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Child walking in CERES Brunswick

HOT: CERES, Brunswick East

CERES Brunswick – Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies – is one of my favourite hangouts in Melbourne’s north and a wonderful place to while away half a day with the kids.

CERES Brunswick

The award-winning, not for profit sustainability centre presents a green oasis along the Merri Creek in East Brunswick.


The CERES Melbourne site includes facilities such as an organic grocery, permaculture and bush nursery, an organic cafe, CERES playground, CERES bike shed as well as hosting workshops or other events.


At CERES kids will love saying hello to the chickens…


…explore the many spaces that are perfect at CERES for kids…



Find Hotels and Airbnbs near CERES Community Environment Park

…climb the bike wheel tree house…


and do some shopping for organic groceries.



If you can’t get to CERES in Brunswick East for your grocery shop you can still purchase from CERES Fair Food, which delivers organic food and products from CERES across Metropolitan Melbourne.

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Tips for CERES Brunswick:

  • pram access though gravel paths;
  • playground;
  • onsite cafe;
  • organic grocers;
  • nursery;
  • along Merri Creek bike trail; and
  • free parking on site.

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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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