STONNINGTON AND BOROONDARA
Grattan Gardens, Prahran
This playground may not boast the biggest, scariest slides in town – but it deserves a mention because of its options for the younger kids.
There are three slides all of different heights and steepness which makes it fun for the little ones looking for some big adventure.
There are two separate areas of play and heaps of room for the kids to run around too. And we can’t forget all the wonderful cafes nearby.
Location: Grattan Street, Prahran
Phoenix Park, Malvern
The brightly coloured slides at this playground really stand out against its beautiful wooden structure. Who doesn’t love a slide that winds around from top to bottom? Throw in some swings, musical charms, open space and a cafe and it’s hard to go past.
And did we mention it’s fully fenced?
Location: 22 Rob Roy Rd, Malvern East
Central Gardens Playground, Hawthorn
Name me a better rocket-themed slide in Victoria. The much-loved Rocket Playground has to be one of the best places to let the kids imaginations run wild. And while it’s due for a spruce up, the local council has promised to bring it back to its former glory during a revamp of the playground. And it’s not just the rocket ship that is old school, throw in the merry go round, swings and spinning seats and you’ve got the afternoon covered.
Location: 30 Henry St, Hawthorn