Virtual LEGO® fun for the International Day of Friendship!
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre is honouring the International Day of Friendship on Thursday 30 July with virtual activities to inspire kids to build, create and play with their friends from the comfort and safety of their own home.
Melbourne’s biggest indoor LEGO® playground may be currently closed to the public but that hasn’t stopped them from encouraging kids to enjoy virtual LEGO activities with their friends this week by launching a creative build competition, hosting live streams and providing a free gift with online retail purchases.
In celebration of International Day of Friendship, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre is asking children to create a LEGO masterpiece that is inspired by one of their friendships. Whether it be a LEGO incarnation of an activity they miss doing with friends or a recreation of their best buddy as a Minifigure, the team is calling on kids to upload a photo of their masterpiece on the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Facebook page and describe what makes this friendship special.
Entrants will be in the running to win two family passes to LEGOLAND Discovery Centre so their family and their friend’s family can both enjoy a fun-filled day out once restrictions ease and the attraction reopens to the public.
Master Model Builder Kieran Jiwa will also be hosting two live workshops on Facebook so children can build along at the same time as their friends! On Tuesday 28 July at 4pm Kieran will show kids how to create a pair of LEGO microphones and on Sunday 2 August at 11am Kieran will teach viewers how to build two little ducks. Little builders can download the activity packs from the website in advance to ensure they have their ducks in a row before the workshop!
The retail store at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, which remains open both at Chadstone Shopping Centre and online, is offering a free gift with purchase on a range of friendship-inspired LEGO sets. From 30 July – 2 August, anyone who spends over $50 on the LEGO Friends range, LEGO Ideas Central Perk set or the LEGO Dots range will receive a free Friendship Minibuild!
For further information about LEGOLAND Discovery Centre’s celebrations for International Day of Friendship, visit: melbourne.legolanddiscoverycentre.com.au/celebrate-friendship-day
Located at Chadstone Shopping Centre, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre is the ultimate indoor LEGO playground featuring a giant LEGO model of Melbourne, various build and play zones, two rides, a 4D cinema, retail store and much more! The LEGOLAND Discovery Centre attraction is currently closed to the public, however, the retail store remains open. You can also visit the online retail store at shop.legolanddiscoverycentre.com.au to get LEGO delivered straight to your door.
Seeking Junior Penguin Keepers!
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium launches a FREE online program for kids with a passion for penguins!
During ISO 2.0 Kids with a keen interest in marine life can deep dive into the world of penguins by taking part in SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium’s new Junior Penguin Keepers program!
The series of free online resources gives primary school-aged children the opportunity to learn about life as a penguin keeper through downloadable worksheets, quizzes, live streams and interviews with experienced team members.
Along the way children will discover fascinating facts about the two sub-Antarctic penguin species at the aquarium – elegant King penguins and playful Gentoo penguins – and the wonderful team who care for them.
Created for kids who simply love animals or are interested in exploring a career in marine biology or zoology, the program will delve into penguin breeding cycles, eating habits, enrichment and veterinary care.
Aspiring Junior Penguin Keepers can get involved through SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium’s website and Facebook page. The free resources are available to individual children or virtual classrooms and all kids will receive a Junior Penguin Keeper certificate at the end of the six-week program!
The interactive activities and educational content will be posted on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 27 July to 3 September 2020, however, there’s no need to worry if you miss the start date as you can waddle in at any time throughout the six-week period.
Check out the resources at www.melbourneaquarium.com.au/junior-keeper and www.facebook.com/melbourneaquarium
Peninsula Hot springs with kids
Only an hours drive south of Melbourne at Rye, The Peninsula hot springs are one of Victoria’s first natural thermal mineral springs. With over 20 globally-inspired bathing experiences including a cave pool, reflexology walk, Turkish steam bath (Hamam), underground sauna, cold plunge pools and hilltop pool, offering stunning 360 degree views of the region.
Entering the bathing area is like stepping into another world, a relaxing sanctuary like a holiday in Bali (first thing the kids said) very calmed place surrounded by nature and the sound of running water.
Not only are kids as young as one month old welcome, but there is a range of experiences and activities designed specifically for kids of all ages. Little ones absolutely love exploring the hot springs and parents absolutely love how soundly they sleep afterwards.
5 ways to enjoy the hot springs with KIDS
Who would have thought you can have a Relaxing day at the hot springs with kids, Here are some reasons and benefits of taking the whole family.
1. Soak in the shallow, cooler pools
The family pool, which is located to the right as you walk out of the main Bath House changerooms, includes a large, shallow pool that’s perfect for toddlers to sit and splash around in, while adults can comfortably lie down and relax. The kid-friendly pools are also cooler in temperature, so you don’t need to worry about your little one's overheating.
This area is also has large sunbeds and a convenient family change room.
2. baby baths and barrels
Adjacent to the family pool you can bathe your baby in purpose-built stone basins, while kids big and small can play in half barrels.
3. Relax in the picnic areas
The Bath House contains two lush grassed areas: one in the Amphitheatre, and one near the Moroccan tent – where there are also a few wooden picnic tables. Bring your own snacks or purchase food from the cafe you can have a picnic between bathing sessions or before piling the family back into the car.
4. Sit under the falling water
Nestled to the left as you walk down the main Bath House stairs is a constellation of shallow pools, including a cool pool and one with a bamboo water feature that’s just as fun as it is relaxing.
5. Enjoy the bubble spa couch
Popular with kids: the bubble spa Is the perfect place to lie back while mineral water bubbles fill up all around you – just like in a spa bath.
Children 4 years and under can enter our Bath House for $5, while bigger kids are $20 each and adults start at $25.
More info www.peninsulahotsprings.com
140 Springs lane, Fingal, Rye 3939
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
Tel +61 (0)3 5950 8777
Source supplied www.peninsulahotsprings.com
Kryal Castle is lowering the drawbridge!
With the easing of Government restrictions Kryal Castle will re-open the park to the public on Saturday 27th June and will be open daily for the Victorian school holidays.
Kryal Castle is a legendary land of adventure, with knights, dragons, wizards, kings, queens, princesses, fairies and so much more.
Once you cross the drawbridge, a kingdom of myth, magic and fantasy will enthrall you. An adventurous, fun-filled day within the sprawling village awaits!
Tickets will need to be pre-purchased on-line at www.kryalcastle.com.au to ensure numbers are not exceeded and to avoid disappointment at the gate.
To celebrate we are giving away a Family Pass for 2x adults and 4x children to be used the first week of the school holidays. The Family Pass is valued at $99.
Open every day from 10am to 4pm during the school holidays (27 June – 12 July).
Open Every Weekend, 10am – 4pm. 18th July – 13th of September.
121 Forbes Rd, Leigh Creek VIC 3352
the winter igloos are back In Melbourne
Experience winter Post-isolation with your very own igloo perched on the banks of the Yarra.
This winter step inside a winter wonderland and get toasty beneath a sky of twinkling fairy lights. Sit back, grab a warm blanket, relax and watch the world go by.
Located at the The Wharf Hotel in the World trade centre complex, Winter packages include a delicious three course meal plus, your choice of beverages from their special menu.
The intimate mini igloos are suitable for 2-4 people perfect for an intimate get-together, double dates, family outing or those missed celebrations!
Igloo Wonderland have popped up for a limited time, so don't miss out! Perfect way to spend a family outing for special occasion and keep warm this winter.
Please note: Each booking is for a 1.5 hour period with 30 minute breaks in between to undergo strict cleaning regimes. For more info on their safe socialising policy, click HERE.
The Wharf Hotel
$49 per person Aged 12 years +
Click here for Igloo Menu
18 - 38 Siddeley Street
World Trade Centre
Melbourne VIC 3005