Top 10 Parks in Melbourne to visit this summer!
Author: The Flamingo Date Posted:5 October 2017
Best parks to visit in Melbourne during the summer holidays!
WattlePark Playground, Surrey Hills
Located in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne, this tram theme park is one of Melbourne’s oldest. Established in the early 1900s in co-operation with the Melbourne Tramways Board, the park sits on a large 55 hectares of natural bush, BBQ facilities and of course an old tram for kids to play on.
Train Park, Bayswater
This fantastic playground is perfect for the train enthusiast. Kids can play on the steam engine train, the train station platform and train tracks igniting their imaginative brain. Alongside the major train attraction, this park offers swings, sandpits and climbing facilities. Unlike other parks, Bayswaters Train Park offers plenty of shade and is a fenced in park for children.
William Ricketts Sanctuary, Dandenong
William Ricketts Sanctuary is the perfect park for your little artist or explorer! As you walk through the luscious greenery and ferns of the Dandenongs, you are greeted by beautiful clay sculptures of indigenous Australians painted by William Ricketts. Inspired by the serenity of the indigenous culture - you’ll find you’re swept away by the tranquility of the sanctuary. A great alternative family day out.
Village Park, Newmarket Rd, Werribee
This playground is jammed packed with monkey rings, climbing frames, balance beans and obstacles, curved slides, swings, hanging disks and climbing walls. Their is a multi-level playground for kids to explore and play with their toys in the luscious garden with picnic areas for your packed lunch.
St Kilda Adventure Playground
One for the bigger kids - St Kilda Adventure playground is chock full with exciting play areas like a big aeroplane, wooden horse, trampolines, go-kart path, ride on dinosaur, flying fox and a pirate ship. Perfect for kids aged 6+, they’ll have hours of fun playing in this awesome park!
Booran Reserve, Glen Huntly
One of Melbourne's most expensive parks, costing a whopping $10.8 million to build, Booran Reserve only opened in April of 2017 and boy does it live up to its price tag! The park offers a range of activities and play spaces including flying fox and five-way swing with a variety of seating harnesses. With a fun water feature for summer and vibrant, bright pathways leading to different play areas - this is a perfect park for all ages.
Fitzroy Adventure Playground
Also known as ‘Cubbies’ - this playground has awesome rope courses and cubby houses to run around and explore. With structured daily activities run by Save The Children Australia and a variety of ducks, rabbits and chickens that call the park home - your kids will love the cooking, art and cubby constructing activities offered at Fitzroy Adventure Playground.
Royal Park Nature Play
Situated in Parkville, this adventure park offers an array of fun activities for kids of all ages - slides, swings, bike path, climbing nets, sand pit and even water play for the warmer months. With grassy green hills for the kids to roll down and only $2 per hour parking - your little monkeys will love exploring this nature park.
Ron Barassi Snr Park (North West Docklands)
Located at the Bolte Bridge end of Docklands Drive, this new park and recreational space only opened in 2015 and has lots of exciting and adventurous activities for kids. Complete with pumps, fountains and mini weirs for some water play fun - the park also offers a large grassed area for the kids to kick the footy around or play cricket.
McNish Reserve, Yarraville
Ranking it at number 1! McNish Reserve is a dinosaur themed park complete with GIANT dinosaurs for the kids to play around and climb over. There is also a rope climbing structure and dinosaur eggs to discover, perfect for the imaginative and inventive little souls among us!