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, 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, 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 […]

The HOT List: 10 Best Playgrounds in Melbourne for Older Kids

If you have older kids or kids who are adventurous and happy to tackle a challenge then here’s my pick of the 10 MORE great playgrounds in Melbourne for older kids, to add to my previous guest post of the 10 best playgrounds in Melbourne for older kids over at Planning With Kids. Bayview Park […]

HOT: Jubilee Linear Park, 39 Memory Crescent, Wyndham Vale

Jubilee Linear Park is a new playground within the Jubilee housing development and it offers a large community space for both current and future residents to enjoy. The park has a unusual playground for children and a fitness zone for adults. The Linear Park highlights wellness zones for grown-up and the recreation centre sits among […]

HOT: Montrose Community Playground, Montrose Recreation Reserve, 950 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Montrose

Montrose Community Playground is an imaginative community-built playground set amongst the leafy Dandenong Ranges. It’s located within Montrose Recreation Reserve which also contains sports ovals, sports pavilion, open space, bushland areas, tennis courts and netball courts. It’s well worth a special trip as it’s large enough to entertain little and big kids for hours and […]

HOT: Tim Neville Arboretum playground, 98-106 Dorset Rd, Ferntree Gully

Tim Neville Arboretum playground is a popular stop for families in Ferntree Gully, especially those with toddlers. The entire playground is surrounded by a sturdy fence with a child-proof gate and has a medieval/fairy tale theme. Inside you’ll find a distinctive Loch Ness Monster than you can climb…. ….cross the drawbridge on the ‘moat’ and there […]

HOT: Caulfield Park, Corner Hawthorn and Balaclava Roads, Caulfield North

Caulfield Park is regular hangout for many south-east Melbourne families as there’s so much to do there! There are three playgrounds as well as ponds with ducks and geese, sports ovals, a cricket ground, conservatory, croquet and bowls lawns, basketballs courts, tennis courts and an aviary. The largest playground in Caulfield Park is the Eastern playground, […]

HOT: Essendon Traffic School, Corner Albion and Lawson Streets, Essendon

Essendon Traffic School is a miniature city set out for children to practice riding their bikes and to learn road rules. It’s open every Saturday morning and every day during school holidays. It’s a popular, low-cost way to spend a couple of hours. The layout is very simple. There’s a 4-way intersection with traffic lights, […]

HOT: Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens, Sherbrooke Rd, Sherbrooke

If you’re looking for a perfect nature play + cafe combo that’s not too far from Melbourne…then Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens and The Piggery at Burnham Beeches in Sherbrooke is it. The gardens is one of the jewels of the Dandenong Ranges. It is particularly stunning in Autumn, with the changing colours of maples and beeches, […]

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