Updated 26 November 2019

The sun is shining and the kids are asking for something to do.

Blow their minds with some outdoor activities that will show them their full potential! The Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges is an ideal location for being active and it’s super easy to make a day out they won’t forget. They can climb higher, go faster, feel accomplished and have a great time in the process.

Here are five of our favourite kid’s activities this summer:

Climb tall at Kinglake Forest Adventures, Kinglake

With a new special area just for kids aged 2-6, there’s something active for everyone to do at Kinglake Forest Adventures. Children can test themselves in the trees and on the forest floor with a range of outdoor activities that provide for a totally immersive forest experience.

This summer, climb to great heights and see to the horizon and beyond!

Eastern golf, school holiday fun, kids golf

Tee off at Eastern Golf Club’s kid’s program, Coldstream

Learn to swing a club and serve a tennis ball playing games designed to build skills while having fun. The Eastern Golf Club school holiday program is a great way to introduce your children to new sports while they make new friends and learn through play.  

A great day out that will help them discover new skills and interests ready for a new year! More info

Yarra Valley cherries, pick your own, kids summer activities

U-Pick the fruits of the season, Yarra Valley Cherries, Seville

Cherry picking is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors with a juicy reward at the end! You can pick your own cherries at Yarra Valley Cherries to take home and enjoy and get the kids involved in some sweet walking and tasting along the way.

If you’ve never treated your children to cherries straight from the tree, now is the time to make cherry picking a part of your summer. It might even become your favourite summer holiday tradition! More info

Children’s Festival at SkyHigh, Mt Dandenong

Day or night, 365 days a year, SkyHigh is a soaring experience that is next level fun for your children. The popular Children’s Festival returns this January with loads of child focused activities and events to keep the excitement high and the ‘I’m bored’ low!

Burn some post-Christmas kiddy energy and meet animals up close, take part in treasure hunts, enjoy a pony ride, music or mini golf.And there’s a maze! More info

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Mountain Bike your way at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort

There’s no doubt that mountain biking is one of the fastest growing outdoor activities there is and our amazing mountains of the Yarra Ranges offer many opportunities to get your wheels turning. Did your kids get new bikes for Christmas? At Lake Mountain there are more than 20kms of single tracks adjacent to the village, ranging from beginner to advanced.

For a family ride that is suitable for everyone, you can tackle the cross-country ski and walking trail network and enjoy great views, fresh air and the sense of accomplishment that comes with the return ride.  Hire a bike and helmet or bring your own. Start and finish at the café for a tasty refuel! Check out the guided rides and programs on the website. More info