21 Dec 2019 - 28 Jan 2020
Summer school holidays are fast approaching so we have put together our favourite things to see and do with kids these holiday's from exploring Museums to Kids High Tea we have it covered.
Treat the family with a night of family fun at Crown Metropol. Swim in the sky-high pool, wander around the new Metropol Precinct, or cocoon yourselves in your deliciously air-conditioned room.
AUSTRALIAN OPEN - Ballpark
The AO Ballpark is back and is FOUR TIMES the size of last year, taking up both upper and lower terrace of Birrarung Marr in Melbourne, catering for a range of ages for kids, and includes LEGO, super soaker battlezone, sky flyer ride, stage shows, movies, tennis hot shots and A new Water Battle Zone that promises to be one of the best places to beat the heat at AO 2020.
Prepare to be blown away at Scienceworks latest exhibition, go on a playful journey through six worlds each exploring different concepts of air.
JUNIOR CHOCOLATIER CLASSES
These school holidays kids can become Junior Chocolatiers in a 45 minute Junior Chocolatier Class held at the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie.
The beach is back at Melbourne Star!
If you missed out on our funky Summer Beach Box cabin last year, make sure you don’t miss out this time!
Archie Brothers School Holidays
Don’t let the kids clown around and tear things up these school holidays! Bring them to Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq for a day out of fun fun fun! They’ve got tantalising deals to take care of all the extra energy, without breaking the bank. 1 hour $25, 2 hours $35 unlimited games all school holidays!
SUNDAY FUNDAY AT THE STATION HOTEL
Round up the kids and enjoy an afternoon of family fun at The Station Hotel Foootscray’s NEW Beer Garden with fun and games!
MINI MEGA MODEL MUSEUM
Discover more than 200 astounding models from the museum's own collection: zoomed-in, miniature, life-sized and everything in between
Descend into the mysterious world of jellyfish in SEA LIFE Melbourne’s new Ocean Invaders exhibit. Filled with various species of the pulsating sea creature, Ocean Invaders enlightens and entertains people of all ages. Peek into the Jelly Lab to understand the lifecycle of a jellyfish and watch the experts at work.
Get ready to kick some serious PUTT
Pixar-Putt is back at Melbourne Museum Forecourt Australia’s favourite pop-up mini golf experience is inspired by some of Pixar’s most adored films and is set to take guests to infinity…and beyond!
SHERATON KIDS CAN COOK LITTLE SCIENTISTS
Enjoy the latest afternoon tea menu and a glass of sparkling while your little one lets out their inner chef.
Explore the skies on MELBOURNE STAR
Treat the kids to free flights* on Melbourne Star these school holidays and adventure to new heights as you take in sights of Melbourne City and beyond.
Big bounce Australia
The Guinness World Record-certified World’s Biggest Bounce House features a 300-metre-long inflatable obstacle course and space-themed course.
ESCAPE THE GAOL THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Do your kids have what it takes to Escape The Old Melbourne Gaol? Head there these school holidays for a limited edition experience.
Sesame Street: 50 Years and Counting
Melbourne Central brings all your favourite scruffy muppets to town, by celebrating Sesame Street's 50 year anniversary with a massive world exclusive art exhibition - Sesame Street: 50 Years and Counting.
IMMERse yourself in Melbourne’s Only TRICK-ART GALLERY
Explore the newly updated gallery with new themed - Fantasy zones spanning the entire course of the gallery. The Fantasy theme will take you to the ocean, polar ice caps, space and the forest. Plus, the dreamscape art will see some very exciting interactive experiences.
The District Slip and Slide
Kids who like slides and pools will love this mega combo: a 25-metre waterslide! You’ll love it too because it’s free, and there are garden games and a water mist zone for kids too little to ride. The District Slip and Slide is made for thrill seekers over four years of age and 110 centimetres, and open every day from 6 to 26 January.
PEPPA PIG HIGH TEA
Get your gumboots ready for an oink-tastic adventure at The Langham, Melbourne with a Peppa Pig High Tea.
Attention budding heroes, it is time to report for duty! From 19 December, you can join the police force and rescue the LEGO City citizens from the robbers. LEGO City needs YOU to come save the day!
BOTANICA: A VILLAGE AMONG THE OAK TREE
Unleash your imagination as you create cubbies and craft creatures from natural materials gathered from the Gardens.
Fly into Otway Fly for an exciting new dragon adventure these school holidays! Families are invited to embark on a mystical journey through the 300m trail in the forest to follow the dragon’s footsteps. Join the hunt to find the brightly coloured eggs along the trail, and find what’s landed in the dragon’s nest. All children will receive a dragon quest activity book upon entry!
Explore KAWS: PLAYTIME a fun and colourful interactive space, coinciding with the opening of KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness at the National Gallery of Victoria. The space is a rich sensory experience with fury blue wallpapers and fun interactive activities.
Code Camp – Next-Gen Entrepreneurs
During this one day workshop, your kids will develop a business idea, create a brand and logo using Canva, develop a business plan and revenue model, and then present their business at the end of the day. We're excited to inspire our junior entrepreneurs!
Spring is here and why not get the family aboard Port Phillip Ferries these school holidays, Travel across the bay to discover the beautiful beaches of Portarlington, the best place to have a picnic while the kids run in the sand.
GET SET TO FLY, WITHOUT JUMPING OUT OF A PLANE
Get blown away these school holidays with the global phenomenon iFLY!
JOIN THE GRUFFALO TRAIL AT RIPPON LEA ESTATE
Journey through the winding paths and gardens into a deep dark wood, and spot your favourite characters using the new augmented reality app.
Step inside a world of pure imagination at the Westin Melbourne with their very own Kids Wonkariffic High tea! Topped with three tiers of scrumdiddlyumptious treats all handcrafted by The Westin Melbourne's very own Oompa Loompas.
BE YOUR OWN CAPTAIN ON THE YARRA
Explore Melbourne in your very own stylish Scandinavian inspired picnic boat from GoBoat Melbourne!
Alice in Wonderland
Join Alice at Rippon Lea Estate and go on her amazing journey through Wonderland and experience an adventure like no other. Presented in a bright performance style, with colourful costumes, interactive games and catchy songs this is a perfect way to go on a gentle but stimulating adventure with the entire family.
NICKELODEON SUPERSTAR JOJO SIWA IS HEADED TO MELBOURNE AS PART OF D.R.E.A.M. THE TOUR
YouTube sensation JoJo Siwa is bringing her D.R.E.A.M. The Tour to Australia this January. Don't miss out on tickets to Nickelodeon's JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour, an experience children and families will never forget!
The 91-Storey Treehouse live on stage
Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's best-selling book comes to life on stage at the Artscentre Melbourne these school holidays. What mischief will Andy and Terry get up to this time?
Rain Room art experience
These school holidays, bring your family to a kid-friendly session at Rain Room. Specifically designed for the young and young at heart, our kid’s sessions aim to introduce the wonderful world of the Rain Room art experience to children by exploring its concepts and ideas in an interactive, fun format that lets kids be kids and where it’s A-OKAY to get a little wet.
We love adding to our list, so if you see something we’ve missed or know of any great family-friendly events on these school holidays let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org and will add it to our list.
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