Top 6 Family Friendly Attractions Close To Merricks Accommodation

With the school holidays and summer on the horizon, many families are choosing to book Merricks accommodation to get out of the city for a little bit. When travelling with the kids, keeping them amused is often a top priority — no one wants to listen to little people complain about being bored, after all. The good news is that there are plenty of family friendly attractions to choose from.

1. Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens
There is nothing better than spending the day getting lost in the gigantic hedge maze — the two halves (which aren’t identical) meet in the middle at the Centre Garden. We also recommend the Great Gnome Hunt, Rose Maze and Lavender Labyrinth. The onsite café is perfect for lunch and sells a number of gourmet lavender products.

2. Cape Schanck Lighthouse
Those staying at Merricks accommodation cannot pass up the chance to visit the historic Cape Schanck Lighthouse. Located on the southernmost point of the Mornington Peninsula, the lighthouse is set on picturesque grounds that are perfect for a picnic. Tours of the lighthouse (check out the view) and the attached museum are available daily.

3. Charlie’s Auto Museum
This car museum (which resembles a 1940s style garage and showroom) is home to more than 80 motor vehicles, memorabilia, model cars and automobile paraphernalia. The displays change regularly, giving visitors the opportunity to see cars from all over the world. A range of motoring souvenirs and knickknacks are available for purchase.

4. Enchanted Adventure Garden
This award winning natural attraction offers plenty of fun for the whole family. There are a number of activities on offer, including: tube slides, hedge maze, labyrinth, children’s maze, canopy walk, mini mazes (also known as physical puzzles), indoor 3D maze, and the bush adventure scramble. Don’t forget to visit the amazing lolly shop!

5. Rain, Hayne & Shine Farmyard
Those staying at Merricks accommodation will often take the kids to this farmyard, as it offers a real hands on experience. Visitors are invited to feed the animals (there is often a baby or two requiring a bottle), take a pony ride or enjoy a hayride. As well as the usual farm animals, there are some Aussie favourites (including wallabies and a dingo).

6. Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm
Anyone with a sweet tooth won’t be available to resist a visit to the local strawberry farm. When the strawberries are ripe, you can purchase a punnet and pick them yourself! The dessert café is also worth a visit where you can sample delicious treats. Note that they’re only open school holidays, weekends and public holidays out of season.

We hope that something in the above list has caught your eye, ensuring that you have the most enjoyable holiday when staying at Merricks accommodation. The area prides itself on being family friendly, boasting a plethora of attractions and activities that are suitable for people of all ages. Whether you’re just travelling with the kids or with some friends, we’re sure you’ll enjoy yourself.