HOT: AquaPulse, 80-82 Derrimut Rd, Hoppers Crossing

AquaPulse Hoppers Crossing is a huge indoor aquatic and leisure centre with enough slipping, sliding and swimming to keep the kids entertained for hours.  We were invited by Experience Wyndham to visit Aquapulse in the middle of winter – which turns out to be a great time to go! It’s all indoors, undercover and heated […]

HOT: Wulaba Park, Amelia Street near the corner of O’Dea Avenue and South Dowling St, Waterloo

Wulaba Park in Waterloo is one of Sydney’s newest parks in the Green Square area. It has been built by developers Meriton to provide a community gathering and play area for the residents of the surrounding high rise apartments. The public park contains fantastic structures for older kids who are confident climbers – and who will get a thrill […]

HOT: Bicentennial Park, Scotch Parade, Chelsea

Bicentennial Park Chelsea contains a huge fenced playground and it is one of Australia’s best playgrounds. It’s so big that it’s well worth a special trip if you’re not local. When you first enter the gate what will catch your eye is ‘Mt Chelsea’ a huge soft fall mound with two long and high slides, climbing ropes […]

HOT: Ashcroft Park Aircraft Control Tower playground, Mandrel Drive, Williams Landing

Williams Landing is a housing development in Melbourne’s outer west and Ashcroft Park playground, fondly known  as the ‘Control Tower’ playground, is a popular destination for local families. The playground is inspired by the nearby RAAF base and it was recently nominated as one of Melbourne’s best playgrounds in the west. The centrepiece is an […]

HOT: Kid Factory, 300 Boundary Rd, Dingley

Kid Factory Play Centre in Dingley is a huge indoor play space opened by two local mums containing all the features that they would want for their own children. They invited me to check it out and as Baby 2.0 careered around for 2 hours I enjoyed a rare sit down. Bliss! Kid Factory is well spread out, […]

HOT: Bulla Hill Railway, Bulla Recreation Reserve, 15 Green St, Bulla

    Bulla Hill Railway is a fun and cheap day out for little train and dinosaur fans, with enough to amuse amuse toddlers and preschoolers for a half-day adventure. The miniature railway is operated by the Tullamarine Live Steam Society, a volunteer hobby club, and they run steam and diesel locomotive rides for the public […]

The HOT List: Family Friendly Warrnambool – Top 14 Places to Go with Kids

Warrnambool is Victoria’s largest coastal city (outside Port Phillip Bay), situated about 250km west of Melbourne. It’s traditionally a summer destination as visitors combine it with a road trip along the famous Great Ocean Road.  We recently visited Warrnambool in winter and discovered that there’s still lots to do, especially during the winter school holidays […]

HOT: Casey Fields playground, 160 Berwick – Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne East

Casey Fields playground is part of a huge 76 hectare site for outdoor sport in Cranbourne East and it is touted as one of Melbourne’s best playgrounds. I have to say, check I agree! We enjoyed all aspects of the adventure playground and Baby 2.0 fought me hard when we had to leave about 2 […]

HOT: Fake Food Park: Martí Guixé for Kids, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Fake Food Park: Martí Guixé for Kids is NGV’s latest children’s gallery exhibition and the colourful, hands-on installation is guaranteed to make you hungry! Catalan designer Martí Guixé is known as the ‘father of food design’ and Fake Food Park: Martí Guixé for Kids is his first major Australian exhibition. The children’s gallery has been […]

HOT: Ruffey Lake Park, 99 Victoria St, Doncaster

99 Victoria St, Doncaster” width=”970″ height=”728″ /> Ruffey Lake Park is a 68 hectare expanse of green spanning Doncaster and Templestowe in Melbourne’s east and it features not just one but THREE playgrounds. The best playground is accessed from the Eastern border of Ruffey Lake Park, from the unofficial main entrance on Victoria Street. Look […]

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