Ian Potter Children’s Garden

It’s not very often that we venture into the city for an adventure.

While Tom had to go into the city to meet a work colleague, I thought I would take the opportunity to get myself some new running shoes, but also to do something fun with the kids.

The kids love going on the train and the tram, and I had thought about taking them to the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre.

However, due to tram outages on the line that travels past the Aquatic Centre, I decided to give it a miss.

It was then I remembered Ian Potter’s Children’s Garden.

The kids and I visited the garden about 2 years ago with a friend and her girls.

The Ian Potter Children’s Garden is a short walk from the Shrine of Remembrance.

What’s wonderful about the Children’s Garden is that it’s an interactive environment for kids primarily aged between 1-7 years.

(While older kids and adults will still enjoy the garden, I believe it’s better suited for this age bracket.)

Gardens don’t discriminate, and on this particular day, we had kids aged from 6 months to kids their teens. There were kids of different ethnic backgrounds and physical abilities.


What I love about this garden is that kids can explore and discover the natural world.

On days when the temperature is above 26c, there are interactive water features.  Which is one of the reasons why I decided to come and visit with the kids.

Best of all, it’s free.

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