Escape the Old Melbourne Gaol
Do your kids have what it takes to Escape The Old Melbourne Gaol? Head there these school holidays for a limited edition experience.
Children are invited to participate in Escape the Gaol, an immersive and educational activity aimed at ages six and up.
Children will have the opportunity to become inmates and must explore the Gaol to discover clues, solve riddles and pull off a perfect Prison escape!, without being discovered by the prison guards.
Each ‘prisoner’ will be given a notebook containing a number of riddles, which must be deciphered in order to receive directions to hidden clues. Once the clues are discovered, prisoners must secretly hunt through the Gaol to uncover the answers to pull off a fool-proof escape plan.
included with entry families can also explore the old Watch House and Former Magistrates courts.
Experience what it was like to be arrested and locked up in a building that has changed little since it closed in 1994. Duration: 30 minutes
Explore the former Magistrates’ Court, where many infamous trials took place. Try on a costume and put yourself in history.
Old Melbourne Gaol
22 SEPTEMBER - 7 OCTOBER
Daily- 9.30am to 5pm
$15 Child (5-15 years)
(2 adults + 2 children)
*Note the Escape the Gaol activity is aimed at ages six and up.
General admission tickets includes self-guided entry into the Old Melbourne Gaol, a guided Watch House Experience and an Escape the Gaol booklet and activity for kids.
Old Melbourne Gaol
Old Melbourne Gaol377 Russell Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
VICTORIA’S BEST KEPT SECRET – MORNINGTON PENINSULA HOT SPRINGS
Who would have thought you can have a Relaxing day at hot springs with kids!
We headed down to see for ourselves at Victoria’s first ever Hot springs Only an hours drive south of Melbourne at Rye.
Peninsula Hot Springs is Victoria’s first natural thermal mineral springs. The Bath House is Peninsula Hot Springs’ social, family-friendly bathing area. Where we Experienced 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.
An hours drive south of Melbourne on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula natural hot mineral waters are flowing from deep under ground and into the pools and private baths at Peninsula Hot Springs. Bathe, relax at the Spa Dreaming Centre and dine in the café at this tranquil coastal environment.
Two facilities provide a relaxation experience for everyone. The Bath House has over 20 bathing experiences on offer with areas suitable for visitors of all ages including a Hill Top pool with 360 degree views, reflexology walk, Turkish steam room, sauna, cave pool, family bathing area and many more. A kiosk offers lunches and light morning and afternoon snacks.
kids loved the barrel tubs and family pools with the water temp as warm as 43c, We didn’t want to get out. it’s seriously one of Victoria’s best kept secrets!
What better way to eat after a relaxing session in the hot water then with the kids favourite pizzas from the cafe.
The 50°C naturally hot mineral spring water flows from an underground aquifer 637 metres below the surface. The water runs untouched direct from the source to the pools, which range between 37°C and 43°C. Peninsula Hot Springs thermal mineral water contains a range of naturally occurring minerals including sulphur, calcium, magnesium, potassium and many others and is classified as a “Sodium Chloride Bicarbonate Spring”
7 days a week
Bath House 7am – 10pm
Spa Dreaming Centre 8am – 9pm
Peninsula Hot Springs café in the Spa Dreaming Centre open for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week and dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
The Bath House Cafe is open daily.
140 Springs lane, Fingal, Rye 3939
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
Tel +61 (0)3 5950 8777
MELBOURNE'S TOP LANE WAYS AND STREET ART
Melbourne has now become quite well known to be one of the world’s greatest street art capitals for its unique art displays throughout the city, offering a feast of colour, ideas and energy.
We love exploring Melbourne's lane-ways and wanted to share a guide on where they all are are, Melbourne.
It has become an attraction for local and overseas visitors experiencing Melbourne’s creative ambiance.
Street art locations
Some of the best examples around town can be found below:
PORT PHILLIP FERRIES
Spring is here and why not get the family aboard Port Phillip Ferries these school holidays, Travel across the bay to discover the beautiful beaches of Portarlington, best place to have a picnic whiles the kids run in the sand.
We Traveled aboard the comfortable vessel and headed out for a mini city escape.
Head to The Bellarine to enjoy the beautiful wineries, food producers or simply escape the city for a trip to a peaceful coastal town. With one of the safest cleanest beaches on the bay, Portarlington is a beautiful place to take in the scenery, swim, ride and stroll along the main street
Operating 365 days of the year, Port Phillip Ferries offers a relaxing and unique option for those commuting to Melbourne for work or day trippers any day of the week.
For commuters, it’s a great start to the day enjoying the sights and sounds of the bay, while you read the paper, catch up on emails with the free Wi-Fi, or simply sit back and enjoy your voyage.
With some of the best restaurants in the world why not cruise into the city and spend the night for a mini vacation. Use your ferry ticket saving for a bit of shopping, take in a show or simply enjoy the spring excitement of the city.
With 400 seats and two levels to choose from. Discover the bay like you’ve never done before.
So for your next dose of Vitamin Sea and stunning views, there’s only one way….Port Phillip Ferries. If you haven’t been on yet, it’s certainly the best time to book in your maiden voyage now.
Departure : Victoria Harbour, Docklands
Getting to Docklands
Arrival point: Portarlington Pier, Portarlington
Getting to Portarlington Pier
Open Every Sunday in St Kilda , why not take the kids down to Catani Gardens for a pony ride. Rides cost $10 each or purchase a 10 ride card for $80.
Parents are encouraged to lead their children around the designated track to enjoy the experience with them, for those who are not confident they also offer an experienced leader.
Catani Gardens, 3181, St Kilda , VIC
Every Sunday from10am to 4:30pm (depending on weather)
$10.00 per ride (one rider per pony)
10 Rides for $80 (there is no expiry on these cards)
0412 581 350 or Facebook
Cute and Cuddly Pony Hire
Catani Gardens, 3181, St Kilda , VIC