Family Getaways Blog

The Family Getaways Blog is basically the Sites mini-journal that...

  • Lets you know of any New Pages have been added to the website, informing you of more great places to take the family.
  • Lets you know of any New Ideas that may help you turn your next Family Getaway into a happy and memorable experience.
  • Brings you New and Unique Family Getaway 'Finds and Experiences'

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Jun 18, 2019

Markets Melbourne

Markets Melbourne: exciting selection of the best weekend markets held in and around Melbourne, Australia

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Jun 12, 2019

Akoonah Park Market

Akoonah Park Market, Berwick, is a craft and variety market held every Sunday

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Jun 05, 2019

Markets in Victoria - Queenscliff Community Market

Experience Sunday Markets in Victoria alongside the beach at Queenscliff. This Victoria community market is a quality craft and fresh produce weekend market.

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Jun 05, 2019

Gembrook Market

Perfect for tourists and locals, the Gembrook Market is situated high up in the Dandenong Ranges at the very end of the Puffing Billy rail track

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Jun 05, 2019

Trash and Treasure Market Pakenham

The local Trash and Treasure flea market is held at the Pakenham Football Club on the 3rd Sunday of every month come hail, rain or shine

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Jun 05, 2019

Laverton Market - New and Secondhand Weekend Market

Laverton Market, Melbourne's largest new & secondhand market. Open every Saturday and Sunday from 7:30am to 4pm

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Jun 05, 2019

Farmer Market - Coal Creek Farmers Market

Explore the delicious local, country Farmer Market held alongside the Coal Creek Heritage Village in Korumburra on the 2nd Saturday of every month

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May 28, 2019

The Art Centre Sunday Market

Held every Weekend in the heart of Melbourne, the Art Centre Sunday Market provides locals and tourist alike with top quality art, craft and homemade delicacies

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Feb 22, 2019

Melbourne Town Hall Tour


12/12/2017 to 31/12/2019

Mon: 11am – noon, 1pm – 2pm

Wed: 11am – noon, 1pm – 2pm

Thu: 11am – noon, 1pm – 2pm

Frid: 11am - noon, 1pm - 2pm


Melbourne Town Hall

90-130 Swanston Street Melbourne VIC 3000

Free tours of Melbourne's historic Town Hall give visitors the chance to learn about the architectural, social and political significance of this impressive 19th-century building.

Experience the grandeur of the wood-panelled Council Chamber, stand on the portico where the Beatles waved, sit in the Lord Mayor's chair and view the richly carved Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ, the largest grand romantic organ in the southern hemisphere.

Rooms included in the tour are subject to availability.

A variety of groups can be accommodated, including local and international visitors, students of all ages, the disabled and delegations.

Note for groups larger than 10, please book ahead

Contact: 03 9658 9658

This is a FREE event


Feb 21, 2019

Melbourne Book Market


20/01/2019 to 14/04/2019


Queen Victoria Market

Cnr Elizabeth and Victoria streets

Melbourne VIC 3000

A Shed

Melbourne Book Market is a curated collection of more than 5,000 new and pre-loved titles selected and presented by 15 of Melbourne’s most experienced booksellers as well as authors, illustrators and book creators.

Peruse literature, history, gardening, travel, art and kids books, plus an array of quality second-hand vinyl records and CDs.

The 15 founding members will have their own stalls at the Market every Sunday, presenting up to 20 pop up stalls at the Melbourne Book Market:

Ann James and Ann Haddon – Book illustrators, promoting Australian picture books and creatorsSophia Goodsoul – Kindergarten teacher and writerAndy White – Self-published author and illustratorMartin Davey – Author on indigenous culture and historical/ political controversies.

There will be live acoustic music from local Melbourne artists each week and demonstrations by picture book illustrators.

This is a FREE event


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