HOT: Peter Scullin Reserve, Cnr Centreway and Beach Rd, Mordialloc

Peter Scullin Reserve Mordialloc is popular community park between family friendly Mordialloc Beach and the Mordialloc shopping strip. The playground is good for kids of all ages and I see school groups and kindergartens using the space. Baby 2.0’s favourite ride is the pommel bouncer. It only fits 2 children at a time so there can […]

HOT: Golden Sun Moth playground, 327 Grand Boulevard, Cragieburn

Golden Sun Moth playground in Cragieburn is a fantastic playground for adventurous climbing kids and it is one of Melbourne’s best playgrounds in the north. The playground is split into two areas – one for 1-4 years and one for 5+ years. The park and area for 5+ years is dominated by a huge structure […]

The HOT List: Top 12 Beaches in Melbourne for Kids

So Melbourne isn’t really a beach city – not like Sydney, not like the Gold Coast, not like Perth. But we’re still lucky to live close to a stretch of water that provides safe, calm and picturesque beaches. You won’t get much surf but they’re great for a paddle with the kids. Here’s a list […]

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! 1. Hit the beach   Melbourne is blessed with shallow, gentle and safe bay beaches. Our favourites include Altona Beach, Ricketts Point and Carrum 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

**A concept design has been developed for new play and activity spaces which complement the existing natural water play area and introduces new sensory elements and a range of play areas. There are a number of ways to provide feedback, including Council’s Have Your Say forum online at http://haveyoursaygleneira.com.au/ or via email recservices@gleneira.vic.gov.au The opportunity to provide feedback on the concepts […]

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, […]

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