A Sneak Peek inside St Kilda Adventure Playground Melbourne.
PIRATE Ships? Yes.
MONSTER slippery dip? Yes.
An in-ground jumping trampoline with TRAFFIC CONTROL? Yes!
There’s a push button to set the timer before kids jump on. Everyone gets a fair go. Parents can breathe a sigh of relief.
St Kilda Adventure Playground Melbourne
Helicopter parents should scratch St Kilda Adventure Playground in Melbourne off their list.
This adventure playground is not your normal playground. It’s a community playground where children can explore, dig, plant, climb, hammer, and build cubbies from loose parts. It’s manned by staff during opening hours.
The playground equipment is mostly timber, handmade-style, and rough around the edges. Painted in bright rainbow colours, there’s an element of risky play and controlled danger here.
We love it!
Sanitised playgrounds bore our pants off.
This organic one excites us with the possibilities.
Pirate Ships Galore at this Adventure Playground St Kilda
Yes, there’s two pirate ships. And more.
Kids can explore:
- the big airplane
- the wooden horse and a dinosaur
- trees to climb up high
- a go-kart path
- the steep giant silver slide! (This was the highlight!)
- swings and a tunnel slide
- giant tractor tyres
- scramble nets
- the rainbow cubby house
- skateboard pipe
- giant castle-themed sand pit
- mini basketball court
- natural play spaces
- shop fronts
- the castle with stairs up and stairs down, and fireman poles too
Visit the chooks, make new friends, and play a game of Gaga (Israeli dodgeball) in the purpose built pit.
St Kilda Playground in Melbourne is an unstructured playground with plenty of opportunity to use loose parts for imaginative play.
Best suited for kids aged 5-12, it’s fully fenced so you can find a spot to sit in the shade or on one of the wooden platforms and relax while the kids explore and adventure. Smaller children will need active supervision to avoid falls and mishaps.
You can bring snacks and water, but the playground is a Junk Food Free Zone as the Community Playground’s mission is to bolster healthy lifestyles and active movement for local and visiting kids. All sweet, fatty or fast food must be consumed before entering.
The Inside Scoop: St Kilda Playground Melbourne
Address: Neptune St, St Kilda VIC 3182.
Website: Click here.
Telephone: (03) 9209 6348
We strongly recommend calling the playground directly to check opening times and avoid disappointment.
- School Holidays: 12 noon to 4.30 pm
- School Term Monday – Friday: 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm
- Saturday and Sunday: 12 noon to 4.30 pm
- Public holidays (excluding Good Friday): 12 noon to 4 pm
The playground will be closed from 24 December 2018 for the Christmas/New Year period and will re-open 2 January 2019.
Entry fees: Free.
How to get there:
- By Tram to St Kilda: Via Trams 3a, 16, 96. Exit at the corner of Fitzroy Street and Grey Street and walk from there.
- By Car: 7.5km from the Melbourne CBD. About 15 minutes drive.
- Limited street parking in surrounding streets. NB: Street parks may be limited to one hour use.
- Car park with ticketed parking on the corner of Princes and Pattison streets.
St Kilda Playground Map
Toilets: Yes, including baby change table
Disability access: Yes
Picnic tables: Yes
Electric BBQs: No
Water Bubblers/fountains: Yes
Scooters and Bikes: Yes
Dogs: No dogs are permitted in the playgrounds.
Conditions of Entry
- Adults are only permitted in the playground when accompanying a child or children.
- Remember that you are entering the backyard of local families and children.
- No alcohol, smoking or drugs are permitted in the playgrounds
- Respect others privacy by only taking photos of you and your family or group in the playground.
Saint Kilda Playground in Melbourne was last reviewed in November 2018.
Toadstool Rating: Fun Melbourne Playgrounds in St Kilda
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