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in the norther suburbs of melbourne.. anyone know any. or are they all in the city?
what about one with an undercover eatery area?
Bundoora Park has undercover area's with tables and chairs. We had DD's birthday there and it was great. About 50 mtrs from the tables was a playground for the kids and less then 50 mtrs away was the toilets so everything we needed was close by.
They also have a farm on some days where the kids can play with animals. :)
:D thank you. i found they have a website.. (love google sometimes)
I'll second Bundoora Park :thumbsup:
There is also a list here: http://www.bubhub.com.au/activitiesparksvic.php though it's not specific to the Northern Suburbs. Kew - Hayes Paddock is very good and has at least one picnic table that is under cover. Much of the play area is shaded.
There is a good one in Templestowe as well, that we used to go to often. I can't find the name of it!! but will keep looking.
ah, found it in an old post of mine. (http://www.bubhub.com.au/community/forums/archive/index.php/t-12289.html)
In the last week we've been to both Banksia Park and Birramung Park. They are about 1km apart, both are on Templestowe Road (in Templestowe) and each has a playground with adjacent covered picnic/bbq area. Both are adjacent to the Yarra River with both paved and unpaved walking trails. Of the two, I thought Birramung Park had the better playground, with an extensive climbing structure, clean sand pit and a maze to run through. Birramung may also suit physically disabled kids. That playground was also in part shade from mid afternoon onwards so would be good for summer.
Details below cover both parks.
Location: Banksia Park and Birramung Park, Templestowe Road, Templestowe
Best feature: Birramung playground is part shaded (late afternoon) and DD loved the maze.
Suitable for: All ages. Sandpit at Birramung for very young ones. Birramung may suit physically disabled - climbing structure is partly accessible by ramps and/or low steps and maze is fully wheelchair accessible.
Playground: Both have climbing frame and swings, slides and rockers/see-saws. Birramung playground is larger and has more swings, additional sandpit and maze.
BBQ/seating: Yes, shaded.
Extras: Walking trails through forest and along river. Lots of open areas for games. Heide Art Museum is nearby for older kids/adults.
Hazards: Ponds and rivers, though these aren't too close to the playground areas.
Doncaster Botanical gardens. If you go in off the Victoria Street entrance there is a stunning playground there, some lovely walks and lake, but further to the middle. And lots of hills!! :laughing: I used to run laps of the hill circuit. What a nutcase I was!! I think the other entrace also has covered areas (Botanical Drive or something?) and is nearer the lake.
You could easily head there on Bell Street/Manningham Road. I think the new playground at Finns Reserve is open too now, it had some cool looking equipment and is near the Yarra and has swing bridge over the river
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