If you fancy getting out of town for the weekend, kids in tow, combine your sightseeing with an adventure playground

KidsTown

KidsTown is an adventure beckoning from the bush. Packed full of different playgrounds, a maze and an amphitheatre, this is a place to have some serious fun. The tree houses are perfect to play some good old-fashioned hide and seek and the flying fox is set to get hearts racing. Be sure to get your kids to ride the miniature train that travels around the entire park. Our favourite, though, is the giant slide because even us big kids can have a go of that. Shepparton.

What's in it for you?
After the kids have tired themselves out head to the Shepparton Art Museum, which is renowned for exhibiting contemporary Australian art.

Adventure Park

Adventure Park is the place to go when you want some waterside fun. There are plenty of waterslides, kids rides or family activities such as go-karting or mini-golf. Up for a scare? Try the Wild West Canyon, where the water slide takes you through a dark tunnel and you perform two, 360 degrees spins. Feel like chilling out? Get onto the Lazy River where you simply sit back in an inflatable ring and idly float down the tropical themed river. Wallington.

What's in it for you?
There are quite a few day spas dotted around old Geelong town, so give yourself time to indulge in a well earned massage or treatment.

A Maze'N Things

Phillip Island is home to a lot of amazing things, including the adventure park that is aptly named A Maze’N Things. Full of family fun, there is maxi-golf, mazes and playgrounds. Puzzle Island is where you want to head if you’re up for getting lost in the mirror maze or taking a spin in the rotating room. The Illusion Rooms are designed to confuse you, where you can be shrunk, lose gravity and even disappear. Cowes.

What's in it for you?
Phillip Island has a great locavore scene, which gives you the perfect excuse to check out one of the beachside restaurants. 

Enchanted Maze Garden

Like a fairy-tale book come to life, the Enchanted Maze Garden is a magical bush land with surprises lurking past every corner. Your tackers will want to leg it straight to the mazes, of which there are plenty along with every other unimaginable, garden-y delight. Also check out the tube slides and indoor maze. When you're done oohing and ahhing, trail trance-like after the miniature toy train (each carriage stuffed with lollies) and then wind up at the Amazing Lolly Shop. Willy Wonka eat your heart out! Arthurs Seat.

What's in it for you?
Arthur’s Seat is home to some great wineries, so treat yo'self to a few cellar door takeaways. You've earned it.

Tiger Moth World

Tiger Moth World is an adventure park built to entertain the whole family. Get your legs pumping by getting on a paddleboat and gliding across the river, or stick to land and get lost in one of the mazes. Climb aboard the pirate ship, ride one of the bikes around the big grounds or take flight on the flying fox. There is a museum dedicated to the Tiger Moth plane, and if you are feeling particularly brave. Torquay.

What's in it for you?
Your ulterior motive for coming here, of course, is to book yourself in for one of the biplane flights. But with loops, barrell rolls and plummets on the menu, they're not for the fainthearted.

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By Anneliese Weinhandl   |  

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