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Your fun filled holiday guide

Your fun filled holiday guide

There isn't 'nothing' to do these school holidays.
Use your imagination and fill your kids days with this extensive list.


Seaside Explorers

 Get some fresh air and explore the Frankston Waterfront with our Seaside Explorers activity pack!
Once you have completed all 6 activities in your booklet send us a photo of your completed booklet to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will send you one of our certified Explorer stickers. Please include the children's names and a mailing address.


The entire family

 See the joy on the kids face when you take your pooch on a new wander through McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery. With plenty of space for the kids to discover outdoor sculptures, and if you're lucky spot ducks in the lake, its a great experience especially if you grab a hot drink and bite to eat from their onsite cafe! Dog permitted on leash and you must take home all rubbish.


Playgrounds

Hopefully you have already scouted out your local playground, but if not here is an extensive list. Each playground has equipment catering for different ages and abilities. Discover a new playground these school holidays. Recommendation: John Monash Playground at Skye, a perfect ground for the young and the young at heart. 9 John Monash Drive, Skye. 
Picture @mammaknowssouth


Nature Festival

 Get ready to virtually explore and learn all about Victoria's rich natural environment and wildlife with the Victoria Nature Festival, from 11 - 26 September. 
Set your young ones on an adventure exploring nature with Parks Victoria Seek and Find Nature Cards, created by artists Claire Mosley and Casey Atkinson. It's easy to just download from the website and complete with family and friends anytime they like.

Download here:


Backyard and nearby nature

Do your children love hanging out in bush, beach and botanic locations? Maybe they also enjoy going on bug hunts, gardening, making paints from the natural environment, creating games and their own toys using nature and helping make habitats for wildlife? The 'Natured Kids' school holiday program for in backyards and nearby nature is definitely for your family. 
Check it out!!


Activity sheets

 Explore our local bushland reserves with the help of our Junior Explorer Activity sheets. There are five ideas for things to do out in the bush and in your backyard to learn more about the environment including Biodiversity Bush, Detectives Treasure, Hunt Wildlife Diary - Feathered Friends, Wildlife Diary - Lizards and Wildlife Diary - Night Owls.
Download the Activity Sheets here:


Hydro's giveaway

Finals fever has arrived and Hydro wants to see your legendary footy skills for a chance for your family to win a Free Group Aquatic Entry! That's 2 adults and 2 children enjoying unlimited FUN in our pools, waterslides and AquaPlayground (as soon as restrictions allow).Get outside with the kids and the footy this week to show us their best footy moves, and go into the draw to win a family pass to PARC. 

Street Art Explorers

Discover the hidden art in Frankston's city centre with our Street Art Explorers booklet! Once you have completed all 6 activities in your booklet, send us a photo of your completed booklet to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will send you one of our certified Explorer stickers. Please include the children's names and a mailing address.


Clay date

Click and collect some air drying clay from Bunnings Frankston this school holidays and create a master piece of your own. Available in white or terrcotta, 500g will cost you $9.95. Boyle Air Dry Clay does not need baking and after a drying time of around 24 hours the material becomes as hard as earthenware. Make a vase and find a succulent to match or a detailed piece of your choice. 


Hidden Huts

HAVE YOU FOUND THE HIDDEN HUTS (DRAGONS NESTS!)?? 🐉
Langwarrin Flora and Fauwn is an awesome reserve that has stunning scenery, multiple walking tracks and NOW hidden huts to explore! A great place for exercise and some good old-fashioned imaginative play! Watch your tracks in the 214 hectare heathland and eucalypt woodland reserve and look out for these huts. Picture @mammaknowssouth


Frog in a pond!

 Just a like a baby chino, why not treat the kids these holidays to a good ol' Frog in the Pond! Fratelli are also running a GOLDEN JELLY PROMOTION! All you need to do is purchase a Frog in the Pond and if you receive the SPECIAL JELLY you're an instant WINNER! It's really is THAT easy! Will your little one be a FRATELLI Lucky Dip Winner?? Every Frog in the Pond is a chance to WIN!
Great fun for all the kids stuck at home, with heaps of fun stuff to win.
Check it out now:


Citizen Scientist

To celebrate Biodiversity month in September, Frankston City is taking part in "Bio Blitz 2021", competing with 8 other Councils to see who can record the most species. Getting involved is easy! Join this project and during September head outdoors to snap photos of any flora and fauna in the Frankston area and upload them using the iNaturalist App. This year we are on the lookout for Koalas and Tawny Frogmouths, however, you can record anything else you find too.


Make your own 

Let's get in the kitchen. Cooking up a storm these school holidays thanks to Two Boys One Beagle. In store you can purchase; Bake at Home Cookie Dough, Gingerbread Pancake Mix, Homemade Lollies as well as some Decorate-At-Home Freakshakes. YUM!! 

Pop in store today. Two Boys One Beagle are located in Karingal. 


Match day at home

We all know the food of the AFL is of course an aussie meat pie. 
Treat the family this grand final day and back your local bakery with a range of homemade pies, sandwiches, sweets and coffee. 

See our selection of local bakeries which  will surely have you backing a winner. 

Cooking Korean

Take the kids around the world and purchase a cook at home kit from Geonbae to experience a real Korean BBQ. Loaded with new flavours and textures, your kids are sure to learn and taste something new about our local Korean BBQ Restaurant these school holidays.
$45pp including optional BBQ hire in selected areas. Bookings are essential, phone 7023 4144


A new read

Kids love reading, so why not shout them a new book these school holidays. 'Where I Live' for only $20 , is a book that will take kids on a local journey, featuring lots of a well-known favourites. The mention of the city's Christmas tree will get imaginations running wild. Let the book be a reminder of things you love locally or an inspiration to explore a little more. Written by local, Khia Pledger.


Activity guide

Victoria Police has created two activity books for children 3-6 years old and 7-12 years old.

Booklets included mazes, coloring in sheets, follow the line activities, educational information about emergency services and their vehicles. By completing the activities kids will also learn more about being a Police Officer and they types of skills required for the job. 


Comic workshop

An online comic workshop with one of the coolest comic book creator, no way! Dean Rankine has been writing and drawing comics for over 20 years. His credits include working on 'The Simpsons' and 'Futurama' comics (the only Australian to ever do so). Participants will learn the ins and outs of comic books, including some history, language and storytelling technique by a professional comic book creator. Perfect for 5 to 12 years. Two online sessions held on Tuesday 28 Sept. Bookings:


Baby chino 

Head out and shout the kids a baby chino these holidays! With most cafes offering this petite cuppa, you will surely get them onside. Take them to a local favourite, or mix things up and try something new. Marshmallows, sprinkles, a dash of chocolate, what's been your kids favourite?
Take the opportunity to also get your caffeine hit. 

Find a local cafe in our cafe and restaurant guide today. Pictured @38south


Paint your own

Paint Your Own Cookies are now available at 38 South Cafe, just in time for Grand Final Day. Grab a box and Picasso it with with the kids alongside your morning coffee.
The big questions is what colours will your kids choose?

Red + Blue?
OR
Red, Blue + White?


Robinsons Books

 Robinsons Book Shop has you covered these school holidays.  They have a whole lot of fun and exciting activity books that can keep your kids entertained these holidays. The wide range to choose from includes; colouring books, funny joke books, sticker books, pencil & paper games, as well as Fun with Bluey and some classic Where's Wally!

ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS!

Spring is blossoming and so is wildlife in Frankston City. These school holidays take the kids on an animal encounter to find one or more of the following, don't forget to tag us!

Fin the Dolphin, Frankston Beach
This time of year plenty of dolphins are seen right of the shore of Frankston Beach and Pier. Recently the dolphins have been seen is pods of 6-8. Their elegance will make your day! Whilst your down there, support the environment, take a bag and pick up #3forthesea (rubbish). Thank you in advance. 
Picture @myrakelly

Sally The Seahorse, Frankston Pier 
Beautiful pot-bellie seahorse's have been spotted in and around the end of the Frankston Pier. Take look underwater if you dare, don't let the chill stop you!
Picture @kerryanneborgula

Victor the Goat @ Oliver's Hill, Frankston 
Perched on the top of Oliver's Hill with multi-million dollar views Victor, the big Goat roams free in his paddock. The hole in the fence, at the top of Oliver's Hill stair set, opposite water car in between the Oliver's Hill Boat Ramp and Frankston Pier, will get you an up closed and personal experience with Victor!

Kevin the Koala @ Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve
Making a big name for him self, sometimes Kevin has been seen very close to the track. This healthy, fluffy Koala will put on a show, seen not always sleeping! You may also see his mates climbing about.
Picture @jenncxoxo

White Alpaca's @ Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve 
Also seen from a north-west view of the Frankston Nature Conservation, on private property, two stunning white Alpaca's 'Snowy' and 'Star' are making them self known. Only ever seen occasionally, take a picture if you see them. Look but don't touch and certainly no feeding!
Picture @jenncxoxo

Endy the Echinda @ Langwarrin Flora and Fauna 
Eyes need to be peeled in the Lanwgarrin Flora and Fauwn Reserve to spot these little fellas. A nice time of year to be seen, warmer weather get these guys wandering. Look but don't touch! Ouch!!
Picture @stevet

Miniature ponies @ The Bramble Farm, Langwarrin
Whilst buying some yummy homemade preserves, jams or coffee let the kids play on the playground or let them meet the onsite miniature ponies who a very friendly (and hungry). Berry picking returning soon.

Ducks and Ducklings @ George Pentland Botanic Gardens, Frankston 
Beautiful new families of ducks have gathered on the lake at George Pentland Botanica Gardens. The kids will love running free in the huge community space, a great spot for a picnic and a play on the playground if the weather persist. 
Picture @jenncxoxo

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