You may be looking for some winter family activities to stay entertained and active. The good news is that the City of Port Phillip has plenty of things to do year-round. So, layer on your winter woolies and get ready for these fun family activities!
1. Rug up for a picnic in the park
You can now enjoy an outdoor gathering (up to a certain limit) such as a physically distanced picnic in the park with your pals or family. Keep an eye on the Victorian Government updates for the latest changes.
This activity’s perfect to bring your four-legged friends along to as well! And while any green space with plenty of room to sit will do, the St Kilda Botanical Gardens and St Vincent Gardens are a couple of great go-to picnic spots.
2. Go for a scenic walk
It’s no secret the City of Port Phillip is filled with beautiful walks. Some of which include:
• Immigrant’s Trail (4 km)
• Foreshore Trail (11 km)
• Solar System Trail (5.9 km)
• Elwood Village (4 km).
Or, if gardens are more your scene, why not pay the swans and ducks a visit at Albert Park Lake?
Use any of these local walks to stretch the legs, and get the kids out for some well-needed fresh air.
3. Meander through a market
Markets are the heart and soul of the City of Port Phillip. Local options include the South Melbourne Market and the St Kilda Esplanade Market on every Sunday.
Late-risers can saunter down to grab a coffee (and a hot chocolate for the kids) and explore all the market goodies this St Kilda hot-spot has to offer. The picture-perfect Esplanade is brimming with crafty creations from local makers for you to marvel at or take home to enjoy.
4. ‘Spin and Grin’ at Luna Park’s winter holiday sessions
If you’re looking for something to put a smile on your kids’ faces, Luna Park will reopen with controlled numbers on Saturday 27 June. The Spin and Grin session will run during winter school holidays, from 11 am to 2 pm and 3 pm to 6 pm.
Each session will open the gate to 500 guests, to ensure physical distancing and cleaning procedures are in place. For example, you’ll need to lather up your hands in sanitiser before each ride.
In Luna Park’s press release, CEO Matt Burns says, “We’re starting the business of fun again, and I speak for the whole team when I say none of us can wait to see guests racing from one ride to the next in what will effectively be their own private amusement park!”
Since the numbers are limited, be sure to purchase your ticket online ahead of time.
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