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
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