HOT: Markham Reserve, 80 Victory Blvd, Ashburton

Markham Reserve is a magnificent large fenced playground in Ashburton with lots of equipment for children of all ages, as well as facilities for a whole-day stay.   The playground has a huge climbing ramp at its centre, with poles, ladders, ropes and slides coming off it. There’s also an extensive network of vertical and horizontal […]

HOT: Myuna Farm, 182 Kidds Road, Doveton

Myuna Farm in Doveton is a City of Casey public community farm which preserves the agricultural history of Casey and gives city families an opportunity to experience country life. Children can get close to animals and to see how a farm operates, as well as exploring a wetland area along Dandenong Creek which is home […]

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: 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 […]

HOT: Bunjil Place, 2 Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren

Bunjil Place is a stunning new community hub and entertainment precinct in Narre Warren. It aims to be accessible art, cultural and community precinct for residents of the City of Casey and Melbourne’s south-east. As you travel down the Princes Freeway you can’t miss the huge curved walls and roof and it is located in […]

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: 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: 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 […]

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