The locals of Warrandyte are always on to a good thing. Federation Playspace always has a bunch of kids running around the boards. Tucked in behind the lolly shop and down the stairway from The Bakery, the playground is the perfect starting point for exploring the treasures that lie along Yarra Street. The wooden classic has plenty of room to share with all ages and plenty of imaginary play on offer with the gold mining cart. The playground itself was opened to celebrate the centenary of Warrandyte and its rich gold mining history. The fenced playground is shaded by both the stunning ghost gums as well as shade sail. The kids might also want to explore the Taffy Jones residence - the remaining walls of the last standing ruins of the Black Friday bushfires in 1939. Mamma loves the history of this goldrush town. There is plenty to learn about Warrandyte's rich history along the interactive soundscape trail that runs along the river.
Mamma's special mentions: be sure to take a stroll along the banks of the Yarra River. Just down the stairs from the playground is a perfect spot to dip your toes in the chilly water or watch the rapids. Don't forget story time on Wednesdays at 10:30 at the Warrandyte Library, just up the road AND Warrandyte Lollies and Treats JUST up the stairs!
the nitty gritty
shaded - water fountain - bbqs further down at the tennis courts - toilets also in walking distance - limited pram access - cafe
Yarra Street, Warrandyte
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