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School holiday activities in Melbourne for 2020

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

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The school holidays are right around the corner, and if you're stuck on how you're going to keep the little ones entertained in Melbourne, we've got you covered with this guide that will give you major inspiration for the school holiday break.


Top things to do during the July school holidays in Melbourne

Book a virtual activity

If you'd prefer to stay at home this school holiday break, we recommend checking out the abundance of online activities hosted by RedBalloon. From virtually meeting critters to expanding their computer skills, keep them learning even while they're on break.

Online Birds and Critters Experience for Kids
Online Birds and Critters Experience for Kids

RedBalloon

Online Private Coding and Minecraft Modding Lesson for Kids
Online Private Coding and Minecraft Modding Lesson for Kids

RedBalloon

Learn a new skill

Keep them active these school holidays with an abundance of fun indoor lessons that can be taken online. No matter what weather conditions arrive in Melbourne, the kids can enjoy these activities.

Online Private Roblox Game Lesson for Kids
Online Private Roblox Game Lesson for Kids

RedBalloon

Online Private Coding and Minecraft Modding Lesson for Kids
Online Private Coding and Minecraft Modding Lesson for Kids

RedBalloon

Get creative in the kitchen

Roll up your sleeves for a cooking session during the school holidays. Kids love hands-on activities and learning how to cook is a great skill to pick up. Purchasing a children's baking kit is a good place to start if your little ones are cooking for the first time. If your kids have had some cooking experience, there are plenty of kids cookbooks available so your mini chefs can take the reins in the kitchen.

Set up puzzles and board games

Cold and rainy days can be expected during the July school holidays. Luckily, there's plenty of fun puzzles and board games to keep your children entertained and their minds active while spending time indoors.

Turn your living room into an art studio

Let your child's creativity run wild with an online art class. A pre-recorded video will be sent your way, along with a materials list so your child can release their inner Picasso in no time.

Free school holiday activities in Melbourne

  • Have a picnic in the backyard
  • Make an indoor obstacle course
  • Learn origami
  • Go stargazing in your backyard
  • Write a story
  • Draw a picture
  • Read a book

See the latest Melbourne school holiday activity deals

RedBalloon RedBalloon

Up to $195 off things to do in Melbourne

Available on select dates and experiences like skydiving, hot air balloon experience, driving experiences, cooking classes, overnight getaway, wine tours, spa treatments and much more.

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Klook Klook

Up to 60% off activities, experiences and things to do

Valid on select dates including holidays like Christmas, New Year's and more depending on the destination. Destinations include Hong Kong, Singapore, Osaka, Taipei, Dubai, Sydney, Melbourne, London, Paris, New York and more. T&Cs apply.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 30% off flying experiences

Valid on select dates and for experiences like hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flight, skydiving, flying lessons and more. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Hunter Valley, Great Ocean Road, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 40% off last-minute things to do across Australia

Available on select dates until December 2020 for activities including kayaking, rally driving, sports rafting, hot air balloon flight and more. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Melbourne and more.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 50% off things to do in Melbourne

Available for activities like driving experiences, helicopter flights, skydiving, hot air balloon rides, abseiling, water rafting, whale watching and more. T&Cs apply.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 54% off helicopter ride experience

Valid on select dates. Destinations include Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Canberra and more.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 39% off sightseeing cruises

Available on select 2020 dates. Activities include whale watching, dolphin watching, lunch cruise, sunset cruise in Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Canberra and more. T&Cs apply.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 30% off land adventures

Valid on select dates and adventures like quad biking, sandboarding, bridge climbing, canyoning, horse riding, abseiling and more. Destinations include Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney and more. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon

Ski and snowboarding experiences from $40

Available on select 2020 dates in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. T&Cs apply.

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Viator Viator

Up to 15% off Australia skydiving experience

Available on select dates in 2020. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Cairns and more.

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Skydive Australia Skydive Australia

Australia skydive from $199 + free $20 merchandise voucher

Available on jumps from 7,500 ft to 15,000 ft. Destinations include Sydney, Hunter Valley, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.

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Experience Oz Experience Oz

5% off first time experience

Available on select dates on activities like tours, sightseeing cruises, skydiving, hot air balloon experience, zoo and animal interactions and more. Destinations include Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Adelaide and more.

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Experience Oz Experience Oz

Australia hot air balloon experience from $229

Available on select 2020 dates in Gold Coast, Cairns, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.

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Viator Viator

Up to $26 off things to do in Australia

Available on select dates in 2020 and 2021 to Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Cairns and more. Activities include day tours, skydiving, flight experiences, transfers, attraction passes, cruises and more. T&Cs apply.

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Viator Viator

Australia hot air balloon experience from $259

Available on select 2020 dates in Hunter Valley, Alice Springs, Byron Bay, Cairns, Melbourne and more.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 50% off activities for kids

Available on select dates and activities including sandboarding, jet boat rides, indoor skydiving, cruises, swimming, go karting and much more. Destinations include Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney and more. T&Cs apply.

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Experience Oz Experience Oz

Up to $90 off skydiving across Australia

Valid for use on select dates. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne and surrounds, Byron Bay, the Gold Coast and more. T&Cs apply.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to $30 off skydiving experience

Available on select 2020 dates in Sunshine Coast, Airlie Beach, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Sydney, Byron Bay, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.

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City Sightseeing City Sightseeing

Melbourne Zoo + Melbourne hop-on hop-off tour from USD$57.73

Available from October 2020 onward. Vouchers are valid for 12 months after date of purchase. T&Cs apply.

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City Sightseeing City Sightseeing

SEA LIFE Aquarium + Melbourne hop-on hop-off tour from USD$60.58

Available from October 2020 onward. Vouchers are valid for 12 months after date of purchase. T&Cs apply.

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City Sightseeing City Sightseeing

Melbourne hop-on hop-off tour from USD$32.07

Available from October 2020 onward. Vouchers are valid for 12 months after date of purchase. T&Cs apply.

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Klook Klook

Up to 14% off Mornington Peninsula day tour from Melbourne

Available until 9 January 2021. Includes 2-hour bay sail and lunch, park entry, gondola ride and more. T&Cs apply.

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Klook Klook

Up to 10% off unlimited attractions Melbourne City card

Available until 9 January 2021. Attractions include Melbourne Zoo, Eureka Skydeck, Icebar Melbourne, Melbourne River Cruise, hop-on hop-off tour and more. T&Cs apply.

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Klook Klook

Up to 10% off hot air balloon flight in Melbourne City

Available until 31 August 2020. Includes 1-hour flight experience, one-way inner city pickup in Melbourne, free digital photos and more.

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Gift It Now Gift It Now

Up to 20% off experiences

Valid on select experiences and activities like skydiving, scenic helicopter flight, kayaking, whale watching and more. Destinations include Sydney, Byron, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Darwin and Perth. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium entry from $46

Available for travel on select dates. Includes animal feeding, sightseeing of aquatic animals and more. T&Cs apply.

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Klook Klook

Melbourne Zoo entry from $40

Available for travel at 6 July 2020. Includes sightseeing of penguins, seals, elephants and more. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon

Up to $30 off sightseeing cruise experiences

Available on select travel dates in Melbourne, Sydney, Cairns, Gold Coast, Brisbane and more.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon

Driving experiences from $30

Available on select dates on activities like rally driving, go karting, quad biking, and more. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Perth, Melbourne and more.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon

Australia school holiday activities from $18

Available on select dates and activities like hop-on hop-off bus tours, zoos and animal interaction, treetop adventures and more. Destinations include Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne and more.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon

Melbourne school holiday activities from $36

Available on select dates and activities like zoos and animal interaction, SEA LIFE adventure, kayaking, rally driving, glamping, abseiling and more.

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Groupon Groupon

Up to 89% off things to do in Melbourne

Available on select dates and activities including bike tours, river cruises, scuba diving, skydiving, classes and more. T&Cs apply.

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Groupon Groupon

Up to 20% off LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne

Available until 31 May 2021. T&Cs apply.

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Groupon Groupon

Up to 15% off SEA LIFE Melbourne

Available until 31 May 2021. T&Cs apply.

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Wotif Wotif

Things to do in Melbourne from $25

Available on select dates in 2020 and 2021 on activities like wine tours, dinner cruises, hot air balloon flight, attraction entry passes and much more. T&Cs apply.

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Experience Oz Experience Oz

Puffing Billy tours from $109

Valid for travel on select dates. Destinations include Victoria departing from Melbourne. Includes hotel pick-up, 30-minute steam train ride and more. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon

Puffing Billy steam train from $144

Valid for travel on select dates. Destinations include Healesville Sanctuary, Victoria departing from Melbourne and more. T&Cs apply.

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Klook Klook

Up to 14% off Mornington Peninsula day tour from Melbourne

Available until 9 January 2021. Includes 2-hour bay sail and lunch, park entry, gondola ride and more. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Deal ends

Klook Klook

Up to 10% off unlimited attractions Melbourne City card

Available until 9 January 2021. Attractions include Melbourne Zoo, Eureka Skydeck, Icebar Melbourne, Melbourne River Cruise, hop-on hop-off tour and more. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Deal ends

Klook Klook

Up to 10% off Yarra Valley hot air balloon flight with wine tour

Available until 31 August 2020. Includes 1-hour flight experience, buffet breakfast, wine tasting tour, free digital photos and more.

Last verified

Deal ends

Groupon Groupon

Up to 20% off LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne

Available until 31 May 2021. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Deal ends

Klook Klook

Up to 60% off activities, experiences and things to do

Valid on select dates including holidays like Christmas, New Year's and more depending on the destination. Destinations include Hong Kong, Singapore, Osaka, Taipei, Dubai, Sydney, Melbourne, London, Paris, New York and more. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Target Australia Target Australia

FREE home delivery on orders over $45

Get FREE home delivery on orders over $45 at Target Australia. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon

Melbourne school holiday activities from $36

Available on select dates and activities like zoos and animal interaction, SEA LIFE adventure, kayaking, rally driving, glamping, abseiling and more.

Last verified

Deal ends

Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 50% off things to do in Melbourne

Available for activities like driving experiences, helicopter flights, skydiving, hot air balloon rides, abseiling, water rafting, whale watching and more. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

RedBalloon RedBalloon

Up to $195 off things to do in Melbourne

Available on select dates and experiences like skydiving, hot air balloon experience, driving experiences, cooking classes, overnight getaway, wine tours, spa treatments and much more.

Last verified

RedBalloon RedBalloon

Australia school holiday activities from $18

Available on select dates and activities like hop-on hop-off bus tours, zoos and animal interaction, treetop adventures and more. Destinations include Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne and more.

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