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25 Easter school holidays activities in Melbourne 2019

How to fill their holiday calendar with fun and entertainment.

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 a little time to yourself over Easter, too.

Activities to book for the Easter holidays in Melbourne

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: Not specified
  • Child price:$26

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Tall Ship cruise

Tall Ship cruise from RedBalloon

Board on a nineteenth century sailing ship and experience how it feels like.

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Location: Williamstown, VIC
  • Ages: Participants who wish to climb the rigging, must be 16 years old
  • Price: $20

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Eureka Skydeck and the Edge Experience

Eureka Skydeck and the Edge Experience from RedBalloon

Includes admission to the Eureka Skydeck and Edge Experience.

  • Location: Southbank, VIC
  • Child price: $19.50 (4-16 years old)
  • Adult price: $32
  • Accepts Afterpay

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Old Melbourne Ghost Tour

Old Melbourne Ghost Tour from

Lantern Ghost Tours

  • Venture down Melbourne's laneways and alleys by night
  • Learn about Melbourne's ghostly history
  • Price: $36

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

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Melbourne Zoo guided tour

Melbourne Zoo guided tour from RedBalloon

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

  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Price: $45
  • Accepts Afterpay

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More than $50 activities

Enchanted Garden adventure and family lunch

Enchanted Garden adventure and family lunch from Adrenaline

Explore the Enchanted Adventure Garden with the whole family and have a refreshing dining experience.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Ages: Not specified
  • Price: $55

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Melbourne City pedal kayak tour

Melbourne City pedal kayak tour from RedBalloon

See Melbourne in a different way with this 2-hour pedal kayak tour around Yarra River.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Location: Melbourne, VIC
  • Ages: Minimum age of 13 years
  • Price: $99
  • Accepts Afterpay

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Ramsay Street tour

Ramsay Street tour from Groupon

See the street made famous by one of Australia’s most iconic TV shows and get a chance to meet Neighbours actor (past or present).

  • Duration: Flexible
  • Location: Melbourne, VIC
  • Price: $55

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Phillip Island Penguin Parade tour

Phillip Island Penguin Parade tour from RedBalloon

A unique wildlife experience at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park perfect for the whole family.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Location: Phillip Island VIC
  • Ages: Participants must be minimum of 4 years of age
  • Price: $125
  • Accepts Afterpay

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Mornington Peninsula Coastal adventure

Mornington Peninsula Coastal adventure from Viator

Go on a day tour to Mornington Peninsula by hiking, biking and kayaking.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Location: Melbourne, VIC
  • Ages: Minimum age is 15 years
  • Price: $130

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Aqua Doughnut Docklands

Aqua Doughnut Docklands from

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Location: Docklands, Victoria
  • Price: $240

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5 Easter school holiday events in Melbourne

  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival: Keep the laughs coming at the annual Melbourne International Comedy Festival. With hundreds shows at your fingertips, including family and kids comedy, there's bound to be a rollicking act suitable for you and your kids to enjoy. Melbourne Town Hall, 27 March - 21 April 2019.
  • Urban Ranger: Teach them the ways of the bush by enlisting them in this nature-filled program where they'll build birds nests, pick native wildflowers and craft crazy creatures.
  • Comedy of Errors for Kids: This is Shakespeare reinvented for the young modern audience. It's silly and involving, destined to have the kids wondering who's who. Kicks, 27 March - 21 April 2019.
  • Kids Day Out (feature image). Ice skating rinks, carnival rides and arts and crafts stations await them at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre over the break. It's a fundraiser for the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal so supports kids in need. That's gotta warm your heart. 19 April 2019.
  • Melbourne University Sports Camps. Keep them active and sociable these school holidays with these day-long sports. Yup, day long. So you can get the errands done while they tire themselves out. Suitable for 5-12 year olds. 8-18 April 2019, Melbourne University.
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Centre. Get their creative juices flowing at they build their empire at the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre. On top of brick stacking, there's a slew of activities to partake in, including stop-motion video creation, a scavenger hunt and meet-and-greets with their favourite LEGO Movie characters. 6-22 April 2019.

7 free school holiday activities in Melbourne

  1. Climb to the top of the rock climbing wall at Harbour Town during school holidays. Definitely one for the adventurous.
  2. Join a kids craft workshop at the Dandenong Markets on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
  3. Play around at the interactive displays at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).
  4. 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.
  5. Get creative at one of the city's libraries. Each offers various events such as crafting classes and hip hop dance video productions particularly over the school break.
  6. Spot flying foxes at Yarra Bend Park. The park has a dedicated Flying-fox walk from Bellbird Picnic Area which is signposted to help them learn and spot the creatures.
  7. In the warmer months, go camping. Victoria is home to a healthy handful of free camping sites. For somewhere close, Bunyip State Park is just over an hour's drive from Melbourne and is great for bike riding and walking or for somewhere unique try Cobram Regional Park which sits near the Murray River and boasts wildbirds and River Red Gums.

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