Issue #14

School Holiday Fun in Preston.

Welcome to The Prestonian, a fortnightly newsletter that brings you all the ins and outs of Preston and it's local surroundings.

We are a group of creatives who want to share our love and passion for the northern suburbs. We'll be covering a whole host of topics ranging from local news to food reviews to local sports. Everything Preston, always.

Meet our editor

Sezer is a creative writing wiz who specialises in putting words onto a page. He moved to Preston at the start of the year and fell in love with the suburb. You can see him walking his dog, Ramsay, up and down High Street.

He works as the social media marketing manager for Digital Basis, a Preston-based digital agency that has thrown its support behind The Prestonian.

What are we covering in this issue?

This week we're bringing you our favourite things to do over the holidays, our plans for the off season, and a big thank you to all our readers!

Things To Do Over the School Holidays

With school finishing for the year and the holidays starting, we wanted to put together a list of things that you can do in the Preston/Inner North area to entertain the whole family.

Check out our top five down below!

Archery Attack - Reservoir

Archery Attack

ArrowTag at Archery Attack is the awesome combination of Archery and Dodgeball. With just a foam-tipped arrow and a coloured bow you can immerse yourself in an epic battle between friends, workmates and even the unsuspecting people you’ve just met!

You can play ArrowTag anywhere thanks to their mobile operation, but the only indoor centre they have in Victoria is in Reservoir, a giant warehouse that has been turned into a dedicated battlefield that can house up to 50 players at a time!

Head to their website to book in a time, and have a blast pinging your friends and family with foam tipped arrows from all angles!

Website: | Instagram: @archeryattack

Bowling at The Keys - Preston

The Keys

Since they opened back in October, The Keys has quickly become a favourite place to eat, drink, and bowl for Preston residents.

The Keys boasts 12 bowling lanes, a pub-style bistro, a small arcade, a dance floor and, a 450-patron capacity beer garden out the front of the centre. Bring the family for dinner and a bowl, and see who goes home with the bragging rights.

Bookings for lanes are essential so make sure to secure your spot.

Website: | Instagram: @thekeys.leisure

Thornbury Picture House - Thornbury

Thornbury Picture House

Going to the movies is a school holiday staple, and we're lucky to have such a beautiful cinema in the area to go to watch a movie.

The Thornbury Picture House is showing a wide range of films, with new movies, classics, and even screening events across the entire holiday period.

Jump on their website and book tickets to a movie you want to see. I'd recommend the 4.35pm showing of 'It's a Wonderful Life' on Saturday the 24th of December, an absolute timeless Christmas classic you'll want to see on the big screen!

Picnic at Edwardes Lake Park - Reservoir

Darebin Water

The warm, sunny weather is the perfect excuse to go for a picnic, and we're lucky that we have access to Edwardes Lake Park in Reservoir for such an occasion.

Summer is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the natural beauty the northern suburbs have to offer. Grab the whole family, invite everyone you know, or just head down by yourself for some peace and quiet. Bring your picnic rug with you and some snacks, and make sure to be sun smart while you're there.

Santa Photos at Preston Market - Preston

Preston Market

The Preston Market are providing free Santa photos for two days this December, the 11th was a huge hit and the 18th looks like it'll be no different.

Bring the kids down for a photo with the big man, and grab a bite to eat while you're there. Getting out and into the community during the holiday season is what it's all about.

The Prestonian Holiday Break

YHA Australia

We're taking some time off over the Christmas period here at The Prestonian. With today being the final issue for the year. We'll be back up and running in January to bring you even more content from our great area.

We have lots of plans in the pipeline and we are hoping to turn The Prestonian into something even bigger in the new year.

We're going to bring in a bunch of new content (including content for dog owners now that Ramsay is back with us) and some physical content like maps and merch so you can show off your Prestonian support to friends and family.

Our Instagram will still be running, and content will appear on there from time to time but not as consistently as it usually does.

If anybody is curious and wants to follow along to see what I get up over the break, you can head to @iamcostanza to see me explore Melbourne, and even Japan (I'm super excited for this!)

Thank You!

Wow, what a year it's been. We started this newsletter as a side project and couldn't have predicted how many people our humble little page has resonated with. We've met so many great people and made some great friends through this platform, and we couldn't be more grateful for the support.

To anybody who has liked a post, commented on a video, sent us an email, subscribed to the newsletter, tagged us on a photo, or simply mentioned us to their friends, we say thank you, without your support this page would be nothing.

We'll be back in the new year, so don't worry we won't be gone too long!

In the meantime, from all of us here at The Prestonian, stay safe, and have a happy holiday season!

Spread the Word

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If you're a business owner, a local resident or a lover of Melbourne's Northern suburbs and you have something you'd like to share, then DM us on Instagram @theprestonian or reply to this email to get in touch.

Tell your friends, tell your family, tell everyone you know, we want to bring the beauty of the Northern Suburbs to as many people as we can.