24 school holidays activities in Melbourne 2017

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

Need to fill almost six 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.

Term 1 school holidays1 April until 17 April
Term 2 school holidays1 July until 16 July
Term 3 school holidays23 September until 8 October
Term 4 school holidays23 December until 23 January

5 iconic Melbourne things to do with kids

  • See an AFL game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • View Melbourne from 88 storeys above the ground at the Eureka Skydeck
  • Meet cuddly koalas and kangaroos during a visit to Melbourne Zoo
  • Have a picnic in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
  • Check out tropical fish and local sea creatures at the Melbourne SEA LIFE Aquarium

9 ways to keep your kids busy during school holidays in Melbourne

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School holiday events in Melbourne

  • Relive their favourite Dreamworks movie with Shrek The Musical JR. 12-15 July, Union Theatre, University of Melbourne.
  • Get creative with Cards for Kids. Learn how to press flowers and leaves to make the ultimate personalised greeting card. 6 July, Plant Craft Cottage.
  • The words kids and LEGO are practically synonymous. Throughout the holidays the LEGO City Play Zone will delight with its awesome building activities. 3-16 July, Harbour Town.
  • Slide and slide your way down the Giant Melbourne Ice Slide. 1-16 July, Eureka Skydeck 88
  • Skate alongside the Yarra River at the River Rink in Federation Square. Other activities in the area include a winter carousel and warm winter offerings including salted pretzels and hot chocolate puddings. 1-23 July, Federation Square

5 free school holiday activities Melbourne

  • 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)
  • 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 one of the city' libraries. Each offers various events such as crafting classes and hip hop dance video productions. Various dates.

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