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What's EXCITING to do in Melbourne this Spring
October 01, 2016

The Best Melbourne News - Spring Has Sprung - The Grass Is Ris' - I Wonder Where I'll Take The Kids?

October 2016

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Newsletter Contents

- What's been happening on the Website
- New Social Media links available for you to keep in contact
- What am I up to this coming month?
- Are you ready for the 2014 Family Beach Photo Contest?
- The future of the Family Getaways Melbourne Website

Here in Melbourne the daffodils and blossom herald in the Spring Season. What this means is that Melbourne is coming out of its Winter hibernation.

The Melbourne Show is on, the racing carnival is about to get under way and all the summer clothes are being dusted off and aired.

Lots of families hitting the outdoors with picnic hampers and plenty of things to do in Melbourne central as well as out into the Victorian countryside. Plenty to keep each weekend full of fun and exciting activities.

October is back to school for the kids and of course 'Daylight Savings' begins. So watch the roads out there in the morning as Mums and Dads may take some time getting into their daily routine.

The best way to beat those Daylight Savings blues is to hit the great outdoors and take full advantage of that extra hour of sunlight. Here is just one example of a great day out with the family.

Coal Creek Heritage Village just on the outskirt of Korumburra in south east Gippsland has to be the most amazing place to explore the early coal mining industry.

Here, along with wonderful heritage buildings, olden day memorabilia and fascinating Victorian history, you and your family can experience what it would have been like to live in those early pioneering days.

They also hold a Farmers Market on the 2nd Saturday of the month. That's just one country market well worth investigating.

Wander through the website market section and you will find plenty more suggestions on great markets to explore with or without the kids.

Coal Creek Village and General Store

The section on the fascinating Melbourne Markets is growing well and I have a page on Facebook that will provide you with what markets are on each week.

Love you to pop over and 'like' the page and keep up to date with the market community.

Melbourne Markets on Facebook

Melbourne Markets are dear to my heart as many years ago I used to travel the countryside 'doing' craft markets with my Australiana products every weekend. What an amazing time that was.

Now I am on the other side of the stall holder's table and still having a ball.

The market place has changed somewhat with the influx of Farmers' Markets opening up here, there and everywhere. To tell you the truth, I love these markets - fresh homemade produce, yummy delicious treats and this time of year the markets are filled with the most amazing produce.

Farmers Markets along with incredibly clever arts and crafts markets make Melbourne Markets a fascinating subject to explore.

Enjoy each market as I get to review it and don't hesitate to let me know if there is one that you feel I should visit.

Let me know here

Social Media

Social Media is alive and well on Family Getaways Melbourne.

I'd love you to take the opportunity to drop in on one or all of the page links and connect up.

- The Facebook Family Getaways Melbourne Page

- The Facebook Melbourne Markets Page

- The Google+ Page for Family Getaways mMlbourne

- Melbourne Travel Boards on Pinterest

Coming Soon - Family Beach Photo Competition -2016

The Family Beach Photo Contest for 2016 will be opening late October.

Do you have your photo ready to submit?

All that is required is a snapshot of your family at the beach with or with out you in the picture. This can have been taken anywhere in the world a anytime just so long as it is on a beach

Here are examples of the 2013 year's entries ... 2013 Family Beach photos Entries

I will be announcing the opening of the 2016 contest later on in the month along with this year's prize for the winning entry, till then you still have several weeks to get that photo ready.

The Future Of Family Getaways Melbourne

The Site is here to stay and I hope that you are enjoying exploring the pages as much as I do writing them up.

This coming month I will be out there exploring more of what Melbourne has to offer.The city is developing so fast these days. New buildings going up, new precincts being redeveloped and more things to see and do.

If there is anything that you need to ask pop over here and ask away

Want to see more content o the site? Have you got any suggestions? Contact me here

Don't forget to drop in and visit any of the markets I've reviewed so far and tell them Family Getaways Melbourne suggested that you do so.

Speak to you soon.


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