Parks & Playgrounds Kids Activities Melbourne
Crisp air, cool sunny days and The Great Outdoors.
Take a visit to Melbourne's beautiful park life and enjoy some local jems like the Family-friendly Botanic Gardens, Historic Como House, adventure playgrounds and more. These green spaces make the perfect place to stroll, ride bikes, scooter, throw a ball, picnic or just sit in the sunshine.
Booran Reserve in Glen Huntly is a massive water-inspired playground on the site of a former Melbourne Water service reservoir and is finally open for play! Glen Eira has always nailed parks and playgrounds and this one is no exception (a sensational $10.8 million dollars worth) and it really delivers. The Herald Sun has already hailed it as 'Melbourne's Best Playground' - we'll let it do. There's a huge range of play equipment and a variety of play areas within the park, including the hallmark ten metre high slide (which you can only get into by climbing up a rope structure) and it's no joke if you've got more than one child you'll need eyes in the back of your head! The reserve is huge, it's a beautiful space but the no fences makes for some nervous playtime!
It's true, this one-of-a-kind playground is unlike any other playground you're likely to find in Melbourne. That's because Urban Edge Landscape Architects wanted to get away from the usual repetitive cycle of swings, play units and slides and open up the imagination of children by creating this dinosaur themed playground.
This utterly unique playground features an impressive skeletal dinosaur climbing frame, a slide made with faux grass, a cradle swing under the watchful eye of a Pterodactyl, climbing scales, a stegosaurus climbing wall, super fun flying fox and even some dino eggs to clamber on.
Quick! Ring the bell, prepare your vessell, to the high seas we go! Situated at Sandridge Beach Perc White Reserve (near the beachfront), Maritime Cove has a perfectly fitting nautical theme that incorporates the natural landscape including the foreshore dunes.
There is a life-saving tower - which is the centre-piece of the play space - and salvaged maritime assets including buoys, a crows nest, channel markers and bollards for children to climb and explore. Sea-animal sculptures and open stage areas resembling shipping containers suitable for picnics enhance the maritime theme. Other features include climbing walls, ladder bridges, water features and a dedicated younger children’s play area.