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HOT: Buckingham Reserve ‘Rocket Ship’ Playground, Sunshine West

HOT: Buckingham Reserve ‘Rocket Ship’ Playground, Sunshine West

buckingham reserve sunshine

Get ready to blast off with the awesome rocket ship playground at Buckingham Reserve Sunshine West!

Buckingham Reserve Sunshine is one of the best adventure playgrounds in Melbourne’s West.

The playground is part of a larger project to improve Buckingham Reserve with creek-side trails, observation decks, picnic areas, parking and active recreational facilities.

The enormous shiny rocket ship is the highlight of the playground, and the reserve. When Lady AB sees it she shouts ‘It’s beautiful!’. And it is.

There are so many features in this playground that it’s hard to know where to look.

buckingham reserve sunshine

buckingham reserve sunshine

For older kids the obvious attraction is the slide twisting down the spaceship plus the chain bridge leading to a steep metal slide.

buckingham reserve sunshine

Then there’s the dual flying fox, rock walls and the rope spider’s web to climb.

For younger kids there’s an intricate water play area with a system that pulls up water – Baby 2.0 doesn’t know what hits him!

buckinghman reserve sunshine

buckinghman reserve sunshine

Plus a shaded sandpit, various animals on springers, some shorter slides in the rubber soft fall area and clambering ‘rocks’ to get back up the slope.

buckinghman reserve sunshine

New trees have been planted to encourage nature-based imaginative play – but for the moment, let’s blast off!

buckinghman reserve sunshine

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HOT Tips:

  • suitable for toddlers;
  • suitable for older children;
  • water taps and toilets;
  • some natural shade and shade sails;
  • BBQ, seating and tables;
  • free off street parking.

Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned entrepreneur. She combines her love for kids, food, travel and bikes into several passion projects.

She owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au; develops and produces bike-related creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com; and writes another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne with (non-kid related) reviews about things to do and places to go in Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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  1. […] For another excellent playground in Sunshine check out Buckingham Reserve, the Rocket Ship Park! […]

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