School holidays are well and truly upon us and for a few more weeks and some people might be running out of things to do with the kids. I thought I might start a thread so we could share suggestions, include important things like where, when, cost, facilities and so on. So to get things started; Yesterday I took my 6yo nephew & my father to the Railway Museum in Williamstown. http://www.railwaymuseum.org.au/ WHERE: Champion Road Williamstown (short walk from Nth Willy Station). WHEN: Weekends 12:00 - 17:00, school holiday Wednesdays 12:00 - 16:00. COST: $3.00 for kids & concession, $6:00 for big kids (adults). FACILITIES: Basic, not very wheelchair friendly. There is some 60 items of rolling stock from the 1880 F176 steam locomotive to a 1972 Hitachi suburban electric motor carriage and you are able to climb into the drivers cabin of most of the loco's to see what it was like, and pretend you are, a train driver :wink: There is also many photo's & other railway related items on display as well as a large model railway. The biggest problem I had was keeping up with my nephew with so many things to look at and play in, especially after he met a 5yo and they both took off checking things out leaving the grown ups to try and keep up :roll: They only have basic soft drinks on sale but there is a 7-11 100m down the road if you get a dose of the hungry's. In summary a great and very cheap way to fill in several hours and a way to bring back memories (for my Dad) of the golden age of steam. Next thing on the holiday to do list is Sovereign Hill in Ballarat later this week which aint exactly cheap but a good way to show the young fella how it was in the past and a day trip for the entire family. Anyone else got any other suggestions to share??