Things to do with Kids in Portland
Bike Hire; Logan’s Cycles Percy Street Portland Ph. 03 5523 3056
$35 half day $45 full day hire
Portland Kayak Hire Kayaks and Bikes Ph. 0437 660 933
BMX Track Alexander Park Park Street West Portland
Funky Hearts Indoor Play Centre & Cafe.
Open Wed 9.30 am – 3 pm. Frid 11 am – 6 pm Sat 10 am – 3 pm
$5 first child & $2 for each additional child
20 Fern Street Portland Ph. 5521 1381
Fauna Park Cape Bridgewater Road Free fauna park with guarantee to see Emu’s and White Kangaroos. Has great playground including tube slide and covered BBQ”s.
Leisure and Aquatic Centre Ph. 03 5521 7144 Cnr. Bentinck and Glenelg Sts
Outdoor and indoor heated pools and child care centre.
Mon- Fri 6 am – 8pm Sat 8 am – 6 pm Sun and Public Holidays 10 am – 6 pm
Library Ph. 03 5522 2265 40 Bentinck St. Includes IT Centre
Open Mon -Thur 10 am – 5.30 pm Fri 10 am – 6 pm Sat 10 am 1 pm
Skate Park Lee Breakwater Road Includes outdoor Basketball Court right on the foreshore “Kids recreation with a view”
Cinema and Performing Arts Centre. Corner of Bentinck and Glenelg Streets
Catch the latest movie releases. Check program and session times
Ph 1300 734 014 www.twilightcinemas.com.au
All Playgrounds in our town have free BBQ’s
Children’s playground and family BBQ park which includes fenced area with White Kangaroos , Emus. Cape Bridgewater Road.
Henty Beach Foreshore Lee Breakwater Road
Dutton Bluff Hanlon Parade
Ploughed Field Opposite Portland Hospital and adjacent to the Caravan Park
Narrawong Recreation Reserve Caravan Park Road Narrawong
All prices are subject to change
Heywood Model Trains
Take a short drive to Heywood and let the kids go wild over some fantastic displays of model trains Ph 5578 6331 or 0438 006 171. Old School House Edgar Street Heywood Gold coin donation Open second sat of the month or by appointment
Portland Maritime Discovery Centre
A great interactive display to be found here. From learning the signals of life saving flags to getting up close and personal with a sperm whale skeleton. an added bonus treasure hunt is available. Can your family find bidden treasure?
Ph. 1800 035 567 Open every day except Xmas day 9 am – 5 pm. Adults $7.50 Concession $6.40 Children free
Powerhouse Motor & Car Museum
Another place that can be fun for both young and old. This museum has some great artifacts from when the Powerhouse was in use, as well as vintage cars and stationary motors. Ph 5523 5795. Glenelg Street Adults $ 8 Concession $ 6 Families $16 Children $ 1
World War 11 Memorial Lookout Tower
Memorial displays and a 360 degree scenic view of Portland from the top. Ph 5523 5690 Wade Street Portland Open Daily 10 am – 4 pm Adults Concession $3
See an abundance of birds. plants and aquatic life even the odd koala. There is 5 km of sealed pathway suitable for prams, strollers and wheelchairs. Allow 1.5 to 2 hours. Head down to the Visitor Information Centre and collect a map of the walk including historical information.
Historic Buildings Walk
Take a walk around some of Portland’s many historic buildings. More information is available under Tours and Day Trips / Stone of Settlement on this web site or a map is available at the Visitor Information Centre.
Portland Lighthouse Lighthouse Road Portland
Take a wander around the Strawberry Farm where at the right time of year you can pick your own strawberries. The farm shop includes strawberries, ice-cream, wines and chocolates. Ph 5523 1834 Henty Highway Open daily 9 am – 6 pm
Portland Harbour Tours
Enjoy the 35 minute Portland Harbour tour with exclusive access to the shipping berths or the 1.15 hour tour out to Lawrence Rock. Keep a look out for seals. Ph 0438 392 197
Seals By The Sea
A great tour for the whole family, operating in the only mainland breeding colony of seals in Australia. Home to over 2000 Australian & Long nosed Fur Seals this colony is full of playful seals. A three minute boat ride from our jetty will take you alongsde the rock platform and into the watery cave where you will experience a unique interaction with seals in a natural habitat
Bookings essential Ph 03 5526 7247 Cape Bridgewater 18 km from Portland
The Gannet Colony may be viewed from a platform outside the fence where there is an interpretive board. Arrangements for a closer viewing may be made at the Portland Visitor Information Centre
The Gannets arrive in July and nest from Aug to March. with chicks hatching from late Oct. The fledglings leave from March to early April as do the adults