And there is a great giveaway to Sovereign Hill in there too so make sure you leave a comment to win a $207 family pass.
SEEING EYE DOG PUPPIES
This is the first time that this holiday activity has been planned and Immy is the most excited person in the whole of Melbourne. She has long told us that when she grows up she is going to be a paediatric vet (not sure these exist but they do now). I have told her that the puppies are not for taking home, but she is coming up with ideas on how she can steal one and get it to the car.
Check the facebook page for details or just for cute puppies.
DISNEY ON ICE
SOVEREIGN HILL - Ballarat.
The Christmas in July is happening again and we are heading back for another day. There is so much to see and do at Sovereign Hill that even after a full day there last year we are going back to see even more. More mines to explore, horses to see, history to soak up. This year they are also opening up til after dark for a special light show. I hope the bakery stays open too...I love pies on a cold winter night.
ICE SKATING - For FREE
Eastland Shopping Centre is hosting a stack of FREE activities including some ice skating, even a bit of evening disco skating. So, well, get your disco skates on!
BORED DAYSAccording to all childhood experts it is really important to allow your kids to be bored. To lie around and look at the ants and think 'this is boring'.
It's good for them. They might complain a bit at first, but if you ignore them long enough, they will find something to do.
It's only an hour and a bit from the city, take a day trip to the snow!
Pack the easiest and cheapest snow lunch ever: A thermos full of hot dogs, a bag of bread rolls and the tomato sauce. You won't need a blanket to sit on, but you could dine with a snow man. If there is no snow that day, take a bush walk around the area, it really is so beautiful.
Lego - FREE
Everything is Awesome...
Or it might be if you have kids who like to check out Lego. The Watergardens Shopping Centre has a Lego play space and some really great Lego constructions to check out. My favourite was THE LOVE BOAT. It's worth taking a look, especially if you remember watching the show.
Anakie Fairy Park.
I wrote all about it back in 2011. Have you been? Take the trip - but take a beanie and scarf it's cold in the winter.
Itty Bitty Book VanThe last Saturday of the holidays will be an Itty Bitty Day. More specifically, it will be a day to visit the Itty Bitty Book Van at the Queen Victoria Market.
I already have a few books that I want to buy and as I am a total sucker for kids books I will find it hard to only pick a couple of others. If you haven't seen the Itty Bitty Book Van yet, you are missing out. Get to the market, buy a hot jam doughnut and sit down and read some books (not with the doughnut, eat that first, lick your fingers til they are clean).