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Geelong Holidays with Kids

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Geelong is a buzz with plenty of family especially during the school holidays so when planning a holiday with the kids why not find out more about the second largest city in Victoria that offers more than just beautiful beaches and outdoor entertainment at its best. During the school holiday in Geelong you can find organised days where families can bring the kids for face painting, games, shows and crafts. From kids science fairs, mud sculpting classes, painting and more, the kids really have plenty of opportunities to have fun and get dirty.

Geelong is ideal for a holiday with the kids, because not only can you base your trip here around one of the many organised events, markets and family days that are put on but there is also so much more to discover in the way of family fun. Spend time exploring the beaches where there is year round swimming, beach fishing, jetty fishing, kayaking, canoeing and the kids can learn how to surf with a professional surf instructor that will have them up in no time. Down at Eastern Beach there is the pool enclosure where the kids can swim safely and you simply cannot pass up the opportunity to take the kids to the water amusement park where you will all have hours of fun.

Discover parts of the Great Ocean Road with the kids as Geelong is one of the gateways to it, or find yourself at the Bellarine Peninsula where you will be greeted with a stunning coastline to explore, coastal walks, lighthouses to walk up, a scenic railway to ride on and secluded coves where you and the kids can have a picnic. Spend the day walking the city centre where it is a hive of activity where you will enjoy shopping malls, retail outlets, eateries, cafes and some great family dining options. Visit the Botanical Gardens where the kids can run freely, have a picnic by the beachside and along the foreshore of Corio Bay.

With attraction such as the National Wool Museum, the Old Geelong Gaol, the Ford Discovery Centre and other heritage buildings and galleries, there is much history and culture for the family to soak up while you are here too. Spend a day exploring the nearby National Parks, travel to Buckley Falls or why not book onto one of the cruises or charters that depart daily for the open water where you will have the choice of just sitting back on a luxury cruise that the whole family will enjoy or perhaps a deep sea fishing charter or diving adventure is what you are after.

There are many family accommodation properties that will grab your attention and most won’t cost half as much as what you are expecting with the range of great specials that you can take advantage of. Holiday homes, self contained apartment, caravan parks, cabins, hotels and resorts are all perfectly suited for a holiday with the kids and all provide their own onsite attractions to entice you to stay.

Find out more about the accommodation specials and highlights that you can look forward to when you holiday with the kids in Geelong. Have Melbourne less than an hour’s drive away, spend a holiday by the beach and bring the kids to a place where there is just so much to see and do, that you simply will not know where to start first.