It can be a challenge to look for creative ideas to keep the kids entertained over the school holidays, so we’ve compiled a list of fun and affordable school holiday adventures for the whole family along the Mornington Peninsula.
Get on board a state-of-the-art gondola and fly over the state forest to the highest point of the Mornington Peninsula. With a breathtaking view across the bay to the city, everyone can enjoy this extraordinary sight.
Aside from the gondola, there’s also a café on-site, and Arthurs Seat State Park is close by and offers a wide variety of recreational activities which include walking, jogging, photography, nature study, picnicking and mountain biking.
Adults Return: $24
Child (4-16) Return: $15
Annual passes are also available.
Our beautiful strawberry farm offers fun for the whole family with strawberry picking and a delicious café filled with strawberry-themed treats and locally sourced options including homemade pies and sausage rolls from Johnny Ripe.
Adults includes 500gm strawberries: $10
Children (4-12), includes 250gm strawberries: $5
Family (2 adults & 2 children): $25
This enchanted garden offers a range of activities with a wonderland of mazes, artistic fun garden sizes, tube slides, a canopy walk through the trees and even tree surfing!
There is also a café on site for visitors to the park. You’re even welcome to have a picnic at one of their picnic tables and covered marquees.
General Park Entry
Tree Surfing Grand
Tree Surfing Nippers
Tree Surfing Big Zip
The Messy Shed offers 45-minute sensory play sessions that challenge the children to think, interact, explore and have fun. These fun and interactive, hands-on, creative play sessions are perfect for pre-schoolers or school children who love arts and crafts!
For the little ones, there’s Totsville, an interactive tiny town, where kids can discover, explore, and learn about the adult world in a kid’s size town built just for them. Through pretend play your child can be a vet, work in a cafe, sort the mail or sell tickets to a show.
Play at The Messy Shed also incorporates a play centre which has a great range of equipment, a cafe catering for parents and children and Wild Child Hair Salon.
Totsville and Messy Shed: $10 per session
Play Centre: $7 per session
If you’re looking for some cost-effective ideas, there are numerous parks perfect for a picnic lunch.
Or, you can bake at home with the kids. Why not try our recipe for Healthy Strawberry Muffins.
If you have any other local suggestions for fun and creative things to do on the Mornington Peninsula let us know!