HOT: Caulfield Park, Corner Hawthorn and Balaclava Roads, Caulfield North

Caulfield Park is regular hangout for many south-east Melbourne families as there’s so much to do there! There are three playgrounds as well as ponds with ducks and geese, sports ovals, a cricket ground, conservatory, croquet and bowls lawns, basketballs courts, tennis courts and an aviary. The largest playground in Caulfield Park is the Eastern playground, […]

HOT: The Big Freeze, Westfield Fountain Gate Shopping Centre, Cnr Brechin Drive & Princes Highway

The Big Freeze is a family-friendly Melbourne winter festival set up under the Big Top at Westfield Fountain Gate Shopping Centre from 1 July – 9 July. The Big Freeze features an affordable snow play experience plus heaps of other wintery activities that will keep the kids amused while sheltered under cover. This year there’s […]

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: 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: 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 […]

HOT: Booran Reserve, Cnr Booran Rd and Glen Huntly Road, Glen Huntly

Booran Reserve Glen Huntly is the long awaited play space in the City of Glen Eira. It cost a whopping $10.8 million and is billed as ‘Melbourne’s best playground’. The play space is certainly massive and provides stimulating and challenging environments for all ages and abilities.  For older kids there is a HUGE 10m high double dome rope climbing […]

HOT: Victory Park, The Strand, Chelsea Beach, Chelsea

Victory Park on the foreshore of Chelsea Beach is popular park with beach-going families in Melbourne. It has all the facilities that you might need for a fun day out and the beach + playground setting means you can combine two outings in one! The playground is good for younger kids as most of the […]

HOT: Ballam Park, 260R Cranbourne Rd, Frankston

Ballam Park is double the fun! The Eastern side wooden playground is a favourite with Frankston/Mornington Peninsula toddlers and babies, with an extensive network of ramps, climbing equipment and slides. The natural shade from the surrounding trees provide perfect picnic spots, as well as a sheltered picnic table and water taps. On the Western side […]

HOT: Trueman Reserve, Clarinda Park Regional Playground, cnr Trueman St and Bradman Drive, Cranbourne West

Housing developers know that a fantastic playground is a drawcard and a showcase for the area. The newest one to open up is in Trueman Reserve Cranbourne West, as part of Clarinda Park development. The spacious playground uses standard playground equipment to great effect. There’s a sunny colour scheme – red, yellow and orange – […]

HOT: The Messy Shed, Factory 4 and 5, 1 Watt Rd, Mornington

The Messy Shed in Mornington is a creative and sensory play experience inside a play centre. It is relocated from its previous location next to The Hungry Peacock in Tyabb. The Messy Shed is every parent and child’s come true. During each 45 minute session kids have fun playing with paint, mud, water and craft materials – and […]

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