Easter School Holiday Activities on the Mornington Peninsula

With the first school term over it is time for Easter School Holidays and there is no better place for adventure than the Mornington Peninsula. The Peninsula offers a vast range of family-friendly activities to make the most of these long and wonderful days with your loved ones. If you are not sure how to entertain the kids while getting away for an escape on the Mornington Peninsula, we’ve put together a list of the best experiences and activities on the Peninsula that are perfect for both you and the kids. Time to start planning!

Unique Family-Friendly Experiences on the Peninsula

We are lucky to have a wide range of iconic experiences here on the Mornington Peninsula year-round. During the school holidays, it’s hard to resist participating in one of the many activities on offer, with nearly all of them suitable for families! Embark on a journey through the skies aboard an Arthurs Seat Eagle gondola, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. Once you’re back on the ground, head to  Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park to meet some friendly, fluffy, and furry friends. We highly recommend the Night Tours here! Moonlit Sanctuary also offer a complete School Holiday Programme featuring Keeper Club – during the school holiday programme, children can participate in environmental activities, interact with animals, and learn about native animal care. Groups are kept small, limited to a maximum of 16 children. Interacting with cockatoos, reptiles, and nocturnal animals that are usually not accessible to the public is a regular part of the day and Junior Keepers assist with feeding animals and organising animal enrichment activities.

Want to skip Netflix and head out at night? Make your way to the Dromana 3 Drive-In for the newest movie release, all while staying comfortable in your car.

Adventurous Activities on the Peninsula

Kids are all naturally adventurous, no question about it! There are numerous exciting activities to experience during the school holidays on the Mornington Peninsula. Set in Mornington, Locked in Escape Rooms offers four thrilling rooms focused on puzzle solving, code cracking, and, of course, escaping! If you’re after experiencing a little history, why not consider visiting the Mornington Tourist Railway, where trains operate every Sunday of the month! Travelling from Moorooduc to Mornington the historic railway offers a delightful family adventure with numerous picturesque views. Sk8house in Carrum Downs offers the ultimate skating experiences,, open every day except Easter Sunday. Allow children to discover their happy place through engaging sessions filled with entertainment, activities, rewards, and lively music from a DJ.

For those looking to release some energy, consider an outing to Boneo Discovery Park in Fingal – a must-visit destination for those seeking thrilling outdoor experiences. Operating every day, the park features mini golf and a ropes course where you can experience the thrill of navigating through the treetops on Adventure Island and then soar through the sky on an exhilarating flying fox ride. Challenge yourself on the rock wall and aim for the top – can you reach the bell? You can also witness the Dino Sand Sculpting, where talented sand sculptors create Australian dinosaurs against the backdrop of a beautiful lakeside. Surrounded by animatronic dinosaurs, this attraction offers a complete sensory experience for visitors of all ages. Visiting the sand sculpting entry also grants you access to 27 acres of wetlands, mazes, gardens, and giant games. Children can expend some energy while you enjoy a coffee or glass of wine on the deck by the lake.

Creative School Holiday Activities in Mornington Peninsula

Feeling inspired to make the most of these school holidays? There are plenty of activities to enjoy on the Mornington Peninsula for creatives at heart. Embarking on the high seas, Searoad Ferries in Sorrento offers unique and delightful experiences.

Exploring the artistic scene, the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery a pre-schooler program with hands on creative activities. Red Hill Candle Co in Dromana is offers a well-loved School Holiday Candle Making Workshops for anyone interested in crafting their own unique candles! Suitable for kids aged 5-14, the one hour workshop will allow them to make two of their very own candles.
Junior Chocolatier Classes at the Mornington Peninsula Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery are a favourite for all. For children aged 6-12, the Mornington Peninsula Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery in Flinders provides a 45-minute interactive class in a parent-free zone where children can create their own chocolate masterpieces with skilled European Chocolatiers. This package offers a custom badge, chef’s hat, and apron, along with a graduation certificate. Additionally, your children can take home three delicious chocolate treats!

Explore the Great Outdoors

School Holidays are the perfect time to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors.  Enchanted Adventure offers exciting activities and stunning gardens at The Home Of Tree Surfing in Arthurs Seat. Rain, Hayne & Shine in Balnarring will offer an abundance of cuteness during the school break. This family-friendly farmyard will allow kids to experience an unforgettable Pony Ride & Animal Nursery Experience! Kids can meet charming goats, chickens, calves, pigs and mini ponies! The Ranch Mornington Peninsula offers a range of school holiday activities, helping children gain confidence through outdoor adventures. They have meticulously designed a holiday Programme to prioritise the wellbeing of each child, while also integrating the core Ranch values that define our community. By participating in exciting activities, children are encouraged to cultivate important life skills and form meaningful relationships with peers and mentors. The values of The Ranch are integrated into all programmes, teaching children about integrity and empathy towards others. Featuring horse riding, rock climbing, flying fox, archery, and other exciting activities it is a well-loved experience for kids. 

Green Olive at Red Hill Winery promotes a hands-on learning experience for children on a functioning farm. Experience the Farm Tour where kids can interact with farm animals, explore the farm, and discover the origins of food, all amidst the great outdoors and sunny skies. Kids can interact with the animals on the farm, including feeding the chickens, guinea fowl, and ducks, gathering eggs, petting Gracie the Shetland pony.

 

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