Winter fun for the whole family
Gather up the family for some nature fun this winter! The family will delight in the opportunity to see snow close to Melbourne. If snow isn’t your thing, there’s lots of other ways to enjoy nature with the family. Join a tour, explore urban parks or join a Junior Rangers program
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There are so many ways to get the family into nature together. Make the most of walking and cycling tracks in Melbourne’s urban parks. Many also have playgrounds and spots to set up for the day. The whole family will enjoy spotting wildlife on a tour of Serendip Sanctuary or Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. Or why not explore some of Victoria’s natural wonders.Find your perfect nature adventure on our family outings page.
Places to take the family:
Lake Eildon National Park
Yarra Bend Park
You Yangs Regional Park
Whether you’re ready to give snowshoeing a try, slide down a toboggan run or just build a snowman, our mountain peaks turn into winter wonderlands each year. You don’t even need to travel far from Melbourne for the experience. Mount St Gwinear and Mount Donna Buang are both popular spots for snowplay and tobogganing. However, they can get very busy during peak times like on weekends.
For snowplay spots further afield, visit our skiing and snowplay page.
Popular parks for snowplay:
Mount Buffalo National Park
Baw Baw National Park
Yarra Ranges National Park
Get the kids into nature by joining a Junior Ranger program next school holidays. The best news is, it’s free! Junior Rangers and their families join a ranger to take part in fun park-based activities across the state. Sign up to be the first to know about the next round of activities. Keep learning even when it's not school holidays by visiting the Make & Do page for lots of fun activities.
Find out more on our Junior Rangers page.