Online Groups

Ideally, connecting with people in person is best. However, when you have little people and busy schedules, this can be tricky at times. We have collated some of the best local Facebook groups for parents which have a supportive community feel, where you can ask questions and share ideas.


Playgroups are one way to make connections in your community, particularly if you are new to the area and have young children. There are many across the Macedon Ranges, meaning there are plenty of times and price points to choose from.

Easter School Holiday Ideas

The first term has flown and Easter and the Autumn school holidays are just around the corner. Finding fun activities for the kids in this changeable and increasingly chilly weather (hello, Macedon Ranges!) can be tricky, so we have put a list together for you.

Tom’s Park, Sunbury

This is a little playground which packs a lot of punch. There’s an epic slide, inbuilt trampolines, climbing frames, an area for younger kids, tables and benches under shelter, and a great big grassy patch where you can kick the footy or have a picnic.

Best day or weekend trips from the Ranges

Whether you are looking for something to do on the school holidays, feel like a spontaneous day trip or planning a long weekend away, here are a few places we have visited from our Macedon Ranges base, which we have enjoyed. Castlemaine: Castlemaine is a beautiful historical town to visit. The botanical gardens were stunningContinue reading “Best day or weekend trips from the Ranges”

Macedon Ranges Summer Holiday Ideas 2022/23

It’s summer! Or is it summer? It’s hard to tell with this weather. Regardless, the school holidays are here, or very close for most children across the Ranges. We have put together a list of Summer School Holiday Ideas for your children and family this holiday season Goldfields Libraries Summer Program: There’s lots happening atContinue reading “Macedon Ranges Summer Holiday Ideas 2022/23”

School’s Out

Macedon Ranges Mumma is thrilled to be collaborating with School’s Out. School’s Out provides exceptional, quality care for families. They are community based and offer fun and engaging holiday programs, as well as before and after care programs at several schools in the Macedon Ranges. We would love you to support this local business.

Gisborne Vintage Machinery Society Miniature Railway

Business: Gisborne Vintage Machinery Society Miniature Railway operates on the first Sunday of the month from 11 am until 3 pm. Visitors can have a look around the tram on site, check out the model trainway inside the shed, and have a ride on the miniature railway for $3 each. (For 2022 the open dates areContinue reading “Gisborne Vintage Machinery Society Miniature Railway”