If you want somewhere to go these school holidays, head on down to Dandenong.
Dandenong has lots of things to do, there's the Dandenong market which sells lots of cool stuff, lots of goodies for the kids and cool jumpers that aren't sold in store. There's also a farmers' market with lots of fresh produce for a cheap price. They are open every Tuesday and Saturday.
Check out Happy Panda Children's clothing on Lonsdale street, right near Chisholm Tafe. They sell lots of nice children's clothes for a cheap price. There's also wedding outfits and special occasion clothes for kids.
Down the road is big Vinnies store and a big Salvo's store. There's also a community op shop which sells lots of second hand goods. Go find yourself a bargain at the thrift shop, I spent $20 in there and came out with some clothes, 2 books and a few magazines.
Hungry? There's so many food places you can eat at including a lot of cultural shops. There's Abrakebabra which sells kebabs (very tasty), Chinese food, Indian food, Charcoal Chicken and there's also a KFC up the road.
Head on down to Dandenong Plaza and go shopping at all the finest shops including K-mart and Target. Head to the food court, there's KFC, Macdonald's, Nandos and Subway,
Want to see a cheap movie? Reading cinemas has lots of special school holiday deals for movies. It's one of the cheapest cinema outlets.
If you don't want to drive into Dandenong, take the 901 bus. It goes from Frankston to Melbourne Airport, stopping around Dandenong on the way. You can get off at Langhorne Place or more towards near the shopping centre.
Dandenong is a lovely little suburb, you'll feel like you're walking in the city, except not as busy. It is very cultural and has lots of different culture foods and shops. Don't be afraid to step outside your comfort zone and have a great time in Dandenong.
Dandenong is a very happening place. The Dandenong market is also open on Fridays. There is a lovely Pakistani restaurant (market side of the street) also on Lonsdale st by the name of Tabbaq which has authentic Pakistani food. it's a must try. Dandenong also has little India and little Kabul or the Afghan trail. there is a beautiful landmark building that has a clock tower and serves as the performing arts theater called The Drum and it too has events catering to children. There is an awesome park for children with a skateboard park and picnic facilities along with walking paths and a toilet as well.
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