HOT: Geelong Play Space, Eastern Park Circuit, Geelong

The Geelong Play Space is a fully fenced playground next to the Geelong Botanic Gardens and it’s one of Geelong’s best playgrounds. The award-winning design combines imaginative features and a mainly natural setting to create a play space that sparks the imagination. As you walk down the musical bell bridge, what first captures your eye […]

HOT: A Maze’N Things, 1805 Phillip Island Road, Cowes, Phillip Island

A Maze’N Things is one of Phillip Island’s most popular family attractions and if you haven’t been in a while (or have never been) it’s worth a visit now that the new SkyTrail has just opened. You won’t be able to miss it as the theme park is marked by a head-turning giant floating tap […]

HOT: Murrumbeena Park, 37 Kangaroo Road, Murrumbeena

Murrumbeena Park is one of south-east Melbourne’s most popular playgrounds and it’s easy to see why. The large play space has different ‘zones’ which means that kids can explore and play for hours. The design combines nature play, a toddler area, a flying fox plus multiple slides and swings with traditional playground equipment. Two parts […]

HOT: Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary, 420 Beach Rd, Beaumaris

Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary is part of the long stretch of beach that runs along the bayside suburbs and its shallow water and collection of rock pools make it the perfect beach destination with little kids. The sand is not particularly white or soft so the rock pools of the Marine Sanctuary are the drawcard. […]

HOT: North Melbourne Recreation Centre pool, 1 Macaulay Rd, North Melbourne

North Melbourne Recreation Centre has one of Melbourne’s best outdoor pools and a small water play area popular with families. It’s also the home of the North Melbourne Football Club, Fencing Australia, a stadium and gymnasium. The swimming area has four pools of varying depths in an open plan, lagoon layout. This is great as […]

HOT: The Secret Garden at Boyd, Boyd Community Hub, 207 City Road, Southbank

The Secret Garden at Boyd is a unique play space for families and young children which I have created together with Footscray-based sound artist Cat Lew for Boyd Community Hub in Southbank. From Monday 11 January to Friday 29 January, the Boyd playgroup room has been transformed into a gentle garden playscape for babies and toddlers […]

HOT: Woodend Children’s Park, 12 Nicholson St, Woodend

Woodend Children’s Park is a vast playground and recreation area in Woodend, a small town in the Macedon Ranges less than an hour’s drive from Melbourne.   You can visit the playground plus the township in half a day though Woodend is also a popular place for mini-breaks for Melburnians due to its proximity to […]

HOT: Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, cnr Ballato Rd and Botanic Drive, Cranbourne

  Melbourne is lucky enough to enjoy not just one, but two Royal Botanic Gardens. The one in South Yarra is a popular destination for families but I urge you to also visit the Royal Botanic Gardens in Cranbourne. Cranbourne Gardens contains one of Victoria’s most previous areas of native bushland. At its heart is […]

The HOT List: Best Cheap Fun in Melbourne with Kids 2015

Having fun with your kids doesn’t have to be expensive! To inspire you to get out and about this coming year, here’s a list of my Top 10 HOT cheap places to play this year (under $20 a head), all of which you can still visit in 2016. Bookmark it, save it, print it and tick […]

The HOT List: Best Free Fun in Melbourne with Kids 2015

New Year’s Eve is always a good time to reflect on the past year and WOW what amazing fun we’ve had in Melbourne with kids in 2015. To inspire you to get out and about with your family, here’s a list of my Top 10 HOT places for free play from my 2015 reviews – […]

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