Little Melbourne Reviews
The St. Kilda Adventure Playground have nailed it with the fun factor.
Here you'll be able to get amongst trampolines, half pipe, flying fox, sandpit, tree house, pirate ship, twisty slide a cubby house plus there's so much more to discover. They also cater for playgroups and how cool would a birthday party be amongst this thrill seeking wonderland! Two sperate covered spaces for birthday parties (bookings essential) and a playgroup with scattered chairs and tables. It's nothing 'flash' but that's the nature of this whole playground. Managed by the City of Port Phillip and supported through Federal FAHCSIA Funding. The funding is to target children and families who would usually be unable to access cultural, recreational activities due to social or financial constraints. For many families the playgrounds are more than just a 'backyard' - they are a support network, a place to learn new skills, somewhere to 'escape', a link to the wider community, and a safe place to have fun.
The sign on entry states 'suits ages 6+' but that didn't deter our 3 year old. He was completely in his element! He was sliding up and down the half pipe with some new found buddies, in and out of the pirate ship, zipping around the treehouse, digging tunnels with diggers and trucks, sliding down poles and jumping for joy on the full size trampoline.
Enter through the gates off the path that leads from Neptune Street, St. Kilda and enter a kids paradise!
If you're in need of a take-away coffee/treat/lunch stop? Dr. Jekyll on Grey Street is your closest spot.
Described as a welcoming community hub or your neighbourhood 'backyard' - it will have you coming back time and time again.
Off Neptune St, St Kilda Melbourne
Opening times during school terms (exceptions apply):
- Mon - Fri - 3.30pm until 5.30pm
- Weekends - 10am until 5pm
- School Holidays - 11am until 5pm
- Public Holidays - 11am until 3pm
Closed in soggy, wet conditions etc. Some programs not accessible to general public. Park is occasionally closed without notice due to outings and events with local families. Please call ahead to avoid disappointment. 9209 6348
One Hour Parking in Neptune Street, up to 2 hours on Grey Street and there's a small ticketed car park on Princes and Pattison Street.
Reviewed by Little Melbourne April 2013