Month: January 2017

Discover Bendigo with kids.

Discover Bendigo with kids.

Bendigo lies 150kms North West of Melbourne and showcases some great adventures for families. From amazing architecture, gardens, and museums to art galleries, and new vibrant cafe precincts adorned with street art. We loved discovering┬áBendigo and here is what you can do with 24 hours […]

Free Activities on the Mornington Peninsula.

Free Activities on the Mornington Peninsula.

Top 5 for Under 5’s FREE kids activities on the Mornington Peninsula The Mornington Peninsula is just an hours drive from Melbourne city and hosts a range of amazing activities for all age groups. From mazes and wineries to strawberry picking and swimming it has […]

Enchanted Garden Adventure.

Enchanted Garden Adventure.

There isn’t a better place to spend a warm Summer day than running through a huge hedge maze and sliding down a hill in an inner tube. According to the kids that is!

We spent three hours exploring the Enchanted Garden located in Arthurs Seat on the Mornington Peninsula. The gates open at 9am and we were playing hide and seek in the first maze by 9:10. The kids loved finding the 5 buddhas and secret Japanese garden amongst the hedges that are over 25 years old.

The Children’s Maze held lots of secret corners and surprises too. The kids played snakes and ladders, made music in the music shed and spent time in the sandpit.

Around the park.

Along with the mazes there are lots of engaging activities for kids of all ages. Obstacles courses to keep the kids active and thinking. Boardwalks to run along, ropes to swing on and art sculptures to enjoy.

Tube Slides.

This was the highlight of the kids morning. The tube slide area opens up at 10am and is available for kids over 3 ( with a parent) and over 5’s can ride alone. It is part of the general admission ticket price. There are single and double tubes to ride in.

There are a variety of slides available all staffed at the top and bottom. Staff gave lots of support with choosing inner tubes and giving directions on the best way to go down. Team members were extra helpful with our family carrying our tubes while I helped Cooper walked up the big hill. This huge smile was worth the workout up the hill!

 

Wheelchair access.

All the mazes were able to be navigated by Cooper using his manual wheelchair. Some of the gradients around the garden were steep ( yet smooth) which would have been better suited to his Power chair or beach wheelchair. Cooper was able to access the Canopy walk across the wooden swing bridges. There are accessible toilets and accessible parking. The tube slides are not wheelchair accessible but with help we supported Cooper to walk up to the top. He was safe and secure in the tube.

Extra tips:

Other adventures are available which we would love to try next time! The tree surfing was really popular and looks like a great adventure for the whole family.

Pack hats, sunscreen and drink bottles.

Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the gardens. There are plenty of tables and chairs in shared areas. There is also a cafe on site.

All the address and ticket details can be found here.

 

  • * we received general admission tickets in exchange for this review. As always, all opinions are our own.
Surfing for ALL ABILITIES. DSAMP Surf days.

Surfing for ALL ABILITIES. DSAMP Surf days.

  Are you ready to participate in an event that will leave you smiling all weekend? Whether you are a surfer or a volunteer this day is for you! Smiles on Dials is what it is all about! Surfing for ALL ABILITIES is the best […]

Pure Peninsula Honey, Farm Talk.

Pure Peninsula Honey, Farm Talk.

Pure Peninsula Honey. School holidays make a great time to learn and explore outside of a classroom. Pure Peninsula Honey host educational Farm talks over the month of January. Emma hosted the morning and had all the kids and adults engaged with a variety of […]