21 winter school holiday activities in Melbourne 2019

How to fill the winter school holidays with fun and entertainment.

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We've sussed out a whole host of child-friendly ideas for every kind of youngster, from animal lovers and chocoholics to adventurers and thrill seekers.

This way they can't complain that they're "bored" and you'll hopefully get some time to relax, too.

Activities to book for the winter holidays in Melbourne

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Enchanted Adventure Garden and Maze entry

Enchanted Adventure Garden and Maze entry from RedBalloon

Enjoy 22 acres of mazes and attractions perfect for a family day out.

  • Duration: Open from 10am-6pm
  • Location: Mornington Peninsula
  • Ages: All ages
  • Price: $30 (Child)
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Less than $50

Melbourne Zoo guided tour

Melbourne Zoo guided tour from RedBalloon

Get access to Melbourne Zoo before it opens to the public and learn about Australian wildlife.

  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Ages: All ages
  • Price: $45
  • Accepts Afterpay

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Eureka Skydeck and the Edge Experience

Eureka Skydeck and the Edge Experience from RedBalloon

See Melbourne from new heights with the Eureka Skydeck and Edge Experience.

  • Location: Southbank
  • Ages: 4 years and above
  • Child price: $19.50 (4-16 years old)
  • Adult price: $34
  • Accepts Afterpay

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SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium entry

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium entry from RedBalloon

Explore Melbourne Aquarium and visit four amazing worlds, Antarctica, Weird and Wonderful, River to Reef and Sharks Alive.

  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Child price: $28 (3-12 years old)
  • Adult price: $38
  • Accepts Afterpay

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Legoland Discovery Centre pass

Legoland Discovery Centre pass from Adrenaline

Be creative and have fun with the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground located in Chadstone.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Accessibility: On-site parking available
  • Ages: All ages when accompanied by an adult
  • Price:$26 (Child)

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Wild Buggy Driving Adventure

Wild Buggy Driving Adventure from Adrenaline

Take a ride in a buggy on a purpose-built track with water obstacles, tunnels and jumps.

  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Location: Heatherton
  • Ages: Not specified. Individuals under 18 will ride in a dual-control buggy
  • Price:$39

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Old Melbourne Ghost Tour

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Venture down Melbourne's laneways and alleys by night and learn about Melbourne's ghostly history.

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Location: Melbourne CBD
  • Ages: 8 years and above
  • Price: $36
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More than $50

Phillip Island Penguin Parade tour

Phillip Island Penguin Parade tour from RedBalloon

A unique experience at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park is perfect for a family day out.

  • Duration: 9-10 hours
  • Location: Phillip Island VIC
  • Ages: Four years and above
  • Price: $109 (Child)
  • Accepts Afterpay

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Melbourne City kayak tour

Melbourne City kayak tour from RedBalloon

See Melbourne from a new perspective with this kayak tour around Yarra River.

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Location: Melbourne, VIC
  • Ages: 8 years and above
  • Price: $82
  • Accepts Afterpay

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Junior Driver experience

Junior Driver experience from Adrenaline

An exhilarating opportunity for teenagers to get ahead with their driving experience and skills.

  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Location: Springvale
  • Ages: 12-16 years old
  • Price: $199
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Official Neighbours tour

Official Neighbours tour from RedBalloon

See the street made famous by one of Australia's most iconic TV shows and get the chance to meet past and present Neighbours actors.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Ages: Four years and above
  • Price: $95

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Private indoor skateboarding lesson

Private indoor skateboarding lesson from Adrenaline

Bring your skateboard to a private indoor lesson where you'll ramp up your skills and be provided with expert coaching tips.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Location: Braybrook
  • Ages: All ages, but children under 10 must be supervised by a trusted adult
  • Price: $89.95
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Mornington Peninsula Coastal adventure

Mornington Peninsula Coastal adventure from Viator

Take a tour to Mornington Peninsula and spend the day hiking, biking and kayaking.

  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Location: Mornington Peninsula
  • Ages: 15 years and above
  • Price: $129

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Free Melbourne winter school holiday activities

  • Climb to the top of the rock climbing wall at Harbour Town
  • Play around at the interactive displays at the Australian Centre for the Moving Images {ACMI)
  • Check out Winterfest where you'll find ice skating, an ice slide and a winter feast | 1 June- 14 July
  • Join a kids craft workshop at the Dandenong Markets on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
  • Spark creativity with workshops and events during the Roola Boola Children's Art Festival | 2-12 July
  • Get creative at one of the city's libraries. Each one offers various events such as crafting classes and hip hop dance video productions
  • Celebrate Christmas in July at Queen Victoria Markets with Christmas-themed workshops and activities | Every Wednesday until 28 August
  • Spot flying foxes at Yarra Bend Park. The park has a dedicated flying fix walk from Bellbird Picnic Area, which is signposted to help you spot the creatures and learn about them

Deals on Melbourne school holidays activities and experiences

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$10 off zoo entries across Australia

Valid for use for zoo activities and tours across Australia including Taronga Zoo, Melbourne Zoo and the Australia Zoo, perfect for school holidays and Christmas break. Minimum spend of $80. T&Cs apply.

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