Water park fun…and it’s free!
Holidays. Sun. Clear blue skies. An adventurous toddler.
Off to the playground we went!
And not just any old playground. We drove to “new Werribee” to explore the water park nestled in the Riverwalk estate. Always looking for places to discover and things to do, D squealed with joy as he played with the water fountains.
Water park fun that won’t break the budget. This free playground has got to be one of Melbourne’s best new public spaces. With a full sized basketball court, mini skate park, bbq’s and playground there is something for everyone. And once you’re done with it all, the wide open fields of fresh, green grass is just calling out for you to lie down and daydream away!
You are invited to celebrate life!…The Urban Ma way 🙂 #celebratelifetumw
What: Explore Melbourne’s playgrounds – featuring a fantastic water park!
Where: Newmarket Road, Werribee (in the Riverwalk estate) Just off the M1 freeway Werribee exit
When: All year round. October to March 9am to 8pm. April to September 10am to 5pm. (Sometimes the water features are not in operation so to avoid disappoint, check before you head there! Places Victoria or Wyndham City Council)
Features: a net swing, monkey bars, climbing wall, water park fountains and features, a basketball court and skatepark, toilets, bbq facilities, shaded areas with picnic tables, slides.
Age: Fun for all ages with toddler friendly playground equipment
What to bring:
– sunscreen, a hat and sunnies – let’s stay sun safe!
– a change of clothes and a towel
– pack a picnic or bring some bbq essentials (we packed some yummy sandwiches filled with leftover Christmas ham, nectarines and chocolates from Christmas presents!)
– a bottle of water to keep hydrated
– thongs for when you get wet and comfy shoes if you want to run around the basketball courts
– a basketball/skateboard/kite to fly in the open, grassy space
Fun Facts! This park area occupies 1.4ha and cost $4.8 million to complete. Village Park is found in the new Riverwalk estate and opened in October 2014. Just make sure you check that the water features are working before you visit.
The wooden decking areas surrounding the water park are perfect for sun bathing and watching over the kids
Bring some snags and burger patties for a satisfying meal
Ride your bike here and you can park it just opposite the bridges and basketball areas
Open space with seating areas…a place for fabulous future events I think!
The water features can be operated by the little ones. Simply find the buttons scattered around the water play area on poles
This structure had him occupied for ages! Bark was the feature and he loved it! Lots of tunnels and holes to push the bark through
Fresh, green grass…perfect for throwing frisbees, flying kites or just lazing around with an antipasto platter!
Digger playground fun
Too much fun to be had with this little guy!
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Interested in other playgrounds visited by The Urban Ma? Check out our post on Dinosaur Mimi!