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37 school holidays activities in Melbourne 2018

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

Need to fill the Easter 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.



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Melbourne Star Observation Wheel passes from $11

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel passes from $11 from Groupon

Experience the amazing view of the city while having fun with the whole family.

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Location: Docklands 101 Waterfront Way, Docklands, VIC
  • Price per person
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$11

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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
  • Price per person
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$125

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Ultimate Sports Lovers tour

Ultimate Sports Lovers tour from RedBalloon

Tour around Flemington Racecourse and have lunch overlooking Etihad Stadium.

  • Duration: Half-day
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Price per person
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$119

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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
  • Price per person
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$32 (adult)

$19.50 (child)

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Parent and child cooking class

Parent and child cooking class from RedBalloon

Includes all utensils and ingredient plus take home the baked treat you've baked.

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Location: Glen Iris, Melbourne
  • Price is for two people
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$30

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Legoland Discovery Centre entry

Legoland Discovery Centre entry from RedBalloon

Explore Legoland Discovery Centre with 11 attractions and rides perfect for the whole family.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Location: Chadstone, VIC
  • Price per person
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$32.50

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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
  • Price per person
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$20

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Redgums on PS Emmylou - Lunch Cruise Package

Redgums on PS Emmylou - Lunch Cruise Package from finder.com.au

Murray River Paddlesteamers

Highlights:
  • Take a 1.5-hour cruise on a paddle steamer down the Murray River, about 2.5 hours north of Melbourne
  • Learn to steer the boat with the skipper and see wildlife along the riverbanks
  • Price is per person and includes a 2-course lunch
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$75

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Old Melbourne Ghost Tour

Old Melbourne Ghost Tour from finder.com.au

Lantern Ghost Tours

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

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Medieval Zone Escape Room

Medieval Zone Escape Room from finder.com.au

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Location: Melbourne, Victoria
  • From AUD

    $37.50

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    Aqua Doughnut Docklands

    Aqua Doughnut Docklands from finder.com.au

    • Duration: 2 hours
    • Location: Docklands, Victoria
    From AUD

    $240

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    Chocolate Lovers Tour

    Chocolate Lovers Tour from finder.com.au

    Chocoholic Tours

    Highlights:
    • Visit some of Melbourne's best chocolate shops with a guide
    • Includes afternoon tea plus eight chocolate tastings, wine tasting, chocolate map of everywhere you'll visit, a tasting bag to fill along the tour,and a bottle of water
    • Price is per person
    From AUD

    $99

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    15 school holiday events in Melbourne during the winter break

    Finding creative ways to entertain the family over the school holidays can sometimes be a struggle, especially when you have the winter cold to contend with.

    Luckily, there are tons on offer this time around and our roundup will help you find something for everyone.

    1. Sing at North Melbourne Library: Pull up a bean bag and enjoy some popcorn with a fun afternoon movie session. 12 July
    2. All That We Are:

      A collaborative art piece for the whole family where adults and kids create their own unique sculpture using fallen branches and plaster bandages.

      14-15 July

    3. Circus with Punch

      : Looking to get silly with the littlies? Madness and mayhem abound in this fun show for the whole family. 11 July

    4. Little Chefs: Get the kids involved in the kitchen with this unique workshop giving them a fun and enjoyable introduction to the art of patisserie for children. 3-13 July
    5. Circus Oz - Precarious: A big top nestled within the trees and inspired by the surrounds of the Royal Botanic Gardens. Kids will be amazed as the show unfolds through a maze of acrobatics, aerials, live music and physical comedy. 29 June-15 July
    6. LEGO Winter Holiday Workshops: Who doesn't love LEGO? It's the building block to every kids imagination and these workshops teach your kids the right techniques so they can make the most of their creativity. 3-12 July
    7. Jatra Jatra - Tram Art: Be a part of a huge piece of art that you can show off to your friends. Learn all about the symbols used in the Tramjatra design and then create images and motifs that express your own story in your own section. 11 July
    8. Coco at Southbank Library: Bring along a comfy pillow and settle in with some popcorn to watch this colourful animation. 12 July
    9. Film Fest Holiday Workshops: If your teen is a selfie queen or can slay it on Instagram, it might be time for them to take it to the next level. Help them get to know the ins and outs of digital cameras in this 3-day filmmaking intensive. 11-13 July
    10. Kids Can Cook - Little Superheroes: Kids get to learn the art of pastry making and parents get to enjoy an afternoon tea all while dressed as their favourite superhero. 2-13 July

    11. The Big Bubble Show: Any idea what a bubbleologist does? Well you’re in for a treat in this mesmerising theatrical experience that combines bubble magic with side-splitting comedy. 5 July
    12. Madagascar - A Musical Adventure JR: Take a journey out of the zoo and into the theatre with your favourite animal friends from the blockbuster DreamWorks film. 11-14 July
    13. The Melbourne Magic Festival: Go along with the kids and choose from more than 65 spellbinding magic shows starring top international guest magicians from all over the world and around Australia. 2-14 July

    14. Ballarat Winter Festival: Get out of town and embrace the cold by stepping into a winter wonderland that is just as pretty from day to night. You’ll find a pop-up ice rink, light installations and winter warming food. 29 June-29 July
    15. The Plank: Take a walk on the wild side at Eureka Skydeck and into their latest virtual reality activation - The Plank, an experience that will have you balancing on a plank 285 metres above the city. 30 June-15 July

    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 particularly over the school break.

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