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Yarra Valley Holidays with Kids

Picture a retreat to the hills with the kids, or a camping holiday, summer break in the countryside surrounded by ample attractions and activities for the whole family to enjoy or even a winter wonderland holiday in the Dandenong Ranges! Well that is exactly what you can expect plus much more when organising your next holiday with the kids to the Yarra Valley. Easily accessible from Melbourne with just a quick one hour drive from the city, the Yarra Valley has long been a very popular holiday spot for many families, either close by, interstate or overseas.

The Yarra Valley is perfect for a holiday with the kids with plenty of family accommodation choices, top attractions and numerous things to see and do whatever time of year you decide to visit. Base yourself in one of the towns and villages that are located within the Yarra Valley or tuck yourself and the rest of the family away for a private retreat in the mountains. Enjoy wide open spaces, plenty of room for the kids to run around in, pet friendly accommodation and ample activities for all ages.

Accommodation for families in the Yarra Valley ranges from interlocking budget hotel rooms, motor inns, huge holiday homes on private estates, resortsapartments, cottages and caravan parks where you can pitch a tent, bring your motorhome or caravan or even book into one of the full self contained onsite cabins. Where ever you do decide to base yourself your holiday with the kids will be filled with hiking through National Parks, fishing for trout is fresh water streams and estuaries, riding on steam trains or cycling through scenic landscape discovering many family attractions and hidden delights.

There is great family dining throughout the region or you can stop in at one of the supermarkets to pick up some fresh local produce and foods if you have your own self contained kitchen in your family accommodation. From dawn until dusk you and the rest of the family can enjoy horse riding, sightseeing tours, mountain climbing, wildlife parks and sanctuaries. Get up close and personal to wallabies, kangaroos, koalas and many other furry friends for an experience to remember or perhaps a hot air balloon ride with the kids one afternoon interests you! Discover the Yarra Valley during the winter time with ample skiing opportunities, snowboarding, cross country skiing and tobogganing at one of the closest ski resorts to Melbourne or perhaps a holiday with the kids based around fun filled days, swimming, picnicking, history, heritage and sightseeing is what you are chasing?

The Yarra Valley is one of the places where anything is possible, where the kids are free to run and play and you are free to relax and unwind. Be entertained at your choice of family accommodation with many places boasting an array of onsite attractions to keep the whole family occupied, arrange for child minding one night where you wish to dine out at one of the gourmet restaurants and start planning a holiday with the kids where your imagination is the only limitation on the amount of possibilities.