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Casey Safety Village Cranbourne

HOT: Casey Safety Village, Cranbourne East

**PERMANENTLY CLOSED** Casey Safety Village is a traffic school, educational hub and all-round fun hangout during the school holidays in Cranbourne. The site houses the Casey Road Safety Education Centre (CRSEC) and the CFA Learning Centre, though when most people talk about Casey Safety Village they’re talking about the traffic school.

Casey Safety Village Cranbourne

During school terms, Casey Safety Village is only open to kinder and school groups, which means that when it opens for limited school holiday sessions the tickets go fast! Bookings generally open 4 weeks prior to each school holidays.

Casey Safety Village Cranbourne

School holiday sessions are normally 10am-2pm for three weekdays during the school holidays.

Casey Safety Village Cranbourne

We visit on a ‘not-as-busy’ day and it’s already quite crowded. The space can accommodate around 100 children, but add to that adults, picnics, camping chairs and shade tents and you’ve got quite a busy miniature city!

Casey Safety Village Cranbourne

The main drawcard at Casey Safety Village are the numerous streets, crossings and even a bridge and tunnel to allow children to practice riding their bikes and scooters and to learn road rules.

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Casey Safety Village Cranbourne

If you don’t have your own bike you can hire one (with a helmet).

There are a few unique experiences at Casey Safety Village that I’ve not seen at other traffic schools.

Casey Safety Village Cranbourne

Kids can take turns being the Crossing Supervisor, donning the high-vis vest and wielding the STOP sign and whistle.

Casey Safety Village Cranbourne

There’s also a cleaning station where kids can sponge clean their vehicles. Lady AB and Baby 2.0 now think that the *only* way they can clean their bikes is to take a trip to Casey Safety Village!

Casey Safety Village Cranbourne

There are grassy areas and shady trees if you arrive early to claim a spot. Otherwise I notice families bring a whole setup with marquees, shade tents, chairs, eskies, the works!

There is a toilet and on our visit, there is a coffee cart and charity sausage sizzle. That’s not guaranteed though so best to BYO your own food and drinks.

Casey Safety Village Cranbourne

The only downside to Casey Safety Village is how busy it is. If you have older, more confident children they may get impatient or rough with smaller, slower kids. If you have younger kids then there’s not a lot of room for error if they ride on the wrong side of the road or don’t stop at traffic lights, for instance. My only tip is to arrive as soon as it opens to avoid the largest crowds.

Casey Safety Village Cranbourne

It is fully fenced so if your kids don’t need help riding you can rest while they hoon around.

Being a safety village there are also sessions run by the CFA Learning Centre and Lady AB takes a 20-minute break to learn about fire safety.

Casey Safety Village Cranbourne

Casey Safety Village is a fun and cheap day out during school holidays and if you’re not exhausted afterwards it’s close to the Megasaurus Dinosaur Playground and Casey Fields playground.

Click here for my review of other traffic schools in Melbourne – Essendon Traffic School and Kew Traffic School

HOT Tips:

  • Casey Safety Village is open for school, kindergarten and community group bookings during the school term.
  • During the school holidays, open on selected days.
  • Bookings generally open 4 weeks prior to each school holidays. Bookings will be taken up until 9am on the day, unless booked out earlier.
  • Suitable for kids aged four to twelve years;
  • Maximum capacity 100 children;
  • wear closed toe shoes and appropriate clothing for riding when you visit (including a properly fitted helmet);
  • BYO bikes/scooters and helmets or hire there;
  • If you wish to hire a bike/helmet you must contact 9705 5200 and indicate your requirements at the time of booking. You still need to book your entry tickets online;
  • All equipment bookings are only held for 1 hour after session opening time on the day of your booking.
  • BYO food and drinks (no alcohol). There may be a coffee cart and sausage sizzle;
  • Free parking on street;
  • Toilet but no change facilities;
  • site can be booked for educational programs; and
  • Close to Megasaurus Dinosaur Playground and Casey Fields playground.
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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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