Friday, 29 July 2016

Visiting Melbourne: Five Fun Family Activities

Planning on a family trip to the stunning coastal city of Melbourne? While it was voted ‘the world’s most livable city’ for five years in a row, it’s not just a great place for the locals. With its gorgeous scenery, attractions and fantastic shopping opportunities it makes an incredible tourist destination too. Featuring dynamic film, arts and comedy festivals you can steep yourself in the vibrant culture, and with a plethora of things to do there won’t be a dull moment on your trip. Read on for five ideas for family activities in Melbourne.

  1. Visit Marti Guixe’s Fake Food Park
Real life Willy Wonka Marti Guixe is known for his imaginative food inventions, but has now taken it a step further and created an entire family exhibition in Melbourne. It’s a fun yet educational way to teach kids about the dangers of processed food, and features a number of activities and challenges to really get them thinking about it. Definitely something a bit different, you or the kids are not likely to have experienced anything else quite like it.

2. Get Back To Nature With a Camping Trip
Always a family favourite- camping is a fun, affordable activity to do with the kids. Whether you prefer tents or caravans Melbourne is the perfect place to camp outdoors. There are plenty of campsites around the city, so you can sit under the stars and enjoy a tasty meal cooked over an open fire. It’s the perfect way to spend a summer’s night in the beautiful Victoria capital.

3. Explore Ashcombe Maze
The lavender labyrinth and display gardens are a wonderful place to explore in the sun while giving you plenty of opportunities to take beautiful photos. Take part in their ‘great gnome hunt’ or spend hours getting lost amongst the rose and hedge mazes. You can dine at the cafe and even visit the gift shop on your way out for food, beauty and homeware gifts made from the plants and flowers on site. What an enjoyable way to get some fresh air and light exercise!

4. Make a Splash at Adventure Park Geelong
Boasting the title of Victoria’s biggest water-theme park, this is an ideal choice for an action packed day. With rides for adults and kids, a lazy river along with white knuckle experiences there’s something for everyone. For a real VIP experience you can even hire a private cabana for the day- complete with television, fridge, sun loungers and deck chairs. This is a good option for families, if the kids get tired during the day you can take a break from the park and relax before returning back to the fun later on.

5. Experience Virtual Reality Insanity
The Virtual Reality Arena brings you the world’s first ‘six versus six gaming arena’, transporting you into a world beyond your wildest dreams. You can either play in a group of twelve, or play over twenty games in your very own virtual reality station. A great option for slightly older kids, and a family experience that you are never likely to forget!


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