Our travels with 3 kids and a wheelchair.

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Keeping Healthy while travelling.

Keeping Healthy while travelling.

When we ask people what they worry about most when travelling with kids, it always comes back to keeping healthy while exploring. We have had our fair share of ups and downs with travelling. It is not always gazing at the Eiffel Tower or taking […]

Christmas Gift guide for travellers.

Christmas Gift guide for travellers.

Christmas is just a month away and we want to share with you our favourite Travel related gifts. (This is not a sponsored post just products we use and love within our family) These gifts are perfect for travellers and those with a love for […]

Family friendly City of Frankston.

Family friendly City of Frankston.

Showcasing some of the best beaches and open spaces along Port Phillip Bay the City of Frankston is a great place for families. Whether you are a local, visitor or tourist this area has some of best family focussed experiences you will find. With great parks, playgrounds, places to stay and eat, the gateway to the Peninsula should be on your list!

PLAY.

1. Ballam Park Playground.

Currently undergoing some renovations this is a great area for all ages. With play equipment, BBQ’s, athletics track and football oval. One playground is fully fenced and includes equipment for all abilities. If you want to learn more about the area the Ballam Park historical homestead just next door is perfect. Open on Sundays. More info here.

2. Jubillee Park.

This is is great for the Under 5’s and the newest kid on the block. Woody loves the little in ground trampoline. Read a great review here. Lisa and Helen from “Mama Loves to share” showcase this great playspace.

3. Frankston Foreshore Park

Right on the beach with lots of parking this spot is great all year round. It has the addition of a wheelchair swing ( with the key at the information centre just at the pier) BBBQ’s and toilets on site.

4. Frankston Botanical Gardens.

5. McClelland Scultpure Park.

Our top pick! Perfect place for families to enjoy wandering the wide open space and taking in the art all around. You can read more here.

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  • For a great roundup of more parks in Sandhurst head here.

Indoor Play

1.Gravity Zone

Indoor trampolining fun for the whole family! The little leapers session runs 10-4 each weekday for $10 a child. Check out our review here.

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Gravity zone

2. PARC

Aquatic centre open all year round. Great water play area and pools.

3. Crocs.

Indoor play centre with good coffee! Lots of activities happen along side the usual play centre with fun disco nights and craft activities. Check their page for updates.

4. Frankston Arts Centre.

We love seeing a variety of shows at this venue and they are always really helpful with wheelchair access and using a companion card. You can book over the phone or drop in at the ticket office. Head here to get up to date listings on what to see!

5. Library Storytime.

Perfect for under 5’s a great session to engage in reading, singing and craft. Check here for times and venues. They also run a lego playtime on a Wednesday perfect for school aged kids.

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Eat.

1.Spanish Bar, Seaford.( just down from Seaford train station)

This gets our top vote as our favourite place to eat. Adriano the owner is just lovely and has brought something to Seaford that was really needed. Live music on Thursday nights, late openings, tapas and outdoor eating. For bookings head here.

2. Stacks Pancakes (Karingal Hub.)

Super friendly staff, kids menus/cutlery/cups/drawing. Perfect to combine with the cinema next door.

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3. Cake Cottage ( Wells st Frankston)

Freak shakes and donuts. Need we say more? plus cake making classes.

4. Cosy and Tasty ( Nepean Hwy, Frankston)

Best dumplings!

5. Stereo Espresso ( Beach st, Frankston)

Great coffee and gourmet toasted sandwiches. This is Coopers pick! More info here.

Markets.

  1. Seaford Farmers Market. 3rd Sunday 8-1
  2. Seaford Handmade Market. 3rd Sunday 9-2
  3. Frankston Market each Sunday 8-1
  4. Wells street market each Thursday. 9-2
  5. Karingal 2nd Saturday 8-1

Special events coming up.

Sandsculpting Australia each Summer.

( Boxing day to Anzac Day) Read our review here.

Waterfront festival. Jan 14/15 2017

Ventana festival Feb-March 2017

Festival of the lights. 26 Nov 5-10pm 2016

Party in the Park. April 2017. 10-2

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Extra secrets.

We love exploring the little laneways and finding new street art that is being created thanks to the brilliant Melbournesmurals.

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Kananook creeek is a great spot to meet the locals! and feed the ducks.

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Over Summer the beaches are just beautiful for swimming and great for waking anytime of year. Click here to learn all about how wheelchair accessible the beaches across the city of Frankton area.

Beach adventures with the Hippocampe


Frankston City is situated on the eastern shores of Port Phillip Bay approximately 40 kilometres south of Melbourne. The municipality covers an area of about 131 square kilometres from Seaford Wetlands in the north, to Mount Eliza in the south, and the Western Port Highway in the east. The western boundary of the city is made up of about 10 kilometres of beautiful coastline, and clean foreshore and beaches along Port Phillip Bay. 

Frankston City is strategically placed as the regional capital for the Mornington Peninsula and the nearby south east growth corridor of Melbourne. Currently, Frankston City provides regional shopping, education, health, community service, financial, recreation and leisure and entertainment facilities for a population catchment far greater than its municipal boundaries. Frankston City is more than just the suburb of Frankston. It comprises the suburbs of Frankston central, Carrum Downs, Frankston North, Frankston South, Langwarrin, Seaford, Karingal, Sandhurst and Skye.  @Visitfrankston


Play, explore, eat and learn

Once you have explored this area why not explore the Morninginton Peninsula!

For some great adventures head over to Miss Morni Penni who will share with you art adventures hidden in Frankston.

We would love to hear of your favourite place to play, eat or learn so leave us a comment below!

Tokyo Top 5 for Free.

Tokyo Top 5 for Free.

Japan seems to have a reputation of being expensive and indeed it can be but it can also be explored on a budget with some amazing free finds in such a big city. It is without a doubt an amazing family holiday destination so get […]

Summer holidays on the Mornington Peninsula. The Big Goose.

Summer holidays on the Mornington Peninsula. The Big Goose.

This post is part of our Summer Series on exploring the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. We will be showcasing our own experiences and guest posts on fun family attractions. We are excited to share with you more adventures on the Peninsula. Today we take you […]

Summer holidays on the Mornington Peninsula. LANTASIA

Summer holidays on the Mornington Peninsula. LANTASIA

There is so much happening over Summer on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. I am thrilled to be sharing some guest posts for the month of January highlighting some of the amazing experiences the Peninsula has to offer.

Today we have a guest post from Anna who is excited to share her review of Lantasia. Thank you Anna for your great review, photos and sharing this amazing venue with us.

 

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Before you get the wheelchair on that plane! Tips before take-off!

Before you get the wheelchair on that plane! Tips before take-off!

Wheeling around the globe! Travelling with a child with a physical disability that uses a wheelchair takes extra planning. Cooper has been travelling since he was 6 months old and loves exploring new places. Cooper has Dystonic Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy and uses a manual quickie […]

Travel Series. 20 amazing interviews to inspire Family adventure.

Travel Series. 20 amazing interviews to inspire Family adventure.

We have loved sharing so many amazing stories here on the blog.  Over the last 4 months our travel series has showcased over 20 adventurous travel families from all over the globe. We have been inspired by each and every family and individual who are […]

Our Top 10 on Instagram to inspire Family Travel. December 2015.

Our Top 10 on Instagram to inspire Family Travel. December 2015.

I spend a lot of time loosing myself in the amazing visual delights of Instagram. Instagram is a great place to learn and plan your next holiday, vacation, adventure, weekend or a day trip. The photographs are more than amazing and there are some really great tips and information attached to them.

Top 10 Family Travel Instagram

There is a really strong travel family community on Instagram and we are lucky enough to have been part of it since May this year. I have made many connections and feel as though we have new friends all over the world who we will one day meet. We have been inspired and we hope we too have inspired.

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Family Travel: SHR Travel Series. World4Family

Family Travel: SHR Travel Series. World4Family

Today we welcome Christie from World4Family to share her adventures. I connected with World4Family via Instagram and love their variety of travel pics. “We have always loved travelling and decided to take the girls out of school and show them the world. We don’t want […]