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Bollygum Adventure Playground, Whittlesea-Kinglake Rd, Kinglake




A magical playground with a theme based around the book 'Bollygum' by Garry Fleming. Both parents and children can enjoy this wonderfully crafted Play Space.

Wander along the shady paths and dry watercourse and explore each enchanting element. Start at the Bower Bird's nest with its shiny blue trinkets, then past a large shady sandpit and cross one of the bridges to Platypus's House and make a pretend fire in the huge hearth. Be careful not to scare platypus with the screeching from the music cylinder next to his house. Wander down the shady path, past the log bridges and massive log seat to Wombat's House which has beautiful carved murals on the walls, tunnel slide, spiral slide, distorting mirrors, speak and listen system and lots of unusual equipment to make sounds (not too loud though because Wombat might be snuggled up and sleeping).

Stop for a while at the dry creek for a spot of fishing with rods and reels provided. Have a play with the mechanical digger in the big sandpit and then head to an area with lots of traversing elements such as a chain traverse, flying fox, bridge, monkey bars and hanging disks.

Head back up the hill to the main structure with Frogmouth's House and a climbing wall, ladders, walkways, wave slide, abacus, rope ladders, thin balance walkway, long high rope bridge for the daring kids, fireman's pole, dual metal slides (with shade sails above) and various fun musical instruments.

There are five swings including two birds nest swings and a swing with a seat.

Plenty of shady seats including many shaped from logs, unshaded tables, water tap, toilets and BBQ. Limited grassy area which is not suitable for ball games. Next to an excellent Skate Park. A visit to this playground is something to be treasured.

There is a Community Market held at Bollygum Park from September to May on the second Sunday of the month, 10am to 2pm.

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40 Whittlesea-Kinglake Rd,  Kinglake 3763, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
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Map: 380 Ref: E9

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Link The Magic of Bollygum (ABC Open)

Link The Best Family Activities in the Yarra Valley



  Reader Feedback  

Sierra      Posted:    12:43 AM February 27, 2016

Was a great park, worth the drive. Toilets and area for picnic lunch. Highly recommend.
WishThisWasCloseToHome      Posted:    9:40 PM May 11, 2015

BEST playground ever!! Thank you for a wonderful playing experience.... and not just for the kids!
Margriet Ranzenhofer      Posted:    1:35 PM September 6, 2014

Fabulous park. We enjoyed it there.

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