Many children living in inner-city Melbourne public housing don’t have access to safe play spaces or outdoor areas. When children have the opportunity to play, explore, engage, experience and interact in stimulating environments this supports their development and increases their chances of reaching their full potential in life. Below, find out about Cubbies Fitzroy Adventure Playground, a Save The Children initiative supported by the City of Yarra that provides children with a safe space in their community to play and have fun.
Save The Children has been championing the rights of children for over 100 years. We provide emergency response aid when disaster strikes and run programs designed to protect & nurture children so they can thrive and have the opportunity to become the best version of themselves. We help millions of children in need in over 117 countries and have measures in place to ensure our ongoing accountability - 79% of donations goes directly towards program expenditure. Here is how we help hundreds of children in inner-city Melbourne to thrive, develop and have fun in a safe and supportive environment:
About The Cubbies Fitzroy Adventure Playground
Cubbies Fitzroy is an adventure playground located next to the Atherton Gardens in Fitzroy. This vibrant community space provides a safe and supportive environment for children and their families who live in the area. Programs and activities are run at Cubbies Fitzroy Adventure Playground by our skilled Youth Workers, Bi-Cultural staff, University and Community Volunteers.
There are many benefits of the Cubbies Fitzroy Adventure Playground for both children and parents/carers including:
The opportunity for children to engage in creative & recreational play and activities that enable them to make calculated risks & decisions
A connected, supportive environment for parents and carers
Building resilience, developing positive relationships and increasing social & emotional learning
Increasing engagement and participation with their community
An improved sense of self and cultural pride
Inter-cultural relations, social cohesion and community harmony
Providing children with a sense of agency over the space, and pride in their ability to co-design the environment
Visit Cubbies Fitzroy Or Donate To Support Our Initiatives That Help Children Thrive
The Cubbies Fitzroy adventure playground is open to registered children as an afterschool program for primary school aged children from 3:30pm until 5:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays.
On Wednesdays and Fridays, a sperate afterschool program called the Family Learning Club is delivered from the playground from 3:30pm until 5:30pm.
Registration is required for both the Cubbies and the Family Learning Club afterschool programs.
On the first and third Saturday of each month from 12:00pm until 4pm a Community Day is delivered and open to the public without the need for prior registration.
For more information contact the Family Learning Club Team Leader on 0499 368 603.
To support our programs you can make a single donation today or become a monthly giver. Donations enable us to continue to provide our programs and initiatives with 79% of donations going directly towards program expenditure.