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Megasaurus Dinosaur Playground Cranbourne East

HOT: Megasaurus Dinosaur Playground, Cranbourne East

Megasaurus Dinosaur Playground Cranbourne East

The Megasaurus playground is one play space that little dinosaur lovers won’t be able to resist! The unique dinosaur-themed playground is located at Livingstone, a housing estate at Cranbourne East and has been nominated as one of Australia’s best playgrounds.

The bespoke equipment has been designed with distinctive dinosaur shapes in mind and uses metal and wood to create a tactile, natural feel.

Megasaurus Dinosaur Playground Cranbourne East

Megasaurus Dinosaur Playground Cranbourne East

A pterodactyl holds up the nest swing and the metal scales form a little cubby house….
Megasaurus Dinosaur Playground Cranbourne East

…A huge 25m long brontosaurus houses a long flying fox underneath its long body….


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Megasaurus Dinosaur Playground Cranbourne East

Megasaurus Dinosaur Playground Cranbourne East

…a 20m long dinosaur skeleton is a three part climbing structure with ropes, footholds and a grassy tail for sliding/running down or up…

Megasaurus Dinosaur Playground Cranbourne East

Megasaurus Dinosaur Playground Cranbourne East

….stegosaurus scales with metal nodules for climbing and noise-making spinning handles…

Megasaurus Dinosaur Playground Cranbourne East

The area has been landscaped with nature play areas featuring a dry creek bed, low bushes, logs, rocks for clambering over and pebbles. There’s also a big kick-about grassy area right next to the play area.

Megasaurus Dinosaur Playground Cranbourne East

The vertical tree logs, salvaged from a paddock that was being cleared just prior to construction commencing, create a stark sculptural landscape.

I’d say that while toddlers will still enjoy the space most of the equipment is aimed at older children. The climbing ropes are spaced far apart (Baby 2.0 just happens to be an expert fearless climber at 3 years old!) and the flying fox and climbing frames are high.

Megasaurus Dinosaur Playground Cranbourne East

There is a large picnic/BBQ shelter and bench seats and water taps on site but no toilets. It was very quiet on our visit on a weekday so plenty of parking very close by.

Megasaurus Dinosaur Playground Cranbourne East


HOT Tips:

  • Suitable for toddlers;
  • Suitable for older kids;
  • water taps, electric BBQs, picnic areas and shelters;
  • No toilets;
  • Free parking;
  • 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 Casey Fields playground; and
  • Closest eateries are on South Gippsland Highway strip of shops.

Read more about Australia’s best playgrounds and visit our other favourite dinosaur playgrounds in Yarraville and Port Melbourne.

cropped Kristyna Hess Lockdown Portraits x

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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