Term 1 is done and dusted and it’s time for some serious Easter School Holidays fun in Melbourne! And the place to be for some fan-putt-putt-tastic times with friends and family is Eastland!
During the April school holidays, Easter Putt Putt (mini golf) has popped-up in bright coloured glory at Eastland. The putt-putt pop up is FREE! and specially tailored for kids aged between 3 and 12 years old.
I was invited to head along for a round this morning with my little man Jack, and boy oh boy did we both have a wonderful time (although getting beaten by a six year old is kinda embarrassing, LOL). Putt Putt is a rainbow world of fun, with six Easter inspired holes featuring a moving ferris wheel and candy coloured obstacles.
No bookings are required for the Putt Putt pop up! All you need to do is head directly to Centre Mall and visit the desk (near Dymocks Books) to collect the kids golf clubs, score card and pencil. Then make your way past the oversized gum ball machine (don’t forget to stop and twist the handle for your bright pink golf ball) and get set for six-holes of stylish FUN!
Just like their previous school holidays activations, Eastland are raising funds for their charity partner, The Alannah and Madeline Foundation. Donations upon entry are optional, but I’d highly recommend you support this wonderful cause, which directly supports children who have witnessed or experienced serious violence.
Retailer activations also happening during the school holidays at Eastland:
- Create your own Easter egg shake at TGI Fridays
- Pizza masterclasses by 400 Gradi
- Make your own smash Easter Egg classes
- Build a Bear Bunny Workshop
- Pot your own plant to take home with Artisan Home
- Easter Fabric Card + Bunny Craft at Beautiful Room
Whilst the Easter Putt Putt is a free event, these retailer workshops can be booked online and fees vary. For the full line up of activations, and their associated costs, please visit the Eastland website here.
After you’ve finished getting your fun on, be sure to browse the amazing line up of retailers around the centre. Some of my favourites include Gorman, David Jones, Seed, Cotton On Kids, Peter Alexander, Hart Co, Decjuba Kids and Country Road.
Pit stop along the way with a fruitilicious iced tea from T2, or a delicious treat from Cupcake Central. Also be sure to head upstairs to check out the spectacular Beauty Garden. Home to a curated handful of beauty brands and services for all your makeup and skin care needs, the alley features a flower masterpiece by international floral designer, Rebecca Louise Law – a collection of more than 150,000 preserved flowers on the centre’s ceiling… it is amazing and totally insta-worthy!
Eastland is the place to be this Easter.
Hop-hop-hop in for a world of fun during the school holidays.
Address: 175 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood
Monday – Wednesday: 9am – 5:30pm
Thursday – Friday: 9am – 9pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm Sunday: 10am – 5pm
If it’s your first time visiting Eastland, you can have confidence knowing that the centre has heaps of under cover parking (parking is free for up to 3 hours), as well as being accessible by train – just jump onto the Belgrave/Lilydale line and exit at Ringwood Station.
Insider Tip: I always park near the Coles entrance (Entry 8). It’s my go-to for fast entry and exit.
There’s also a Valet Parking service located in the South carpark (Entry 5 or Entry 6) off Warrandyte Road, it’s only $10 and super-handy for those times you want to shop up a storm.
If you have a baby or toddler, their recently upgraded Parents Rooms are wonderful for feeding and changing facilities. All their Parents Rooms include a full sized and child sized toilet, microwave, change tables, comfortable breastfeeding areas, highchair and cold and boiling water (hallelujah and thank you Eastland! You guys are a Mumma like me’s best friend).