HOT: Regatta Beach Playground, Cnr Sanctuary Lakes Blvd North and North Shore Dve, Point Cook

A beach is already a giant sandpit of fun but when you combine it with a playground then the fun is doubled! Regatta Beach Playground is a gorgeous man-made beach playground, located lakeside inside the Sanctuary Lakes resort and housing estate. The playground setting is quiet and serene, with a gentle cool breeze and bird life […]

HOT: Pioneer Drive Playground, Pioneer Drive, Rockbank

Woodlea is continuing its expansion of play areas in the Rockbank housing development with the opening of its fourth playground! You can now add Pioneer Drive playground to Frontier Park, and Woodlea Adventure Playground and Muster Drive playground.  Add the excellent Go West cafe and you can make a day of it. Pioneer Drive playground is the smallest of the […]

HOT: Frontier Park, Frontier Avenue, Rockbank

  Woodlea housing estate in Rockbank is continuing its development of amazing playgrounds with the addition of Frontier Park. The park is designed with the state of art infrastructure and has three big tree houses. These tree houses are connected by rope bridges with three long twisting tunnel slides swooshing down to the rainbow-coloured soft […]

HOT: Funtopia, 98 Hampstead Rd, Maribyrnong

Funtopia in Maribyrnong, close to Highpoint, is an amazing play centre for kids with two different ‘worlds’ to choose from – playground world and the climbing world. It’s the newest venture for the folks behind TunzaFun Xtreme (in Knox and other locations) and we were invited for a sneak peek before the official opening.  Both […]

HOT: Clip ‘n’ Climb, Warehouse 2, 145 Maddox Rd, Williamstown

Kids climbing the walls? Then get out of the house and get them climbing ACTUAL walls at Clip n Climb Williamstown. Clip n Climb Williamstown is an indoor rock climbing centre with 19 climbing challenges including the daring Leap of Faith. Kids as young as 3 years can climb but it’s more suitable for kids 4+ […]

HOT: Jubilee Linear Park, 39 Memory Crescent, Wyndham Vale

Jubilee Linear Park is a new playground within the Jubilee housing development and it offers a large community space for both current and future residents to enjoy. The park has a unusual playground for children and a fitness zone for adults. The Linear Park highlights wellness zones for grown-up and the recreation centre sits among […]

HOT: Essendon Traffic School, Corner Albion and Lawson Streets, Essendon

Essendon Traffic School is a miniature city set out for children to practice riding their bikes and to learn road rules. It’s open every Saturday morning and every day during school holidays. It’s a popular, low-cost way to spend a couple of hours. The layout is very simple. There’s a 4-way intersection with traffic lights, […]

HOT: Bayview Park, Alamanda Boulevard, Point Cook

Argh me hearties! The Bayview Park pirate ship playground in Point Cook has risen from the ashes after an arson attack in 2014. The playground has been rebuilt as it was, meaning that one of Melbourne’s most-thrill seeking slides has been reinstalled along with extensive climbing equipment both on top of the hill and at […]

HOT: 9Fest at The Dream Factory, 90 Maribyrnong St, Footscray

The Dream Factory in Footscray is Melbourne’s first space dedicated to design, technology, social impact and community-building activities. The former site of Lonely Planet along the Maribyrnong River is now a creative hub for Melbourne’s west, thanks to Inspire9. Inspire9 are celebrating the official opening of Inspire9 Footscray at The Dream Factory with a month-long […]

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 […]

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