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HOT: Eltham Lower Park Accessible Play Space, Eltham

Eltham Lower Park playspace

Eltham Lower Park playspace is a fully fenced and accessible adventure playground opposite the Diamond Valley Railway. The playground + train combo makes it a great destination for a half-day adventure.

Eltham Lower Park playspace

The playground is themed around the Eltham Copper Butterfly, an endangered butterfly that’s unique to the area. You’ll find panels describing aspects of the butterfly, a climbing wall on the butterfly wings and wooden insect sculptures.

Eltham Lower Park playspace


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The playground also features a continuous accessible pathway throughout the site, all-abilities harness seats on the swings and flying fox, an accessible carousel, elevated sand trays for wheelchair access to the sandpit, tactile panels with Braille and Auslan symbols.
Eltham Lower Park playspace

Other equipment includes a birds nest swing, tunnel slide, balance beam, stand-on spinner and a small water play area.

Eltham Lower Park playspace

The playground is a popular destination for birthday parties as there are picnic shelters, BBQs, water taps, toilets just outside the fence, plus the Diamond Valley Railway.

While you’re in Eltham also visit Second Home and Montsalvat for a great day out.


HOT Tips:

    • Suitable for babies;
    • Suitable for older kids;
    • Diamond Valley Railway runs on Sundays;
    • Parking can be difficult when the train is running.
    • public toilets which are fully accessible;
    • Fully fenced;
    • Fully accessible;
    • Picnic shelters and covered barbecues;
    • Natural shade;
    • Water play; and
    • While you’re in Eltham also visit Second Home and Montsalvat.

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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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