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HOT: Woodlea Playground, Rockbank

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Woodlea Rockbank is a housing estate in Melbourne’s outer north-west. The first stage of the Woodlea estate development features an awesome adventure playground and fabulous Woodlea cafe called ‘Aintree Cafe’ (more on that later).

Woodlea Playground,

The idea is that this central Woodlea park will provide a community hub for people to gather once more houses start going up.

Woodlea Playground, 27 Woodlea Boulevard, Rockbank

Woodlea Playground, 27 Woodlea Boulevard, Rockbank

The playground is overlooked by an incredible tower slide which provides great views from the top….

Woodlea Playground, 27 Woodlea Boulevard, Rockbank

Woodlea Playground, 27 Woodlea Boulevard, Rockbank

and winds down to the rest of the playground equipment, including patches of nature play and a small wood and rope climbing frame…

Woodlea Playground, 27 Woodlea Boulevard, Rockbank

…tunnels and soft-fall mounds….

Woodlea Playground, 27 Woodlea Boulevard, Rockbank


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….two mini in-ground trampolines…

Woodlea Playground, 27 Woodlea Boulevard, Rockbank

Woodlea Playground, 27 Woodlea Boulevard, Rockbank

…a covered sandpit area with diggers, scoops, pulleys and mini slides….

Woodlea Playground, 27 Woodlea Boulevard, Rockbank

….a nest swing as well as traditional swings….

Woodlea Playground, 27 Woodlea Boulevard, Rockbank

…and for older kids, a mini basketball court and ping pong table.

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Woodlea Playground, 27 Woodlea Boulevard, Rockbank

Further afield is a double flying fox with two pommels (accessible seat as photographed has been removed).

Woodlea Playground, 27 Woodlea Boulevard, Rockbank

Thanks to a fantastic playground and excellent cafe, Woodlea estate Rockbank is a great destination for a cafe + playground half-day adventure, even if it feels like it’s in the middle of nowhere!

If you have time visit all five Woodlea playgrounds in the Rockbank development with your bike/scooter and bathers – Frontier Park,  Pioneer DriveNugget Place and Muster Drive playground.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text el_class=”thon-hot-tips-panel”]HOT Tips:

  • Suitable for toddlers;
  • Suitable for older kids;
  • Shade sail over sand pit;
  • water taps, electric BBQs, picnic areas and shelters;
  • Free parking; and
  • Excellent family friendly cafe across the road at .

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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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