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Family friendly fun in West Melbourne

Footscray and West Melbourne are becoming increasingly popular with buyers who have young families or plan to start their own family in the near future.

Find out what family-friendly fun is in store for you when you purchase at Millhouse.

Inflatable World Maribyrnong

Inflatable World is home to the biggest indoor inflatable playgrounds across Australia. When living at Millhouse, you’ll be located just 6km away from their Maribyrnong location – meaning bounce-tacular fun is just around the corner! Whether it’s for a birthday party or for a bit of weekend or school holiday fun, Inflatable World is a great day out for the young and the young at heart.

Address: 90 Gordon Street,
Footscray VIC 3011

Pricing: Varies depending on age or event – visit their website for more information.

Quarry Park Mountain Bike Trails

It might surprise you, but yes – mountain biking trails do exist in Footscray! The reserve is located off Farnsworth Avenue – just moments away from Millhouse Residence – and was formerly a quarry and landfill site before being transformed to a mountain bike park. Take the kids on one of the three descents (1 easy, 2 intermediate) while enjoying views of the city. There’s also a skills park and pump tracks to test out your biking tricks.

Address: Quarry Park (Entrance from the top of Owen Street)
Footscray VIC 3011

Pricing: Free

Parks and Playgrounds

When you live at Millhouse, you’re in close proximity to a range of parks and playgrounds. Kevin Shorten Reserve is a great option for smaller children, with a fully fenced in playground filled with a large tractor to play in, as well as swings, sandpits, surfboards, climbing frames and more!

For those with older children, Newells Paddock is a great place to run around and stretch their legs with soccer, cycling and basketball facilities. As an urban nature reserve and reclaimed wetland area, it’s also a great place to spot birds and other native fauna.

For the real showstopper however, you cannot go past Footscray Park. With water jets, a splash zone, water pump and creek bed, prepared to get a little wet before venturing to the playground. Kids of any age will have a ball playing on the flying foxes, climbing frames, musical instruments, nest swing and much, much more.

Addresses: Shorten Reserve
81 Essex Street,
West Footscray VIC 3012

Footscray Park
40 Maribyrnong Boulevard,
Footscray VIC 3011

Newell’s Paddock Urban Nature Park
Jamieson Avenue,
Footscray VIC 3011


Scienceworks in Spotswood – just 6km away from Millhouse – is bursting with things to challenge curious children of all ages. With a variety of different displays and exhibits to pique just about anyone’s interests, Scienceworks is a great place to let children roam freely in enclosed spaces, wander through immersive exhibitions, and drop into deep space in the Melbourne Planetarium.

Address: 2 Booker Street,
Spotswood VIC 3015

Pricing: Pricing varies between different exhibits. Click here to learn more about tickets and current exhibitions.


When you move into an apartment at Millhouse Residence, you’ll live in a safe, welcoming and family-friendly community. To learn more about the available apartments on offer, click here.