ian potter children's garden, royal botanic gardens, melbourne

How good is a garden that is totally dedicated to children? Full of things that get their little brains thinking, their legs moving and their mouths smiling! Best bit - it's FREE!

If you visit in the warmer months, make sure to bring a change of clothes as there are multiple water play options - guaranteed to end up with very wet - but very happy little bodies!

If you go in colder, wet weather - be sure to wear gumboots as there are lots of leafy, grassy areas to explore - which equals MUDDY PUDDLES!

There are mazes to challenge them, lakes to ponder, trees to climb, a bamboo forest to explore, a tree-house with a spiral staircase to discover, as well as lots of animal-shaped shrubs to spot! 
In the community garden you will also find a sand pit - perfect to get hands dirty.

This is a fully fenced in area - and an absolute perfect picnic spot for a mother's group or family outing!

Check out what is happening in the Gardens these school holidays HERE

Mamma's special mention
There are so many great things to check out whilst in the city - The NGV, District Docklands and Planet Kids just to name a few!

the nitty gritty

Gate opening/closing times:

Open 10am–sunset Wednesday–Sunday and public holidays;
10am–sunset seven days a week during Victorian State School holidays.

Closed to the public Monday–Tuesday during Victorian State School terms for booked school groups only

toilet facilities -  water play in warmer weather -some sheltered areas - pram accessible

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Royal Botanic Gardens, Birdwood Ave, Melbourne

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