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Top Things to do with the Family in Scoresby

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by Geoff Edlund (subscribe)
Always on the hunt for creative, fun, and interesting places, events, and experiences.
Published June 10th 2018
The family will score big this weekend in Scoresby
Scoresby is 29 kilometres east of Melbourne. It is an entertaining family destination for the day with parks, a popular market, family-friendly attractions, and some great spots for lunch.

Parks and Markets

The Caribbean Gardens is 100 acres of plants, trails, and a popular market in Scoresby. The market operates on Wednesday and Sunday and includes 1200 undercover stalls and 150 outside stalls. Entry is free and there is ample parking, with further information available here.

Miniature Railway and Steam Engines

The Melbourne Steam Centre is at 1200 Ferntree Gully Rd Scoresby, with Sunday miniature railway rides for only $3 for the kids. There is also a huge range of working exhibits to keep the adults interested, with exhibition details here.

Scoresby Railway
The railway seats comfortably fit kids and parents. Credits:

Farm Animals and Activities

Chesterfield Farm is an historical farm situated in the heart of Scoresby. The farm provides a real "hands-on" experience of farm life, along with picnic areas, plenty of animals, and a welcoming environment. Some more detail on the activities at the farm are here. It is open everyday (check on major public holidays or extreme weather days). Hours are from 10am to 3pm on weekdays (10am to 4pm weekdays during school holidays), and 10am to 5pm on weekends. You will find them at 1221 Ferntree Gully Road in Scoresby.

Scoresby Farm
Activities to keep the kids entertained at Chesterfield Farm. Credits:

Local Cafes and Restaurants

Cafe 1330 is at 1330 Ferntree Gully Road in Scoresby, near all the main attractions. They are open weekdays only from 7am to 3pm. If you are in Scoresby on a weekend and want a quick and cheap option for lunch with the family, treat them to fish & chips at 7 Lynton Place (open from 11.30am to 8pm), or the pizza place at 3/5 Lynton Place nearby (open from 5pm to late) to end your memorable day out before heading home.

Getting to and from Scoresby

It is probably best to drive to Scoresby, but if you take public transport, there is a train from the city to Ringwood, and then Route 901 (toward Frankston) on the bus. It takes about an hour and a half. An alternate route is to take a train to Glen Waverley, and then the bus 753 to Bayswater, and get off at Scoresby (this takes less than 70 minutes). A map is below to get you oriented.

Scoresby Melbourne
Location of Scoresby to the east of Melbourne CBD. Credits:
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Thank you Geoff. I do enjoy you articles as you give a good overview of the suburbs in Melbourne. David
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