A meditation hot spot to say the least, however Fitzroy Gardens is home to some educational, family friendly kids activities in the school holidays period in particular. Otherwise, there are some simple ways that families can enjoy some quality time together at this sanctuary, without the need to break the bank.
For starters, the ample green space is a naturists haven between the CIty and East Melbourne, and a perfect backdrop for some simple family walks and picnics. Just remember to bring the soccer ball. Come here on a warm Saturday's morning in the autumn months, and an abundance of leaves fall off the trees, and they could fall in your face, depending on the wind simultaneously. Melbourne families are really lucky for spacious parks of multitude in the CIty and surrounds, and Fitzroy Gardens is equally as worthy.
Some kids play nearby
The Cooks Cottage paves the way for an awesome history lesson in itself. More information on how Captain Cook discovered Australia, and souvenirs are also available to purchase. On a warm day, it is great to go on a family stroll together, and follow the pathways with an ice cream in tow. There are villages, and the odd craft activities for the kids of Melbourne to enjoy. Parents, keep your eyes and ears open for such activities. There are areas dedicated to a couple of kid friendly creatures.
Great for bike riding too
Melbourne is also renowned and famous for its popularity when it comes to bike riding, and Fitzroy Gardens is the perfect park for this great activity in itself, although sparingly.
Who could not forget to mention The Fairies Tree. A kid friendly attraction that has around 300 years of history attached to it. Some quality carvings can be found on this original red tree stump.
If you're coming from either Flinders Street or Southern Cross train stations, or from anywhere else from that direction, tram routes 48, 109 and 112 will take you and your family there for a fantastic few hours out. Remember to alight just before Parliament House, cross the road to Treasury Gardens, and walk down away from city, you will be in this haven of family friendly fun in no time at all.