carlton gardens playspaces, carlton

A two for one special is right here at the northern end of the Carlton Gardens. Two playgrounds to explore while spending quality family time on the edge of our beautiful city. The Gardens are tucked behind the Melbourne Museum and are a great way to cap off an adventure after all that learning. 

The main play structure is uniquely designed with layers of walls dividing the space with musical walkways, slides and tunnels connecting each section. Walk through these colourful wavy walls to get to the large structures with more things to climb, slide down and explore. 

The second playground is more your traditional and plastic style with a cute cubby, slides, monkey bars, old school flying fox and a cute little swing-slash-surfboard thingo (that Mamma should really research and find its name!).

The gardens themselves are beautiful in their own right and span all the way down to Victoria Street, with the Museum and Royal Exhibition Building in its heart. There is plenty of green space to spread out, paths to explore by bike and autumn leaves to collect. 

Mamma's special mention: Melbourne Museum and IMAX are only just behind that wall and add to a great day out with the whole family.

the nitty gritty

walking tracks - basketball court - limited shade - tennis club - public toilet - paid parking at museum or some street parking