There isn’t a better place to spend a warm Summer day than running through a huge hedge maze and sliding down a hill in an inner tube. According to the kids that is!
We spent three hours exploring the Enchanted Garden located in Arthurs Seat on the Mornington Peninsula. The gates open at 9am and we were playing hide and seek in the first maze by 9:10. The kids loved finding the 5 buddhas and secret Japanese garden amongst the hedges that are over 25 years old.
The Children’s Maze held lots of secret corners and surprises too. The kids played snakes and ladders, made music in the music shed and spent time in the sandpit.
Around the park.
Along with the mazes there are lots of engaging activities for kids of all ages. Obstacles courses to keep the kids active and thinking. Boardwalks to run along, ropes to swing on and art sculptures to enjoy.
This was the highlight of the kids morning. The tube slide area opens up at 10am and is available for kids over 3 ( with a parent) and over 5’s can ride alone. It is part of the general admission ticket price. There are single and double tubes to ride in.
There are a variety of slides available all staffed at the top and bottom. Staff gave lots of support with choosing inner tubes and giving directions on the best way to go down. Team members were extra helpful with our family carrying our tubes while I helped Cooper walked up the big hill. This huge smile was worth the workout up the hill!
All the mazes were able to be navigated by Cooper using his manual wheelchair. Some of the gradients around the garden were steep ( yet smooth) which would have been better suited to his Power chair or beach wheelchair. Cooper was able to access the Canopy walk across the wooden swing bridges. There are accessible toilets and accessible parking. The tube slides are not wheelchair accessible but with help we supported Cooper to walk up to the top. He was safe and secure in the tube.
Other adventures are available which we would love to try next time! The tree surfing was really popular and looks like a great adventure for the whole family.
Pack hats, sunscreen and drink bottles.
Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the gardens. There are plenty of tables and chairs in shared areas. There is also a cafe on site.
All the address and ticket details can be found here.
- * we received general admission tickets in exchange for this review. As always, all opinions are our own.