Even lovers of the great outdoors sometimes need to stay inside. Whether its too hot, too cold, too spring hayfevery or just a little whiffy (we’ve all experienced the effects of smoke on air quality), there is always something to do indoors to keep the kids entertained and you sane.
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There are lots of places that are great dining experiences for families – places with terrifically yummy children’s menus, places with lots of activities to keep kids amused, and destinations that offer wide open spaces where little legs can burn off some energy and build big appetites.
The Yarra Valley Chocolaterie has revealed an expansive new Café and showroom to coincide with seven years of bringing their wonderland to millions of chocolate loving visitors.
There is something humbling about floating more than one kilometre above the earth. The world stretches out, shifting endlessly as the colours of dawn throw new light on the horizon
The Yarra Valley is an incredible playground for families – close to Melbourne (so no ‘are we there yets? on the drive), but far enough away to feel like you’ve truly got away. And you’re spoilt for choice for family friendly accommodation, each option a little extra something to delight children and provide parents with a little more relax time. Sounds good doesn’t it!
More fun in more places. Bring the family and a sense of adventure.
There are plenty of cool places to cool down in the Yarra Valley. Just heading to the hills, and the endless green of shady trees, will help you feel instantly refreshed but if getting your toes in the water appeals, here are some ideas for waterplay that make summer heat a breeze.
See the world differently on a bike. Little legs, big wheels, backpacks laden with high energy snacks to keep the wheels turning. Family bike rides are heaps of fun in Manningham with plenty of picturesque, safe, beautifully maintained trails to explore.
Today’s General Stores in Nillumbik carry the hallmarks of service that we grew up with, and they have retained the charm of laden shelves, and at least one of everything. The general store/milk bar is alive and thriving in Nillumbik and an essential part of daily life.
The Yarra Valley ‘Hatted’ restaurant is a dining experience that is the ultimate in gastronomic delight. A pure extravagance, a culinary exploration, a finely crafted experience of taste, texture and tenacity.