9 Kid Friendly Things to do in Brimbank

This is your guide to wholesome family fun in Brimbank - where there are plenty of kid-friendly activities that can be enjoyed anytime of the year!

1. Take a walk, collect some leaves and bring them to life in a stop motion animation

Nature and art is always a great combination! With Autumn fast approaching, why not take a walk to your local park or along your favourite Brimbank waterway and collect leaves of all colours, shapes and sizes which have fallen to the ground. 

Once you’ve enjoyed the great outdoors, take your leaf collection home and turn them into something creative: leaf rubbings or a stop motion animation!

This handy ‘how to’ video from Melbourne Museum online will help get you started.


2. Walk, scoot or ride along  the Kororoit Creek trail to a volcano themed playground

The Kororoit Creek trail winds its way through the stunning parklands of West Sunshine, Albion, Cairnlea and Deer Park. At the start of the trail in Brimbank, follow the pathway to Isabella Williams Memorial Reserve, Deer Park. Here you’ll find a fantastic, volcano-themed playground, exploding with fun!

Designed to represent Victoria’s volcanic western plains, colourful play surfaces ‘ooze’ like lava down the sides of a volcano in the centre of the playground. You’ll also discover slides, nets, climbing walls and more!

Adults can have a go at the outdoor gym equipment or simply appreciate the large grassy area to put the bikes down, catch your breath and watch the kids play.

To help you navigate your way, you can access the bike path maps on our website.

Image: Isabella Williams Memorial Reserve, Deer Park

When: Open 24 hours
Where: Isabella Williams Memorial Reserve, 151 Neale Road, Deer Park
Cost: No charge


3. Train to be a ninja and see what community gardening is about, all at the same time!

What do community gardening and ninja training have in common? Nothing usually, but in Albion they’re located within a three minute walk of each other!

At Selwyn Park in Albion, you’ll find the wonderful Kororoit Creek Neighbourhood House AND a play area – informally named by locals the “Ninja Training Playground”.

This playground is one for the climbers and budding ‘ninja warriors’ in the family, with slides, swings, up and over walls, monkey bars, a rope ladder bridge and climbing frames.

BYO scooters because the playground’s paths are made for zipping around.

Afterwards, take a stroll to Kororoit Creek Neighbourhood House, adjacent to the playground, and see what community gardening is all about. There’s a mix of edible and native garden beds with plants that are indigenous to the local area.

Come and visit to see what’s growing this season and pick some fresh produce to take home. Visitors should take note of opening days before arriving.

Image: Supplied, Kororoit Creek Neighbourhood House Community Garden

When: Selwyn Park is open 24 hours and Kororoit Creek Neighbourhood House opening hours are 9.30am - 3.30pm Monday to Thursday.
Where: Selwyn Park, 61A Selwyn St, Sunshine
Cost: No charge


4. Run wild at the nature-inspired play space at The Lakes Reserve

Kids of all ages and abilities will love this vibrant playground.

The playground’s iconic fish-like structure, upgraded in 2019, forms an accessible and playful path leading to the majestic Kanopé Tree Tower.

You’ll find older children mastering the ropes and pulleys to reach the ‘tree top’ and taking a thrilling ride back down on the large spiral slide.

A climbing wall, Kayak slide, Fireman’s pole and two ground trampolines provide playful activities for younger children.

Image: the nature-inspired play space at The Lakes Reserve, Taylors Lakes

When: Open 24 hours
Where: The Lakes Reserve, Chichester Drive, Taylors Lakes
Cost: No charge


5. Learn, connect and socialise through storytime

Did you know Brimbank Libraries hold storytime sessions for kids throughout the year?

Ignite the imagination of your little ones through the magic of stories! Connect with like-minded parents of babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers through these especially tailored moments. Free of charge - you just need to register to attend and come along on the day!

There are also sessions for parents and children (under five years) to practise their English with stories, songs and rhymes.

Look out for and special themed sessions throughout the year too.

Image: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Storytime, Brimbank Libraries, 2019

When: Various dates and times throughout the year. To find out what’s on and register for activities, visit the Brimbank Libraries website.
Where: Brimbank libraries - Keilor, Sunshine, Deer Park, Sydenham, St Albans.
Cost: No charge


6. Get the kids in to skating

Practice all sorts of tricks and turns at various skate parks in Brimbank.

Launched in 2019, the Delahey Skate Park located in the Delahey Recreation Reserve is a favourite among the locals. It’s a great space for local junior skateboard and scooter riders to have a go at learning something new.

If you’re looking for a good beginner park with small obstacles and lots of gutters, Sunshine Skate Park at Sunvale Community Park is a great option.

Get to the skate park early in the day for more space to practice.

Image: Delahey Skate Park, Brimbank City Council, 2019.

When: Open 24 hours
Where: Delahey Recreation Reserve, Corner Yeats Drive and Copperfield Drive, Delahey
Sunvale Community Park, 20 Neil St, Sunshine
Cost: No charge, BYO skating equipment


7. Join a junior basketball or netball team through Keilor Basketball Netball Stadium

Team sports are more than exercise. Kids that play team sport get to share the game’s up’s and down’s, learn the club song, wear the uniform, make new friends and belong to something bigger.

A variety of junior Netball and Basketball programs are available at Keilor Basketball and Netball Stadium (KBNS). Junior school holidays programs are also available.

Visit KBNS netball and KBNS basketball to find out more about the programs and enquire about enrolling in a team.

Image: Junior basketball competitions at Keilor Basketball Netball Stadium, 2018

When: Junior basketball competitions run for ‘winter’ (from April to September) and ‘summer’ (October to March) seasons, with a break over the school holidays.
Where: Keilor Basketball Netball Stadium, Stadium Drive, Keilor Park
Cost: Fees vary, submit an enquiry via this form.


8. The only standalone public Hot Shots tennis court in Victoria is calling!

Grab your tennis racquets and balls and head to the Hot Shots Public Tennis Court, where kids can practice to become the next Grand Slam champion in Brimbank.

The Lakes Reserve in Taylors Lakes is home to the only standalone public ‘Hot Shots’ tennis court in Victoria. The court is deliberately designed to be smaller than a regular tennis court, with lower nets - best suited to kids under ten years of age.

Use the Hot Shots Court at any time to prepare your tennis champion for the next Australian Open!

Where: The Lakes Reserve, Chichester Drive, Taylors Lakes
When: Open 24 hours
Cost: No charge, BYO racquets and tennis balls

No bookings required.


9. Toddler Tuesday – An arty wonderland for toddlers

Need something to do with the little ones at home? Toddler Tuesday has got you covered! Every Tuesday during school term, toddlers and their grown-ups can get crafty inside a very special cubby house with brilliant Toddler Tuesday artists.

To experience the fun, head to the St Albans Community Centre on Tuesday mornings where the atrium is transformed into an arty wonderland for kids, with artist friends helping them explore a world of craft.

Suitable for children ages 2-5 and their grown-ups and crafty tools are supplied.

The Toddler Tuesday sensation has a strong following on socials with crafty videos for families to access any time. Find them at Creative Brimbank Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Image: Toddler Tuesday, Brimbank City Council

When: Tuesdays during school term, 10am–12noon.
Where: St Albans Community Centre, 33 Princess Street, St Albans
Cost: No charge to join.


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