Heading further out to Mornington and you must pay a visit to the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG) if you're in the area.
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
While the MPRG is on the smaller side, there's enough to see and do with your young artlings.
The gallery space itself can be walked through within 30 minutes ..or less if your children are rushing. However, there's a little shop to nose at in the foyer, a cafe, plenty of beautiful space to run around outside and if you're lucky, you might catch a kids' art workshop.
You're invited to tour the new, custom designed environments at Guardian Early Learning – South Melbourne.
See what's on at the MPRG before your visit and schedule in a visit around the time the gallery hosts a school holiday activity or Young at Art class and you'll spend longer enjoying the serenity and the artworks on display. See what's on here.
Art classes at the MPRG
Once you're done inside the gallery, head outside and let the kids run free. There's a beautiful lake with plenty of birdlife to see and you can't miss the stunning Mornington Botanical Rose Gardens right next door; a must if you're visiting in warmer months.
the Mornington Botanical Rose Garden within the same grounds as the MPRG
If your kids can handle a little more art, you can walk to the Oak Hill Gallery in less than 5 minutes!
Add the MPRG to your visit list if you're planning to visit the region anytime soon. The Big Goose is just down the road so maybe you could fit both in!
Bambini Early Learning Centres are set to host the Bayside Treasure Hunt and Open Day on Saturday 8th December. Families can get their thinking caps on and look for clues around any of the Bayside centres, with the chance to win a $1000 JB Hi-Fi voucher, just in time for Christmas!