Top 5 Mornington Peninsula Activities For Adventurous Kids

Scratching your head over what to do with the kids for the April school holidays? We’ve got you covered! For a start our Mornington Peninsula holiday rentals are close to beaches at Sorrento, Blairgowrie and Rye, perfect outdoor playgrounds for letting off steam. Our family friendly accommodation is also well set up for kids indoor and outdoor activities with:

  • movies & books,
  • XBox and Wii,
  • table tennis,
  • trampolines,
  • swings and more.

Here are our top five adventurous Mornington activities to further help you keep boredom at bay these school holidays!

1. Enchanted Maze Garden

The Enchanted Maze Garden is one of the most popular activities for kids and just 20 minute drive from our Mornington Peninsula holiday rentals in Rye. This is more than just a garden it’s an education, with mind-boggling mazes, tube slides, challenging puzzles and exhilarating tree surfing.

If your kids have energy to burn then this is the place to keep them happy and amused for hours. As one Trip Advisor reviewer commented, “The Enchanted Maze Garden was a great place for a family day outing. Our 9 & 6 year old girls had smiles on their faces most of the day”. Even adventurous toddlers under five can have fun harnessed up in the Nippers tree surfing course.

2. Ace-Hi Horseriding and Adventure Park

Even if your kids aren’t fully sold on horses at the outset, they will be after a visit to the Ace-Hi Horseriding and Adventure Park. As one young rider Emily testified: “The horse I rode was called Termite he was so nice and gentle. At first I was so nervous but it ended up being fun”.

Situated at Cape Schanck, not far from our Mornington Peninsula holiday rentals, the Ace-Hi Ranch is a themed adventure park which runs school and group camps as well as school holiday activities. As well as horse riding, with scenic forest and beach treks (and pony rides for younger kids), there are plenty of other fun outdoor activities including:

  • a flying fox
  • rock climbing
  • archery
  • giant swings

3. Bayplay Adventure Tours

While the weather’s still warm, take advantage of our Mornington Peninsula holiday rentals’ proximity to the ocean for exciting experiences on and under the water. Award-winning  Bayplay Adventure Tours in Portsea offer adventure and educational activities you can do with your kids such as sea kayaking with dolphins, snorkel tours, sailing cruises and more!

4. Peninsula Stand Up Paddle

The next best thing to walking on water, Stand Up Paddingly (SUP for short) is a fun, water-based activity for all the family. The beautiful sheltered bays of Mornington Peninsula make for safe paddling and on calm days you’ll be able to spot plenty of marine life as you scoot around.

Local operators Peninsula Stand Up Paddle can provide all the equipment you need, as well as SUP lessons. Depending on wind and surf conditions, they move to suitable locations around the peninsula, including Blairgowrie and Sorrento. So it’s one of the Mornington activities to look into if you’re staying at our family friendly accommodation at these places.

5. Moonraker Dolphin Swims

Small group dolphin cruises and dolphin swim tours run by Moonraker from Sorrento Pier will give your kids a thrilling experience they’ll never forget.

Swimming with dolphins and seals and exploring marine life is made easy with the professional team of instructors and all equipment provided. A Melbourne local said recently, “During the initial swim with the seals my daughters (8 and 11) were constantly watched, helped and aided to get the most out of the experience.”

So why not indulge their adventurous spirits and take advantage of the packages offered by our Mornington Peninsula holiday rentals. Even if you just want to enjoy spending family time by the beach, you can book last minute accommodation in Mornington Peninsula and get a discount for these school holidays!