With Melbourne back open and international borders closed why not take the family on a five-star staycation here in Melbourne.
After the year we’ve all had and school holidays fast approaching, Now is the best time to explore and support our beautiful city with a mini staycation in Melbourne.
Treat the family with a night of family fun at Crown Metropol these school holidays. Swim in their luxurious sky-high pool, wander around the new Metropol Precinct, or just relax yourselves in their cosy air-conditioned room.
Crown Melbourne is the perfect place for a day out with the family or a family getaway. Offering family-friendly dining, limitless family activities and entertainment right in the heart of Melbourne CBD.
With the city at your doorstep, you can jump on a tram and head to Melbourne's Federation Square to see the Christmas festivities, take the kids to see the famous Myer Windows or marvel at Crowns beautiful Christmas Spectacular show on daily at Crown Towers Atrium.
Crown offers a combination of family-friendly packages starting from only $279. More info head to www.crownmelbourne.com.au/hotels/crown-metropol
Explore over 3,000 cacti and succulents here in Melbourne!
The beautiful Arid Garden at Melbourne Gardens is ready for you to explore the weird and wonderful world of cacti and succulents!
Only a short walk from the children’s garden, the Arid Gardens has been over a century in the making with the help of generous donors, the revamped Arid Garden was designed by renowned Landscape Architect Andrew Laidlaw, and is based on the internal cellular structure of a succulent.
The collection features more than 3000 arid plants including 400 different species, with many sourced from world-renowned international collections including the Fields collection, created by Ralph and Robert Fields in Tennyson, north-central Victoria.
I highly recommend you stop by the Arid Garden on your next visit to Melbourne Gardens, where you can admire these gorgeous plants and be immersed in the history of the site.
Located via Gate C or D on Anderson Street.
7:30am - 5:00pm
More info: www.rbg.vic.gov.au
Gumnut Park & Adventure Playground
With Victoria opening up and the ability to drive further out to explore more of Melbourne than ever before, I thought I’d share the recently completed Gumnut Park & Adventure Playground located at Mirvac’s masterplanned community, Olivine in Donnybrook in Melbourne’s North.
Set amongst 200-year-old Red River gum trees, the playground is inspired by Australian author May Gibbs’ iconic Snugglepot and Cuddlepie characters offering amazing experiences for children of all ages including:
Planned with parents in mind, the playground is adjacent to a new café, Shared Cup offering expansive views of the playground. Parents can enjoy a delicious coffee and menu with the café open from 7am to 5pm daily.
Olivine Boulevard, Donnybrook
MELBOURNE MUSEUM, IMMIGRATION MUSEUM, SCIENCEWORKS AND IMAX MELBOURNE TO REOPEN
Museums Victoria has announced that Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum and Scienceworks will reopen from Monday 16 November and IMAX Melbourne from Thursday 19 November following the Victorian Government’s latest easing of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.
An exciting new addition to reopening plans, the Melbourne Museum Plaza will be transformed into a safe and family-friendly summer outdoor space hosting live performances and entertainment, movies curated by IMAX Melbourne and special food and beverage offerings.
Over the coming months, visitors of all ages can enjoy their favourite museum galleries as well as brand new exhibitions. For the latest details about everything on offer, including the new Melbourne Museum Summer Plaza Series, keep an eye on the Museums Victoria website and social media platforms.
Tickets for Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and Immigration Museum will be available for Museum Members from Wednesday 11 November at 1pm and for the general public from Friday 13 November at 1pm. With restricted visitor numbers in place, bookings are essential.
With restricted visitor numbers, bookings for all museums are essential.
Museum Member tickets available from 11 November, 1pm. Not a Museum Member? Join using promo code ‘NOVEMBER20’ for 20% discount on household or adult memberships (expires 30 November).
General admission tickets available from 13 November, 1pm via museumsvictoria.com.au.
Are you ready to step into the future? Imaginaria at The District Docklands brings you a celebration of imagination, technology and play.
This fully immersive experience will activate in response to your movement as you walk, slide and glide through the dreamlike landscapes. Walk into a giant inflatable bubble, navigate through a futuristic light maze or jump into a cosmic abyss.
Check your shoes in at the departure lounge and prepare to venture into another dimension. There is plenty of space to explore and interact, creating a safe, post-COVID outing for your whole family.
The experience is limited to one-hour walk-through play sessionst to help with social distancing measures.
November 26 - January 31
Under the Melbourne Star
The District Docklands, 101 Waterfront Way
From $23.95 - $29.95
The District Docklands, 101 Waterfront Way