Fun ideas for the school holidays

School holidays are here, and many kids (no doubt) are already complaining that they’re bored.

The good news is that we’re here to help!

Here are some great ideas to fill in the school holidays.

Get your skates on

From 9-18 April, roll up to the rink in the Bunjil Place Plaza!

You can learn how to skate at the Rollerfit classes, watch a deluxe roller routine, see some classic roller films or take part in the 80s roller discos.

See for ticket prices and session times

Pack a picnic

Autumn is such a great time to have a picnic in Melbourne.

We reckon the best picnic spots nearby are Lysterfield Park, Wilson Botanic Park, Lakeside Pakenham and Emerald Lake Park.

Check out more details HERE 

Get crafty

Marriott Waters Shopping Centre has a Craft Cave until 16 April.

The workshops, held daily from 11am-2pm, include colour a circus mask, make your own star hero bat and colour a magic carpet. The second week is Plaster Art Week.

Robert Gordon Pottery offers pottery painting workshops for all ages. You don’t need to be an artist – all you need to do is pick a pot and get painting! Robert Gordon is located at 114 Mulcahy Road Pakenham and is open 7 days 9am-5pm. Online bookings for the Paint Your Own Pottery and workshops are essential. Phone 03 5941 3302 or visit

Discover Phillip Island

Phillip Island is the place to be on the autumn holidays. Watch the sunrise from sandy beaches, see penguins and koalas up close, delight in the taste of locally made wine and produce at one of their many eateries and enjoy go karting at Phillip Island Circuit. 

Endless family fun is ensured when you visit the area with something for everyone.

Just 90 minutes from Melbourne, and a stone throw’s away from the Casey and Cardinia region – it’s the perfect place for a day trip, weekend getaway or a longer stay.

Explore a new playground

We love a good playground!

There are so many great playgrounds in Casey and Cardinia. We’ve reviewed a heap of them, so you can scroll through and see what takes your fancy.

Encore Boulevard Playground, Cranbourne South

Livvis Place, Clyde North

Oaks Park Playground, Clyde North

Deep Creek Reserve, Pakenham

Flanagan Avenue Park, Officer

Ninja style playground, Berwick Springs

Grand Prix Park, Clyde North

Casey Fields Regional Playground, Cranbourne East

Lakeside Park, Pakenham

Arcadia Estate Playground, Officer