family experiences in melbourne's south
So much to do, so many places to go! From indoor and outdoor, museums and railways! Everything is covered here in Mamma Knows South's family adventures - take your time and have a browse through some of these fab options - you'll find heaps of inspiration plus a handy map, making it easier to uncover something new for you and the crew to enjoy.
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This place has all the magic ingredients for a perfect winter night out!
All the Aussie animals you can think of, behind the one gate.
We are talking, kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, emus, echidnas, wombats, bats, tassie devils, dingos, snakes, eagles, cockatoos, lizards, kookaburras, pelicans and more!
Take a journey to the Antarctic and learn all about the amazing wildlife and their habitat.
There are doors and entrance ways that lead to different themed rooms, each one more spectacular and kooky than the next.
When 12pm approaches, these guys slowly gather around the foreshore and wait patiently for their lunch to arrive.
Packed with fun for the family and completely affordable, with different options for all budgets.
This 18 round course offers some whacky obstacles like giant spinning tops and tyres, and has an assortment of crazy decorations scattered around.
What do you get when you cross ocean views with THE most amazing sunsets, rolling hills, fluffy cows, luxurious accommodation and a firepit to toast marshmallows - all in your backyard? Heaven is what. Absolute. Heaven.
Winter is here! And what screams winter more than - ICE SKATING!
Heading into watch your favourite team play gets all super-family-friendly on Sundays at the MCG and Marvel Stadium - Kids are FREE!
The Australian National Aviation Museum (say that three times quickly) is a true surprise and delight. Located within the Moorabbin Airport district the planes are both on the ground and constantly flying overhead
Step back in time and jump on board your booth carriage. Open up the windows and let the fresh peninsula air refresh your face as you watch the scenery zoom past.
Everywhere you look the view is breathtaking, with an onsite cafe - it’s the perfect way to spend the day!
This place is incredible and home to Rosie the Shark!
A farm with a playground, feeding trail, nursery, pony rides AND a tractor!
Cast a line into a dam full out trout!
Fill up your bucket with delicious ripe cherries!
Choose a pony, give him a little pat and take him for a slow 10 minute trot around the gorgeous Catani Gardens.
Wow! What an event! Santa's Magical Kingdom is back again, and it is sensational!
This is one jam-packed adventure garden! The fun just keeps on coming.
How good is getting a taste of the country right in the middle of the city?
For an EPIC garden adventure you can to go past these famous gardens.
This place has all the magic ingredients for a perfect family day out!
The NEW epicentre of culture in the City of Casey
Here's a great way to spend a day - sail across the bay! You may be lucky and have dolphins swim beside you!
What could be better than sitting in a large shed, surrounded by giant cushions and toys and having a story read to you?
You may think if you have seen one animal farm, then you have seen them all. Let mamma assure you, this is most definitely not the case.
Mamma and co had the thrill of experiencing this ULTIMATE family experience, with 5 levels of high climbing!
This is truly an experience like no other. Where else will you find a family of Albino kangaroos hopping about?
This wonderful farm has so many adorable animals to feed and cuddle. But you simply cannot go past the piglets.
Victoria's NEWEST Theme Park!
How good are ripe raspberries? Almost as good as fresh blackberries!
Strawberry picking season is back! From November to April you can visit this beautiful strawberry farm and fill your punnet to the brim.
Yep, that's right - it is possible to have a peaceful soak whilst in the company of your kids
Take some time out to stop and smell the.. peonies!
This AMAZING wildlife sanctuary is somewhere you absolutely have to add to your must-do list! Koalas, Kangaroos, Wallabys, Tasmanian Devils, Wombats......... and more!
Treat the kids to a taste-bud tantalising High Tea on the high seas!
The Penguin Parade is a MUST DO for any trip down to the Island.
The Koala Conservation Centre on Phillip Island is quality eco-education - Koalas in their natural habitat with boardwalks allowing visitors to get a closer view.
An island off an island! Churchill Island is a must do if you have a family and kids learning all the different animal noises.
Dinosaur fans UNITE! Every kid Mamma knows loves dinosaurs, so add this to your to do list ASAP if you haven't already.
Sweet Mamma chocolate dreams! Panny’s Chocolate Factory that rests beside the road as you head through the island is a coco-lover’s haven and the kids will be impressed too.
There is something a little special about this collection of nurseries in Braeside. It is guarded by DINOSAURS. You really can’t miss them as you travel along Springvale Road and I’m pretty sure the kids won’t let you simply drive pass without begging you to stop.
Come aboard for the most peaceful ride to the peak of Arthurs Seat.
Born to be wiiiiilllld.... Are you looking for an adventure? Get your motor running and head over to Wildbuggy for some offroad rallying!
You can't mistake that iconic clown's smile that is synonymous with happiness!
Luna Park is an all-time favourite!!
This whole farm is an amazing experience, without having to pay a cent!