Situated 34kms from Melbourne, this little suburb is settled at the base of The Dandenongs.
In this little outer eastern suburb we manage to find some remarkable things that the family can enjoy doing.
These are tucked away throughout the local area and sometimes it can be sheer luck that they are found.
Almost like cherished secrets.
Like most of Melbourne's outer suburbs it can be fun to explore just what can be found to see and do without actually having to travel too far or spend too much.
Fascinating finds in a simple little suburb on the outskirts of Melbourne.
Finding these sorts of places can sometimes be quite difficult here are some great sources of local information that can be used.
In just about any Melbourne suburb you will find little treasures tucked away in side streets or sandwiched between neighborhood houses.
34 Kms from the centre of the city of Melbourne we find this typical outer suburb.
Situated at the base of the beautiful Dandenong Mountains and in full view of the television towers, this delightful little hamlet offers some fun things to do that the whole family can enjoy.
The Kilsyth Centenary Pool.
Kilsyth Centenary Pool
75 Hawthory Road
Kilsyth VIC 3137
Phone number: (03) 9725 9411
Web site: Centenary Pool.
The Swimming Centre is quite unique with a huge olympic size pool lying under a hugh air filled Dome.
Inside and under the Dome you will find:
Swimming In The Outdoor Pool
On the outside:
There is a fully stocked Kiosk with hot and cold foods available.
The pool is a great place for an all season's family day out.
Something to think about...
Children's birthday parties are fully supervised by qualified party hosts who will take care of all your party needs, so you can sit back and relax while the children are being entertained.
Consider booking a fun birthday party here under the Dome.
Opening hours are...
Monday - Friday - 5:30am - 9:00pm
Saturday - 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday - 8:00am - 6:00pm
Steam Train collectors are passionate about their little beauties and the public are able to share their enthusiasm on every 4th Sunday of the month.
The rides are very reasonably priced and all the proceeds go to improving the facilities.
Do be sure to wear closed in shoes, this is for insurance reasons.
Big and little kids enjoy these little locos as they steam along the rails, we managed to dodge the bushrangers, avoid the Indians and finished off the whole experience with a typical "Aussie Barbie" in the parklands that surround.
All in all a great day out for the Family in downtown suburban Kilsyth.
For more details check out the Mooroolbark Minature Railway Website.
If you love your miniature trains you may be interested in this selection of books from Fishpond.
The Eastfield BMX Club boasts The Best BMX Tracks to race on.
Check them out for yourself.
There is a monthly race meeting on the 4th Saturday of the month and on other Saturdays if the weather is fine there is practice time.
Racing On The BMX Bike Track
The locals would love you to come on down, enjoy a snack or two from the kiosk and cheer the riders on.
For more information check email:
Eastfield BMX Club
Ready To Race - BMX Track
And if you love all things BMX check out these amazing books from Fishpond.
In this litle suburb we find a beautiful little parkland in Durham Road called the Elizabeth Bridge Reserve.
It boasts a children's playground, free coin in the slot BBQ's and covered picnic areas, a beautiful little lake and water causeway and great sealed walking/bike riding pathways throughout the natural treed area.
Search out the handmade tiles that school children have made and now are displayed throughout the reserve.
Small Lake At Elizabeth Bridge Reserve
Awesome Fun is an excellent indoor playground with safe slides and actities for children between the ages of 2-10 years of age.
Playground Activities at Awesome Fun
Mon – Thur: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Fri: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sat – Sun: 9.30am – 5:00pm
School Holidays Mon - Fri: 9:00am – 5:00pm
This is a great place to come to when it is raining, the kids are getting you down or perhaps to celebrate a fun birthday.
Check out the Awesome Fun website for directions and more particulars.
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