On the edge of Lake Wendouree, and opposite the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, this wooden playground is truly epic. It is well and truly worth stopping by and having a play. Multiple levels encompass different climbing features, bridges, walks, slides – you name it! The surrounding area is tree lined, parking is plentiful and there is coffee available just a short walk away. If the playground doesn’t hold the kids attention, the birdlife is plentiful and the swans don’t shy away. The Ballarat Tramway Museum also operates trams on the weekend – the Scrubber car was out on the tracks when we visited, much to Jack’s delight!
- 2 lots of swings (x 4), some with toddler harness, Liberty swing
- small double slide, medium double slide, enclosed twisty slide
- wooden bridges, wooden walks,
- different climbing structures, monkey bars
- rubber suspension walks, swings
- train & train station window
- flying fox
As soon as we entered the playground, he ran right up to the swan and touched his nose. He was happy to climb up and into the different areas. He was fascinated with the train, and kept insisting that the train had a nose. Jack was happy to push me down the larger, enclosed twisty slide, and follow me down. There were a few climbing sections he struggled with, but overall, a playground that he was more than capable of climbing and playing in.
He was also ecstatic that he saw the tram (Ning-ning in his words, anyway). There is a heap that you can do in this area. We wandered over to the Ballarat Botanical Gardens as well. But will spam the pictures in another post!