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School Holidays: Easy as A, B, C!

School Holidays: Easy as A, B, C!

A is for ARRGGHHHH!!! – celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate day on Saturday 19 September with swashbuckling fun on board Searoad Ferries.

B is for BOUNCE and burn some energy on the trampolines, slam dunk arena, dodgeball courts, aerial spots and climbing walls at Supatramp.

C is for CHOO CHOO – plenty of old-fashioned fun on vintage trains at Bellarine Railway including Pirate Trains on 22 + 29 September.

D is for DINOSAURS - discover the Wildlife of Gondwana at the National Wool Museum (and Shaun the Sheep is there too - maybe you could make some Pom Pom Sheep for the 10,00-strong flock?)

E is for EQUINE – get on horseback with full or half day adventures at Bellarine Horse Riding Centre in Wallington.

F is for FROZEN – sing-alongs and real snowfall in the Snow Queen show at GPAC.

G is for GOLF – Fore! Golf workshops from PGA Pro Steve Brodie at Curlewis Golf Club including skills, games, prizes and fun. Dad will be GREEN with envy!

H is for HISTORIC – step back in time in Queenscliff exploring Fort Queenscliff and the Maritime Museum.

I is for IN THE WATER - explore Port Phillip Heads by boat on an up-close wildlife adventure with South Bay Eco Adventures.

J is for JUMP – the biggest jump of all – out of a plane! Kids 12 and over can Skydive Australia – as long as Mum and Dad say yes!

K is for KOALA – meet some of Australia’s cutest critters at Jirrahlinga Wildlife Sanctuary.

L is for LOST – lose the kids for a while in a giant maze at A Maze N Games.  When they find their way out there’s also mini-golf, playgrounds and games.

M is for MARKET SQUARE – a great program of school holiday activities aMarket Square Shopping Centre from craft to footy to music to dance.

N is for NET – let a pro teach your kids how to clear it with a free tennis clinic on Wednesday 23 September  at Queenscliff Bowling, Tennis and Croquet Club.

O is for ON BOARD – Searoad Ferries are smooth-sailing with magic, science, footy and pirates these holidays.

P is for PARTY! – There’s a free kids fun day for the littlies with face painting, story time, craft table and party food at Queenscliff Bowling, Tennis and Croquet Club on Wednesday 30 September.

Q is for QUEEN – meet Queens, Kings, Princesses, Knights and other fairy tale characters at Fairy Park.

R is for RIVER – the Barwon River runs right through the region and at various spots is perfect for fishing, paddling, stand-up-paddle-boarding or just walking, running or riding alongside.

S is for SPIN – take some vintage horses for a spin at the waterfront on the Carousel.  Giddy up!

T is for TOWN – bring the kids into town and take advantage of the huge schedule of activities in Central Geelong. The cool kids will love Minecraft, space, footy and science activities and most of them are FREE!

U is for UNDERWATER – there’s plenty to discover, learn and feel under the water at the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre.

V is for VERTICAL – let the kids scale the wall at The Rock Adventure Centre – a great climb, and fun to swing down.

W is for WHACK! Tackle the Mill or the Mountain with a putter at Bellarine Adventure Golf.

X is for XOX – take the opportunity to give your kids a kiss.  (Plus, we couldn’t think of anything else that started with X!)

Y is for YOU YANGS – great for a hike, a barbeque or mountain biking.  The views from the top are sensational!

Z is for ZOO, ZOO, ZOO – how about you, you you?  Go on safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo and your little explorers can collect stamps on their ‘Passport to Africa’. AND kids under 16 are FREE during the school holidays!


If our alphabet of fun hasn’t tickled your fancy, you can check out more cool stuff in our Family Fun area.