Outdoor Play

Enjoy the outdoors with the family with the best places, attractions and activities in Melbourne where there’s lots of space for kids to roam and explore.

From parks to playgrounds, waterfalls to walking trails – here are some of the best ideas for having fun outside!

Children's Garden Royal Botanic Gardens

Free Water Play in Melbourne & Victoria

Main treehouse structure with slide Footscray Park Playground.

Best Playgrounds in Melbourne

Bundoora Park Farm

Animal Farms in Melbourne

Cheetham Wetlands Tower Walk

Best Bushwalks Near Melbourne for Kids

Summertime Social Federation Square Picnic

Best Picnic Spots in Melbourne

closeup of tennis ball and racquet

Free Tennis Courts in Melbourne

Pirate Ship playground, Rob Dore Reserve, Carrum

Best Melbourne Playgrounds with Shade

north road cafe

Best Melbourne Beach Restaurants for Families

Byk Bikes E540 Byk Helmet Blue High Res 33

Family-friendly bike trails in Melbourne

woodlea playground

Best Playgrounds with Bike/Scooter Track

north roadd playground

Best Beach Playgrounds in Melbourne

Barefoot Cinema Rippon Lea

Outdoor Cinemas in Melbourne

lara pool

Outdoor Swimming Pools in Melbourne

Mackenzie Falls

Waterfalls Walks in Melbourne & Victoria

Tesalate Towel Review

Best Beaches in Melbourne for Families

In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community.

We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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