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: 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 […]

HOT: Garden City Reserve ‘Portasaurus’ playground, 47 Beacon Rd, Port Melbourne

Garden City Reserve is a charming well-landscaped park in the back streets of Port Melbourne and it is home to the ‘Portosaurus’ playground. The beady-eyed dinosaur pokes its head out from the tan bark, tongue lolling and spikes prickling. But it‘s not menacing – it’s all for play! Elements of the Portosaurus are transformed into […]

The HOT List: Top 9 Places to go with Kids in Gisborne and Macedon

Gisborne and Macedon are two of the smaller towns in the Macedon Ranges and both towns are a great place for a combined day trip or half-day trip as they are less than an hour’s drive from Melbourne. Here are my tips on where to play, eat and visit in Gisborne and Macedon with kids. PLAY Macedon Ranges Adventure […]

HOT: Megasaurus Dinosaur Playground, Newington Drive, Cranbourne East

The Megasaurus playground is one play space that little dinosaur lovers won’t be able to resist! The unique dinosaur-themed playground is located at Livingstone, a housing estate at Cranbourne East and has been nominated as one of Australia’s best playgrounds. The bespoke equipment has been designed with distinctive dinosaur shapes in mind and uses metal […]

The HOT List: Top 40 of Australia’s Best Playgrounds

Australian Institute of Landscape Architects holds an Australia’s Best Playground competition which recognises the work of landscape architects who have designed amazing public play spaces. Here are the 40 best playgrounds in Australia (as submitted by ALIA members)  – put them on your bucket list! There were 45 submissions but I’ve omitted five of the entries as they are […]

HOT: Gardens of Tieve Tara 751 Mt Macedon Rd, Mt Macedon

Gardens of Tieve Tara is a private property in Mount Macedon with beautiful gardens which are open to public in Spring and Autumn. The tranquil gardens have been featured in many TV shows and publications and are currently very beautiful with gold and red autumnal colours. I particularly love the Japanese Bridge over the lower lake, which […]

HOT: Woodlea Playground, 27 Woodlea Boulevard, Rockbank

 Woodlea is a new housing estate at Rockbank, in Melbourne’s outer north-west. It’s currently only a display village but the first stage of development features an awesome adventure playground and fabulous adjoining cafe called ‘Go West’ (more on that later). The idea is that this central park will provide a community hub for people to gather […]

HOT: Bundoora Park Playspace, 1069 Plenty Rd, Bundoora

Bundoora Park Playspace is a fully-fenced and accessible playground for all abilities located in Bundoora Park, the largest green space in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. From the winding driveway leading to Bundoora Park Playspace you can actually spy two different and smaller playgrounds before you arrive at the main carpark for the Bundoora Park Visitors Centre […]

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