School Holiday ideas for an epic summer

School Holiday ideas for an epic summer

We know during those 6 weeks(!) of summer school holidays, there are days when you're looking for a little inspo on things to see and do. Let us help you with that.

Here are some fun things happening these school holidays you might want to mark on the calendar.


Encounter – Take the kids on an augmented reality scavenger hunt

Encounter Scavenger Hunt Augmented Reality

Part digital scavenger hunt, part augmented reality, Encounter is like nothing you’ve ever experienced in Frankston before. To begin, you’ll need to download the EyeJack app, then unlock the clues that solve the riddles to reveal the secret locations of seven different artworks.

From watching the moon spin behind a giant skeleton to listening as a wise old soul plays you a tune, the artworks are truly out of this world. It's the perfect family activity to explore and discover the city.

The Encounter experience is available until March 2022

Head to the water

Peninsula Waterbikes

Peninsula Waterbikes are super easy, and fun; and a great way to discover our beautiful coast. Easy to ride and navigate they’re just like riding a bike!  You can even pop on an inflatable deck that attaches to the back, perfect for kids to enjoy the ride too. 

Looking for something more traditional? Hire a boat, kayak or stand up paddle board for an afternoon of bay cruising and fishing from Frankston Boat Hire. Open every day (subject to weather) you'll find them at Kananook Creek, at the end of Davey St.  


Do you have a little art enthusiast?

Street Art Tours for kids

How does kite colouring and street art sound for a pretty cool combination?

Join us for some creative, quirky fun these school holidays. Starting with kite colouring at the Frankston Library, followed by a guided Street Art walking tour that has been uniquely tailored with kids in mind. What a great way for kids to discover Frankston’s amazing Street Art scene!

DATES: Tuesday 18th January OR Friday 21st January 2022

STARTING TIME: 9.30am until 11.30am


BOOKINGS and DETAILS: Bookings are essential. For further information and to book, head to Discover Frankston OR call the Frankston Visitor Information Centre on 1300 322 842. Limited spots available– Book now so you don’t miss out!


Make a splash these school holidays at PARC!

Make a splash at PARC

Join the best pool party on the Peninsula these summer holidays, with hours of activities and entertainment kids of all ages will enjoy.

There’s loads of fun to be had with the popular inflatable Splashtown obstacle course, Constrictor and Python waterslides, as well as the multi-level Aquatic Playground. The entertainment doesn't stop outside the water, with a Centre scavenger hunt, visits from loveable mascot Hydro and interactive activities with prizes to be won!

PARC’s holiday program will run from 11.00am – 3.00pm weekdays between 10 - 28 January, including the Australia Day public holiday. Time slots for Splashtown obstacle course are FREE as part of a PARC Swim membership

Head to the PARC website to look out for bookings opening SOON!


Summer Holidays are here at Sk8house

Sk8house Roller skating Frankston

Sk8house is open every day these school holidays with General Sessions, Birthday Parties and Skate Classes running regularly.

General Sessions are still just $15 per person including Sk8hire for their Cheap Skate Summer Sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday evenings.

But have you heard of the SUPER SUMMER PASS?

For just $64, you can get entry into FIVE General Sessions this summer holidays PLUS it even includes Sk8hire. With session entry valued at up to $16 + $4 Sk8hire per person that represents a saving of up to $36 - bargain!

The super summer pass is valid for entry into ANY Sk8house General Session until 31st Jan 2022.

Click here for more details


Swing into the Summer at Centenary Park

School Holiday golf at Centenary Park

These school holidays, visit Centenary Park Golf Course from 2pm any day of the week and enjoy a round with your child! Kids play for free*! 

It's a great way to keep the kids busy, outdoors and to burn off that extra energy!

To book make sure you select the ‘Twilight-After 2pm’ option. Adult cost $19.50 One child per adult fee.

Valid until January 30th 2021. Not valid with any other offer. To book Twilight game https://centenarypark.com.au/play/



At our beach, at our magic beach…

Magic beach Frankston arts centre

Alison Lester AM’s classic book, Magic Beach, comes to life on stage at the Frankston Arts Centre Tuesday January 25th.

Every year, an everyday family go on a beach holiday. This isn’t just any beach - it’s Magic Beach, where everything you can imagine becomes real. But this year is different. As the eldest child begins to grow up, does she have to leave the magic behind?

From the team behind The Gruffalo and The 13-, 26-, 52-, 78- and 91-Storey Treehouses, this new Australian adaptation from multi-award winning playwright Finnegan Kruckemeyer is a celebration of the power of the imagination and the differences that make every child special.

Booking Information


Bluey's Big Play

bluey big play frankston arts centre

This is Bluey’s Big Play. And it’s really for real life! And it's coming to the Frankston Arts Centre January 29 + 30! 

When Dad feels like a little bit of Sunday arvo time out, Bluey and Bingo have other plans! Join them as they pull out all of the games and ingenuity at their disposal to get Dad off that bean bag.

Bluey's Big Play is a brand-new theatrical adaptation of the Emmy® award-winning children's television series, with an original story by Bluey’s creator Joe Brumm, and new music by Brisbane's Beethoven and Bluey composer, Joff Bush.

Join the Heelers in their first live theatre show made just for you, featuring brilliantly created puppets, this is Bluey brought to real life as you’ve never seen it before. 

Book Tickets Here


NGV Kids on Tour at McClelland 

McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery

NGV Kids on Tour offers children and families throughout regional and metropolitan Victoria the opportunity to engage with art and creativity through a range of free hands-on activities and workshops, January 19th & 20th

This summer, McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery is one of the tour destinations! Suitable for children aged 3+ and adults of all ages and abilities there will be some fun and creative activities created by the artists and team of NGV Kids on tour.

Booking Information Here


Whalebone, at the Frankston Arts Centre 

Whalebone Frankston Arts Centre

Perfect for kids aged 7-12 years and their families, Whalebone is brought to you by the imaginative mind of tinkerer, inventor and comedian Jens Altheimer!

Taking place on Wednesday January 19th, the story is told through dazzling video and computer animations, quirky contraptions, robotics, clunky inventions and flying objects that will capture the imagination of young minds! Physical reality turns virtual and back in this gripping family show about what makes us humans human.

For more details and to book, Click here 


Keen to get the kids active? 


Looking for some air conditioned spaces to escape the heat but still keep the kids busy? 

Funtopia World is an indoor play centre that has something for kids of all ages; with 35+ different interactive climbing walls, a giant drop slide, Leap of faith jump, a 2500sqm themed play space and more! You can choose from Toddler World (Under 3s), Playground World (ages 1+) or Climbing World (ages 4+).   

Gravity Zone has something for all ages, from the little ones through to extreme sports fanatics and tech enthusiasts. We're talking trampolines, laser tag and a virtual reality hologate indoor centre. Very cool! 

Bayside Rock is all about adventure activities, proudly owned, operated and staffed by a family of experienced rock climbers. Here you will find lots of places to climb, ropes courses and even a caving system to explore. A great spot for the little kids and big ones too! 

General Public if you're looking for somewhere that both the parents and kids will love, this is the place. Two levels of non-stop entertainment, 9 tenpin bowling lanes, groovy beats, and all your favourite retro arcade & pinball games. We all love a bit of a feisty table tennis match, or perhaps a few rounds of pool? There is plenty of space to grab a bit to eat, and they even have their own gelati and donut shop!

Strike Bowling Located in the heart of Bayside Shopping Centre, Strike Bayside boasts seven luxe bowling lanes, an immersive laser tag arena and private karaoke rooms. It also features a delicious food menu, pool tables, plus an indoor and outdoor bar.  

Holey Moley Welcome to  Australia’s craziest and most unique mini golf venue, par none.  Forget the usual windmills and castles, putt your stuff through shark-infested waters and pop culture references like The Simpsons couch and into the Nine Iron Throne itself. Each hole will keep you wanting more. There is space for the whole crew, young, old, big, small – no problem. 


Summer Events are on the way!

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Place these amazing summer events that you won't want to miss!

Frankston’s Summer Carnival, Frankston Foreshore, 26 January – 20 February

The Waterfront Festival , Frankston Foreshore, 19 February – 20 February

Ventana, various locations around Frankston, 1 February – 31 March 

To keep across everything happening in Frankston, make you sure you follow @discoverfrankston to see the latest news first, and for more great ideas to Ignite your curiosity this summer!


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