See Melbourne from new heights with the Eureka Skydeck AKA the highest viewing platform in the whole of the Southern Hemisphere. If they're exceptionally brave, you can upgrade to tack on an entrance to The Edge, a glass cube that literally "hovers" over the CBD.
Olympic Ice Skating Centre, Oakleigh South from Groupon
Hone those ice skating skills with a session on the ice at Oakleigh. By booking through Groupon you can save a whopping 60% off. Family passes for 2 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children are available.
Location: Oaklleigh South
Ages: 2+ years old
Price: $10 per person or $27 for two adults and one child
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel ticket from Klook
This is the ultimate ferris wheel. It's also the Southern Hemisphere's largest observation wheel. It consists of massive pods with floor-to-ceiling windows so you can peep at the world below, capturing all that Melbourne city has to offer from a bird's eye view.
Spend a day meeting and greeting some of Australia's most unique animals at Healesville Sanctuary. While you're there, don't forget to pop by the interactive platypus show and keeper talks where little ones can get the chance to learn about and even pet the local wildlife.
Taking care of babysitting duties for a few kids and on the hunt for an activity they can all get stuck into? Try laser tag. It's a team sport that's bound to tire them out plenty. Booking through Groupon saves up to 53% and you can purchase sessions for up to four people.
Duration: 2 hours. This includes 4 laser tag games plus an hour of arcade games
Ballarat, Sovereign Hill Gold Mining Town Tour from Melbourne from Viator
Wind back the time in Ballarat to the 19th century where the smell of gold filled the air as everything who was anyone flocked in to try and strike it rich. This open-air museum is an interactive day out where they can do everything from ride a stagecoach to pan for gold. This tour includes pick-up and drop-off from Melbourne.
Off-Road Safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo from Viator
Get that up-close encounter of some of Afria's most famous animals, including rhinos and giraffe at Weribbee Open Range Zoo with an off-road safari. You won't believe how close you'll get to these creatures.
Live life to the extreme at the District Outdoor Adventure Park at Harbour Town. Free activities include an inflatable commando course and bungee trampolines | 21 September - 6 October 2019
Play around at the interactive displays at the Australian Centre for the Moving Images (ACMI).
Get creative at one of the city's libraries. Each one offers various events such as crafting classes and hip hop dance video productions.
Build a crazy, wacky, colourful robot at ArtPlay. Suitable for ages 4-8. | 26-29 September 2019
Sign up to be a Parks Victoria junior ranger. Programs are held at parks throughout the state where kids can learn about conversation in their local area.
Encourage them to spin, slide, airwalk and ollie you their way around the statepark at Flagstaff Gardens. Over of the school break a pop-up skatepark will emerge for budding boarders to hone their skills on | 25 September - 2 October 2019
If you've got a daring daughter on your hands, O'Brien Icehouse would like to introduce her to the world of women's ice hockey. The venue is offering free mentorship, equipment and skate hire to budding athletes | 6 October @ 3.15pm.
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
Up to 60% off activities, experiences and things to do
Valid on select dates including holidays like Christmas season, New Year's and more depending on the destination. Destinations are Hong Kong, Singapore, Osaka, Taipei, Dubai, Sydney, Melbourne, London, Paris, New York and more. T&Cs apply.
Alex Keshen is the global travel publisher at Finder and has been living, breathing and, of course, writing about all things travel for more than 10 years. She has a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada and has appeared in Travel Weekly and the Huffington Post. A master of maximising her annual leave and finding the best bargains around, she can’t remember the last time her backpack weighed more than 10kg and is happy to share her tips and tricks to help you travel better.
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