HOT: Play Up, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes, Canberra

The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House is a regular stop for Canberra sightseers – and you might think that this heritage building isn’t really interesting for little kids. But did you know that inside is an incredible indoor children’s play space ‘Play Up’? Play Up is a large and thoughtfully curated play […]

HOT: Pod Playground, National Arboretum, Forest Drive, Weston Creek, Canberra

Pod Playground at the National Arboretum is one of Australia’s best playgrounds and it is must-do if you’re in Canberra with kids. The playground is part of the National Arboretum, which in itself is an interesting destination. It is host to 100 forests of rare and endangered trees from around the world. You can admire a […]

HOT: Latitude, 590 Waterdale Road, Heidelberg West + Giveaway!

Latitude is a huge trampoline park, climbing park and indoor play centre all rolled into one. Until now I had visited as I had assumed that it was aimed at older kids. In fact they have a fantastic under 5s play area which has just recently been revamped and I was invited to bring 3yo […]

HOT: Operator 25, 25 Wills St, Melbourne

Operator 25 is an Asian-inspired brunch hot spot housed in a heritage-listed telephone exchange building near Flagstaff station. The telephone is a consistent theme in the branding and the decor, from the name… ….to the posters and the signage, all with phone (or coffee) related quips… ….to the long looping wires from the pendant lights evoking […]

HOT: Playshed Cafe, 6 Abruzzo Crescent, Thomastown

Playshed Cafe in Thomastown has a unique selling proposition – it’s an indoor play centre especially designed for children aged 0-7. I don’t know of any other indoor play space in Melbourne where the whole area is for little kids, rather than just a portion of the floorspace. We visit mid-morning on a cold winter’s […]

HOT: AquaPulse, 80-82 Derrimut Rd, Hoppers Crossing

AquaPulse Hoppers Crossing is a huge indoor aquatic and leisure centre with enough slipping, sliding and swimming to keep the kids entertained for hours.  We were invited by Experience Wyndham to visit Aquapulse in the middle of winter – which turns out to be a great time to go! It’s all indoors, undercover and heated […]

HOT: Wulaba Park, Amelia Street near the corner of O’Dea Avenue and South Dowling St, Waterloo

Wulaba Park in Waterloo is one of Sydney’s newest parks in the Green Square area. It has been built by developers Meriton to provide a community gathering and play area for the residents of the surrounding high rise apartments. The public park contains fantastic structures for older kids who are confident climbers – and who will get a thrill […]

HOT: Bicentennial Park, Scotch Parade, Chelsea

Bicentennial Park Chelsea contains a huge fenced playground and it is one of Australia’s best playgrounds. It’s so big that it’s well worth a special trip if you’re not local. When you first enter the gate what will catch your eye is ‘Mt Chelsea’ a huge soft fall mound with two long and high slides, climbing ropes […]

HOT: Ashcroft Park Aircraft Control Tower playground, Mandrel Drive, Williams Landing

Williams Landing is a housing development in Melbourne’s outer west and Ashcroft Park playground, fondly known  as the ‘Control Tower’ playground, is a popular destination for local families. The playground is inspired by the nearby RAAF base and it was recently nominated as one of Melbourne’s best playgrounds in the west. The centrepiece is an […]

HOT: Kid Factory, 300 Boundary Rd, Dingley

Kid Factory Play Centre in Dingley is a huge indoor play space opened by two local mums containing all the features that they would want for their own children. They invited me to check it out and as Baby 2.0 careered around for 2 hours I enjoyed a rare sit down. Bliss! Kid Factory is well spread out, […]

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