The Best Of The Best Holiday Parks For Kids Near Melbourne

There's nothing better than a family holiday where everyone is happy - from the smallest toddler to the moodiest teen. Add sunshiny seaside ambience and clean amenities, and even parents can take a sigh of relief as everyone finds something to do, new friends, and memories made.

The following six holiday parks have consistently topped local families' vacation lists, and all for good reason. Check out your next trip at one of these spots:

1. BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park

At the risk of making a dad joke, the Big4 Ballarat Goldfields really is a goldmine when it comes to family getaways! With a mix of cabins, powered and unpowered campsites among beautifully landscaped gardens, it's suitable for all levels of holidaymaking.

There's little chance the kids will be bored at this fantastic spot, with the ubiquitous and ever-popular jumping pillow, adventure playground, pedal bikes, solar-heated pool and "toddler beach", indoor playland with arcade games for when the weather is inclement or you're sizzling out there in the sun, kids movies, tennis court, and a giant chess board for the game ones!

What you need to know

Image Credit: Big4 Bellarine

2. BIG4 Bellarine Holiday Park

For a full kid-holiday wonderland, Big4 Bellarine is a great choice. It is consistently one of the top spots families go to for laid-back vacations with just about everything you could want in one place.

As you've come to expect at Big4s across the country, the accommodation is spacious and clean, powered and unpowered sites a good size, there are sandpits and pools to hang out in, playgrounds for expending all that energy (and for making new friends!), BBQs,  and there's also a Kids club, gym, basketball court, movies, toy room, tennis court, water playground, and moreboard gamess than you will know what to do with.

What you need to know

  • Address: 1801 Bellarine Highway Marcus Hill Victoria
  • Phone: 1800 455 591
  • Website: here.
Image Credit: Anglesea Family Caravan Park

3. Anglesea Family Caravan Park

You're sure to find a fabulous spot amongst the 250 sites across Anglesea Family Caravan Park, which is conveniently situatied close to both the beachfront along the Great Ocean Road and the Anglesea river. 

A simple, stripped-back spot with a focus on the natural environment, it's a great place to have a bit of a de-stress while the kids roam, explore, play mini golf, splash in the pool, bounce on the jumping pillow, or play in the indoor and outdoor children's areas and games room.

What you need to know

  • Address: 35 Cameron Rd, Anglesea
  • Phone: 1300 475 505
  • Website: here.
Image Credit: Big4 Inverloch Holiday Park Facebook

4. BIG4 Inverloch Holiday Park

With a water splash play area like this, where else would you want to spend those hot summer holidays? Big4 Inverloch has plenty to keep everyone entertained over those long weeks, with indoor and outdoor fully equpped playgrounds, full-sized tennis court, and TV, table tennis and air hockey in the guest lounge.

For the adventure-seekers, there's also windsurfing, swimming in the inlet, walking tracks, and fishing, or why not get to know your fellow travellers with regular wine tastings and trivia nights?

Choose from a campsite, glamping tents, or cabins, some of which have three bedrooms and sleep up to 8 people. There's so much space it will feel like your home away from home!

What you need to know

  • Address: 2 Cuttriss Street, Inverloch
  • Phone: 1800 468 375
  • Website: here.
Image Credit: BIG4 Apollo Bay Pisces Facebook

5. Apollo Bay Pisces Holiday Park

Stay directly across from Apollo Bay's main beach in one of the AAA 4 Star Ocean Villas (which have 3 bedrooms), Ocean Spa, Spa, Deluxe, or Ensuine cabins at the BIG4 Pisces Holiday park, or one of the powered or unpowered caravan sites and soak up the ocean views. 

The fantastic location means the entirety of the Great Ocean Road and all its attractions are right on your doorstep, and you can construct your family holiday as you choose. Want action and adventure? Head up to Otway Park Trees Adventure or Fly Treetop Adventure, go on a scenic flight, learn to surf, or hike a waterfall. Want to chill and laze away the days at the beach? Why not potter over to the Cape Otway Lighthouse, which was the second one ever installed on mainland Australia, or go whale watching or fishing nearby. 

If you're keen to stay onsite, there's plenty to do: dip in the solar heated pool, chill out in the TV lounge or games room, run around on the adventure playground, tear around the pump track on your (BYO) bike, or get stuck into the school holiday activities put on each season.

All facilities are available at the park, including family and disabled bathrooms and a full laundry.

What you need to know

  • Address: 311 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay
  • Phone: (03) 5237 6749
  • Website: here.
Image Credit: BIG4 Beacon Resort Facebook

6. BIG4 Beacon Resort

You can't go too far wrong with a holiday park that has been the Gold Victorian Tourism Award Winner for Best Caravan Park multiple times over the last few years.

With the seaside ambience you look forward to all year mixed with tons of activities and facilities for the kids, the resort is a fantastic combination for the whole family. Choose accommodation according to your budget (from unpowered sites to premium villas and apartments) and kick back enjoying the tennis and basketball courts, bike hire, playground, jumping pillow, barbecues and pools, or even take in some yoga. 

For more formal activities, check out the year-round CoutaKidz Activity program offered exclusively to BIG4 Beacon Resort's guests. It is totally free andctivities range from crafts and games to treasure hunts and include all materials as well as a friendly, helping hand from our experienced coordinator.

Summer holidays sorted!

What you need to know

  • Address: 78 Bellarine Highway, Queenscliff
  • Phone: (03) 5258 1133
  • Website: here.

Have you stayed at an amazing holiday resort that deserves a shout out? We'd love to hear about your experience below or on our Facebook page!


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