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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. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Plan your Easter school holiday activities with our guide to what's open over the Easter long weekend (April 19 to 22).

See a free exhibition at Fed Square featuring inspirational photography of women and girls across the globe in Dream Big, Princess or see the latest work from VCE arts students in the free Top Arts exhibition at the Ian Potter Centre.

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.
Easter at The District - Saturday 20 April 2019 to Sunday 21 April 2019 - Kids & family

Easter at The District

20 Apr 2019 - 21 Apr 2019, The District Docklands
Hop into The District for all the Easter fun with a chocolate hunt and roaming Easter bunny!
Kids Day Out - Friday 19 April 2019, 10am to 5pm - Kids & family

Kids Day Out

19 Apr 2019, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Kids Day Out is an annual day of amusements and activities for the whole family, to raise funds for The Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
Lizzy’s Lizards at North Melbourne Library - Thursday 18 April 2019, 10:30am to 11:30am - Kids & family

Lizzy’s Lizards at North Melbourne Library

18 Apr 2019, North Melbourne Library
Come meet Lizzy the zoologist and learn all about reptiles, all in the library.
New Kids on the Block: Deck Art - Thursday 18 April 2019, 11am to 3pm - Kids & family

New Kids on the Block: Deck Art

18 Apr 2019, Signal
Paint your own skateboard deck using stencils, spray cans, sharpies, and collage.
Room on the Broom			  - Wednesday 17 April 2019 to Thursday 18 April 2019 - Kids & family

Room on the Broom

17 Apr 2019 - 18 Apr 2019, Athenaeum Theatre
Room on the Broom brings together physical theatre, music and puppetry to this much loved story about friendship, sharing and working together.
The Sound of Shadows - Wednesday 17 April 2019 to Thursday 18 April 2019 - Kids & family

The Sound of Shadows

17 Apr 2019 - 18 Apr 2019, ArtPlay
Join the New Ideas Lab to explore some of the music, shadows and food traditions of our Indonesian neighbours.
Play Mario Kart on the Big Screen at Fed Square - Monday 15 April 2019 to Thursday 18 April 2019 - Kids & family

Play Mario Kart on the Big Screen at Fed Square

15 Apr 2019 - 18 Apr 2019, Federation Square
Attention gamers! Consoles will be plugged into Fed Square's Big Screen so you can play Mario Kart and more!
Beneath - Thursday 11 April 2019 to Sunday 01 September 2019 - Kids & family

Beneath

11 Apr 2019 - 1 Sep 2019, ArtPlay
Come and explore an underwater landscape created from recycled plastic.
Hop into the TV Director's Chair at Melbourne Museum - Tuesday 09 April 2019 to Thursday 18 April 2019 - Kids & family

Hop into the TV Director's Chair at Melbourne Museum

9 Apr 2019 - 18 Apr 2019, Melbourne Museum
Create your own TV advertisement these school holidays at the TAC's new, world-first Road to Zero Education Complex at Melbourne Museum.
Autumn School Holiday Program - Monday 08 April 2019 to Thursday 18 April 2019 - Kids & family

Autumn School Holiday Program

8 Apr 2019 - 18 Apr 2019, Shrine of Remembrance Reserve
Come along to the Shrine for a fun hands-on play and making session.
 

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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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