Showcasing some of the best beaches and open spaces along Port Phillip Bay the City of Frankston is a great place for families. Whether you are a local, visitor or tourist this area has some of best family focussed experiences you will find. With great parks, playgrounds, places to stay and eat, the gateway to the Peninsula should be on your list!
1. Ballam Park Playground.
Currently undergoing some renovations this is a great area for all ages. With play equipment, BBQ’s, athletics track and football oval. One playground is fully fenced and includes equipment for all abilities. If you want to learn more about the area the Ballam Park historical homestead just next door is perfect. Open on Sundays. More info here.
2. Jubillee Park.
This is is great for the Under 5’s and the newest kid on the block. Woody loves the little in ground trampoline. Read a great review here. Lisa and Helen from “Mama Loves to share” showcase this great playspace.
3. Frankston Foreshore Park
Right on the beach with lots of parking this spot is great all year round. It has the addition of a wheelchair swing ( with the key at the information centre just at the pier) BBBQ’s and toilets on site.
4. Frankston Botanical Gardens.
5. McClelland Scultpure Park.
Our top pick! Perfect place for families to enjoy wandering the wide open space and taking in the art all around. You can read more here.
- For a great roundup of more parks in Sandhurst head here.
Indoor trampolining fun for the whole family! The little leapers session runs 10-4 each weekday for $10 a child. Check out our review here.
Aquatic centre open all year round. Great water play area and pools.
Indoor play centre with good coffee! Lots of activities happen along side the usual play centre with fun disco nights and craft activities. Check their page for updates.
4. Frankston Arts Centre.
We love seeing a variety of shows at this venue and they are always really helpful with wheelchair access and using a companion card. You can book over the phone or drop in at the ticket office. Head here to get up to date listings on what to see!
5. Library Storytime.
Perfect for under 5’s a great session to engage in reading, singing and craft. Check here for times and venues. They also run a lego playtime on a Wednesday perfect for school aged kids.
1.Spanish Bar, Seaford.( just down from Seaford train station)
This gets our top vote as our favourite place to eat. Adriano the owner is just lovely and has brought something to Seaford that was really needed. Live music on Thursday nights, late openings, tapas and outdoor eating. For bookings head here.
2. Stacks Pancakes (Karingal Hub.)
Super friendly staff, kids menus/cutlery/cups/drawing. Perfect to combine with the cinema next door.
3. Cake Cottage ( Wells st Frankston)
Freak shakes and donuts. Need we say more? plus cake making classes.
4. Cosy and Tasty ( Nepean Hwy, Frankston)
5. Stereo Espresso ( Beach st, Frankston)
Great coffee and gourmet toasted sandwiches. This is Coopers pick! More info here.
- Seaford Farmers Market. 3rd Sunday 8-1
- Seaford Handmade Market. 3rd Sunday 9-2
- Frankston Market each Sunday 8-1
- Wells street market each Thursday. 9-2
- Karingal 2nd Saturday 8-1
Special events coming up.
Sandsculpting Australia each Summer.
( Boxing day to Anzac Day) Read our review here.
Waterfront festival. Jan 14/15 2017
Ventana festival Feb-March 2017
Festival of the lights. 26 Nov 5-10pm 2016
Party in the Park. April 2017. 10-2
We love exploring the little laneways and finding new street art that is being created thanks to the brilliant Melbournesmurals.
Kananook creeek is a great spot to meet the locals! and feed the ducks.
Over Summer the beaches are just beautiful for swimming and great for waking anytime of year. Click here to learn all about how wheelchair accessible the beaches across the city of Frankton area.
Frankston City is situated on the eastern shores of Port Phillip Bay approximately 40 kilometres south of Melbourne. The municipality covers an area of about 131 square kilometres from Seaford Wetlands in the north, to Mount Eliza in the south, and the Western Port Highway in the east. The western boundary of the city is made up of about 10 kilometres of beautiful coastline, and clean foreshore and beaches along Port Phillip Bay.
Frankston City is strategically placed as the regional capital for the Mornington Peninsula and the nearby south east growth corridor of Melbourne. Currently, Frankston City provides regional shopping, education, health, community service, financial, recreation and leisure and entertainment facilities for a population catchment far greater than its municipal boundaries. Frankston City is more than just the suburb of Frankston. It comprises the suburbs of Frankston central, Carrum Downs, Frankston North, Frankston South, Langwarrin, Seaford, Karingal, Sandhurst and Skye. @Visitfrankston
Once you have explored this area why not explore the Morninginton Peninsula!
For some great adventures head over to Miss Morni Penni who will share with you art adventures hidden in Frankston.
We would love to hear of your favourite place to play, eat or learn so leave us a comment below!