It is a fine balance between spending a beautiful sunny day at the park and not roasting or burning in the sun. There is only so much a hat, sunscreen and long sleeves will do and you just need to play safe in the shade - especially when the hat won't stay on heads! Mamma has put together a list of her favourite spots that have shade cover. Some with natural cover and others with shade cloth. Some with a little and some with heaps.
Different times of day will affect the amount of shade too - so think ahead and play nice and early.
Enjoy and play safe!
If there ever is a playground that is a hidden gem - it is this one!
On Monday he ate through one strawberry. On Tuesday he ate through two pears and on Wednesday Mamma went for a drive and found this INCREDIBLE playspace.
Ruffey Lake Park has got three playgrounds - THREE! This one is best for the juniors!
Talk about magic. As soon as you step through the magnifying glass you shrink and the bugs become GIANT.
Calling all adventure buddies! This playground is for you! The Eltham North Adventure playground is an undercover superstar.
This park has heaps on offer with bike tacks, heaps of equipment and space to RUN!
Beckett Park is set in the most beautiful of leafy suburbs with a tower ready for a knight to climb and rescue his princess.
This park is a staple of the Maroondah community. Perfect for toddlers and lovers of all things that QUACK!
This place is so big there are three different playgrounds to explore!
The ants go marching one-by-one - Harrah! Harrah! That is what you will be humming to yourself as you enter this forest-floor inspired playspace. This recently updated park, Wally Tew in Ferntree Gully is teaming with buggy goodness.
The locals of Warrandyte are always on to a good thing. Federation Playspace always has a bunch of kids running around the boards.
Elizabeth Bridge Reserve is a great space for all. Great for littlies and even has two tunnels!
This Mamma’s eyes almost popped out as we passed this magnificent playspace in the heart of Kinglake.
It is always special to bring your little ones to the places you spent your childhood growing up. Halliday Park (or holiday park if you lived in our house) is one of those special places, only difference is, now its even better.
Under the watchful eye of the cockatoos, sits a playspace that welcomes both big and little thrill seekers. X & Y Space at Croydon Park is a play ground, skate park and parkour park all in one.
If it is just way too hot to be outside - you can always head INDOORS! These spots are NOT JUST for rainy days!