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HOT: St Kilda Adventure Playground, St Kilda

Adventure playgrounds started in postwar Denmark after public officials noticed that children were playing in bombed and excavated sites.

st kilda adventure playground


From there the idea of ‘adventure playgrounds’ proliferated in Europe, with over 100 ever-changing, junkyard play areas full of creative inspiration.

st kilda adventure playground

St Kilda Adventure playground is one of only five staffed adventure playgrounds in Melbourne (the others are in South Melbourne, Fitzroy, Prahran and Kensington).

st kilda adventure playground

The St Kilda park serves as a communal play area for children experiencing disadvantage who may not necessarily have access to a backyard.

st kilda adventure playground

Saint Kilda Adventure playground is open to the public most of the time and it’s a fantastic destination for 5+ years, though adventurous younger kids will still get a lot out of it and will want to keep coming back to this adventure playground st kilda kids cherish.

st kilda adventure playground

The St Kilda playground features an aircraft cockpit…

st kilda adventure playground

…pirate ship…


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st kilda adventure playground
st kilda adventure playground
st kilda adventure playground

a sandpit for an Israeli ball game…

st kilda adventure playground

…mini skate ramp…

st kilda adventure playground

…and even Luna Park!

st kilda adventure playground

Plus there are tree houses, cubbies, a flying fox, huge fairy-tale themed fort, rope climb and trampoline.

st kilda adventure playground

There’s a smart system where kids sit in line on a particular number, waiting for their turn to jump.

st kilda adventure playground

There’s lots of things to climb into, hide under, jump on and slide down! Making it one of the most fun parks in st kilda.

st kilda adventure playground

Note that St Kilda Adventure playground is open only during certain hours as it is staffed. It may be closed to the general public when council programs are operating. However, St kilda adventure playground Melbourne no longer accepts birthday party bookings due to limited activity space and because the play ground workers need to utilise the area that was hired for birthday parties for member based activities.

Click here to find out more about Melbourne’s adventure playgrounds.

Tips for St Kilda Adventure Playground:

  • Suitable for toddlers (but need to be actively supervised);
  • Suitable for older kids;
  • staffed;
  • Toilets;
  • Water taps;
  • Mostly fenced except for entrance;
  • Some shade;
  • Seating;
  • party area can be booked for selected Saturdays and Sundays;
  • BBQ & kitchen facilities for party bookings;
  • Free street parking;
  • occasionally closed to the general public during regular playground hours due to events and outings with local families; and
  • playground will close when the weather exceeds 35 degrees, or during heavy rain and/or strong winds.

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About Joyce Watts

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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