Sandhurst or “Pleasantville” as I like to refer to it, is a quiet, lovely estate located north of Frankston not far from Carrum Downs.
If you live here, then you are no stranger to the walking tracks, lakes, ducks, grassy nolls and the family friendly bike tracks.
Another great feature of this estate is the little playgrounds dotted about. Mostly enclosed and suitable for all age groups, they are perfect for a morning or afternoon visit to stretch the legs and give the kids a run around.
SANDHURST PARK ONE
ADDRESS – Corner of Sandhurst Boulevard and Niblick Circuit, Sandhurst.
This is a great park with an Australiana theme. We took all the MLTS kids who’s ages vary between five and two and they all had a fantastic time.
The play structure has stairs to the top so easy for the little ones to access the play hut and slide.
There are two swings, one toddler and one with no belt. A twist slide, a little play “shop”, huge climbing frame, and plenty of shady spots for a little picnic or snack stop.
Our older two loved exploring the fallen tree stumps and rock formations whilst running through the grassy spaces. Our youngest mostly fort over the swing! But also enjoyed running up and down the stairs to go down the twisty slide. There is also a sand area with ride on “digger” and a flying fox.
The front of the park is enclosed off the main road although the back is open so you still need to keep an eye on little runners!
SANDHURST PARK TWO
ADDRESS – Corner of Sandhurst Boulevard and Verdant Avenue, Sandhurst.
Smaller than park one but equally as interesting, this park is on a quieter part of the street and fully enclosed so a good one for toddlers. There are two swings (one toddler and one for older kids) as well as a big round rope swing.
The kids had a great time bouncing on the sea saw, dizzy round about and a rocking, bouncing grass hopper and lady bug.
The best feature of this park is designed for the older kids, a huge climbing orb which our oldest loved swinging on, climbing and jumping off.
Just outside the park is a HUGE fallen tree stump which the kids loved running around and jumping off. Discovering nature at its best.
One note to remember (if you don’t live in Sandhurst) is that there are no public toilets at the parks so best to make sure the kids pit stop before you leave home!