Make the Most of Summer

2019-01-18 00:12:52

Make the Most of Summer

The Mornington Peninsula is the perfect place for a holiday with your family. From rugged outdoor adventures to relaxing days at the beach, there’s something here for everyone no matter what time of year. If you’re in need of some inspiration for your next family holiday, we have just what you need.

Since 2008, Holiday Shacks has helped families experience incredible holidays around the Mornington Peninsula. We are experts in what the area has to offer, and we’re here to show you some of the top family-friendly activities you should try this Summer.


Point Nepean Portsea Craft Market

Sunday 20th January 2019 - 9am - 2pm

Set amongst the historic Quarantine Station, wander through and soak up the exceptional atmosphere and regenerate your senses at this delightful market.
There is something for everyone - beauty, homewares, children's accessories, fashion, photography, eco friendly products, furniture, garden goods and more.
Quality handmade, home grown market operated by the founders of the Red Hill Market.

Free entry
Car parking $5
Sorry no dogs

Barefoot Cinema

The Briars - 11th January - 27th January 2019 - 6pm - 11pm

When you arrive at the Briars you will immediately feel the fun and relaxed atmosphere as you settle in for a great night night out. The local musicians are playing in the background, the food truck is cooking up a storm and the drinks are flowing. As day turns to night, we light up the Barefoot Cinema screen.  Further information and reservations

Australia Day Weekend Races - Mornington Racecourse

Friday 25th January 2019 - 12 noon - 5pm

Head to the pristine surrounds of Mornington Racecourse to enjoy a relaxing day at the races. Experience first class racing action at one of the most picturesque racecourses in Victoria.

Further details

Australia Day Fireworks - Rye & Mornington

Rye Foreshore, Pt Nepean Rd, Rye
Mornington Park, corner Schnapper Point Drive & Esplanade, Mornington

Saturday 26th January 2019 - 9pm - 10.30pm

Finish the day's celebrations off with a bang! On the Mornington Peninsula official fireworks will be held in two locations this year - at Rye and Mornington. Get in early to get the best vantage point!


AGL Peninsula Film Festival

1st - 3rd February 2019 - 4.00pm - 10.30pm

Held in the summer from February 1 to 3, the AGL Peninsula Film Festival is one of Victoria's iconic annual film festivals.

The AGL Peninsula Film Festival Festival launch will feature an Independent Aussie Feature Film, followed by a Q and A at Rosebud Cinema.

On Saturday February 2, Village Green, Rosebud will be hosting between 4:00pm and 10:30pm. Bring a friend, a picnic blanket and watch more than 20 short films on the big screen outdoors. 

The AGL Peninsula Film Festival advises some films may contain coarse language, nudity or sexual references that may offend. Those under 15 years must be supervised by a parent or guardian.

Redhill Market

 2nd February 2019 - 8am - 1pm

Set in the Mornington Peninsula Hinterland town of Red Hill, this monthly market of over 300 stalls is all about celebrating hand made products. Expect to meet emerging artists, taste test local produce and see one of a kind products. 

Browse the market from 8am. Entry is free. On site parking available, at $5 per car, with proceeds going to the Red Hill Lions Club. 

Please respect that no dogs are permitted at the market.  For more information

The Mornington Peninsula Blues Festival

Mornington Racecourse - 9th February 2019 - 10am - 8pm

Mornington Peninsula Blues Festival will be a high level live Blues music event featuring some of Australia's leading Rock and Blues musicians at the Mornington Racecourse .There will be food vans and a variety of markets also in attendance.

A world class Blue Event featuring 8 acts over 9 hours including Australian rock Legend Ross Wilson and leading Australian Blues Artists including Phil Manning,Chris Finnen,Lloyd Spiegel and more.  For more information

Friday Sunset Dinners

Hickenbotham of Dromana - 11th January - 22nd February 2019 - 5pm

From 5.30pm every Friday night join us at Hickinbotham of Dromana for casual dining, award winning wines, Hix beers and live music.

Kids can enjoy some play time in our children friendly lawn area whilst the adults relax and enjoy some down time at the end of the busy week.

Embrace the alfresco area or you can dine indoors.  For more information

Mornington Racecourse Market

10th February 2019 - 9am - 2pm

A delightful local market featuring stalls selling items that simply aren't available at retail stores, inspired by each individual artists unique style and story. 

Get inspired by the creatives behind the products, catch up with friends and have a picnic lunch savouring the flavours from around the world or bring the kids down for a play, there truly is something for everyone.

Free entry, $4 parking fee . 

Please leave dogs at home. 

Frankston Waterfront Festival

Frankston - 16th & 17th February 2019 - 11am - 10pm

Frankston's most anticipated free summer festival is back and set to be bigger and better than ever as it celebrates 20 years of beachside fun for the whole family. This much-loved community event attracts residents and visitors to the sun-soaked beach at the Frankston Waterfront with two spectacular days of live music, beach and water sports, market stalls, delicious food, wine, cider and craft beer.
Highlights include:
* Main Stage 
* Beer, Wine and Cider Garden
* Beach and Water Sports 
* Market stalls
* Food Truck Square Festival Dining
* Fireworks
Event is free with a cost for rides, food and amusements. For more information

Holiday Shacks - Luxury Accommodation

The Mornington Peninsula is the perfect place to get away with your family no matter what time of year. The best way to start off your holiday right is with the right accommodation

At Holiday Shacks, we know just what it takes to create the perfect family getaway. When you partner with Holiday Shacks for your next holiday, you’ll have access to some of the most beautiful properties that the Mornington Peninsula has to offer, all while creating an unforgettable experience for you and your family.

For more information on how we can make your dream holiday a reality, contact the team at Holiday Shacks today.

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