Our travels with 3 kids and a wheelchair.

Tag: Mornington Peninsula

Getaway with Airbnb.

Getaway with Airbnb.

We have stayed in Airbnb properties all over the world. We stayed in an apartment in Verona, Italy just around the corner from the best coffee shop in the world. We stayed in  a house in Mittenwald, Germany with outlooks to the Alps. We have […]

Bushwalking using a wheelchair.

Bushwalking using a wheelchair.

Growing up in Victoria we would spend lots of time outdoors in the bush. Camping, bushwalking, weekly Girl Guides and Brownie camps. We haven’t done much bush walking with our kids as honestly the bush track and terrain and a wheelchair are really hard work […]

Free Top 5 for kids on the Mornington Peninsula.

Free Top 5 for kids 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 something for everyone.

I have asked some of my favourite Mornington Peninsula Mums to share their favourite FREE activity for those under 5.

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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 […]

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 […]

Top 5 Mornington Peninsula.

Top 5 Mornington Peninsula.

Here is our  top 5 roundup of activities for on the Mornington Peninsula. With school holidays fast approaching add these to the list for family adventures. Share your favourite activity in the comments!

  1. Dinosaur World Dinosaur World
  2. Hungry Peacock and Messy Shed img_4422
  3. Ashcombe MazeAshcombe Maze and Lavender Garden
  4. The Big GooseIMG_5783
  5. McClelland sculpture parkMcClelland Sculpture Park

 

We hope you love getting out and exploring as much as we do. Which activities do you think we need to add to our list?

Dinosaur World: Exploring the Mornington Peninsula

Dinosaur World: Exploring the Mornington Peninsula

Do your kids love learning about Dinosaurs? Woody has started learning more about Dinosaurs at Kinder this week so we decided to explore Dinosaur World in Somerville to learn more. The kids loved it and asked to go back the next day!       […]

Summer on the Mornington Peninsula. Sand sculpting Australia.

Summer on the Mornington Peninsula. Sand sculpting Australia.

The sand sculptures on the Frankston Waterfront are a must see this Summer. Brought to you by Sandstorm events they are a great day out combining with a trip to the foreshore playground or swim at the beach. This post is part of our Summer […]

Summer Holidays on the Mornington Peninsula. Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Farm.

Summer Holidays on the Mornington Peninsula. Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Farm.

This post is part of our Summer Series ( Summer Holidays on the Mornington Peninsula) exploring family friendly places on the Mornington Peninsula.

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Lets explore the Hedge Maze

Today we explored the Ashcombe Maze and Lavender farm. It was my first time here and we had a great day adventuring with three kids aged 7,4,4. ( Cooper did not come today as he was seeing Star Wars with Nanny)

Red Hill is a beautiful area and the Maze is well sign posted and an easy drive on Peninsula Link.

Staff were friendly and welcoming on entry and our kids were excited to go on the gnome and fairy search. They were given a clipboard and paper & pencil to jot down their answers.

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Finding Nemo.

There are 4 main areas to explore.

The Hedge Maze.

This was lots of fun and a great lesson in teamwork and taking it in turns. We may have gotten lost a few times but we managed to find our way with Aunty Katies method of navigating!

Please note as per their website the maze is really tricky in places for access for wheelchairs, prams and mobility devices. The hedge is 40 years old and 2 meters thick in spots which makes some paths very narrow. We found the second half of the maze wider although not entirely accessible.

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Ashcombe Maze

The Lavender Labyrinth.

The lavender area is beautiful and paths are wider for everyone to enjoy. The tracks are crushed gravel and have some slight inclines. There are lots of benches and fountains to stop and rest and adore throughout the park.

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Lavender life

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The Fairy Walk

This area is where you can find all the fairies to add to your list and a great space for kids to roam free. There is a small stream down the middle and a big dam at the end so close supervision is always required. Our kids loved playing in the leaves and running down the hill.

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Ashcombe fairy walk

The Rose Garden

This area is a great little maze that is pram and wheelchair accessible. Some of the roses were in bloom and this was our last stop. The kids found that 2 hours was a great time spent exploring and needed a refuel at this stage.

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Rose Garden. Follow the leader.

Extras:

The onsite cafe has a great outdoor and indoor seating area. We loved sitting outside after our exploring to enjoy a coffee and some lavender scones.

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Ashcombe Maze
  • There are toilets within the cafe including an accessible toilet.
  • Bring mozzie and fly repellant
  • No outside food
  • Bring a water bottle
  • hat/sunscreen
  • There are many family friendly wineries in the area so keep exploring!

 

Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Garden


 

 

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 […]