riverside - pirate ship - park, aberfeldie

Both little ones and bigger kiddos will love exploring the 'life sized' pirate ship at Riverside Park. Mamma says the attention to detail is very cool - check out the crows nest, treasure map, captains quarters, bells, telescopes, sunken treasure and even a wooden ships wheel. In fact, the 'Black Sapphire' is so well built it seriously looks like it could float down the river all the way into our bay! The playground extras on the ship are fab too with slides, climbing ropes, tunnels and of course no buccaneers boat would be complete without a 'plank' to walk (or jump). The park itself is right on the banks of the Maribyrnong River and somewhere you will want to spend extra time, its always busy with families picnicking and enjoying this very special place. Get on board me hearties. The black sapphire ship is sitting in a huge sandpit - buckets and spades are a must for treasure huntin' me hearties!

Mamma's special mention: Ascot Food Store is only an 8 minute drive and worth every coffee sip.

the nitty gritty

bbq's - park benches - lots of free parking - picnic tables - pram access - public toilets - lots of shade - shelters.

118 The Boulevard, Aberfeldie

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