THE BELLARINE Peninsula is blessed with a variety playgrounds that will keep your little tackers entertained for hours.
Barwon Heads has two excellent playgrounds, one next to the bridge on the foreshore that has the added bonus of a wave-free shallow beach and the other, affectionately called Pirate Park, on Sheepwash Road. A huge wooden bow of a ship gives the park its name and there’s also a flying fox.
Ocean Grove’s Kingston Park has two separate areas, one for younger kids and the other for the older ones with monkey bars and a flying fox.
Ocean Grove Park has a great playground with a tunnel, walkway and a fireman’s pole.
In the middle of town, Portarlington’s new playground has options for toddlers to teens and comes with gorgeous ocean views. There’s even a trampoline and an obstacle course.
Point Lonsdale Road playground has dual wave slides and also comes with ocean views.
Drysdale Reserve has a fully fenced playground with curved and spiral slides. It’s next to the footy ground and netball courts.
On Jetty Road in Clifton Springs you’ll find a large climbing mat wall, swings and slides among all the other things you’d expect to find at a playground.
Queenscliff’s Princess Park playground has four swings, one with a harness, and an astronomical arrangement where kids can learn more about astrology.
This is by no means an exhaustive list. Wherever you find yourself on the Bellarine there will be a playground nearby to please the little ones.