Fun for every occasion
1. Splash park: Crocodile Park – Point Cook
Particularly during the warmer months, there’s no better place to cool down than Crocodile Park at Point Cook. This fun park ticks all our boxes when it comes to the perfect splash park.
Surrounded by artificial lakes, this kid's arcadia is designed with both the young and old in mind - nest swings, slides, stepping stones littered across pools of flowing water and an actual (but fake) crocodile spurting water from their mouths.
Equipped with toilets, picnic and BBQ facilities, we suggest more than a fleeting visit. Instead, pack a basket, grab a towel, apply sunscreen and settle in for an afternoon splash session.
2. Obstacle course: Selwyn Park Ninja Training Playground - Albion
Set your kids on the path to being the next Australian Ninja Warrior at the aptly named Selwyn Park Ninja Training Playground. For careered ninjas and those just starting, it’s the perfect place to hone their (or your) rope bridge climbing skills, conquer the circle monkey bars, practice the zen art of rope, wire and ladder balance, and when they’re (you’re) skills are mastered, it’s time to ace the Ninja Wall.
3. Adventure: Skinner Adventure Playground - South Melbourne
If you’re looking for an adventure outdoors where you can let the kids’ imagination run wild, look no further than the Skinner Adventure Playground in South Melbourne.
Suited more for the 5+ crowd, this fully staffed (check out their opening hours) space has haunted houses, tree houses, a variety of slides, sandpits, ride-on cars (of the motorless variety), and even has in-built sports facilities - basketball anyone?
With so much to explore, inspire and create, this is what we like to call a ‘destination playground’.