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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 winter school holidays in Melbourne run from Saturday 29 June to Sunday 14 July. Plan your school holiday activities with our guide to what's on for kids and families over the break.

Harry Potter on stage - Kids and family

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

16 Jan 2019 to 2 Feb 2020, Princess Theatre
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.
Harry Potter on stage - Kids and family

Top Arts

Daily until Sun 14 July, Ian Potter Centre
Diverse and accomplished works of art from students who have completed Art or Studio Arts as part of the VCE.
A Weekend at the Mansion - Saturday 13 July 2019 to Sunday 14 July 2019 - Kids & family

A Weekend at the Mansion

13 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019, ArtPlay
Join By Kids for Kids and experience extended character role play as you solve the mysteries of the mansion.
Bubble Dough at Kathleen Syme Library - Friday 12 July 2019, 10:30am to 11:30am - Kids & family

Bubble Dough at Kathleen Syme Library

12 Jul 2019, Kathleen Syme Library And Community Centre
Like to get messy? Come along to Kathleen Syme Library for a bubble dough workshop.
Newspaper Tower Challenge at Southbank Library - Thursday 11 July 2019, 10am to 11:30am - Kids & family

Newspaper Tower Challenge at Southbank Library

11 Jul 2019, Southbank Library at Boyd
Can you build the tallest, strongest, most spectacular tower? Test your construction skill and win fun prizes.
Cards for Kids Workshop - Thursday 11 July 2019, 10:30am to noon, 1pm to 2:30pm - Kids & family

Cards for Kids Workshop

11 Jul 2019, Plant Craft Cottage, RBGV Melbourne Gardens
Over the winter school holidays, have fun with pressed flowers and leaves, to make and decorate your own cards and bookmarks.
Building Block Stomp at North Melbourne Library - Thursday 11 July 2019, 10:30am to 11:30am - Kids & family

Building Block Stomp at North Melbourne Library

11 Jul 2019, North Melbourne Library
Come along to North Melbourne Library for stories and construction.
Baby Builders at Library at The Dock - Wednesday 10 July 2019, 10:30am to 11:15am - Kids & family

Baby Builders at Library at The Dock

10 Jul 2019, Library at The Dock
Let your babies unleash their inner engineer during this creative play session featuring boxes, balls, and sensory toys.
Build Stuff at Library at The Dock - Wednesday 10 July 2019, 4:30pm to 5:30pm - Kids & family

Build Stuff at Library at The Dock

10 Jul 2019, Library at The Dock
Come to Library at The Dock for an afternoon of building.
Teddy Bear Picnic Day - Wednesday 10 July 2019, 10:30am to 2:30pm - Kids & family

Teddy Bear Picnic Day

10 Jul 2019, Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
During the winter school holidays, celebrate Teddy Bear Picnic Day with Melbie Bear at the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.
Make a Window with Brigitte Dawson at City Library - Wednesday 10 July 2019, 10:30am to noon - Kids & family

Make a Window with Brigitte Dawson at City Library

10 Jul 2019, City Library
Create your own 'Peek-a-view' window at City Library with author Brigitte Dawson.
Journeys, Mischief and Monsters Workshop - Wednesday 10 July 2019, 10am to 11:30am - Kids & family

Journeys, Mischief and Monsters Workshop

10 Jul 2019, Arts Centre Melbourne
In this engaging workshop children bring their imagination to life through maps, artefacts, costumes and characters.
 

 More to explore

 
Image of Kids' attractions
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.
Image of Kids & family
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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