28 spring school holiday activities in Melbourne 2019

Our top picks for things to do during the school holidays this break.

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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 some time to relax, too.


Activities to book for the school holidays in Melbourne


Less than $50 | Things to do during school holidays in Melbourne

Legoland Discovery Centre pass

Legoland Discovery Centre pass from Viator

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: All ages when accompanied by an adult
  • Price:$23.50

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Wild Buggy Driving Adventure

Wild Buggy Driving Adventure from Adrenaline

Take a ride in a buggy on a purpose-built track with water obstacles, tunnels and jumps.

  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Location: Heatherton
  • Ages: Not specified. Individuals under 18 will ride in a dual-control buggy
  • Price:$39

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Enchanted Adventure Garden and Maze entry

Enchanted Adventure Garden and Maze entry from RedBalloon

Enjoy 22 acres of mazes and attractions perfect for a family day out.

  • Duration: Open from 10am-6pm
  • Location: Mornington Peninsula
  • Ages: All ages
  • Price: $30 (Child)
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Old Melbourne Ghost Tour

Old Melbourne Ghost Tour from finder.com.au

Venture down Melbourne's laneways and alleys by night and learn about Melbourne's ghostly history.

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Location: Melbourne CBD
  • Ages: 8 years and above
  • Price: $36
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Eureka Skydeck 88 admission

Eureka Skydeck 88 admission from RedBalloon

See Melbourne from new heights with the Eureka Skydeck AKA the highest viewing platform in the whole of the Southern Hemisphere. If they're exceptionally brave, you can upgrade to tack on an entrance to The Edge, a glass cube that literally "hovers" over the CBD.

  • Location: Southbank
  • Ages: 4 years and above
  • Child price: $15 (4-16 years old)
  • Adult price: $22

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

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Olympic Ice Skating Centre, Oakleigh South

Olympic Ice Skating Centre, Oakleigh South from Groupon

Hone those ice skating skills with a session on the ice at Oakleigh. By booking through Groupon you can save a whopping 60% off. Family passes for 2 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children are available.

  • Duration: Varies
  • Location: Oaklleigh South
  • Ages: 2+ years old
  • Price: $10 per person or $27 for two adults and one child

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Otway Fly Treetops Walk Entry Ticket

Otway Fly Treetops Walk Entry Ticket from Klook

View life from above the canopy with a day out at the Otways. Suited for babies and kids, you'll wind your way up 30 metres above the earth and take in spectacular views of the lush rainforest.

Over the spring school holidays Otway Fly will host a Dragon's Footprints experience where kids can go on a dragon quest to uncover a dragon's nest.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Location: Otway
  • Ages: All ages
  • Price: $12 (child), $20 (adult)

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Melbourne Star Observation Wheel ticket

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel ticket from Klook

This is the ultimate ferris wheel. It's also the Southern Hemisphere's largest observation wheel. It consists of massive pods with floor-to-ceiling windows so you can peep at the world below, capturing all that Melbourne city has to offer from a bird's eye view.

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Ages: All ages
  • Price: $20 (child 5-15 years old), $28 (adult)

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Healesville Sanctuary entry ticket

Healesville Sanctuary entry ticket from Klook

Spend a day meeting and greeting some of Australia's most unique animals at Healesville Sanctuary. While you're there, don't forget to pop by the interactive platypus show and keeper talks where little ones can get the chance to learn about and even pet the local wildlife.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Location: Healesville
  • Ages: All ages
  • Price: $19 (child 4-15 years old), $38 (adult)

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Darkzone laser tag

Darkzone laser tag from Groupon

Taking care of babysitting duties for a few kids and on the hunt for an activity they can all get stuck into? Try laser tag. It's a team sport that's bound to tire them out plenty. Booking through Groupon saves up to 53% and you can purchase sessions for up to four people.

  • Duration: 2 hours. This includes 4 laser tag games plus an hour of arcade games
  • Location: Box Hill
  • Ages: 8+ years
  • Price: $15 for one person or $57 for four people

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Tunzafun Xtreme

Tunzafun Xtreme from Groupon

The name literally says it all: this place is tons of fun. There's everything from rock climbing walls and dodgem cars to slides for them to burn their energy on.

  • Duration: 2 hours. This includes 4 laser tag games plus an hour of arcade games
  • Location: Wantirna South
  • Ages: 4+ years
  • Price: $15 for one person or $28 for two people

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More than $50 | Things to do during school holidays in Melbourne

Junior Driver experience

Junior Driver experience from Adrenaline

An exhilarating opportunity for teenagers to get ahead with their driving experience and skills.

  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Location: Springvale
  • Ages: 12-16 years old
  • Price: $199
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Phillip Island Penguin Parade tour

Phillip Island Penguin Parade tour from RedBalloon

A unique experience at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park is perfect for a family day out.

  • Duration: 9-10 hours
  • Location: Phillip Island VIC
  • Ages: Four years and above
  • Price: $109 (Child)
  • Accepts Afterpay

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Private indoor skateboarding lesson

Private indoor skateboarding lesson from Adrenaline

Bring your skateboard to a private indoor lesson where you'll ramp up your skills and be provided with expert coaching tips.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Location: Braybrook
  • Ages: All ages, but children under 10 must be supervised by a trusted adult
  • Price: $89.95
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Melbourne City kayak tour

Melbourne City kayak tour from RedBalloon

See Melbourne from a new perspective with this kayak tour around Yarra River.

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Location: Melbourne, VIC
  • Ages: 8 years and above
  • Price: $82
  • Accepts Afterpay

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Official Neighbours tour

Official Neighbours tour from Viator

See the street made famous by one of Australia's most iconic TV shows and get the chance to meet past and present Neighbours actors.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Ages: Four years and above
  • Price: $95

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Mornington Peninsula Coastal adventure

Mornington Peninsula Coastal adventure from Viator

Take a tour to Mornington Peninsula and spend the day hiking, biking and kayaking.

  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Location: Mornington Peninsula
  • Ages: 15 years and above
  • Price: $129

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Ballarat, Sovereign Hill Gold Mining Town Tour from Melbourne

Ballarat, Sovereign Hill Gold Mining Town Tour from Melbourne from Viator

Wind back the time in Ballarat to the 19th century where the smell of gold filled the air as everything who was anyone flocked in to try and strike it rich. This open-air museum is an interactive day out where they can do everything from ride a stagecoach to pan for gold. This tour includes pick-up and drop-off from Melbourne.

  • Location: Ballarat
  • Ages: All ages
  • Child price: $83 (4-14 years old)
  • Adult price: $166

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Off-Road Safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Off-Road Safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo from Viator

Get that up-close encounter of some of Afria's most famous animals, including rhinos and giraffe at Weribbee Open Range Zoo with an off-road safari. You won't believe how close you'll get to these creatures.

  • Location: Weribee
  • Ages: 8+ years old
  • Child price: $69 (0-15 years old)
  • Adult price: $88

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Free Melbourne spring school holiday activities

  • Live life to the extreme at the District Outdoor Adventure Park at Harbour Town. Free activities include an inflatable commando course and bungee trampolines | 21 September - 6 October 2019
  • Play around at the interactive displays at the Australian Centre for the Moving Images (ACMI).
  • Get creative at one of the city's libraries. Each one offers various events such as crafting classes and hip hop dance video productions.
  • Build a crazy, wacky, colourful robot at ArtPlay. Suitable for ages 4-8. | 26-29 September 2019
  • Sign up to be a Parks Victoria junior ranger. Programs are held at parks throughout the state where kids can learn about conversation in their local area.
  • Encourage them to spin, slide, airwalk and ollie you their way around the statepark at Flagstaff Gardens. Over of the school break a pop-up skatepark will emerge for budding boarders to hone their skills on | 25 September - 2 October 2019
  • If you've got a daring daughter on your hands, O'Brien Icehouse would like to introduce her to the world of women's ice hockey. The venue is offering free mentorship, equipment and skate hire to budding athletes | 6 October @ 3.15pm.
  • Spot flying foxes at Yarra Bend Park. The park has a dedicated flying fix walk from Bellbird Picnic Area, which is signposted to help you spot the creatures and learn about them

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