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Family Getaways - Road Trip to Mornington

The bustling beach side town of Mornington is only an hours drive from Melbourne’s CBD. With plenty on offer for the family, it makes for a great destination for your next road trip. 

The playground at Mornington Park is the star attraction for families, offering little ones the chance to be a pirate for the day on a big wooden pirate ship. The large reserve nearby is the perfect place for a game of lawn soccer or a nice picnic. 

If picnics aren’t your style then the Burgers at Thanks Albert hit the spot for lunch - especially the aptly titled ‘No I Wasn’t Vegan - and YOMG do a delicious salted caramel frozen yoghurt that makes for a special treat for dessert. 

Mornington is a fun day out for the family filled with laughter, sunshine and fresh sea air.  

Where is your top pick for a quick family road trip?  

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Lovely Spring - Part Two

What better way to celebrate spring than to visit the Tesselaar Tulip Festival?! Held at the tulip farm on Monbulk Road, in Silvan Victoria, the festival runs from 8 September to 4 October this year (2016). Mummy Green visited the festival with Itty Bitty Green and her family (Daddy Green, Nana Green and Grandpa Green) - there was something for all the family.

There is plenty to do at the festival - from wandering the gardens and many tulip displays, to listening to live music, enjoying train rides, shopping the market stalls, and local wine and cider tasting. Aside from the stunning tulips, Mummy Green's fave part of the festival is the food! There is a big variety on offer, including dutch pancakes (poffertjes), baked potatoes, wood fried pizzas, dutch sausages and potato cakes, gourmet potato wedges, deep fried cheese, dutch donuts, roasted nuts, home made ice cream, and every festival fave - fairy floss.

The festival gates open at 10am (last visit 4pm). Tickets are available on the day and are $26 for adults or $22 for concession. Children under 16 are free! The festival itself is pram friendly, however carriers are recommended as many of the grounds are muddy and on a steep incline.

Children's week at the festival runs from 19-22 September and also from 26-29 September, so be sure to get in quick to enjoy loads of fun entertainment with your little ones!