Looking for a little something to keep the kids occupied this school holidays?
No one wants to be stuck in the house with cabin fever everyday so why no get out and check out what Melbourne has to offer. I have narrowed down some of my favourites below.
This little gem is open every Sunday from 11am and Wednesday afternoons on school holidays. It’s a park with a minature train track that you can ride on with the kids.
The track is complete with tunnels and bridges which makes for an exciting ride. At $3 per person per ride it’s not going to break the bank. You can take a picnic lunch here and relax in the shade or let the kids burn some energy in the playground. I would recommend getting there early as there can be lines.
Why not take the lovely drive out to the Yarra Valley and get the kids cooking.
The cooking class at Oakridge Winery is so much fun. The kids go off and pick herbs, learn about making flour and make a delicious pizza. I watched and assisted as Hudson is younger, but if you have older children you can bring a friend and enjoy lunch in the beautiful restaurant while sampling some of the delightful wines.
You can contact Oakridge Wines to book for the upcoming holidays.
The lights by Dreamworks exhibition is at the Rosebud foreshore these Easter holidays.
It’s a magical wonderland of beautiful lanterns from all the kids favourite Dreamworks movies. Kung fu panda, Madacascar, Puss in boots and How to train your dragon are just some of the amazing movies that are brought to life with huge lanterns.
There is craft activities, rides, food stalls and your kids may even run into some of their favourites in real life.
For further information and tickets head to the website.
This school holidays the Smurfs are taking over The Langham’s high tea.
Join Papa Smurf and the gang for an afternoon of delicious Smurfy approved treats and school holiday fun.
Contact The Langham for further information.
The National Gallery is always a favourite of mine to take the kids. It’s a great day out that is 100% free.
The kids area is wonderful and currently has Patrick Pound: The Great Exhibition on display. It’s an interactive activity trail that takes children on an expedition.
Holiday Inn – Staycation Melbourne
Since Melbourne has so much to offer it could be worth staying a night (or two) in the heart of the city.
At Holiday Inn on Flinders Lane kids stay and eat for free. They have just updated all of their family rooms and they are stunning.
It’s conveniently located near the free city circle trams, Docklands, Crown Casino and Flinders Street station. Also, the bar has some really good cocktails for mum and dad.
For further information check out their website.
Have fun !!