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How to Use Melbourne Playgrounds Website (in a Nutshell)




The Melbourne Playgrounds website is a HUGE portal to family activities in Melbourne, Geelong and Regional Victoria with more than 10,000 listings and 70,000 photos. Since it can be a bit overwhelming, here is a quick-start guide to get you moving.

Looking for the best playgrounds in a particular region of Melbourne? Check out our Guide to the Best Playgrounds in Melbourne, Geelong and Country Victoria by Region. You can also use our Activity Maps which are customized Google maps which show the location of the best playgrounds in each region colour coded by rating. Clicking on the place marker will open up the review with photos.

Do you want to find a playground or activity with certain facility such as secure fencing or BBQs and picnic tables? In that case use our Enhanced Search Capability. If you are unsure how to use this powerful capability check out this Help! screen.

Are you looking for a certain type of playground? We have articles on Adventure Playgrounds, The Best Playground Flying foxes in Melbourne, The Best Playground Slides in Melbourne, The Best Theme Playgrounds in Melbourne, Playgrounds Enclosed with a Fence, Playgrounds with Shade and Playgrounds with Toilet Facilities.




Looking for activities in a certain suburb? At the top of the home page is the option to Search by Suburb.

Feeling hot and want to find some Water based activities. The left hand menu has a Water option which has sub-menus for Beaches, Fishing, Swimming Pools, Water Activities and Water Sports. Our article Comparison of Aquatic Centres in Melbourne and Geelong is a summary of the cost, location and facilities in every Aquatic Centre in Melbourne and Geelong, our article Melbourne's World of Aquatic Centres and Swimming Pools has ideas on the most exciting Aquatic Centres and check out Water Play Spaces in Melbourne for some suggestions on where to get wet in Melbourne.

Are the kids interested in trains (let's be honest, which little boy ISN'T interested in trains)? Our article TRAINS, TRAINs, TRAIns, TRAins, TRains, Trains, trains...... makes finding train activities easy. Or how about Fire Truck Activities?

If a grind, fakie or ollie gets the blood racing then check our our reviews and photos of every Skate and BMX Park in Melbourne and Geelong. There is even an Activity Map showing the location of all the Parks in Victoria.

Mini golf is a fun activity for all the family. Our List of Mini Golf courses in Melbourne and Victoria will help you find a place to shoot a hole in one. Alternatively, get lost in a maze using our article aMAZEing Melbourne (and Victoria).

Are you going on a family holiday or planning a day trip out of Melbourne? Our huge Outside Melbourne section and Activity Maps has lots of family activities throughout all regions of Victoria.

Are you looking for a nice family activity with a certain theme. If so, the left hand menu offers activities with a Historical, Museum & Science or Nature & Wildlife theme. Try the Other option on the left hand menu for a lucky dip of more oddball family experiences such as Book a Chook, Drive-Ins, Parkour or Wunder Kammer.




Are you looking for activities which the kids can do on a regular basis after school or on the weekends? Either use the Enhanced Search Capability to find activities of a certain type within a specified distance of your suburb or check out the Dance, Music & Drama, Mind, Clubs or Sport & Recreation sections on the left hand menu.

Is the weather a bit nasty and raining outside and you need to find an indoor activity? Check out our article Summary of Play Centres in Melbourne and Geelong or our article Rainy Day Activities for Kids or even have a look under Indoor Activities on the left hand menu. Maybe check out the Internet Activities which are fun and educational internet sites for children.

Looking for a local event that's happening in your area? Check out the Calendar of Events for each council or the Melbourne Markets Calendar to find a local market happening in your area.

Are you planning a trip to the Central Business District? Have a look at our article Activities in Melbourne Central Business District (CBD) for inspiration.

Are you looking for products & services for children and parents? Our Kids Directory is a huge portal covering Accessories, Babysitters & Nannies, Buy, Swap and Sell, Children's Health, Clothing, Education & Learning, Fundraising, Furniture, Gifts, Hire & Rental, Magazines & Blogs, Markets, Maternity, Neighbourhood Houses, Photography, Playground Equipment, School, Support Services, Toys & Games, Travel and WAHP Support.

Does the credit card need a rest and you are looking for free activities? Check out our article FREE kids activities in Melbourne for plenty of ideas.

Are you going out for a bite to eat with the family and want an indoor playground in the restaurant? Check out our article Restaurants/Cafes/Hotels with Playgrounds for some ideas.

Preparing for a Kid's party? Our Ultimate Guide for Kids Parties has hundreds of ideas for parties and have a look under Parties on the left hand menu for information on more than 1000 party activity providers.

Visiting Melbourne and want to hop on a tour to enjoy the highlights in a short space of time? Browse through the Tours & Hotels area of the left hand menu.

You can just cut to the chase and check out our guide 200 Things for Families and Kids to do in Melbourne or Kids Activities in Geelong.




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