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.
Top picks for school holiday activities Melbourne
When are school holidays in Melbourne?
|Term 1 School Holidays||25 March until 10 April|
|Term 2 School Holidays||25 June until 10 July|
|Term 3 School Holidays||17 September until 2 October|
|Term 4 School Holidays||21 December until 29 January|
6 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
- Head up to the snow for on a day trip to Mt Buller
9 ways to keep your kids busy during school holidays in Melbourne
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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