20 things to do in the eastern suburbs these school holidays

With so many fun and exciting activities to do, it will be easy to keep the kids entertained these school holidays. Our top picks are:

  1. Ride the miniature trains in Eltham
    Diamond Valley Railway Inc.
    dvr.com.au
  2. Do you love animals and want to learn more about them
    RSPCA Victoria Junior Holiday Program

    rspcavic.org/services/education/holiday-programs/junior-holiday-program-with-dates
  3. Come and explore, play, create and observe the delights of spring
    Spring Into Nature At The Royal Botanic Gardens
    rbg.vic.gov.au/whats-on/spring-into-nature
  4. Discover the Australian landscape on an open-air bus
    The Explorer – Cranbourne Gardens
    rbg.vic.gov.au/whats-on/kids-explorer/2019-10-01
  5. See all your favourite Sesame Street characters in one spectacular show
    Sesame Street Circus Spectacular by Silvers
    silverscircus.com.au/book-an-event/index.php
  6. Visit the magnificent tulip flower festival
    Children’s Week at Tesselaar Tulip Festival

    mumslittleexplorers.com/tesselaar-tulip-flower-festival-melbourne
  7. Discover the thrill of rock climbing
    The Ultimate Climbing Experience
    hardrock.com.au
  8. Soar through the treetops on flying foxes, tight ropes and tunnels!
    Glen Harrow Park – Trees Adventure
    treesadventure.com.au/park/glen-harrow-park
  9. Explore 20 acres of stimulating, fun filled activities for all ages
    Hedgend Maze Healesville
    hedgend.com.au
  10. Hire a row boat, kayak or canoe
    Fairfield Park Boathouse & Tea Gardens
    fairfieldboathouse.com
  11. Stroll through the paddocks and watch the farm community at work
    Collingwood Children’s Farm
    farm.org.au
  12. Known for its all-abilities playground in a bushland setting
    Hays Paddock
    boroondara.vic.gov.au/recreation-arts/parks-and-gardens/hays-paddock
  13. Be Inspired by the wildlife education programs
    Melbourne Zoo
    zoo.org.au/melbournee
  14. Feed the animals, learn from Wildlife Rangers and explore the fun and adventure
    Gumbuya World
    gumbuya.com.au
  15. Bring a picnic and take part in thrilling rides, go-karts, mini golf and more
    Funfields Themepark
    funfields.com.au
  16. Explore Australian animals in their habitat
    Healesville Sanctuary
    zoo.org.au/healesville
  17. Take part in a children’s artmaking workshop inspired by the Archibald Prize 2019
    Tarra Warra Museum of Art
    twma.com.au/events/archibald-prize-2019-drop-in-childrens-workshop
  18. Participate in a School Holiday Program Art In Motion workshop
    Heide Museum of Modern Art
    heide.com.au/events/school-holidays-art-motion
  19. Become a Junior Chocolatier. Learn how to make indulgent chocolate creations
    Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
    yvci.com.au/classes
  20. Climb aboard the iconic steam train and experience the picturesque Dandenong Ranges
    Puffing Billy
    puffingbilly.com.au 

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