Geelong - a vibrant alternative to Melbourne. Geelong's foreshore is the perfect place to escape the summer heat or enjoy a picnic during the cooler months. Dining out is also an experience, with something to suit all tastes and budgets. For entertainment, Geelong plays host to a variety of festivals every year and is home to a performing arts centre and an art gallery. It's home to some of the country’s best-known companies, including Ford, the Geelong Football Club and the CSIRO. With Geelong only being an hours drive away from MElbourne it's the perfect getaway with the family.
If you love an adult venue that caters for kids then this foodie haven is it!
Mt Duneed Estate is vast but it's when you step inside The Barrel Hall you'll feel it's warmth and rustic charm accompanied with good local produce and a fine glass of vino. It's not just the food and wine that is in high demand either! While you chat with friends over another glass of red, the kids will have already discovered the indoor sandpit, huge chalkboard, games and colouring in.
Bet you've never considered a beer venue as a place to take the whole family when considering lunch or dinner? Think again! Best service. Great snacks. And the beer, wine and cider is out of this world.
Little Creatures is a quirky, lively place. It's a great space and extremely family-friendly. Can be a bit noisy but the atmosphere is FUN (and there's nothing like draining out a toddlers sounds competing with the music/chatter etc).
If you’re after an inexpensive family day of fun in the sun look no further…
Locals living in Geelong will no doubt be well aware of its iconic beach and kid-friendly attractions on Eastern Beach but here’s a heads up for those that may not!
The carousel, sky wheel, trampolines, Thomas the Tank train, children’s pool and enclosed beach, just to name a few. Pack the bathers and slap on the sunscreen now!