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School Holiday Fun on the Bellarine


Searoad Ferries...

Onboard there is a children's playground and colouring corner, as well as onboard binoculars so kids can see the bay and coastline up close. Dolphin spotting is often a highlight as they play alongside the ferry. The onboard café, RORO, has serious coffee for mum and dad and something to please the kids.

Captain Jack Pirate Show  25th & 29th September 

Meet Captain Jack and his motley crew and practise pirate sword fighting, walk the plank  and learn pirate lingo. 

Departing Queenscliff 1pm and 3pm
Departing Sorrento 2pm and 4pm  
Repurposed Craft Activities 26 September, 3 October 

Have fun making craft items with Urban Upcycle.  Using recyclable items, make anything from a medieval shield, to a pretty seahorse, to a rocket and more! 

Departing Queenscliff 1pm and 3pm
Departing Sorrento 2pm and 4pm  

Dolphin Discovery 4 & 6 October 

A fun and interactive workshop learning all about Port Phillips unique dolphins and other amazing marine life, including seals & whales! Play games, see dolphin skulls with Dr Kate and meet Bella Burrunan the dolphin. 

Departing Sorrento 11am and 1pm 
Departing Queenscliff 12pm and 2pm

All activities are included in the ferry ticket price.

Kids High Tea Thursday 28 September and 5 October

Join us aboard Searoad Ferries this September school holidays for our first ever Kids High Tea!

Served in a private lounge adults and kids can enjoy a tiered platter of sweet and savoury treats.  Sail the bay for a two hour return trip, spot dolphins, enjoy the spectacular views, roam the external decks, visit the playground and check out the binoculars.

Price: Adults $45 Kids* (up to 12 years of age)$25

Departures from Sorrento @ 11am

Departures from Queenscliff @ 2pm

Adult Tickets include: Sweet and Savoury High Tea, glass of sparkling wine, tea or coffee

Kids Tickets include: Sweet and Savoury High Tea, soft drink, juice or hot chocolate 

*Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

To book your ticket now visit the Searoad Ferries website

Basil's Farm...

KIDS Gardening Workshop - School Holiday Fun! - Friday 6th October 

In this gardening workshop, kids can learn how to start a garden, plant some veggies and also get to feed the farm animals, inclduing some cute baby chicks! Includes a light lunch, take-home notes and goodies! Our last workshop booked out - secure your spot now! Further details on our Events page on our website. 

Time: 11am-12pm workshop, 12pm - 1pm Lunch.

Cost: $35 per child. Limited to 15 participants, aged 5-10 years. Bookings:

The Bellarine Railway...

Jump on-board our train with the family and take a scenic journey beside picturesque Swan Bay and through farm and bushland of the Bellarine.

Book online to save 10% or purchase tickets at the booking office

Trains depart Queenscliff 11am, 1.30pm and 3.00pm
Trains depart Drysdale at 12.10pm and 4.10pm


Join Dazzling Dan the Magic Man for a magical experience the kids will not forget!
Dan's workshop will be on Card Tricks!
This family special is perfect for parents and grandparents with children who love to watch and learn about and perform magic


Join Benito the Pirate and his side kick Ruby on a journey of a lifetime.

His treasure was buried years ago and now he is taking the train back to re-discover it!

Circus stunts, singing, games and serious fun will be had by all on this jolly ride. A treasure will be hidden on the train for one lucky pirate to find.

All new recruits will leave with their own balloon sword!

Thomas the Tank Engine is coming back to Queenscliff in October!
Queenscliff Station
Don't Delay - Make Their Day
  • Unlimited rides with Thomas in those Troublesome Trucks
  • Meet Sir Topham Hatt and visit Henry to blow his whistle
  • A 45 minute return train ride with a Friend of  Thomas at either 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm or 2.30pm
  • Spot the Engine activity and Thomas colour-in competition
  • Our guest attraction for the October event will be announced soon
  • Jumping Castle, Children's Maze, Movies and story telling
  • Child's show bag with Junior Engineer Certificate and much more
  • Photo opportunities galore!

Also available on event days
  • Thomas and Friends merchandise
  • Bellarine Railway souvenirs
  • BBQ by the Clifton Springs Lions Club
  • Snacks, hot/cold drinks and ice-creams

Personlised gift vouchers are available and perfect for
the Thomas fan in your life. Enquires welcome on
5258 2069 or send email to

Visit for more information or to buy tickets.

Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre

Click here to see the School Holiday Program on offer these holidays

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(03) 5258 4223
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