At-home school holiday activities in Melbourne for 2020
Our top picks for things to do during the school holidays in Melbourne.
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The school holidays are right around the corner, and if you're stuck on how you're going to keep the little ones entertained in Melbourne, we've got you covered with this guide that will give you major inspiration for the school holiday break.
With the current stage four restrictions in place in Melbourne, kids will not be able to go out and about during the September school holidays. Instead, we're found great alternatives and ideas that are sure to keep your kids entertained in the comfort of their own home.
Top things to do during the September school holidays in Melbourne
Book a virtual activity
Keep your kids' minds active with an abundance of online activities hosted by RedBalloon. From virtually meeting critters to expanding their computer skills, keep them learning even while they're on break.
Online Mammals Experience for Kids
Online Birds and Critters Experience for Kids
Online Private Coding and Minecraft Modding Lesson for Kids
Learn a new skill
Keep them active these school holidays with an abundance of fun indoor lessons that can be taken online. No matter what their interests are, there's sure to be something that catches their eye.
Online Private Roblox Game Lesson for Kids
Online Private Coding and Minecraft Modding Lesson for Kids
Online Family Hula Hoop Lesson
Get creative in the kitchen
Roll up your sleeves for a cooking session during the school holidays. Kids love hands-on activities and learning how to cook is a great skill to pick up. Purchasing a children's baking kit is a good place to start if your little ones are cooking for the first time. If your kids have had some cooking experience, there are plenty of kids cookbooks available so your mini chefs can take the reins in the kitchen.
Kids’ Cook Books
The Book Depository
Homemade Ice Cream Maker Kit
Kids D.I.Y Chocolate Art Party Kit
Set up puzzles and board games
There are plenty of fun puzzles and board games to keep your children entertained and their minds active while spending time indoors these school holidays. Not only will it pass time, they'll feel a sense of accomplishment when completing a puzzle or winning a board game.
Turn your living room into an art studio
Let your child's creativity run wild with an online art class. A pre-recorded video will be sent your way, along with a materials list so your child can release their inner Picasso in no time.
Online Art Class for Kids
Learn Zentangle for Kids
Creative Mosaic Art for Kids
Sleep under the stars on a camping trip
Set up a tent in the backyard for the little ones to enjoy during the day.
Large Family Tent Hunting Camp
Teepee Indian Play Tent Playhouse for Kids
Glymnis Beach Tent
Have fun in the backyard
You don't have to go far for lots of fun. Get all of their energy out with some good old fashioned backyard games. Not only will they be entertained for hours, but it will keep them up and moving.
Kids Sumo Suits
Portable Soccer Rebounder Net
See the latest Melbourne school holiday activity deals
Kids activities at home from $15 + Extra $10 off with code
Available on activities such as online art classes, animal experiences, cooking classes and more. Minimum spend of $80 applies. T&Cs apply.
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Valid on all dates on activities like skydiving, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling, cruises, tours, high tea and more. Minimum spend of $100 applies. Destinations include Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.
Extra $10 off site-wide with code
Valid on all dates, including over Christmas, on activities like skydiving, quad biking, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling, scuba diving, cruises, high tea and more. Destinations include Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and more. Minimum spend of $80 required. T&Cs apply.
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Valid on select dates including holidays like Christmas, New Year's and more depending on the destination. Destinations include Hong Kong, Singapore, Osaka, Taipei, Dubai, Sydney, Melbourne, London, Paris, New York and more. T&Cs apply.
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Get FREE home delivery on orders over $45 at Target Australia. T&Cs apply.
Up to 50% off things to do in Melbourne
Available for activities like driving experiences, helicopter flights, skydiving, hot air balloon rides, abseiling, water rafting, whale watching and more. T&Cs apply.
Free school holiday activities in Melbourne
- Discover SEA LIFE Melbourne's Marine Mindfulness
- Have a picnic in the backyard
- Make an indoor obstacle course
- Learn origami
- Go stargazing in your backyard
- Write a story
- Draw a picture
- Read a book
School holiday events in Melbourne for the September school holidays
- STEM Punks School Holiday Online Classes - 21 September - 2 October. Keep your kids' minds active with award-winning fun and interactive classes run by teachers.
- 100 Story Holidays - 22 September - 30 September. The perfect creative school holiday workshop filled with visual and writing tasks for a budding author.
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