Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    List an Event/Business    Contact    Login
Join the Melbourne Mums Facebook Group to ask questions, seek advice, share experiences and join a vibrant and supportive community.

Melbourne's Top 10 Adventure Playgrounds

by Lorraine A (follow)
Melbourne's best adventure playgrounds, voted by you!

The Melbourne Mums Group Useful Lists are insightful references compiled by Melbourne Mums to provide helpful hints, local knowledge and important information, so your family can enjoy the best of Melbourne.

Below are some of the Best Adventure Playgrounds in Melbourne, with suggestions from Melbourne Mums Group members.

Join in on the NEW Art of Beer tour of Melbourne, which will cover the city's relationship with beer, its history and the best places to drink and enjoy beer.
Learn how to take amazing family photos with your smartphone!
Please note that playgrounds are not listed in any particular order

Top 10 Adventure Playground List

1) Bollygum Park - Kinglake
Bollygum is a personal favourite of mine and I would put it as my no.1 pick every time! There is so much to love about this playground.

It was built after the devastating bushfires in 2009 and won the 2014 Kid Safe National Playground Award. The playground is based on the 1994 best-selling children's book 'Bollygum' by author and illustrator Garry Fleming. The play equipment here is amazing and facilities are very good. Read more about Bollygum here.

Location: 40 Whittlesea Kinglake Road, Kinglake VIC

Bollygum Park

Bollygum Park


Learn how to take amazing family photos with your smartphone!
Join in on the NEW Art of Beer tour of Melbourne, which will cover the city's relationship with beer, its history and the best places to drink and enjoy beer.
2) Hays Paddock - Kew East
Hays Paddock is a fully enclosed all-abilities playground which has been on Melbourne's most popular playground lists for some years now.

It can get very busy at peak times and parking can be an issue, though it's worth persevering as this is a playground you'll want to spend plenty of time at! Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy exploring the nearby wetlands.

Location: Longstaff St, Kew East



3) Eltham North Adventure Playground
Eltham North playground was built in 1995 as a community project. Currently closed

The main structure is a 'wool shed' that is decked out with play equipment inside and around it..(best to look at the video, it's better than my description!) This park is very popular with locals. Also worth noting is that the playground is next to Edendale Farm.

Location: The Parade, Eltham North



4) McKenzie Reserve - Yarra Glen
Ok, so this one is another personal favourite of mine for so many good reasons.

It's suitable for all age groups, has an fantastic array of play equipment, is a beautiful spot for a picnic, fantastic day trip and is located in the main street of Yarra Glen...did I also mention that it's only a few kilometers from the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie? Read more about it here.

For more ideas of things to do in the Yarra Valley, click here.

Location: 45 Bell Street, Yarra Glen 3775

McKenzie Reserve

McKenzie Reserve


5) Tim Neville Arboretum - Ferntree Gully
This fully fenced 'adventure playground' is perfect for the littlies.

They will have hours of fun in this fairy-tale themed playground complete with a castle, dragons, a drawbridge and moat, along with two huge flying foxes, three slides, a big sandpit, swings and lots of other little things to keep their imagination going.

This park is popular for picnics and birthday parties too. For my full review click here.

Location: 98-106 Dorset Rd, Ferntree Gully

Tim Neville Arboretum

Tim Neville Arboretum


6) Bicentennial Park - Chelsea
A multi-award winning and nationally nominated playground that locals love.

Here you will find a fully fenced play space perfect for all ages. The standout feature of the playground is 'Mt Chelsea', the hill with the two slides pictured below. This park is very popular for kid's birthday parties and BBQ's and well worth a visit.

Location: Cnr Thames Promenade and Scotch Parade, Chelsea

For a full review see here.



Bicentennial Park

Bicentennial Park


7) Rosebud Foreshore Playground
Locals and holidaymakers have been giving this new playground rave reviews. The only negatives that I've heard so far are that there isn't enough shade and the slide gets too hot. It's definitely a winner, if not for location alone.

Read my full review on the Rosebud playground here.

Rosebud Foreshore Playground


8) Community Bank Adventure Playground and Splash Park (Hadfield Park) - Wallan
This newly constructed Splash Park and playground is getting rave reviews on social media.

The playground is predominantly based around the 5 story tower with various slides coming off the sides. This playground has something for everyone.

Note: The splash park is only open 10am to 8pm between December and March.

Location: Hadfield Park, Queen Street, Wallan



9) Ruffey Lake Park - Doncaster East
A nicely shaded timber adventure playground set out over many levels.

You will find a huge sandpit with sand-play tables, seven swings including a spinning tyre swing, two long flying foxes, a big tower with spiral staircase, slides and more.

The park is beautifully landscaped and has walking trails. Here is a great review of the park.

Location: Cnr Victoria St and Muriel Green Drive, Doncaster East 3109



10) Valley Reserve Playspace - Mount Waverley
In a tucked away urban playspace that is located within a 15 hectare bush reserve. You would not believe that such a space existed within a residential area.

This playground was awarded best major Victorian playspace - 2016 and has been nominated as one of Australia's best playspaces.

This is a worthy winner and well worth a visit! Read my full review here.

Location: 80 Waimarie Dr, Mount Waverley VIC

Valley Reserve

Valley Reserve


Other suggestions included:
Beckett Reserve, Balwyn
Edwards Lake Park
Maddingley Park Bacchus marsh

If your children are a bit too young for adventure playgrounds then make sure you check out our Best Melbourne Playgrounds for Toddlers list here.



Featured
Croydon Central is celebrating Christmas with family-friendly events and activities this December!
17 Dec - 24 Dec
Kiddiehood.com is a refreshing parent-to-parent marketplace with a difference! This FREE platform has been specially designed to remove many of these issues, which makes it a whole lot easier for parents to buy & sell their pre-loved kids things.
Things For Kids is a fantastic resource to help parents and carers find activities for children ages 0 -10 years of age, including play centres, kid-friendly cafes, childcare centres, local points of interest, parks, playgrounds and classes.
Do you need an updated family photo?
24 Nov - 2 Dec
Learn how to take amazing family photos with your smartphone!
Join in on the NEW Art of Beer tour of Melbourne, which will cover the city's relationship with beer, its history and the best places to drink and enjoy beer.
The Melbourne Crochet Club meets weekly to learn crochet, meet other Melbourne mums, and have a good chat. Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, everyone is welcome to come along!
Orchards’ Pick Your Own is back this summer with even more family fun! Children love to pick their own fresh cherries and this year, Monday to Friday entry for children up to 13 years old is FREE!
1 Dec - 13 Jan
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria’s hugely popular, free cubby building event, Botanica is returning to Melbourne Gardens this summer, along with a host of new activities for families.
3 Jan - 22 Jan
Do you want to learn how to knit? Or have recently started and would like to meet some new friends to share your creativity with, all while having a good chat? Melbourne Knitting Club has classes starting in January 2019.
Join the conversation on the Melbourne Mums Facebook Group


Enjoy affordable family photography from MyFamilyPhoto.com.au

I like this Article - 1
[ print friendly ]
My Google Plus Profile
ID: 50680
Do you need an updated family photo?
The Melbourne Crochet Club meets weekly to learn crochet, meet other Melbourne mums, and have a good chat. Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, everyone is welcome to come along!
Join in on the NEW Art of Beer tour of Melbourne, which will cover the city's relationship with beer, its history and the best places to drink and enjoy beer.
Do you want to learn how to knit? Or have recently started and would like to meet some new friends to share your creativity with, all while having a good chat? Melbourne Knitting Club has classes starting in January 2019.
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria’s hugely popular, free cubby building event, Botanica is returning to Melbourne Gardens this summer, along with a host of new activities for families.
Calendar
Categories
January (62)
March (74)
April (63)
May (101)
June (73)
July (86)
August (89)
September (100)
October (105)
December (106)
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version