There are lots of little shops that sell interesting merchandise including Funk, which is a shop that sells random games and gadgets, GAS, which is a bright pink store that sells lots of girly things and the ABC shop sells big Peppa Pig and Giggle & Hoot plush toys.
For the older kids there is EB Games, Jay-Jays, JB HI FI, and the Reject Shop.
They also have a big Riot art and craft shop, which sells a whole bunch of art tools and stationary, it's the best place to go to get your art supplies.
You won't be able to pry your younger kids out of Smiggle, a funky stationary store that sells pencil cases, erasers, pencils, earphones and more in all different colours.
The older kids won't be able to get out of Typo, a stationary store for older people, which sells funky notepads, desk gadgets, computer accessories and funny greeting cards.
There are heaps of little two dollar store downstairs near K-mart. You won't be able to resist walking in them all, the prices are just so cheap and you can find really great toys and things in there.
Check out the magnificent food court, decked out with McDonald's, Hungry Jacks, KFC, Boost Juice, Sumo Salad, Schnitz, and many more.
Also, as you walk around the shops there are other cafes and walk in restaurants you can go to. There is a Grill'd restaurant, TGI Fridays, Degani's, The Coffee Club, Bubble Cup, Fancy Fillings, Sandwich Chefs, Donut King and a lot more.
Take the kids down to Southland these school holidays to see a movie at the grand Village Cinemas. Have a games day at Intencity,or make a bear and Build A Bear workshop. There is also a playground for the little kids to go on outside Riot arts and crafts.
There are so many brands and products to buy at Southland, I suggest you go there sometime. There are so many shops to walk into, you'll want to stay there all day.
Some shops that may intrigue you to go there are:
Peter Alexander, Bardot, Bras n things, Bonds, Collette, Country Road, Dotti, Ally Fashion, Equip, Espirit, Jeanswest, and lots lots more - I guarantee it.
Go to Westfield Southland these school holidays or go by yourself one day without the kids.