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Welcome, August! 

August 1, 2021 in What's on in Clyde

Well done, Victoria, we have successfully made it out of lockdown 5.0! As we excitedly get back to our new normal and count down the days until spring, it is the perfect time to take advantage of the amazing parks, facilities and restaurants our incredible community has to offer! 

This month, to distract you from the cold, we have compiled a fantastic list of enjoyable activities both indoors and outdoors, to stay entertained, active and healthy, whilst supporting local businesses as well.  

We hope you get to enjoy some of these events with your family and friends!

Go For 1001 Steps!


Where: 188T Quarry Rd, Narree Warren, VIC

When: Open 7 Days Per Week


We are blessed in our community to have so many beautiful landmarks at our disposal. And now that we can venture a little further than a 5km radius, it’s time to get out and explore all of our beautiful local parks and attractions. 

Such as the 1001 Steps at Bayview Park, which is a popular, healthy lifestyle experience, designed to suit most fitness levels and abilities. This new fitness experience is built with exactly 1001 steps for walkers and fitness enthusiasts alike. 

The City of Casey completed the public parkland and walking track after identifying that the former landfill site would be an ideal location for a public space for the community, and would treat walkers to views of the City of Casey, Western Port and Port Phillip Bay along the journey. 

Don’t forget to bring your furry friends!

For more information, head to: https://www.casey.vic.gov.au/1001-steps-bayview-park 


Enjoy A Family Meal At Four Figs 


Where: 2 Beaconsfield – Emerald Rd, Beaconsfield VIC

When: 7:30am – 4:00pm 7 days a week

Cost: Varies


We’ve all been waiting to enjoy a meal out with our families again, and local favourite Four Figs, is the perfect place to start. 

This gorgeous, award-winning restaurant in Beaconsfield reflects the rich and abundant regional produce of the Gippsland area and has a delicious menu with something on offer for everyone. From amazing burgers and meats, pastas and soups, to vegetarian dishes, salads and desserts, no one will be left hungry. 

The team at Four Figs also understand the importance of serving a seriously good coffee in Victoria, and have created their own in-house blend and coffee bean roasting process – which they are renowned for. 

With a genuine sense of hospitality and strong community vibe it is the ideal place for a truly fantastic dining experience. 

For more information, head to: http://fourfigs.com.au 


Venture to the Skate Park


Where: 10 Raymond McMahon Blvd, Endeavour Hills, VIC

When: Open 7 Days A Week

Cost: Free 


As skateboarding debuts this year at the Tokyo Olympics, now is the time to grab your future Olympians and head to Endeavour Hills Skate Park!  

The new purpose-built skate park and play space opened to the public in early 2020 as a part of the Endeavour Hills Community Project, and has enhanced the heart of Endeavour Hills. The community hub promises a fun day out for all with a new and improved park with more than 865m2 of terrain to skate, cycle or scoot on, including a street course and various bowls. 

Not particularly into skating? Visitors to the park can also enjoy a brand new playground, lawn area for events, terraced landscaping, a forest walk, and gymnastics and parkour equipment. 

It is the perfect family fun day out!

For further information, head to: https://www.casey.vic.gov.au/endeavour-hills-skate-park 


Enjoy An Italian Feast at Shanikas


When:  Lunch from 11:30am – 2:30pm.
Dinner from 5:00pm – 9:00pm.

Where: 55 High Street, Berwick 


Calling all italian food lovers! If you are yet to try Shanikas Restaurant, then you don’t know what you have been missing out on. 

Shanikas is widely-loved among the city’s Italian cuisine fans, and offers an Italian inspired menu that focuses on quality, delicious food that caters to all taste buds. Go for the crowd-favourite Chicken and Chardonnay Scallopini, or one of the chef’s suggestions such as the Pasta Tre Carne or Spaghetti marinara.

It has a solid reputation for outstanding dishes and swift service in the local area and beyond, and is the perfect place for any occasion. 

To make a reservation, head to: https://www.shanikas.com.au/


Hit The Hallam Valley Trail

Where: 10km circuit through the Hallam Creek Valley

How To Get There: Accessible via a number of key Casey landmarks


Looking for a way for the kids to burn off some steam? Then, why not hit the Hallam Valley Trail on either foot or bike?! 

This picturesque recreational shared path is located among native wetlands and encourages physical activity such as walking, jogging, cycling, scooting, skating, and is also great for wildlife spotting. The complete circuit will take you 2.5 hours to walk but there are a number of sporting facilities and fantastic community playgrounds to stop at along the way. 

Feel like going that extra mile? The Hallam Valley Trail Extension connects Ray Bastin Reserve in Narree Warren, to Sweeny Reserve in Berwick. Ray Bastin Reserve boasts extensive play and leisure facilities, such as a large interactive playground and sandpit, two barbeque areas, a BMX track, skate park and a liberty swing. Sweeny Reserve is home to football, cricket, baseball, soccer and tennis facilities, along with a local playground. 

For more information, visit: https://www.casey.vic.gov.au/hallam-valley-trail 


John Young: Diaspora, Psyche: Exhibition

When: Tuesday – Sunday, all of August
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm (Last session 4:00pm)
Where: Bunjil Place Gallery, Narre Warren
Cost: Free 

For the first time, Bunjil Place Gallery brings together key paintings and installations to present an exploration of transcultural perspectives, in John Young’s ‘Diaspora, Psyche’. 

This survey of works spanning 17 years, contextualises his recent focus on the history of the Chinese in Australia since 1840. It is representative of his long investigation into the condition of diaspora and the negotiation of bicultural ethics and perspectives. 

The exhibition examines how meaning is created through historic expression of cross-cultural ethics, material and cultural exchange, and the effects of diaspora experience on the psyche.  

To book a free session visit: https://www.bunjilplace.com.au/john-young-diaspora-psyche 

Please note that Bunjil Place Gallery is open subject to state government restrictions. 


Soak In The Winter Rays At Kelly’s


When: Open Daily  

Time: 8:00am – Late

Where: 38-56 High Street, Cranbourne


Less than a 10 minute drive from Eliston estate lies family-owned Kelly’s hotel.

There really is nothing like dining outside and catching some warm rays of sunshine whilst enjoying a top meal and cool beverage. Kelly’s alfresco deck is situated curbside under three magnificent Chinese Elm trees and is the perfect setting for you and your family to enjoy dinner at sunset. Grab a scrumptious meal from the bistro and a beverage from the cafe inside, and sit back on the deck and relax. Ooh and for all those sporting fans out there, they have a big screen TV that is switched on for any big sporting event. 

This venue is renowned for catering to their community in a safe and comfortable environment, and we are certain you won’t be disappointed. 

For menu and more venue information, visit: https://kellyshotel.com.au 

Have A Roaring Time At Dinosaur World


When: Daily

Time: 10:00pm – 4:00pm

Where: 1385 Frankston – Flinders Rd, Somerville

Cost: From $13.00


Step through the gates at Dinosaur World and travel back millions of years.

Dinosaur World is a place where children’s imaginations come to life, their love of dinosaurs is lived out, and adventures begin. Whether you are catching up with friends or family, need somewhere to celebrate a birthday party, or are simply visiting for your love of dinosaurs, wonderful memories are guaranteed to be made here. Children have the opportunity to meet many dinosaurs including Wilson the large and friendly walking dino, visit the Dig and Discover marquee where they can find fossils, and take a free tractor ride around the farm!

Want to dine with the dinos? There are many BBQ facilities and picnic tables on site, as well as a full ‘Dino Bites’ menu including a sausage sizzle, hot chips, potato cakes, jam donuts, ice cream, and hot and cold drinks. 

To find out more, visit: https://www.dinosaurworld.net.au