St Kilda, something for everyone
St Kilda is close enough to the city to be convenient, but with so much on offer for families that a day will pass by very quickly here.
A walk down Acland St is always a great starting point, check out the boutique shops and of course the little bakeries where desert is an art form more than a meal. If ice-cream is on the agenda (and it always is for us! Read here why..) I always pop into 7 Apples, but you will be spoiled for choice.
St Kilda Beach
St Kilda Beach is a nice place for a stroll along the pier, a splash in the water or a kick of the soccer ball if the sand isn’t too hot. And you can play spot the burned English tourist if you’ve got some spare time!
St Kilda Adventure Playground
St Kilda Adventure Playground is one of our favourite playgrounds. And that is after LOADS of research. Recommended for ages 3 + we found a confidently running 18 month old still had the time of his life! With cubbies and different themed areas, pirate ships and teepees, trampolines and slides, I can almost promise that there will be tantrums when it is time to leave. Check here for opening times
The gaping mouth that forms the entry to Luna Park is synonymous with Melbourne and St Kilda. A wonderful theme park for the whole family. Our little daredevil loves the rides, while Mr 3 is happiest with a snow cone.
St Kilda Esplanade Market
10am-4pm each Sunday (10-5pm Oct-April) you will find the beautiful St Kilda Esplanade market. Maybe not the most kid-friendly market, we still enjoy the beautiful arts and craft that the market offers with such a beautiful backdrop. It’s just such a beautiful site.
Try to keep to the main tourist areas- Acland St, Beaconsfield Parade and Fitzroy St.