Get out of town these school holidays!
At just 30 minutes from Melbourne, you can make it a bite-sized adventure and be home before the kids tire out or spend the whole day (and night) exploring.
A visit to Werribee Open Range Zoo is a must for families, with kids under 16 free during weekends and the Victorian School Holidays and public holidays.
Even if you’ve been before, the zoo’s Safari Bus tour through the African savannah (included in entry) always feels fresh – from new baby zebra foals and curious giraffe to the latest family dynamics of the rhino ‘crash’.
While you’re in Werribee Park Precinct, take time to enjoy the Victoria State Rose Garden and lush surrounds of Werribee Park.
For a wet weather alternative, it’s hard to go past popcorn and a movie at Village Cinemas in Pacific Werribee or ten pin bowling, laser tag and bumper cars at Wyn City Bowl and Entertainment.
In Werribee City Centre, The Social Artist will be offering a family-friendly cupcake painting session on Sunday 10 April, while Pinot and Picasso will be running two family Easter painting sessions on Saturday 16 April with BYO chocolate and snacks (bookings required).
Wyndham Cultural Centre will also be offering great family entertainment and plenty of laughs with stage show You are a Doughnut on Friday 22 April, featuring sketches, songs and sensational science demonstrations.
Looking for a new walk or cycling route?
You could stay all day at Wyndham Park, with its Adventure Playground for older kids and Nature Playground for the little ones who love sensory play. Located in the heart of Werribee City Centre, it’s just a short stroll away from brunch, lunch, coffee or an ice cream from Augustus Gelatery.
It’s easy to extend your stay with plenty of family accommodation options including Quest Werribee and Holiday Inn Werribee.
As further incentive, Holiday Inn Werribee are also offering a special package where kids under 12 stay and eat free!
Photo: Zoos Victoria