The HOT List: Family Friendly Ballarat – Top 10 Places to Go With Kids

Ballarat is one of Victoria’s major regional centres in the centre of the Goldfields region. The 1.5 hour drive from Melbourne means its doable in a day but with so many things to do and places to eat it’s worthwhile enjoying a longer stay. Here are our family-friendly tips for a weekend away to Ballarat. STAY: […]

HOT: Harmony Garden, Point Park, 1 Point Park Crescent, Yarra’s Edge, Docklands

Yarra’s Edge is a residential development in Docklands on the north-facing banks of the Yarra. Point Park is the green centrepiece of the precinct, an environmentally sustainable parkland featuring rain gardens and water storage cells cleverly concealed within the design. Inside Point Park is an excellent playground called Harmony Garden built by the site’s developers Mirvac in collaboration […]

HOT: Box Hill Miniature Steam Railway, Cnr Belmore Rd and Elgar Rd, Mont Albert North

Box Hill Miniature Steam Railway is a must-do for little (and big) train fans! It’s cheap, old-fashioned fun, with lots to amuse toddlers nearby so you can make it a half-day adventure. The miniature railway is a hobby club that is staffed by volunteers, all of whom are very friendly. Every third Sunday of the month the railway is […]

HOT: Fairy Park, 2388 Geelong-Ballan Rd, Anakie

Fairy Park is Australia’s oldest theme park, located in Anakie about an hour west of Melbourne (and 30 minutes from Geelong). Since 1959, Fairy Park has brought fairy tales and mythical creatures to life for children, with hand-crafted moving displays set over 22 acres of landscaped gardens. It’s a unique half day trip with under 5s […]

Bounce World – Giveaway!

Bounce World in Springvale is a new indoor inflatable playground which is opening this Saturday 27 June in time for the school holidays. Bounce World is fully indoors with a cafe so you can relax as the kids bounce, jump, leap, crawl and slide through the inflatable activity park. It’s hours worth of activity, fun […]

HOT: PlanetKids, 10-12 Cecil St, Southbank

PlanetKids is a new indoor play centre in Southbank/South Melbourne. It’s bright, cheerful, clean and spacious – a great option for wet/cold weather play or if you need to do some work or catch up with family and friends while kids play safely. Entrance is via a short set of stairs at the front cafe or ramp […]

NOT: 79 Jump Street, 656 Somerville Rd, Sunshine West

Trampoline parks are a great venue to take kids when it’s cold and wet outside, discount so Lady AB and I recently visited 79 Jump Street in Sunshine West. This indoor trampoline playground is located in a business park in the middle of nowhere. That means it’s lots of free parking right outside and if […]

HOT: Lake Wendouree Adventure Playground, Windmill Drive, Ballarat

HOT: Eureka Gardens playground, Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E), 102 Stawell St South, Ballarat

The Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E) is a fantastic destination for visitors to Ballarat, particularly if you have kids in tow. M.A.D.E‘s foundations are the physical site of the Eureka Stockade and celebrate the spirit of the uprising. While the exhibitions inside are interesting and well-curated for adults and older kids, for the […]

HOT: Airoworld Inflatable Playground, Cnr Grieve Pde & Doherty Rd, Altona North

Airoworld Inflatable Playground in Altona is a perfect wet/cold weather option for energetic kids. It’s bouncy castles galore with colourful slides, jumping castles, mazes, climbing wall, velcro wall and jousting ring. Lady AB and Baby 2.0 lost their minds! I feel that Airoworld has several advantages over its nearby competitor: the space is loftier so […]

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