1. SEE AWESOME ANIMALS UP CLOSE AT MANSFIELD ZOO
Nothing keeps the kids more entertained than the zoo!
Mansfield Zoo is one of North East Victoria’s hidden secrets, with a large collection of exotic and native animals on 30 acres of picturesque parkland featuring lovely views across the Delatite Valley to Mt Buller. Hand or spade feed many of the animals as you wander, including monkeys! There's Hobbs, the mischievous capuchin monkey, Basil the chocolate camel, who loves to steal spades. Wander with Emily and Miss Greedy, our friendly fallow deer, and Joey the Grey Kangaroo, just some of the animals who will interact with you as you stroll around.
Bring along family, friends and a picnic lunch and BBQ in their undercover facilities. For those who are more adventurous, stay overnight in a swag and fall asleep to the wonderful night sounds of the lions and other animals!
Check out all of the great things at Mansfield Zoo HERE
2. INDULGE WITH KING VALLEY POPCORN
Nothing gets the kids more excited than a trip in the car to grab a tasty treat, and that’s where King Valley popcorn comes in!
They believe in using natural and ethical ingredients as much as they can – sourced either through their own farming or local to our area.
King Valley Popcorn has mastered a technique that makes their popcorn super crunchy and delicious, without getting stuck to your teeth!
They have also developed a new, naturally gluten-free flour made with popcorn that currently has a patent-pending and international priority, it's that special! even Manu used it the other day in a cooking seminar!
Head to their website HERE for more or follow their Facebook page ‘King Valley Popcorn’ to keep up to date with their markets and fun!
3. ENJOY A CHRISTMAS CRAFTERNOON AT THE WANGARATTA LIBRARY
Get crafty at the Wangaratta Library for Christmas Crafternoon!
4. GET ACTIVE AND COOL AT THE YMCA
The YMCA is a great place to bring the kids over summer, especially if you don't have a pool at home! They've got plenty of deals going on in the summer break including Santa's Super Summer Special!
This year they've also teamed up Vicswim for a low cost, 5 day intensive summer program teaching swimming and water safety to children from 4 years of age.
Each program consists of 5 x 30 minute lessons and will run in Wangaratta from January 6-10.
To get involved in Fitness, Swimming, Sports, Wellness, and more head HERE for more details or visit their Facebook page.
5. SPEND HOURS AT RUTHERGLEN LOLLY SHOP
Enjoy beautiful Rutherglen and step back in time and experience a good old fashion lolly shop! They've got lots of lollies ranging from traditional boiled lollies, lollipops, bags of chocolates, and even ice-creams!
You can also grab a great gift in time for Christmas, whether it's toys or teddies or Processo flavoured gummies for that crazy Aunt you have!
Believe us when we say, there's something for everyone at Rutherglen Lolly Shop!
More details and opening times HERE
6. HEAD TO THE 44TH WODONGA CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
In its 44th year, Wodonga Brass presents Wodonga’s biggest celebration of all things Christmas!
Pack a picnic and sing all night long as the kids can also enjoy face painting and plenty of Christmas activities.
Pre-carols entertainment and food vans kick off from 6pm on Sunday the 15th at Willow Park, Pearce Street, Wodonga.
The event is free entry with all proceeds from candle sales going towards Albury Wodonga Health.
WODONGA ICE SKATING RINK
Looking for the coolest place in Albury Wodonga these school holidays, It’s got to be Wodonga Ice Skating Rink!
Enjoy disco nights, school holiday fun, learn to skate classes, Ice hockey, Tobogganing and much more :)
It’s guaranteed family fun! Wodonga Ice Skating Rink - 7 Queen Street.
For more details head HERE