24 school holidays activities in Melbourne 2016

Keep your young ones entertained with these school holidays activities in Melbourne.

Need to fill two weeks’ worth of school holidays with activities your kids won’t find boring?

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

When are school holidays in Melbourne?

Term 1 School Holidays25 March until 10 April
Term 2 School Holidays25 June until 10 July
Term 3 School Holidays17 September until 2 October
Term 4 School Holidays21 December until 29 January

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School holiday events in Melbourne

  • Check out the Finding Dory adventure quiz trail at the Melbourne SEA LIFE Aquarium. 14 July until 10 July. King Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Have some winter fun at Snow Play at Harbour Town Melbourne. 8 July until 28 August. 440 Docklands Drive VIC 3008
  • Watch the Disney classic come to life at Beauty and the Beast Junior, performed by the Yong Australian Broadway Chorus. 6-9 July. Union Theatre - University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC 3052
  • Skate on Melbourne CBD's only outdoor skating rink at Federation Square. 18 June until 17 July. Federation Square Melbourne VIC 3000

6 free school holiday activities Melbourne

  • Watch the Docklands Winter Fireworks light up the night sky on Friday evenings in winter, until 26 August
  • Climb to the top of the rock climbing wall at Harbour Town during school holidays
  • Join a kids craft workshop at the Dandenong Markets on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
  • Play around at the interactive displays at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and join the Winter In Motion  programs inclkuding movies and workshops
  • Browse the stalls at the historic Queen Victoria Market and learn how to create food and art as part of the market's school holidays program
  • Get creative at Southbank Library, with various events like crafting classes and movie viewings. Various dates.

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