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Guide to holidaying at home

Guide to holidaying at home

Thursday, December 01, 2022

If you’re staying close to home this summer, there is no shortage of family-friendly attractions right on your doorstep to enjoy. Visit and find out all the fun things you can do locally this summer.

All Abilities Play Space - Morang Drive, Mill Park

There is something for everyone at Mill Park’s All Abilities Play Space. Children of all ages will enjoy the state-of-the-art playground, featuring an abundance of slides and swings. And, of course, there is the ever-popular water play area with its jets, bubblers and mist rings to help beat the summer heat.

Mill Park Leisure - 33 Morang Drive, Mill Park

Entering its second summer since undergoing a $25 million redevelopment, the state-of-the-art Mill Park Leisure facility is a favourite for people of all ages. Three pools ensure the aquatic needs of everyone from beginners through to serious swimmers are catered for, while an outdoor play area with barbecues is perfect for a family gathering.

Sycamore Recreation - Reserve BMX Track

Sycamore Reserve, Mill Park There is no better way to expel that excess holiday energy than taking the bike out for a spin on the BMX track at Sycamore Reserve. The recently upgraded track includes a starter gate and track lighting. Rain, hail or shine, the all-weather track is suitable for everyone from beginners to experts.

Funfields Theme Park - 2365 Plenty Road, Whittlesea

Funfields needs no introduction. For almost 40 years, the water park has been a magnet for families seeking a special day out. With an impressive array of water-based and dryland attractions - including waterslides, wave pool, go kart track and mini golf course – it is sure to be a highlight of the holidays!

Norris Bank Reserve Playground - McLeans Road, Bundoora

Is there a better place to have a family picnic than at the beautiful Norris Bank Reserve? Whether you want to slide, swing, climb, skate, ride, run or just relax, this park has the equipment and amenities for a great day out for the entire family.

Whittlesea Swim Centre - 50 Walnut Street, Whittlesea

Stay cool this summer with a trip to the family-friendly Whittlesea Swim Centre. The outdoor complex caters to people of all ages and abilities through its 25-metre main pool, learners’ pool and toddlers’ pool. The centre’s splash pad, with water cannons and tipping buckets, are sure to be a hit with the kids, too!