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Summer adventures for the whole family

The summer school holidays are in full swing! If you're searching for events and adventures that every member of the family will enjoy, we're here to help! With activities taking place all across Victoria, we've found some that are both close to home and a little further afield.

Here are 5 destinations you can check out for a day of family fun this summer:

Funfields Theme Park in Whittlesea

This summer, visit Victoria’s biggest theme park. An hour drive from Waterline Place, Funfields is an action-packed destination with a huge range of rides and attractions. From waterplay and waterslides to go-karting and minigolf, there are so many different activities for everyone to get involved in. Whether you prefer to pack a picnic, or purchase a bite from the café, the family will love every minute of your exciting day out at Funfields! Learn more and book your tickets here.

Collingwood Children's Farm

If your children love animals, then the Collingwood Children's Farm is a fantastic place to visit this summer. Get up close and personal with goats, sheep, pigs, ponies, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, roosters and turkeys! Plus, there are daily opportunities to cuddle with the guinea pigs at designated sessions, and also animal feeding in the milking barn. Also featuring a café, playground and picnic areas, Collingwood Children's Farm is the perfect destination to learn, play and enjoy a summer’s day out with the whole family. Collingwood Children's Farm is just a 30-minute drive from Waterline Place.

Jurassic Park High Tea at the Langham

The Langham Melbourne is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Jurassic Park by hosting a themed high tea for kids these January school holidays. The menu features a whole range of dino-inspired foods, from jungle nasturtium sandwiches to dinosaur trifle. If your grand/children love dinosaurs, then this is a must-try experience this summer!

Sessions are available between Monday and Friday from 9th – 20th January 2023. Tickets cost $85 per child and $89 per adult. Learn more and book your tickets here.

Illuminate at Scienceworks

Prepare to embark on an epic interactive light adventure at Scienceworks in nearby Spotswood! Illuminate is a brand-new exhibition exploring the science behind the fastest traveller in the universe – light. Throughout the vibrant festival-themed exhibition, you’ll explore visual perception and illumination, and discover how light behaves, such as how it reflects and refracts. The Illuminate exhibition is a fantastic way for children to have plenty of fun while learning something new. For more information and to get your tickets, click here.

The Enchanted Adventure Garden at Arthurs Seat

Discover a glorious wonderland of magic and adventure nestled in the beautiful hinterland of Arthurs Seat on the Mornington Peninsula. With a number of enchanting mazes, plus tree surfing courses, tube slides, a canopy walk, themed gardens and giant sculptures, there are activities for children and adults alike. An 80-minute drive (via EastLink and Peninsula Link) from Waterline Place, Enchanted Adventure is a fantastic destination for a fun-filled day trip, or a great item to add to the itinerary if you’re holidaying along the Mornington Peninsula over summer. Learn more and book your tickets here.

Whatever adventures you embark on, we wish you a safe, happy and exciting summer!