HOT: Casey Fields, 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 in the south eastern suburbs.

Casey Fields playground

I have to say, I agree! We enjoy all aspects of the adventure playground and Baby 2.0 fights me hard when we had to leave about 2 hours.

There’s a lot of equipment to explore and we don’t even get to try all of it. Baby 2.0 ignores all the ‘standard’ structures like the swing sets (not even the gated Liberty swing or the nest swing interests him) and heads straight to the top. Literally.

Casey Fields playground

Overlooking the playground space is a high slide lodged in a tree-studded soft-fall mountain (with convenient footholds).

Casey Fields playground

Thanks to the twists in the design it’s not too fast so even little kids will enjoy sliding down it.

Casey Fields playground

Baby 2.0 climbs up many times to slide down then thrusts himself along the bottom stretch of sand joyously. Thrills without the spills!

Casey Fields playground

Along the stretch of sand are also large soft-fall mounds/flattened pyramids with rope bridges suspended between them. Baby 2.0 finds the hillocks quite steep to climb but enjoys traversing the ropes end to end and then dive-bombing into the sandpit below (to my angst).

The long lengths are echoed by a long rope bridge leading to a 6m high spiders web pyramid.

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Casey Fields playground

Three-year-old Baby 2.0 is a pretty expert climber but I think this structure is best for 4+ years because the spaces between the ropes are quite large. There are a few times when I notice Baby 2.0 can’t quite reach the next step.

Casey Fields playground

For smaller children, there are three play structures, all surrounded by sand and covered with shade sails. The first is a mini pirate ship complete with steering wheel and binoculars.

Casey Fields playground

Casey Fields playground

The other two structures both include sand play equipment such as scoops, chutes and pulleys as well as slides, ladders and tunnels.

Casey Fields playground

Casey Fields playground

Casey Fields playground

The area has been landscaped with natural elements like the neat forest of trees. There’s also a big kick-about grassy area right next to the play area by the (unfenced) lake. Apparently there is a jetty landing into the lake where you can fish for rainbow trout and interactive art sculptures which we miss.

Casey Fields playground

There are picnic/BBQ shelters, bench seats and water taps on site as well as two toilets with change facilities. Parking is right next to the playground.

Casey Fields playground

Casey Fields Regional Playspace is an amazing playground for young and old. It’s worth a special trip; prepare to spend a couple of hours there!

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text el_class=”thon-hot-tips-panel”] Tips for Casey Fields:                 

  • Suitable for toddlers;
  • Suitable for older kids;
  • water taps, electric BBQs, picnic areas and shelters;
  • semi-shaded with shade sails;
  • Two toilets with change facilities;
  • Free parking;
  • Fishing available from lake jetty;
  • Across the road is Casey Field complex with the Cranbourne Library, Community Centre and Casey Recreation and Aquatic Centre and further down Berwick-Cranbourne Rd is the Megasaurus playground at Livingstone Cranbourne; and
  • Closest eateries are on South Gippsland Highway strip of shops.


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About Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

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

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