Whether you’re into foodie experiences or high-adrenaline activities, you’re sure to find something that caters to your tastes in Carrum Downs.
Carrum Downs is a fantastic place for those who are keen on getting active, from fitness newbies to hardcore competitors. Botany Park Recreation Reserve is a place that attracts both kinds. Over six hectares, it’s home to walking tracks, playgrounds, a baseball diamond, a cricket pitch and so much more. Bring your bikes down to explore it in its entirety, gear up for your favourite ball sport or bring your fellow yogis down for a Vinyasa session.
For an indoor activity that’s loads of fun, head to Bayside Rock Climbing and put your strength and coordination to the test. Channel your inner Spider Man and scale its walls and boulders or try your hand at the high ropes course. There’s even a section that’s perfect for kids (of all ages), so no matter your skill level you’re sure to find a suitable challenge.
If you prefer your fun on solid ground, perhaps sk8house is more your style. This family entertainment venue is all about getting around on four wheels. That’s right; it’s roller-skating time. Take to the rink for some freestyle skating or, if you’re keen to pick up some skills, sign up for a speed skating class and really feel the thrill. Team sports more your style? Join one of the netball, cricket or volleyball leagues at Frankston Indoor Sports.
Caffeine lovers should head to Frankie’s for their morning brew and stay for a delicious meal. Here, you can tuck into brunch- and lunch-time classics — think hotcakes, BLTs and burgers galore. If it’s time to treat yourself to a cheat meal, Fat Chef has what you’re looking for. Its epic menu covers all of the crave-worthy meals including an impressive menu of parmas.
Beer aficionados are in for a treat at Dainton Brewery and Taphouse. This family-owned brewing business started with a home brew kit that owner Dan Dainton’s mother bought him for Christmas. These days, they produce award-winning beers including its IPA that won gold at the Australian International Beer Awards. Head to its taphouse for wood-fired pizza and drinks — in addition to beer, you can also sip on wine, whiskey or gin — and unwind with friends.
If chocolate is your weakness, the place to give in to it is Chocolate Grove. These guys know how to craft top quality chocolate and in addition to decadent blocks, it offers chocolate-covered nuts, fruits and anything else they think will put a smile on someone’s face. Delve into the history of this much-loved confectionary at Chocolate Grove’s onsite Living History Centre. See how chocolate has evolved and be reminded of some of the favourite chocolate bars of your childhood.