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Best fenced playgrounds in the Victorian Goldfields

Posted 03/02/2018 in Things to do

When it comes to taking small children/toddlers out for a play at the park, a simple fence can make a world of difference! Parents are able to relax while their children play in a safe area, fenced off from traffic, water, and other hazards. We've gathered together some of our favourite fenced playgrounds throughout the Victorian Goldfields, take a look and find some fresh ideas for your next family day out. 

Heathcote Playspace, Heathcote VIC

Beautifully designed playspace at Heathcote VIC

The Heathcote Playspace is a bright, colourful and creative play area, uniquely designed to reflect the region's significance as a grape-growing centre. A huge wooden barrel is incorporated into the playground's central play structure, and half-barrels are used as planters throughout the play space. The playground includes many more interesting features such as a mini Heathcote Market, a balancing ring made out of wine barrels, and a manual water pump (which flows into another barrel, of course). The entire play area is fenced with safety gates, and there's an undercover barbecue/picnic area just outside the fence. Find out more...

Malmsbury Botanic Gardens Playground, Malmsbury VIC

Fenced playground in the scenic Malmsbury Botanic Gardens, Malmsbury VIC

Featuring a beautiful lake, walking tracks, informative signs, a fenced playground, and excellent picnic facilities, the Malmsbury Botanic Gardens is an outstanding attraction of the historical township. The Coliban River runs along the western side of the gardens, and the impressive Malmsbury Viaduct stands to the south. Bring the family for a barbecue lunch while the children play safely within the fenced playground area. Take a stroll around the lake among the native and exotic plants, pausing to read the many fascinating informative signs throughout the gardens. Find out more...

Toll Bar Park, Lexton VIC

Fenced toddler play space at Toll Bar Park, Lexton VIC

Toll Bar Park is a well equipped picnic and play area in Lexton, Victoria. The park boasts a playground, undercover fenced toddler play space, undercover electric barbecues and picnic tables, ball court, toilets, historical relics and information signs. This is a great place to bring both younger and older children, as toddlers can play safely within the fenced area while parents prepare a barbecue lunch and older children play on the larger playground and ball court. Find out more...

Jacka Park, Wedderburn VIC

Fenced play and picnic area at Jacka Park, Wedderburn VIC

Wedderburn's Jacka Park Soldiers' Memorial is a gorgeous park filled with excellent visitor facilities such as electric barbecue, undercover picnic area, a fully fenced children's playground with shade sails, and lots of interesting monuments and statues. This is a fantastic place to bring the family for an afternoon picnic and play, with plenty of educational opportunities. Please note that while there are picnic tables within the fenced play area, the undercover barbecues are out of sight of the playground. Find out more...

Lake Weeroona, Bendigo VIC

Huge fenced play area at the scenic Lake Weeroona, Bendigo VIC

Lake Weeroona is a beautiful ornamental lake surrounded by parkland in Bendigo, Victoria. Sweeping lawns sprawl along the waters edge with plenty of shady space for rest and recreation. Multiple undercover barbecue and picnic areas are located along Napier Street, along with a fantastic fenced adventure playground, toilets and information signs. Find out more...

Station Domain Playground, Maryborough VIC

Part of the large fenced play area at Station Domain Playground, Maryborough VIC

Station Domain Playground in Maryborough features a large shady playspace, multiple play areas suitable for all ages, and an undercover picnic area. The park is beautifully landscaped and also has a paved path around the edge of the play area, which is great for little kids to ride their scooters. Find out more...

Market Reserve Recreation Area, Carisbrook VIC

Beautiful fenced playground at the, Market Reserve Recreation Area, Carisbrook VIC

Market Reserve Recreation Area is a fantastic public space in Carisbrook which features a fenced playground, undercover picnic area, BMX track, community rose garden, information signs and toilets. The fully fenced playground provides lots of interesting play equipment in a safe environment, sitting alongside the undercover picnic area which contains a free electric barbecue and large picnic table. Find out more...

Newstead Park, Newstead VIC

Unique pirate ship playground at Newstead Park, Newstead VIC

This gorgeous playground is tucked away in Newstead, and features picnic tables, shade sails and a drinking tap. Although there is an open gate here, and the fences at the back are simply wire fences, the park is largely enclosed and set back from the road. This is a great option for many families, but keep that open gate in mind if you have a particularly adventurous and quick toddler. Find out more...

Victoria Park, Ballarat VIC

Victoria Park, Ballarat VIC. Image source: Tripadvisor

Victoria Park's fantastic Inclusive Playspace lies within a huge fenced area, featuring a wide array of play equipment complemented by undercover picnic areas. Together with the sports ovals and scenic walking paths throughout the park, this makes a great spot to spend an afternoon with the family. 

What are your favourite fenced playgrounds in the Victorian Goldfields? Let us know in the comments below. 





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