Top 10 Activities To Do in Somerville

Whether you’re a local or visiting the Mornington Peninsula for the first time, there is always full of fun activities from walks along it’s many beaches to the Moonlit Sanctuary and everything in between. 

1. Mess Shed
Running daily from just $12 per child is the ultimate Messy Shed – somewhere the kids can have fun and get creative without you needing to worry about cleaning up the mess! The Messy Shed offers 45-minute sensory play sessions that challenge children to think, interact, explore and have fun.
Each week offers a different theme, so whether it’s getting muddy and messy with farmyard fun, digging for dinosaurs or painting, there is something for everyone to get messy with!

2. Beach Walks
Refer to our blog on the best beaches in Somerville to read more on our top 5 – Carrum Beach, Frankston, Jacks Beach Reserve, and Mills Beach.

3. Dinosaur World
(1385 Frankston – Flinders Rd, Somerville)
Best suited to children aged 2 – 8 years, Dinosaur world is sure to be a hit with parents and grandparents as well! Meet Wilson the large and friendly walking dinosaur, Wilbur the baby raptor, Lollipop the baby Triceratops and Nibbles the baby T-rex. Suitable for birthday parties or just the day out, there are lots of extra activities to enjoy such as story time (on Fridays only), Dino bites (chips, potato cakes, etc) and a free BBQ area. Look out for the BIG dinosaur who welcomes you at the entrance gate.

4. Moonlit Sanctuary
From close encounters to being a keeper for a day to school holiday programs, getting up close to these marvellous creatures is sure to delight both kids and parents alike. The Moonlit Sanctuary is open every day except Christmas day, until 4pm and then becomes a magical lantern lit tour that’s famous around the world come dusk.

5. McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park
Ever wondered where all those magical sculptures dotted around Melbourne’s highways disappear too? To the Sculpture Park of course! Spend the day wandering around looking at the sculptures yourself or join a walking tour. From February to November, you can even enjoy live music between the hours of 2 and 4pm.

6. Enchanted Adventure Garden 
Enchanted Adventure is an award-winning natural attraction nestled in the beautiful hinterland of Arthurs Seat on the Mornington Peninsula. From the epic Tube Slides to Tree Surfing courses, giant brainteaser puzzles, Canopy Walk, Sky Scramble and more, there is adventure for adults and kids alike! Lose yourself in the colours of themed gardens, marvel at the structures of hedge topiary and giant sculptures or get tangled in one of our mazes. So come and discover your own adventure with us!

7. Arthur Seat Eagle
Open 365 days of the year, the magnificent gondola rides are guaranteed to hold your guests (up to 8) only. Start at the bottom for a return trip or if you’re travelling in a group you can start at the top. From glorious ocean views to wild flora and fauna, you’re bound to be enraptured from your secure fully glassed-in gondola. Not sure what to give someone special in your life? Their gift certificates are fully flexible for 12 months from purchase.

8. Red Hill Market
If you’re visiting the peninsula for the first time or the 20th, the bohemian style markets are not to be missed! Dedicated commitment to quality brings together over 250 talented stallholders who regularly demonstrate enormous pride in their work by producing original creations of the highest quality. It’s a proven feast for the mind, body and soul, a fascinating eclectic mix of textures, materials and colours that make up the vast range of individually designed products.

9. Rain, Hayne and Shine
Offering a fun-filled day for animal lovers of all ages, educational tours, a playgroup and birthday parties, Rain, Hayne and Shine is sure to delight children and adults alike. Come along and visit the baby goats and piglets or enjoy the daily pony rides.

10. Funky Farm
Be sure to check out the Funky Farm and all its funky area’s whilst on the Peninsula. From Troy’s Barn exhibition to Amica’s 2-acre nature walk, Dave’s dingo den and Binya Arena there are animals a plenty to meet and learn about.

For more information please read our blog on 8 Popular Places to Eat in Somerville, the history of Somerville, and popular places to eat, drink and shop at Somerville Plaza

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