eastland, ringwood

The Land of the East - or you probably know it better as Eastland - is looking DAMN FINE! She has had some work done and is a sight to behold. When you look up there are no longer palm trees or the soothing "eeeessssaaattland" voiceover - but rather some impressive skylights, a heap of new beautiful stores and three unique playzones for the kids, as well as some impressive parent rooms. The play spaces are all on level one in the newest shopping precinct, closest to Maroondah Highway. There is a pretty impressive spiders web climbing frame (for the kids 4 years +) outside Toyworld and Cotton On Kids, but Mamma's favourite is the silver and blue shapes that are just perfect for 'nondescript' play - climbing, sliding, crawling and running around. All have this squishy but firm texture that is really intriguing and comfortable!

There are some other unique kid friendly gems around the centre, including the interactive screens in the parent's rooms, touch sensitive benches that change colour as you sit (or climb) on top. Add to this ALL of the big department stores (Myer, David Jones, Harris Scarfe, Target, Kmart and Big W) as well as the specialist children's stores (minihaha, Pure Baby, OshKosh B'gosh and Bardot kids), some storytime at REALM and of course some pretty decent options for lunch up in the Town Square - I think you will be spending the entire day here! Sundays are also great with the Farmers Market up near the Town Square too! 

Mamma's special mention: Oh and if the thought of parking the car with the kids is stressful - there is valet parking!

the nitty gritty

7 days
Monday - Wednesday
9am - 5:30pm
Thursday - Friday
9am - 9pm
9am - 5pm
10am - 5pm 

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Maroondah Highway, Ringwood