The HOT List: Top 12 Places to go with Kids in a Melbourne Heatwave

Looking for places to go to beat the heat? If you’re stuck for ideas check out my list of the best places to go with kids in a Melbourne heatwave! Save, print and read this post later! Click here to get the printable guide to beating a Melbourne heatwave.   1. Hit the beach   […]

HOT: Peninsula Hot Springs, Springs Lane, Fingal, Mornington Peninsula

Peninsula Hot Springs is a natural hot springs and day spa centre in Fingal on the Mornington Peninsula. It’s the perfect place to relax and recover after the post-Christmas madness.  The general Bath House bathing area features over 20 open air natural thermal mineral pools set out over a hillside, each with a different theme […]

HOT: Splashland Inflatable Water Slide Park, Mornington Racecourse and Caulfield Racecourse

Splashland is the newest pop up attraction for the Melbourne summer – an inflatable water slide park for kids and their adults!  It is currently set up at Mornington Racecourse 27 December – 8 January and then Caulfield Racecourse from 11 January – 24 January. Think Inflatable World meets Slide the Park. It includes three big inflatable […]

HOT: Harleston Park, 40 Allison Rd, Elsternwick

Harleston Park in Elsternwick is a quiet, pretty park with a popular playground in its centre as well as surrounding picnic and barbecue facilities. The playground is a large colourful plastic structure, commonplace in many local playgrounds, but there are two distinguishing features which make it a drawcard.  Firstly, there’s a riverbed water play area with natural elements such […]

HOT: Halliday Park 310 Mitcham Road, Mitcham

Halliday Park in Mitcham is a popular playground for families in the East as it offers equipment for younger and older kids as well as picnic and barbecue facilities. The playground was originally based around plastic fantastic structure used by the toddlers but an upgrade in 2014 included a double flying fox and rope climbing […]

HOT: Skinners Adventure Playground, 211 Dorcas Street, South Melbourne

Updated February 2017 Skinners Adventure Playground South Melbourne is a free communal backyard and hidden oasis of junkyard creative play. It is one of only five staffed adventure playgrounds in Melbourne (the others are in St Kilda, Fitzroy, Prahran and Kensington). Skinners Adventure Playground is mainly for the children living in the nearby public housing estates but is open […]

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: 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 […]

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