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
NGV KIDS AT HOME
The NGV has announced dedicated online resources for children, ranging from downloadable activity sheets to online games.
The free resources include activity sheets, children’s ebooks inspired by NGV exhibitions, the Tromaramix app where you can make short stop-motion animations and heaps more.
NGV KIDS AT HOME ACTIVITIES
Check out some of the FUN NGV Activity sheets available for free download below.
For more information or updates head to www.ngv.vic.gov.au/kids
Zoos Victoria is bringing the zoo to you
The Zoos may be closed, but thanks to the internet Zoos Victoria has launched a live streaming service so animal lovers can stay connected with some of their favourite animals from home, work or anywhere else they want.
Several live streams at Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo went live today, offering people who can't visit the zoo at the moment the chance to check out some of the animal action.
Check them out now https://www.zoo.org.au/animal-house