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    Default Phillip Island / Cowes - Kids ideas

    Hi all, Dh and I are thinking about taking the kids to Phillip Island for 3 nights, so 2 full days. The weather will be average (22ish), so it won't be beach weather. My boys are 4yrs & 6yrs.

    Can anyone suggest some day trips, parks, activities we can do with them?

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    Book the penguin island beach parade in advance its amazing! Drive around check out the amazing island and beaches, we went to the museum, mini golf and also the race track might have go carting! We had a great time and don't even have kids

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    We were there in late November. The chocolate factory is a must (Panny's) as is the penguin parade. We also went to Manu's wildlife park (you go past it to get to Philip Island) which was great, the heritage farm which was good (the farm itself is so-so but the working dog show is tops, and the whip cracking and sheep shearing shows are good as well). There's also another working farm down that way which looked really good on the internet but we didn't go.
    You have to go to Amaze N Things; there's a huge outdoor maze, mini golf and an optical illusion place which was awesome. There's heaps of info on the Phillip Island tourism website. They have a koala conservation park but given we went to Manu's we didn't go.

    The weather was low 20s when we were there. A light jumper for evenings should be OK, but we still went to the beach as well. Low twenties in the sun was perfect paddling weather.

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    Thanks!!
    I would love to drive around and explore island too!

    Ps- any particular website to book penguin parade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BlueBirds View Post
    Thanks!!
    I would love to drive around and explore island too!

    Ps- any particular website to book penguin parade?
    Not sure of the exact address but just Google Phillip Island Tourism. Word to the wise, don't get the exy tickets. Not worth it, the regular seats are fine especially of you get there early enough. The stands ate in pairs; f you can, sit on the outer side of the middle stands, as close to the bottom as you can. The first pair of stands had better penguin action than the second but I guess that's always going to change. The penguins tend to go up between the two middle stands.

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    Hey, does anyone known the name of an animal park where you feed lots of animals like Emus, pelicans, kangaroos? Someone at Dh's work was telling him but couldn't remember the name.

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    Also check out scoopon for accommodation deals I just booked three nights for $270 which seemed good to me 😀. We are definitely going to the penguins and also going to get a boat to take us to the seal colony which I went to when I was younger. Amaze n things is still great no matter what age you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BlueBirds View Post
    Hey, does anyone known the name of an animal park where you feed lots of animals like Emus, pelicans, kangaroos? Someone at Dh's work was telling him but couldn't remember the name.
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    Not sure of any near Phillip island but there is the wildlife park in ballarat that u can hand feed kangaroos that is awesome 😀

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    Quote Originally Posted by beckleysamum View Post
    Not sure of any near Phillip island but there is the wildlife park in ballarat that u can hand feed kangaroos that is awesome ��
    We've actually booked Phillip Island now. Thanks


 

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