HOT: Tim Neville Arboretum playground, 98-106 Dorset Rd, Ferntree Gully

Tim Neville Arboretum playground is a popular stop for families in Ferntree Gully, especially those with toddlers. The entire playground is surrounded by a sturdy fence with a child-proof gate and has a medieval/fairy tale theme. Inside you’ll find a distinctive Loch Ness Monster than you can climb…. ….cross the drawbridge on the ‘moat’ and there […]

HOT: Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens, Sherbrooke Rd, Sherbrooke

If you’re looking for a perfect nature play + cafe combo that’s not too far from Melbourne…then Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens and The Piggery at Burnham Beeches in Sherbrooke is it. The gardens is one of the jewels of the Dandenong Ranges. It is particularly stunning in Autumn, with the changing colours of maples and beeches, […]

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: 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: Lillydale Lake Playspace, 435 Swansea Road, Lilydale

Lillydale Lake Playspace is a unique new nature-based playground that replaces the previous wooden and metal playground located at Lillydale Lake. There has been a few detractors grumbling that replacing the extensive, functional (but highly flammable) playground and the addition of a water play area has not improved the area. However, I disagree! Aesthetically I […]

HOT: TunzaFun Xtreme, Shop 2205B Knox Ozone, Westfield Knox Shopping Centre 425 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna South + Giveaway!

Need to get out of the house? Kids climbing the walls and driving you crazy? Then take them to climb fun walls at TunzaFun Xtreme at Westfield Knox Wantirna South. TunzaFun Xtreme is an indoor play centre with climbing walls, games arcade and dodgem car track, It’s located in the ‘Ozone’ entertainment precinct outside the […]

The HOT List: Top 10 Playgrounds in Melbourne for Older Kids

Today’s HOT List represents the 6+ years of playground adventures with my kids and is a compilation of the best playgrounds for older kids. Challenging climbing equipment, tall slides, natural elements and water play are all on the wish list! You’ll find the full list over at Planning With Kids, one of my favourite parenting […]

HOT: Seville Playground, 20-28 Monbulk-Seville Rd, Seville

Seville Water Park is a favourite stop for us when visiting the Yarra Valley and it’s recently been expanded to become an even better destination thanks to the Seville Regional Play Space. The Seville playground adjoins the Seville Water Park and is a ‘dry’ play space with lots of fun equipment if it’s too cold […]

HOT: Halliday Park 310 Mitcham Road, Mitcham

Halliday Park in Mitcham is a popular playground for families in the East as it offers equipment for younger and older kids as well as picnic and barbecue facilities. The playground was originally based around plastic fantastic structure used by the toddlers but an upgrade in 2014 included a double flying fox and rope climbing […]

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