Here is a map of shallow water play areas in Melbourne that I have visited and enjoyed. The map illustrates different types of
water features (splash pads and splash parks, shallow entry beaches, shallow entry lakes) with different symbols. Click or tap on the
symbols to gain access to the web page describing each water feature.
Before you head out, make sure to read the water safety information
In addition to your own independent planning, risk management and safety measures, I suggest that if you are visiting these spots,
bring a swimming nappy (if your child is not yet toilet trained), bathers, sunscreen, a hat, a towell, a pair of
crocs or sandals for your kid's feet, a set of warm clothes for them to change into, a bucket and spade, and any floating
toys (like rubber ducks) that you want. Pack a pair of bathers and sandals for yourself so you can supervise your child
in the water. You can also visit these spots in winter if everyone is wearing gumboots.
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