Who would have thought it, after the longest term ever via remote learning(!), we have almost made it to the school holidays? Whilst the Macedon Ranges heads into lighter restrictions, Greater Melbourne residents remain limited in what they can do. We have followers from both areas so here are some ideas that cover people in both stages. (Click the links for further information).
For those in Greater Melbourne (and also optional for those in regional Victoria):
- Check out the Goldfields Libraries School Holiday Program: Our libraries have once again delivered a fantastic program of both activities that you can download and do at your leisure, and classes or shows that you can join in live online. There’s story time, music, crafting, juggling, a magic show, a treasure hunt, bubble painting and much more.
- Watch a Myths and Legends Story Time: Watch the fun, fairy story times that are up our favourite fairy shop’s website and like their Facebook page to stay up to date if any new ones are added.
- Experience Threshold: This brilliant local Macedon Ranges biz has two fabulous indoor adventures. Mountain Goat Mountain is an audio led theatre experience which will ignite your children’s imaginations. Feather Quest is a family treasure hunt and the materials will be sent out to you upon purchase.
- Add to your local Spoonville: Do you have a Spoonville in your town? Let us know where it is. Get the kids using their imagination by decorating an old spoon or ruler and creating a person or creature with any craft supplies, paints, textas, ribbons and materials you have at home. We are in the process of finding all the Macedon Ranges and surrounds Spoonvilles and will list them here so you can find the closest (and accessible for those exercising in Greater Melbourne) one to you so that you can add your creation to the spoon population.
- Visit your local playground: Playgrounds are open and the perfect place for kids to exercise. For those in the Macedon Ranges, check out our reviewed playgrounds. There are some gorgeous ones you might like to spend a few hours at and enjoy a picnic.
- Support a local cafe: If you are in Greater Melbourne, treat yourself with some great local takeaway and support a local business. If you are in Regional Victoria you can book a table inside or outside, depending on the particular restaurant. It is also the perfect time to visit a winery with the weather picking up. For those in Greater Melbourne if you are into your wine, beer or cider, see if you can have your favourites shipped to your door. (Here are some of our favourite Macedon Ranges cafes).
- Get crafty with Little Think Big: Purchase a craft box from local biz Little Think Big. Local pickup is available this Sunday 20 September between 10am to 11am from Squishy Minnie Bookstore, 6 High St Kyneton. They are also posting all over Australia.
For those in the Macedon Ranges and Regional Victoria:
8. Take a hike: Check out our favourite fresh air fun destinations in the Macedon Ranges and beyond. Take a walk to a waterfall, up a mountain or through a forest. We are blessed with a stunning natural landscape to explore.
9. Visit your local outdoor pool: Outdoor pools have been given the green light to open. Some of us need 30 plus days to brave an outdoor pool (speaking for myself here), unless it is heated, but each to their own. We will endeavour to list all the local outdoor pools here as soon as possible.
10. Holiday in Regional Victoria: Many of us are itching to take a family holiday. Any regional area will benefit from visitors but you might also consider visiting somewhere that was affected by fires earlier in the year too. Happy travels and stay safe.
Have we missed your local school holiday activity? Contact us and we will pop it in.