Box Hill Miniature Railway & Playground

on the corner of Belmore Road and Elgar Road in Box Hill. Box Hill Miniature Railway have a public open day once per month (details on their website) and it happened to fall on Jack’s 2nd birthday. Jack loved Diamond Valley, and was equally happy with the train ride from Altona Miniature Railway – so I thought what better way to spend his birthday morning?  What I hadn’t bargained for was the start of a fairly hot day! First thing in the morning, this place is packed, although the line for the trip on the train did move. After 11:30 the lines were a lot smaller and you could basically walk right on without waiting. The added bonus to Box Hill Miniature Railway is the addition of the themed playground right next door!

I didn’t get a huge amount of photos as the day we visited there were obviously numerous birthday party’s and there were kids running about everywhere! The playground next to the Box Hill Miniature Railway, kept with the train station theme, which I thought was very cute.

  • 2 train -themed structures
    • smaller structure, was lower to the ground
      • steering wheel
      • tunnel to crawl through
      • platform to stand on inside the train
    • larger stucture
      • ladders to climb up
      • slide
      • monkey bars
      • rope net ladder
      • balance disc walk
    • Train platform with timber platform, and painted tracks on the ground. You can see the actual miniature railway trains go past on the tracks.
    • swings, including toddler harness, and a nest swing

Jack liked loved:
having a ride on the miniature trains! He raced for the playground, but as we had the grandparents waiting for us, we didn’t get much time in the playground – long enough for Jack to explore the smaller structure, and go for a ride on the swing. For $3 a ride, I think that it’s great value! Jack was lucky enough to have several rides on his birthday!

The playground is extremely popular for birthday parties, and parking is at a premium, so expect to park a few streets away when the railway has an open day.

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