Kid friendly day trips in Mitchell
Kids friendly day trips in Mitchell
We bet you think you have done all you can with the kids already this year, but fear not. If you live in regional Victoria and are visiting Mitchell, we have you covered no matter what town you venture to. Best of all, you can enjoy all of these activities in this fabulous springtime weather.
To our Melbourne Metro friends, we hope we can inspire you to plan a future trip to Mitchell when it's safe to do so.
Located in the south of Mitchell, Wallan is a kid's delight in terms of parks and country cafes full of yummy milkshakes and cakes.
Located in Hadfield Park and just a short walk through the town centre is the Community Bank® Adventure Playground. The playground has a five-storey tower and three epic slides that will keep even the biggest kid in your family busy. With change room facilities and an abundance of picnic tables ready to go, this one should be high on your priority list for a day out. Make sure you pick up your lunch and sweet treats from Café Vento, Pretty Sally Bakehouse or Open House Café before setting up for the day in the shade of Hadfield Park.
If walking tracks are more your family's style, Wallan and its surrounding towns have plenty to offer. Our favourites in Wallan's township include the Taylors Creek Walking Track and the Wallan Community Park Trail. Alternatively, travel ten minutes to the town of Wandong to enjoy the Say G’Day Trail, Pickett Walk or Mount Disappointment Summit Walk.
Kilmore is Victoria’s oldest inland country town and is located approximately 15 minutes drive from Wallan. Hudson Park is sure to be a hit with the kids, big and little alike. Make sure they pack their bikes and skateboards, as this venue boasts a terrific skate park.
Running adjacent to the park is the Kilmore Creek Heritage Art Walk, where the kids can play on the gym equipment and explore. Keep following the meandering path and spot the large silver horse art installation, a truly magical sight.
Another great attraction in Kilmore is Monument Hill, which boasts views over the township. Pack a bag of snacks and water, though, as these walking tracks are a bit tiring but will be great to wear those little people out.
Broadford is close to many natural attractions, including Mt. Disappointment State Forest, Mt. Piper, Mt. Sugarloaf and the Tallarook Ranges. If you're into sightseeing or bushwalking, we recommend exploring the glorious Mt. Piper. The views from the top of this natural beauty will not disappoint. If you're lucky, you might also get the opportunity to see the rare Ant Blue Butterfly, so keep your eyes peeled at all times.
The Summit climb is quite challenging, so we recommend taking plenty of breaks for those little legs and maybe some snacks and water for all.
Seymour is the gateway to the Goulburn, and this town has so much to offer. A must visit, Burger Me has been serving up delicious country-style burgers and fries for years, located on the corner of Emily and Manners Streets. Conveniently, this street will lead you to Lions Park, which is an absolute haven for kids and adults alike. Featuring fishing platforms, BBQ’s, picnic tables and public bathrooms, this is the perfect spot to take in the serenity of the Goulburn while the kids run off that excess energy.
Starting in Tallarook and finishing in Mansfield, the Great Victorian Rail Trail is 134 kilometres long. Sure, it sounds daunting, but the most kid-friendly section begins and ends in Mitchell, and the Tallarook General Store even offers a shuttle bus service for you all if those legs get tired. Just make sure that you organise this service before setting off on your trip.
Whatever you decide to discover in Mitchell, we are sure you're bound to create plenty of memories with your family and start planning your next outing here as soon as you get home. We can't wait to see you!
This page was last updated on 20 September 2021.