Community In Focus – Things to do around Bundoora
Kingsbury Drive Community Market
Every Sunday from 9am-1pm, the Kingsbury Drive Community Market is bustling with eager patrons and countless bargains. Stalls offer a wide range of items such as plants, jewellery clothes and crafts, making it the perfect place to wander around and discover some hidden treasures.
Managed by the Diamond Valley Community Support group, which has aided the local community since 1972, the revenue from the market goes towards its various services such as counselling, emergency aid and information referral. We can’t think of a more perfect way to get involved in local initiatives than by grabbing a coffee, a bite to eat and picking up a unique find, all while supporting the local community.
Address: Car Park 2, La Trobe University, Kingsbury Drive, Bundoora 3083
Date: Every Sunday from 9am-1pm
Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
The Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is a community art gallery housed within a stunning heritage listed building. The Queen Anne style federation mansion was built in 1899, with its doors first re-opened to the public in 2001 as the area’s cultural and historical hub.
With a rich history that saw the mansion fulfilling various purposes from once serving as a horse and cattle stud to a convalescent farm during WW1, today, it is home to contemporary visual arts and crafts exhibitions, public education programs and the biennial Darebin Art Prize. With a café tucked away within its magnificent heritage gardens, the Bundoora Homestead is the perfect space to relax and be immersed in a day full of art, history and culture.
Address: 24 Scholar Drive, Bundoora 3083
Phone: 03 9468 5173
Mini Me Mango
Located in Uni Hill next to Genesis Fitness Club, Mini Me Mango is the newest hot-spot for the health-conscious customer. The nutrition-packed menu boasts a wide range of breakfast and lunch options such as raw vegan treats, veggie haloumi corn fritters and delicious homemade smoothies and juices.
Hosting a child-friendly environment, it is also the perfect place to relax after an early morning school drop off or afternoon pickup. Not only does the kids’ menu offer hot cakes that your little ones are sure to love, the café is also a fully licensed venue, meaning the adults can kick up their feet after a long day!
Address: 7-27 Snake Gully Drive, Bundoora 3083
Phone: 03 9496 1060
Bundoora Park Children’s Farm
The Bundoora Park Children’s Farm is situated in the largest park in Melbourne’s north. With an endless range of activities and attractions, it’s perfect for a day out for the whole family. A ride around the pony track is sure to excite your young ones and wildlife animals such as kangaroos and emus can be spotted in its expansive reserve from a tractor ride offered by the farm. The opportunity to get up close and pet some of the adorable creatures is also available, with baby barn animal bottle feedings, rabbit and guinea pig handling and milking demonstrations occurring daily. There’s simply no better way to get back to nature and enjoy some screen-free moments than visiting the Bundoora Park Children’s Farm.
Address: 1069 Plenty Road, Bundoora 3083
Phone: 03 8470 8170