When it comes to the weekend, we are always looking for new ideas of fun things to do around Melbourne.
Now that the weather is starting to warm up again, outdoor activities are becoming an option and there is nothing better than getting fresh air and having fun at the same time!
Last weekend, we took a trip to Fairfield to visit Yarra Bend Adventure Mini Golf to keep the kids (and adults) entertained for a few hours.
The mini golf neighbours the gorgeous Yarra Bend golf course which sits on the banks of the beautiful Yarra River. There is an option for 18 or 36 holes and the course itself is in great condition and features lots of luscious greenery and shade options. Even though it’s only 10 minutes from the bustling city, the area is very quiet and peaceful making it a relaxing day out.
We arrived on a Sunday at lunch time and were pleased to see that there were hardly any people there. We opted for the 18 holes, which kept us busy for about an hour and a half at a steady relaxed pace. There’s a great balance of easy and slightly difficult holes so that it’s not too much of a challenge for the little ones but also fun for the adults as well.
There’s plenty of obstacles and funny nooks and crannies for the ball to go and each hole was different from the previous, which created plenty of excitement for the kids.
The putter, golf ball, score card and pencils are all provided. There are also snack options available as well as a café next door where you can grab some lunch. We would also suggest making the most of your time in the beautiful suburb of Fairfield by checking out Fifteen Pounds cafe for brunch or the nursery cafe on Yarra Bend Rd for a coffee on your way up.
Yarra Bend Adventure Mini Golf is a great family day out and offers a great opportunity for some bonding (or competing!) whilst having fun. Prices are affordable for the amount of time spent there and you can make a day of it, stopping for lunch nearby as well. So next time you are stuck for something to do on with the kids, head to mini golf and get putting!
What: Yarra Bend Adventure Mini Golf
Where: Yarra Bend Road, FAIRFIELD
When: Open 365 days a year. Monday to Saturday: 7am to 9pm (lights off at 10pm)
Sunday / Public Holidays: 7am to 7pm (lights off at 8pm)
How much? $18 for adults, $12 for kids (5-17), $7 for kids 4 and under, $49 for a family of four