HOT: Wild Nights at Werribee Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo, K Road, Werribee South

  One of our regular winter school holiday outings is during the annual Wild Nights at Werribee Zoo, when the zoo is open after dark for a series of special events. This year the event is on for 7 nights from 9-15 July 2017. While the old favourites are there every year (marshmallow toasting!) each year there’s […]

The HOT List: Top 12 Places to go with Kids in a Melbourne Heatwave

Looking for places to go to beat the heat? If you’re stuck for ideas check out my list of the best places to go with kids in a Melbourne heatwave! 1. Hit the beach   Melbourne is blessed with shallow, gentle and safe bay beaches. Our favourites include Altona Beach, Ricketts Point and Carrum Beach, […]

HOT: Wombat Pat and Play Wild Encounter, Healesville Sanctuary, Badger Creek Rd, Healesville

Next time you’re visiting Healesville Sanctuary, why not try something out of the ordinary? We certainly made the most of a recent visit, when we met an Australian icon at a Wombat Pat and Play wild encounter. When we arrived at the wombat enclosure the star of the show was playing prima donna, unwilling to join her fans. […]

HOT: Chesterfield Farm, 1221 Ferntree Gully Road, Scoresby

  Chesterfield Farm in Scoresby is a privately owned children’s farm which gives city families an opportunity to experience country life. The working farm allows kids to get close to animals and to see how a farm operates. It’s set incongruously right next to the Eastlink Freeway but you’d never know it as it’s quiet, green […]

HOT: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, 550 Tyabb-Tooradin Rd, Pearcedale, Mornington Peninsula

Moonlit Sanctuary is a small private animal sanctuary and zoo on the Mornington Peninsula and a great place to get up close to Australian wildlife and to learn about our native environment. We are invited to visit and it is the highlight of our stay in the Mornington Peninsula. The sanctuary’s name is deceptive – it’s not […]

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