Toot-toot! School holidays are on again

School holidays are here again and if you’re visiting Bellarine Bayside with the family, check out some of the great fun things to do.

If you have young children, it wouldn’t be Easter without a ride on the Portarlington miniature railway.

The charming little train winds through picturesque parkland and has been delighting young and old since 1999. 

On Easter Saturday 16 April, everything is just $2! That’s rides, food, drink, ice creams. Then on Easter Sunday 17 April, normal fares apply but there will be Easter fun including a lucky draw and Easter eggs.

While we’re talking trains, the historic Bellarine Railway is another must-do family activity, offering scenic journeys and special events on heritage trains, running between Queenscliff and Drysdale. 

The fun starts on Good Friday with scenic rides to raise money for the Good Friday appeal. There will also be rides across the Easter Weekend as well as an Easter Bonnet competition, egg hunt and photo opportunities with Easter Bunny.

The beautiful thing about school holidays on the Bellarine Peninsula is that you can do as much or as little as you like.

While the weather has cooled a little, you can still dip your toe in the water on these beautiful autumn days or just play in the sand.

Other popular autumn activities include fishing and boating or enjoying some of the picturesque nature walks. There’s also bike riding around the park, along the beach or for longer rides, try the Bellarine Rail Trail or the coastal trail from Point Richards to Edwards Point. With spacious parkland, a football ground and tennis facilities nearby, as well as the long stretches of beach, there are plenty of places for sports or a casual kick of the footy.

Oh, and did we mention the food and wine? The Bellarine Peninsula is widely recognised as a foodie’s playground. But that’s another story …