Although a day trip to the Mornington peninsula was a little insane due to our recent track record with bad health, we did so nonetheless (it's a long and complicated story, so I won't get ranting or anything), planning to make the most of a tough situation. Our two aims for the day were to enjoy a morning at the Red Hill Community Market with Mr Cheeky Monkeys' family, followed by a trip to the nearby Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens.
We made several fun and useful purchases at the market, and then the little cheeky monkeys and their cousins went crazy exploring mazes and hunting for the "hidden" gnomes and fairies dotted around the Ashcombe gardens. We were absolutely exhausted after our day down southeast, but I would recommend a similar trip to anyone who has a few days spare to explore the area. For those who love the beach, walks and local produce or wineries, you could probably even spend a relaxing week visiting all the nooks and crannies of the Mornington Peninsula.