HOT: Diamond Valley Railway, 570 Main Rd, Eltham

Diamond Valley Railway is possibly the best miniature railway in Melbourne due to its location, the number of trains running and the excellent Eltham Lower Park playspace nearby. Volunteers operate the railway very Sunday of the month and families can ride steam and diesel trains for only $3 per person. The track is particularly long, […]

HOT: Paris to Provence Melbourne French Festival, Como House & Garden, Cnr Williams Road & Lechlade Avenue, South Yarra

The weather this weekend has turned out to be perfect for Melbourne’s fabulous annual French Festival Paris to Provence! It’s back at the National Trust’s Como House only until this Sunday 20 November so enjoy it while it lasts. The French pop up village market is a great outing for the family. After paying your entry fee, most […]

HOT: Atherstone Playground (Bridge Road Regional Playspace), Bridge Road, Melton South

Atherstone is a new housing estate in Melton, in Melbourne’s outer north-west and one of the major developments of the new town centre is an awesome, fully fenced adventure playground – the Bridge Road Regional Playspace. The playground is huge and contains equipment that suits babies right up to older kids. Some of the equipment […]

HOT: Valley Reserve, 80 Waimarie Drive, Mt Waverley

Valley Reserve is a 15 hectare bushland serve in Mount Waverley and at its centre is a unique, award-winning adventure playspace. In 2016 the playspace won best new major playspace in Victoria and it’s nominated as one of Australia’s best playgrounds. The vision is to create a SPARC – a Socially Inclusive, Playful, Active, Relevant […]

HOT: Boundless playground, Kings Park, Canberra

Boundless playground is Canberra’s first all abilities playground and is worth visiting if you need a break from sightseeing, as it’s in the centre of town inside King’s Park near the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.         The aim is to create a state-of-the-art play space that is fun and inclusive. Stage one of Boundless playground opened in October 2014 and […]

HOT: Play Up, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes, Canberra

The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House is a regular stop for Canberra sightseers – and you might think that this heritage building isn’t really interesting for little kids. But did you know that inside is an incredible indoor children’s play space ‘Play Up’? Play Up is a large and thoughtfully curated play […]

HOT: Pod Playground, National Arboretum, Forest Drive, Weston Creek, Canberra

Pod Playground at the National Arboretum is one of Australia’s best playgrounds and it is must-do if you’re in Canberra with kids. The playground is part of the National Arboretum, which in itself is an interesting destination. It is host to 100 forests of rare and endangered trees from around the world. You can admire a […]

HOT: Latitude, 590 Waterdale Road, Heidelberg West + Giveaway!

Latitude is a huge trampoline park, climbing park and indoor play centre all rolled into one. Until now I had visited as I had assumed that it was aimed at older kids. In fact they have a fantastic under 5s play area which has just recently been revamped and I was invited to bring 3yo […]

HOT: Operator 25, 25 Wills St, Melbourne

Operator 25 is an Asian-inspired brunch hot spot housed in a heritage-listed telephone exchange building near Flagstaff station. The telephone is a consistent theme in the branding and the decor, from the name… ….to the posters and the signage, all with phone (or coffee) related quips… ….to the long looping wires from the pendant lights evoking […]

HOT: Playshed Cafe, 6 Abruzzo Crescent, Thomastown

Playshed Cafe in Thomastown has a unique selling proposition – it’s an indoor play centre especially designed for children aged 0-7. I don’t know of any other indoor play space in Melbourne where the whole area is for little kids, rather than just a portion of the floorspace. We visit mid-morning on a cold winter’s […]

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