The HOT List: 8 Tips for a Day Trip to Portarlington with Port Phillip Ferries

Portarlington, a small seaside town on the Bellarine Peninsula, is now an easy and unique day trip for Melburnians and Melbourne-based tourists thanks to Port Phillip Ferries. Port Phillip Ferries operates a twice-daily catamaran ferry service from Melbourne Docklands to Portarlington and we are invited to take a return ferry trip and to spend a few hours exploring. […]

The HOT List: Top 10 Beach Playgrounds in Melbourne

Make the most of summer with my favourite beach playgrounds in Melbourne. It doesn’t get better than sunshine, play equipment and then the beach – really just one giant sandpit!  Click here to check the daily water quality of Melbourne’s beaches. Logan Reserve + Altona Beach Stunning, serene and expansive, Altona Beach is my favourite […]

HOT: Lara Pool, 2 Bank St, Lara

When the weather’s hot and you’re looking for some cheap water play and fun in the sun, check out the awesome outdoor Lara Pool. Lara Pool, otherwise known as the Abe & Jean McClelland Public Pool, isn’t just your average public pool. It’s worth a special trip! We love it because of its awesome pirate-ship […]

HOT: Splashland, Caulfield Racecourse, Station St, Caulfield East

Splashland is a pop up inflatable water slide park and it’s back bigger and better at Caulfield Racecourse from 28 December – 24 January 2018. We are invited to visit and Baby 2.0 spends 3 hours slipping and sliding non-stop, while I sit and relax in the shade (water slides are not my thing!). The water […]

HOT: Carnivores Trail, Melbourne Zoo, Parkville

The Carnivores’ Trail at Melbourne Zoo is the new home for the Zoo’s top-order predators and some of the world’s most powerful carnivores. It starts at the present Lion Gorge, the enclosures for the African Wild Dogs and Philippines Crocodile and extends to new areas for the Snow Leopard, South American Coati, the Sumatran Tige and the Tasmanian Devil. You can see […]

HOT: Bunjil Place, 2 Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren

Bunjil Place is a stunning new community hub and entertainment precinct in Narre Warren. It aims to be accessible art, cultural and community precinct for residents of the City of Casey and Melbourne’s south-east. As you travel down the Princes Freeway you can’t miss the huge curved walls and roof and it is located in […]

HOT: Brooklyn Reserve, Cypress Avenue, Brooklyn

Brooklyn, a small suburb wedged between Tottenham and Altona North, is reputed to have the worse air quality in Melbourne (if not Victoria) thanks to the industry surrounding its residential streets. The silver lining is that the neighbourhood park in Brooklyn Reserve has recently received an upgrade to its playground thanks to a $200,000 air […]

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, Woodlea, 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, Woodlea, 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 […]

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