paynes orchards, bacchus marsh

paynes orchards, bacchus marsh

Did someone say FRESH?! Fruit doesn't get any fresher than this.  Mamma and the fam have a ball picking fresh cherries, apples and stonefruits at this 'pick your own' fruit farm.  It's a fun activity that the whole family can get involved in - well you'll need every available set of hands to carry back your booty! 

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traffic school, essendon

traffic school, essendon

Each Saturday during school terms. How cool is traffic school? Pretty darn cool! This is a great way to spend a couple of hours on a Saturday morning. The traffic school has a neat little set up happening with pedestrian crossings, busy intersections with operating traffic lights, round-a-bouts, train crossings and even a petrol station. 

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ranger kids, werribee zoo

ranger kids, werribee zoo

This is possibly the West's best kept indoor play secret.  If it's too chilly for outdoor play then trust Mamma - this is an excellent option. There are comfy chairs for you to plonk on and plenty of parents to chat to as your kiddo has some seriously cool pretend play fun.

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werribee open range zoo, werribee south

werribee open range zoo, werribee south

What a fantastic family destination and all in the wonderful West! Even before the Kiddos came along a visit here was a must and now we pop in as often as we can. The open safari bus tour is always a highlight, spotting new animals every time and the self guided walking tours are a great way to enjoy your surroundings at your own pace.

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