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: 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: Livvi’s Place, Craigieburn ANZAC Park, cnr Aitken Boulevard and Central Park Ave, Craigieburn

Craigieburn ANZAC Park is a large scale parkland in Melbourne’s north and it’s the site of Melbourne’s newest accessible play space developed in conjunction with Touched by Olivia Foundation. ‘Livvi’s Place’ is a spacious, fully fenced play space designed so that children with disabilities can still use much of the equipment, with fully accessible paths […]

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: Golden Sun Moth playground, 327 Grand Boulevard, Cragieburn

Golden Sun Moth playground in Cragieburn is a fantastic playground for adventurous climbing kids and it is one of Melbourne’s best playgrounds in the north. The playground is split into two areas – one for 1-4 years and one for 5+ years. The park and area for 5+ years is dominated by a huge structure […]

HOT: Community Bank Adventure Playground, Hadfield Park, Cnr Northern Highway and Queen Street, Wallan

This summer Victoria’s newest water play park Community Bank Adventure Playground opened at Hadfield Park Wallan. Unfortunately we pick a day to visit when the council are doing maintenance work on the splash park. Luckily the rest of the playground is pretty awesome too! The all-abilities playground is dominated by a five storey wooden climbing fort […]

HOT: Diamond Valley Railway, 570 Main Rd, Eltham

Diamond Valley Railway is possibly the best miniature railway in Melbourne due to its location, the number of trains running and the excellent Eltham Lower Park playspace nearby. Volunteers operate the railway very Sunday of the month and families can ride steam and diesel trains for only $3 per person. The track is particularly long, […]

HOT: Atherstone Playground (Bridge Road Regional Playspace), Bridge Road, 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. Some of the equipment […]

HOT: Latitude, 590 Waterdale Road, Heidelberg West

Latitude is a huge trampoline park, climbing park and indoor play centre all rolled into one. Until now I had visited as I had assumed that it was aimed at older kids. In fact they have a fantastic under 5s play area and I am invited to bring Baby 2.0 for a test run. The […]

HOT: Playshed Cafe, 6 Abruzzo Crescent, Thomastown

Playshed Cafe in Thomastown has a unique selling proposition – it’s an indoor play centre especially designed for children aged 0-7. I don’t know of any other indoor play space in Melbourne where the whole area is for little kids, rather than just a portion of the floorspace. We visit mid-morning on a cold winter’s […]

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