNCITY Bowl and Entertainment Centre, 36 Wallace Ave, Point Cook

Indoors fun that keeps kids entertained for hours can be hard to find. Enter WYNCITY, an indoors entertainment complex that’s a perfect option when the weather’s too hot, cold or wet to be outside. Their Point Cook branch is only 20 minutes from the CBD and we are invited to visit to try out some of their […]

HOT: Tesselaar Tulip Festival, 357 Monbulk Rd, Silvan

For our family spring also heralds our annual visit to the Tesselaar Tulip Festival. This year the event runs from Thursday 14 September until Sunday 15 October 2017. The tulips have bloomed later than usual due to the unusually cold start to spring. The festival season has also been extended beyond Tuesday 10 October to Sunday […]

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