C&G’s Guide to a Rainy Family Day Bayside

A brisk stroll by the ocean on a Winter’s day is a wonderful thing – but so are cosy inside days pottering and cooking when the wet weather sets in. Today’s C&G blog rounds up the best things to do with your family on a rainy day – odds on, we’ve got quite a few of them coming up. Whether you’re into the movies or prefer the local pool – there’ll be something on this list to keep the family busy until the rain clears!

Elsternwick Classic

Why not take the kids to the latest movie? The Elsternwick Classic has recently relaunched with an extra level of plush theatres, which means more movies to enjoy. What are you waiting for – buy your tickets here!

Waves Leisure Centre

111 Chesterville Rd, Highett 

The thought of swimming in Winter may be frightening for some, but that’s why indoor heated pools are your winter best friend. They’ll do the job when you need to entertain the kids on a rainy day - with wave pools, slides and pool toys galore! Grab your bathers and head down to Waves Leisure Centre


Awoken to the sound of rain on your roof? Have a lie in, and once you’re vertical – stroll down to your nearest café for a long and lazy brunch. We have a list of our favourite Bayside brunch spots on the C&G blog for your perusal. Got more time to spare? You could even conduct a café hop around your town!

Indoor Market

The South Melbourne Market isn’t too far from any Bayside locale, so pack up your bags and kids and head to the market for a day of food tastings, fresh produce and delicious lunch. Come home with some goodies and whip up a healthy market dinner for the family. Bellissimo!

Bayside Toy Library 

If your kids are bored by their toys and everyday indoor activities, take them down to the Bayside Toy Library where they can stock up on borrowed toys for endless hours of entertainment. The best part? It promotes sustainability and saves you money!

A Coastal Drive

Pack up the car with some treats and tunes and head down the coast for a drive, stopping at Arthurs Seat as your final destination! Hopefully by the time you reach the top, the rain has cleared – but if not, Peninsula Hot Springs is your go-to. Unwind, relax and rejuvenate with a soak in the naturally heated thermal spas.


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