st kilda ferry from williamstown, williamstown (gem pier)

This little adventure couldn’t be more perfect! The boat ride across the bay is beautiful, stress free, swift, exciting and most of all fun. Your St Kilda destination is gorgeous, arriving at St Kilda pier, immersed in the beachside vibes - it truly feels like you are on a little holiday!

Oh and The St Kilda ferry and their crew are so lovely - assisting with getting prams on board and they are so lovely with the kids too.

Mamma suggests a Sunday is a good option - the St Kilda Esplanade market is on and always nice to peruse the stalls, stop for some food tuck yummies and take in the atmosphere. You could always plan a family trip to Luna Park or if you are on a tight budget pack a picnic and head for the absolutely lovely Veg Out Community Gardens or St Kilda Botanical Gardens.

Mamma’s special mention: Gem Pier, Nelsons Place and Commonwealth Reserve here in Williamstown is a are a great place for adventure too.

the nitty gritty

Operating times vary across the seasons (Friday, Saturday and Sunday until November)

for up to date pricing - click here

Bookings recommended to avoid disappointment

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Gem Pier
Williamstown

office ours, spotswood

Calling all small biz folks! Many of us local biz owners know the pitfalls that come with working from home. You know what we are talking about. A lack of motivation, nobody but the dog to 'high five' when you get a win, distractions of THAT pile of washing staring at you from the corner of the room and a general need to connect and interact with other peeps. Well, that all changed for Mamma when we discovered OfficeOurs. This place is just fantastic and much more than a co-working space. Firstly, the open office layout is modern, roomy and bright, secondly the meeting rooms, kitchen and facilities are great. It honestly makes a huge difference in the working day to be around other busy people going about their day. Motivation levels increase and we forgot all about the fact we hadn't made the bed when we left the house.

So there are a couple of options here - you can grab a share desk from about $5 an hour, this gives you access to the meeting rooms, photocopying and buckets of coffee and chats with the fab office manager Jordan.

Mamma's special mentions : OfficeOurs invites everyone to take part in social and professional activities including: end of week drinks, networking opportunities, professional development opportunities and much more.

the nitty gritty

Pricing is from $5 per hour or check out their monthly packages click here

 

208 Hall St
Spotswood

sunshine roller skating centre, sunshine

Mamma loves pulling on some wheels and taking the kids for a spin at the local skate rink and this is certainly the perfect spot for doing just that.  Not only is there the fab main rink there is a little learners rink at the back with plenty of helpful staff to give you a hand with anything you need on the rink or at the skating fitting station. It really is good old fashioned fun with the usual kinds of games thrown in and cool music to bob around too. Yes, Mamma loves the disco lights on a Friday and Saturday night too.

There is also a bouncy castle and little 'cars' you can take out onto the rink for small kids and of course there is a snack bar too for your 'have to have' hot chips and treats.

Mamma's special mentions: They even do birthday parties so check out their package deals here

Sunshine Skate Centre - Mamma Knows West

the nitty gritty

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beyond perception: seeing the unseen, scienceworks

beyond perception: seeing the unseen, scienceworks

Beyond Perception at Scienceworks is the new permanent exhibition and is now open - entry included with general admission. This exhibition is pitched at 11 year olds and over - it is worth checking out with younger kids though - It is FREE (with general admission) and quite an engaging experience.

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rabbit hole playcentre @ braybrook

rabbit hole playcentre @ braybrook

WOW! The place is huge! Mamma has never seen so many different kinds of slides, unique climbing equipment and fun all in the one spot. 

The centrepiece is a big wooden boat structure that plays host to a giant ball pit with not one - but two slides into the 'waves'! There are party rooms, play mazes, games pods, tunnels, a climbing wall, a cafe, plus lots of good vantage points in terms of seating  for carers. 

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