Explore Casey

Check out all the ideas below and have fun experiencing all the things on offer in Casey.

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Splish Splash - Doveton Pool in the Park

Escape the heat, host a children’s party, or just enjoy the fitness benefits of regular swimming at Doveton Pool in the Park.

The facility features a heated 50m outdoor pool, splash park, two learners’ pools, small waterslide, giant waterslide, café plus a BBQ and large shaded area to relax in. Pools are heated to 27°C.

Open from 1 December until 31 March on days forecasted to be 30°C or higher.

Location
Corner Tristania Street and Kidds Road, Doveton

Opening hours
Open Monday – Sunday 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Public holidays 10 am – 6 pm

For further information visit the Doveton Pool in the Park website.

A Beacon for Fun - Ahoy there! Explore Tooradin's Foreshore Playground

Get active and playful at Tooradin’s foreshore playground, which offers a fresh design to draw in some fun coastal vibes.

The playground is for children of all ages and abilities. It features a three-tiered lighthouse comprising two slides, rock wall challenge, a custom octopus sculpture to encourage imaginative play, mud crab tri-rocker, orbit spinner, rope net log balance and a three bay swing including a basket seat along with other play activities. Pack your picnic lunch, explore the wonders of the foreshore and make it a new favourite play spot.

Location
Foreshore Road, Tooradin

Toot Toot - 'Choo Choo' Choose... Wilson Botanic Park Berwick

Enjoy blue skies, fresh air and your summer ‘daze’ at Wilson Botanic Park Berwick.

Take the opportunity to enjoy a train ride past Anniversary Lake, Lakeside, The Amphitheatre and Basalt Lake with its towering basalt cliffs. Operating 10.00 am - 4.00 pm.

The Little Red Train will operate daily during school holidays and Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as Public Holidays and other times. The Little Red Train departs near Fairy Dell.

Location
668 Princes Highway, Berwick

For further information visit the Wilson Botanic Park Berwick webpage.

For the Animal Lovers - Myuna Farm

Are you after a ‘close encounter’ of the fluffy, furry, creeping or crawling kind?

Myuna Farm now offers party activities for weekend functions.

The ‘Junior Farmer Program’ and ‘Reptile Encounters’ offers hands-on and interactive experiences at the farm.

Activities run for 30 minutes and cost $75. Availability is limited.

Junior Farmer Program

A farmer will lead hands-on farming activities including:

  • feeding the chickens and collecting their eggs, milking a goat, feeding animals in the paddocks, feeding and touching the turtles, and meeting Joey Davis the Cockatoo
  • the birthday child will enjoy a wheelbarrow ride.

Reptile Encounters

A reptile handler will introduce you to a range of reptiles.

The activity will include:

  • touching and interacting with the snakes, lizards and turtles in your party area
  • listening to an informative presentation with the opportunity to ask questions.

Location
182 Kidds Road, Doveton

Telephone
9706 9944

For further information visit the Myuna Farm webpage.

For the Nature Lovers - Cranbourne Gardens

Escape the rush and immerse yourself in the relaxing, tranquil atmosphere of Cranbourne Gardens.

As one of Victoria’s most precious areas of native bushland, nature lovers can explore 363 hectares of untouched heathlands, wetlands and woodlands, see Australian native plant life and even spot native birds, mammals and reptiles.

Location
Corner Ballarto Road and Botanic Drive, Cranbourne

Opening hours
9.00 am - 5.00 pm daily

FREE Family Fun Day, Cranbourne Gardens

Wednesday 18 January 2017, 10.00 am - 4. 00 pm

Bring along the family to a fun day of activities, games, entertainment and storytelling. Proudly supported by the City of Casey and South East Water in conjunction with the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria.

An event suitable for all ages.

Free shuttle bus from Cranbourne train station.

Telephone
5990 2200

For further information visit the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria website.

Keep Calm and Don't Get Bored!! - Teenage School Holiday Program

16 - 27 January 2017

If you’re 12-17 years old - live, study or have strong connections to the City of Casey – then this program has part of your summer break covered.

Enjoy low cost, fully supervised activities on offer. Make valuable connections with others while having a lot of fun. Programs are held in the community and at Casey Youth Information Centres in Narre Warren, Cranbourne and Hampton Park.

For further information visit the City of Casey Youth Services Facebook page.

Shop at one of Casey's local markets - Various locations

Get out and about while ticking off your shopping list at one of Casey’s local markets.

Try fresh local produce, meet local makers and producers and simply enjoy the good vibes of these marketplaces.

Farmers' Markets at the Old Cheese Factory

For fresh and nutritious food and produce sold direct from the grower, try out this local market.

Dates and Times
Wednesday 21 December 2016, 8.00 am - 12.00 pm
Saturday 28 January 2017, 8.00 am - 12.00 pm
Saturday 11 and 25 February 2017, 8.00 am - 12.00 pm

Location
34 Homestead Road, Berwick

Pearcedale Market

Pearcedale Market offers fresh local produce, a produce swap, local businesses, sustainable living products, and workshops on topics like organic growing and bread making.

Dates and Times
Third Saturday of the month,  8.00 am – 12.00 pm

Location
Pearcedale Community Centre
710 Baxter-Tooradin Road, Pearcedale

Tooradin Lions Community Market

A lovely coastal market with craft, trash and treasure, fresh produce, bric-a-brac, plants and flowers and food vendors to enjoy.

Dates and Times
Third Sunday of the month, 8.00 am - 2.00 pm

Location
Sawtell's Inlet
South Gippsland Highway, Tooradin

Akoonah Park Market

Come along and grab a bargain at this market which comes alive every Sunday for produce, craft and variety market.

Dates and Times
Open every Sunday (except the Berwick Show weekend in February 2017), 8.00 am – 1.30 pm

Location
Corner High Street and Cardinia, Street, Berwick