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Oak Hill Gallery and Mornington Rose Garden are perfectly situated next to each other on Mornington-Tyabb Rd. My children love going to the rose garden that is tendered to by volunteers, they run up and down the rows of roses giggling and smelling roses as they go. The volunteers are always lovely and sometimes pick a rose for the children to take home.
The great thing about Oak Hill is that they encourage children of all ages; on the last Thursday of the month, between 10 am - 12 pm they run 'Child's Play', a chance for the children to paint and the parents to enjoy a coffee with other parents. The cost is $8 for the first child, and $2 each child thereafter.
For the older kids there is a creative kids after school program on Wednesday between 4:15- 6 pm - bookings are essential. They also run adults print making classes each Tuesday.
Whilst you are there, the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG) is situated near the car park for the rose garden, and is worth a look . There is also a lake with ducks and geese, a playground with a skate park for the children all situated within the Civic Reserve