places to go in melbourne's west
So much to do, so many places to go! Everything is covered here in Mamma Knows West's 'places to go' - take your time and have a browse through some of these fab options - you'll find heaps of inspiration plus a handy map, making it easier to uncover something new for you and the crew to enjoy.
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Smaller and friendlier than its larger counterparts, Sunset Cinema is perfect for those who love to socialise but hate crowds & queues. (Mamma raises her hand…!). Bring your own bean bag or picnic rug OR get a ticket to the lawn lounge where they provide the bean bags (some popcorn and a drink) - you can also hire them if they have any left.
Mamma thinks this is more like a massive waterpark than just a swim centre, and the perfect place to dive in for some indoor aquatic FUN! With a 50 metre pool, learn to swim pool, warm water pool for exercise, toddlers pool, spa and sauna, two massive 12.5 metre high water slide, a water adventure park and a kids splash pad (phew!), you’re going to have a hard time getting the kids to leave!
Strawberry fields forever! Well, until the end of the season anyway! Mamma and co love hunting in these fields of joy for the perfect strawberry - and there are plenty!
The new Hoyts at The District Docklands has just opened and it is a little different from the usual kind of cinema. Firstly, every single seat in the entire 8 cinema complex is a powered recliner! Ahhhhh! So good! It really is a touch of luxury to get you fully in the mood to relax and enjoy yourself.
When you go through as many blueberries as Mamma’s family, seeing row upon row of these little delicious gems is a sight to see! Otway Blueberries has been around since the 90’s and they provide blueberries all around the Otways and surf coast. You can, of course, pick your own stash here though too - and Mamma sure does LOVE pickin’!!
You are enveloped in large lush ferns and gorgeous forest greenery on the way, and you can stop and do some rock hopping near the river too - if you are lucky you may even see a platypus! Mamma says take a deep breath while you are here and fill your lungs with the beautiful fresh air. This is a truly lovely place.
The tower was opened about 20 years ago and was actually an arts project, and is dubbed a monument for ‘Migration and Aspirations’- Mamma has to say - it’s a lovely tower! You can see all around the wetlands from this vantage point and have a great view of the city as well.
Here’s a little Westie history lesson! Did you know about this hidden little old fishing village? It has been around for about 100 years and was the site of the first boat hire business in Melbourne - which ferried the fancy folk to the old racecourse to watch Phar Lap race.
Mamma loves the moon and rarely misses an opportunity to gaze up at it when it is at its fullest and brightest.
Well, this is an amazing opportunity to get up close and take some time to marvel at Earth's only permanent natural satellite. Museum of the Moon at Scienceworks is quite breathtaking.
This is the best news for the west folks - get ready Williamstown for some Sunset Cinema this summer!
Oh yes...this looks just like Mamma's garden...well, the one in her dreams maybe!
Sunset Safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo is happening every Friday and Saturday night from November through to March
Mamma LOVES her mini golf and with a swing like hers - doing it in the dark is a bonus!
Designed to push your limits, test your emotions and give everyone a new awareness of not only your surroundings but also what it is like to live with low vision or blindness.
Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq is literally a one-stop spot for some fun at The District and it is officially opening on October 18!
When you think of the Big Top do you get that sense of intrigue and a little thrill of anticipation at the sometimes death defying acts, the MAGIC and the FUN of all things CIRCUS? Mamma sure does! And the Silvers Circus experience does not disappoint. You will ooohhh and ahhhhh. You will laugh, cheer and clap. And you will most definitely be 'wowed'.
The Reading Corner is FREE for everyone to come and enjoy.
Wow - talk about prehistoric experience! Jurassic Creatures is happening in St Kilda from 15 September - 14 October 2018. YES - we are a tad excited! ROAR!
Ok, so when it comes to parties - Mamma LOVES this place for a fuss free and seriously fantastic kids birthday venue
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.
Mamma Knows you would LOVE a party here!
This one is for the adventurers...
Our trip to the movies with kids will never be quite the same!
Add some FUN to your shopping list and spend a few hours sliding, jumping, climbing and playing at this new play centre!
Here's a great way to spend a day - sail across the bay! If you are lucky, you may even see dolphins frolicking alongside you!
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.
The Dingo discovery sanctuary is a wonderful unique experience and it is right here in the west and their Dingo puppy open days begin on July 7. This is a very special experience.