Top Picks for Free Activities

Bunnings Indoor Playgrounds

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Every Bunnings Warehouse is home to a great indoor playground and best of all - it's completely FREE to use! Most stores also have a cafe conveniently beside for the mums and dads to grab a coffee while the kids play.

Kangaroo Spotting

  • Highfield via Boneo Rd

Highfield, part of the Mornington Peninsula National Park, is known for its Kangaroo population. You can access Highfield from Boneo Rd and there are multiple walking tracks that connect into Greens Bush. Highfield is managed by Parks Victoria.

Visit the Pelicans

  • Hastings Foreshore

Hastings Foreshore is home to a number of pelicans. They can be found walking along the sand through the mangroves and nesting on the pier. Buy some fish from the fish shop to feed them.

The Quarantine Station

Established in 1852 to protect the State against disease from foreign shores. Guided tours of approx. 1 hour include a leisurely walk around the historic buildings with time to browse through the Museum, annex, and view the varied displays of artefacts covering over 100 years of the Quarantine Station Operation.

Story Time at your Local Library

Did you know that your local library runs free storytime sessions for babies, toddlers and preschoolers during the week. Most sessions don't even require you to book - you can just come along if the day is going to plan! For more details on session times, visit the galleries/libraries category ...

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Bunnings Craft Sessions

Make fun, creative projects such as toolboxes, toy trucks, planter boxes and CD holders. Workshops are free for children over the age of 5 and must be accompanied by an adult. As numbers are limited, bookings are essential.

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Rock Pooling & Beachcombing

We are so fortunate to live in a special part of the world where we have gorgeous beaches to visit.  A fantastic and free activity that you can do with your kids is to go Rock Pooling and Beachcombing - trust me, they will love it! The best beaches to visit ...

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Visit Point Nepean Park

Go for a walk or bicycle ride along the tracks to see some spectacular coastal scenery and native wildlife. Visitors can explore the military forts and tunnels while exploring the historic quarantine station. If you don’t feel like walking or cycling the 2.6km track, then a transporter runs several times a day ...

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