Keep the kids active and healthy these school holidays

School Holiday Playground

Image: ‘Mamma Knows South’ at Wisewould Avenue Reserve, Seaford

This blog was written by Taylah Steer, a Health Promotion Practitioner at Peninsula Health.

The first term of school has come and gone, which means it’s time for school holidays. Whether you are heading away with the family or enjoying some quiet time at home, there are plenty of activities to keep the family active and healthy these school holidays.

Check out some of our top active ideas below!

Take a street art walking tour in Frankston

Keep the whole family active with a  1.5-hour walking tour of some truly spectacular local sights. Frankston’s street art brings together a collection of enormous art from around Australia and the world. Make the most of the inspiration and set the family up with an art project at home after the tour (disclaimer: they may want to paint the house).

Find out more about the tours here.

Get outdoors and go for a ride, skate or scoot

Our beautiful region has so much outdoor space to offer. The school holidays are the perfect time to dust off your bikes, skateboards, scooters or rollerblades and take the family out. Explore the local area by checking out some of our suggestions below.

  • Frankston foreshore reserve and boardwalk
  • Seaford foreshore reserve
  • Kananook Creek reserve
  • Bay Trail: Dromana to Sorrento
  • Western Port Bay Trail: Somerville to Balnarring

We would love to see where you go riding these school holidays, tag us at @a_healthy_peninsula.

Burn some energy at a local playground for the little ones

There’s nothing more exciting than being a little kid and going to a park with an epic playground. There are some great playgrounds to visit all across Frankston and the Peninsula. Here are some of our recommendations that the kids are sure to love. 

  • Seawinds Garden Playspace – Arthurs Seat
  • Mornington Park Playground – Mornington
  • Rye Foreshore Playground – Rye
  • Rosebud Foreshore Playspace – Rosebud
  • Kananook Reserve Playground – Seaford
  • Yamala Park Playground – Frankston South
  • George Pentland Playground – Frankston
  • Fred Smith Reserve Playground – Hastings
  • Sorrento Park – Sorrento

Fun Easter activities

These school holidays mean it’s almost time for Easter! Last year, we shared our top five Easter activities to do with the kids during school holidays, check them out in this blog

We hope these activity suggestions help keep the family active and healthy these school holidays, and wish everyone a safe, active and happy Easter break.