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School holidays

Find ways to entertain the whole family over the school holidays. There's so much happening in the city, including plenty of free and low cost kids' activities.​​​
The Magic Flute - Thursday 06 July 2017, 11:30am to 12:30pm - Kids & family

The Magic Flute

6 Jul 2017, Melbourne Recital Centre
Introduce your children to the magic of opera through Opera Australia's delightful production of The Magic Flute.
Cards for Kids – School Holiday Workshop - Thursday 06 July 2017, 10:30am to noon, 1pm to 2:30pm - Kids & family

Cards for Kids – School Holiday Workshop

6 Jul 2017, Plant Craft Cottage
Children can have fun creating their very own gift cards using pressed flowers and leaves.
Giant Melbourne Ice Slide - Saturday 01 July 2017 to Sunday 16 July 2017 - Kids & family

Giant Melbourne Ice Slide

1 Jul 2017 - 16 Jul 2017, Eureka Skydeck 88
Warm up this winter with an exhilarating journey down the giant Melbourne Ice Slide!
Oz Comic-Con - Saturday 01 July 2017 to Sunday 02 July 2017 - Kids & family

Oz Comic-Con

1 Jul 2017 - 2 Jul 2017, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Come along to Australia's favourite pop culture event!
Winter Fest at O'Brien Group Arena - Saturday 01 July 2017 to Sunday 16 July 2017 - Kids & family

Winter Fest at O'Brien Group Arena

1 Jul 2017 - 16 Jul 2017, O'Brien Group Arena
Join the Winter Fest at O'Brien Group Arena these winter school holidays - all inclusive with your public skating pass.
Captain Cook's Compass Trail - Saturday 01 July 2017 to Sunday 16 July 2017 - Kids & family

Captain Cook's Compass Trail

1 Jul 2017 - 16 Jul 2017, Cooks' Cottage
North, South, East, West. Kids can put their compass skills to the test in this school holiday activity.
River Rink in Fed Square - Saturday 01 July 2017 to Sunday 23 July 2017 - Kids & family

River Rink in Fed Square

1 Jul 2017 - 23 Jul 2017, Federation Square
Get your skates on and take a spin around River Rink in Fed Square this winter.
Winter Fireworks Cruise - Friday 30 June 2017 to Sunday 02 July 2017 - Kids & family

Winter Fireworks Cruise

30 Jun 2017 - 2 Jul 2017, Melbourne Showboat
Enjoy stunning views of the Docklands winter fireworks, international DJs and a night of dancing on Melbourne's coolest boat, The Lady Cutler.
Family Feud – Live Studio Audience - Tuesday 23 May 2017 to Sunday 31 December 2017 - Kids & family

Family Feud – Live Studio Audience

23 May 2017 - 31 Dec 2017, NEP Studios
Join the audience on Family Feud, Australia's favourite family game show.
Once Upon a Tune - Saturday 20 May 2017 to Saturday 02 December 2017 - Kids & family

Once Upon a Tune

20 May 2017 - 2 Dec 2017, City Library
Once Upon a Tune is an interactive, musical adventure for primary school children and those young at heart!
 

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There is plenty going on in the city to entertain kids and the whole family, from the aquarium to the zoo, and museums to ice-skating.
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Melbourne has loads of events and activities for children. There are family-friendly festivals like Moomba, school-holiday workshops, exhibitions and more.

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