Mama of two. Finding fun, new and thrifty ways to entertain my little girls.
Published April 25th 2012
If you're driving through or visiting Frankston or the Mornington Peninsula for the weekend with kids in tow, it's handy to know where some great adventure playgrounds lie. And a visit to one of these is a great way to help the kids burn off some extra energy.
1. Ballam Park
Where? Cranbourne Road, Frankston. Ballam Park has two large playground areas with loads of climbing, crawling, sliding and fun to be had. Plus loads of grass area to run around. The park also includes an athletics track and Ballam Park Homestead, a sandstone brick house from the 1850s. Picnic and barbecue facilities available.
2. Frankston Regional Foreshore Playground Where? On the coastal strip along Nepean Highway, Frankston. Includes two separate playground areas (one specifically for toddler-junior play) plus sand play, balancing activities, slides and swings.
Make the most of your visit with a stroll along the boardwalk (from the base of Oliver's Hill to the Frankston Life Saving Club) looking out to the beach. Picnic and barbecue facilities available.
3. Mornington Park Where? At the end of Main Street, Mornington, opposite the beach.
Plenty of play equipment including the iconic large wooden boat, and plenty of lush grass area to run around and throw a ball or kick a football. Opposite Main St boutiques and shops and a short walk to the pier and beach over the road. Picnic and barbecue facilities available.
Why? Adventure playgrounds offer loads of free fun for young and old, and a great way to burn that extra energy!
Chelsea Park wins hands down, clean toilets, lots of seating for onlookers, lots of hands on activities for the young and the not so young. There is a circuit fenced in for adults if you can get the kids off. ;-)
I take special needs children 'out and about' and I thought Ballam Park was good but Chelsea Park is the cream on top of the many excleent parks in this area.
If you happen to go to Rowville any time soon (and with the EastLink it isn't to far) go to the amazing park near the Stud Road Shopping Centre, near the cop shop. Nice park to kick a ball and I usually stand up on the rampart so I can watch the chn. playing around me. A must as a carer of 80 plus kids from the Vacation Care Program. Haven't lost one as yet. Again lots of seating and BBQ's.