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Wow, what a weekend!

Having spent the day at Awesome Playgrounds Hallam I can tell you that their Grand Opening was properly awesome! It was a day full of sun, music, sausage sandwiches, great products and savings plus heaps of fantastic customers! Star FM did an amazing job with their live broadcast and were very entertaining the whole time. We also learntĀ  that the Hampton Park Lions Club cooks a mean sausage sizzle, so a big thank you to those guys too! Rick and Tanya, AP Hallam’s owners, were incredible in achieving a hugely successful Grand Opening. They went all out in preparation and you could definitely tell their hard work payed off.

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AP Hallam the morning of the Grand Opening!

It was such a great day, even Batman couldn’t help but make an appearance…

Awesome Playgrounds Hallam BatmanBatman impressing the passing traffic with his biceps!

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The Star FM Prize Wheel was a hit! Each customer who purchased on the day got the chance to win some great prizes!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by, I’m sure you all had an Awesome time!

Check out our Facebook page for all the photos from the Grand Opening!


Well Hallam’s Grand Opening almost upon us and the excitement is building here at Awesome Playgrounds! To get you excited too, here a list of all the day’s events you can enjoy:

  • Gates open at 9am
  • Star FM will be there from 11am to 2pm
  • ‘Jake’ from Star FM’s ‘Stampsy and Jake’ will be broadcasting live onsite

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  • Spot prizes and giveaways all day
  • Sausage Sizzle

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  • Face painting
  • Ballooning and kid’s entertainment

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  • Incredible Grand Opening specials all day (on a range of products)
  • Gates close at 4pm

As you can see, there won’t be a dull moment the whole day and there will be awesome savings on offer too!

So remember, on Saturday the 18th of February, head down to Awesome Playgrounds Hallam at 239 Princes Highway, Hallam. We can’t wait to see you there!

Traditionally, there has been much speculation about the existence of Big Foot with the only evidence being rather blurry photos of a large, ape-like creature walking around the forest areas in America.

You may have seen this photo before, which is probably the most famous photo of Big Foot:

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The famous Big Foot out for a stroll

Well, although we’ve named our premium range of Monster Playgrounds the ‘Big Foot’, they bear only a couple of resemblances to this near mythical creature. The main difference between them is that our Big Foot units do undoubtedly exist…and we have plenty of crystal clear photos of them to prove that. See!

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Big Foot Gym Package 5 in crystal clear vision!

The other thing is that you’ll find our version of the Big Foot in a residential backyard, which is exactly where you don’t want to find Big Foot himself!

Basically, we named the range the Big Foot because the units are massive and the kids can have heaps of ape-like fun playing on them. The deck towers at a huge 1.8m high and in packages 4 & 5, the penthouse sits at a whopping 2.1m high! Every Big Foot unit is skillfully constructed with thick Scandinavian Redwood and all the play accessories used are the cream of the crop. They all come with UV resistant canvas roofs so the children don’t get sunburnt, and are guaranteed to entertain for many years. What’s more, you can choose from a ‘Gym’ or a ‘Tower’ design, then choose from package 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 so there’s something to suit everyone!

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We're getting artistic now! Here's another angle of the Big Foot Gym Package 5

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You can see a Big Foot 'Tower' pictured here (package 1)

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A Big Foot Gym in it's simplest form (package 1)

So don’t wait for another short glimpse or questionable photo of Big Foot, just stop by your nearest Awesome Playgrounds store to view a Big Foot today!

Visit or for more info about these amazing Monsters!

Setting up an Awesome Playgrounds yard is far from easy work. This was no different for Rick and Tanya, and even though they had a multitude of other tasks to take care of apart from setting up the yard (as well as taking care of their young one), they worked hard and it’s fair to say, achieved an amazing result!

To give you a brief idea of how the yard at Awesome Playgrounds Hallam was set up, here’s a quick photo log!

The first day began with the Awesome truck, fully loaded, arriving at the Hallam yard.

The softfall was laid and ready for the team to start installing the Awesome products!

So the boys started unloading everything.

Building then started and the yard looked more like a construction site for the next couple of days!

With a good sized team the yard came along quite quickly.

The huge Big Foot Gym Package 5 was a big job on its’ own!

Most of the Monster Play Systems and Jumpsport/AlleyOOP trampolines were standing…

Then in no time, the Awesome Playgrounds Hallam yard was almost there (even though the cubby houses were still looking a bit bald)!

And it sure looked good from the street too!

Finally, the team reached the end goal; an attractive, completed yard that looks AWESOME!

So there you go, that’s the story of how the yard at Awesome Playgrounds Hallam was set up! It was a good 3 days work but it was well worth every minute spent. Rick, Tanya and the Awesome Playgrounds installation team, well done!

You might be able to tell that we’re a little bit proud of the new Awesome Playgrounds Hallam store. Combining their 100% focus on quality play equipment with super friendly customer service, AP Hallam is the complete package for all south easterly Melbournians. They’ve already had a fantastic response from their local community and everyone’s looking forward to their Grand Opening in mid February, so why wouldn’t we be excited?

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They have some fantastic products on display at Hallam too, including:

  • The centre piece, a Big Foot Gym Package 5 with swings, monkey bars, a penthouse and a huge spiral slide
  • A Little Foot Gym Package 2 (the best mid sized play gym going around)
  • An AlleyOOP 14ft Double Bounce trampoline (you haven’t had fun on a trampoline until you’ve jumped on this!)
  • A Jumpsport 10ft Combo (great value forĀ  money)
  • A big range of cubby houses, with a massive Awesome Cubby elevated with a spiral slide, an elevated Funhouse 2 and an Aussie Homestead 1 & 2 all on display!
  • A Dingo Gym (a quality product perfect for suburban backyards that will last you for years)
  • A Baby Bear fort (a great space saver and relatively easy on the back pocket)
  • Slides, swings, sandpits, picnic tables, cubby house/fort accessories and more!

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You can check out all the latest photos in the Facebook album ‘Hallam has one Awesome yard!’ or better still, drop by the yard at 239 Princes Highway, Hallam and have a look for yourself!

Awesome Playgrounds Hallam is open 6 days a week. Their opening hours are as follows:

Monday – 10am – 4pm
Tuedsay – 10am – 4pm
Wednesday – 10am – 4pm
Thursday CLOSED
Friday – 10am – 4pm
Saturday – 10am – 4pm
Sunday – 12pm – 4pm

We’ve started 2012 off with a bang! Awesome Playgrounds Hallam, the newest Awesome store, will be open for business as of January 21, 2012. Their massive Grand Opening will be held mid February and will be a day to remember for all involved!

The owners, Rick and Tanya, have grabbed a fantastic location for the new store in Hallam so you won’t be able to miss it! They will have the full range of Awesome products, including everything from cubby houses to trampolines, colossal playgrounds to an enormous range of play accessories.

Melbourne’s south-east is home to many families who’ve, in the past, never had one stop playground equipment shop so conveniently located. Awesome Playgrounds Hallam will be yet another family owned and operated dealership and they can’t wait to meet and service the local community. Stop by and say hello if you’re in the area this weekend, and be sure to keep an eye open for the upcoming Grand Opening!

Awesome Playgrounds Shepparton officially opened for business last Saturday (22/10/2011) and we had a great turnout! The store is part of Oke’s Toy and Nursery Superstore, Shepparton’s largest children’s toy shop. Oke’s Toys already has a huge range of toys, hobby products, a large nursery area for all your baby needs, and now they have a new huge outdoor show yard full of awesome playgrounds!

For everyone living around the Shepparton area, Oke’s Toys/Awesome Playgrounds is your one stop shop for kid’s presents this Christmas! You can find them on Lorraine Street in Shepparton, call them on (03) 5831 1055 or view their website at