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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The best Water Play Areas in Melbourne

Your hot. It's sticky. So what are you going to do with your little ball of energy? Head out and get wet of course!

If it’s looking like another hot one pack up the kiddies and head to one of our fantastic reco’s for a splashing good time!

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Lantasia Dreaming at the Boneo Maze, Fingal

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LANTASIA DREAMING transforms the Mornington Peninsula's Boneo Maze into an ethereal Night Garden this Summer, as Boneo Maze and Gardens evolve into a living canvas where light dances on the landscape.

The enchanting gardens and wetlands of Boneo Maze in Fingal have provided the inspiration for over 80 hand-crafted lanterns at dusk. As the sun sets, the lights of the stunning silk sculptures illuminate in the natural landscape and a journey into fantasy and tranquility begins.

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Small Ideas Melbourne 2017

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Don’t know where to take your kids for a fun day out that doesn't cost a pretty fortune?
Finding it too expensive to take out the whole family?
Want to save on sports, dance & education classes? If you've answered yes, yes, yes to these then you really, really, really need this handy sized copy of the 2017 discount book 'Small Ideas'!


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Melbourne Kid-friendly Cafes with a play area

Need a safe haven for your little ones and one that involves food and coffee? Of course you do!

We've scoured Melbourne and found some kid-friendly gems.

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Kid-friendly cafes

KereKere Green at Fitzroy Gardens, East Melbourne

kere kere fitzroy gardensThis isn't so much an emphasis on the cafe itself (though it's pretty good and family-friendly), rather, the outside welcoming space for the kids.

This is one of those special places where inside dining works, so does the outdoor fenced-in courtyard or the grassy patch outside complete with sandpit and water play.Beware though it's not the full in splash about in your swimmers type water play but a very shallow watering spot to dip your toes in on a hot summer's day. Combine it with a bite to eat and walk around Fitzroy Gardens then you've set up your day pretty nicely!

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Community Bank Adventure Playground Hadfield Park, Wallan

 community bank playground wallanOoh wow-ee! Get set for some serious playtime as you'll be spending a lot more time than anticipated at this brand new shiney playground! This fab - 3 slide - water play - all-abilities playground was made possible through a funding partnership between the Victorian State Government, the Wallan & Kilmore Community Bank® Branches of Bendigo Bank and Mitchell Shire Council.

The amazing five story tower offers hidey-holes and different degrees of difficulty that suits all ages. You'll be rewarded with 3 different slides from a twisty slide, straight slide and tunnel slide. There's a good array of playground equipment including a flying fox.

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Rosebud Foreshore Playground, Rosebud

rosebud foreshore playgroundWhat's better than a paddle, dip in the sea and play on the beach? A playground by the beach!

This brand new park is already a mega hit with the locals and it's attracting the holiday crowd as people flock to this family-friendly beach and holiday hot spot.

The playground centres around a large feature mound built with scramble rocks, stair cases, rope pulls for the kids (and adults!) to climb along with installation of various play elements. The play space includes a number of picnic shelters set up with BBQ’s and seating to allow for a great day out for the whole family.

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