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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.​​​​​​​​​
Skate with Santa - Saturday 02 December 2017 to Sunday 24 December 2017 - Kids & family

Skate with Santa

2 Dec 2017 - 24 Dec 2017, O'Brien Group Arena
He may not look sporty, with his jolly belly and heavy sack full of toys, but Santa can definitely skate.
Gingerbread Village by Epicure - Friday 01 December 2017 to Sunday 24 December 2017 - Kids & family

Gingerbread Village by Epicure

1 Dec 2017 - 24 Dec 2017, Melbourne Town Hall
Come and see a village built entirely out of gingerbread and see if you can spot the iconic Melbourne landmarks this festive season.
Christmas at Cooks' Cottage - Friday 01 December 2017 to Wednesday 27 December 2017 - Kids & family

Christmas at Cooks' Cottage

1 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017, Fitzroy Gardens
Head to Cooks' Cottage this December for a traditional 18th century Christmas.
Christmas Lights at Light House - Friday 24 November 2017 to Monday 25 December 2017 - Kids & family

Christmas Lights at Light House

24 Nov 2017 - 25 Dec 2017, Light House
This Christmas, Docklands comes to life in a spectacular display of light!
Seed and Plant Swap - Saturday 28 October 2017 to Saturday 23 June 2018 - Kids & family

Seed and Plant Swap

28 Oct 2017 - 23 Jun 2018, Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre
Bring your seeds, plants, worm tea, worms and compost along to trade with other food gardeners.
Play Pod - Wednesday 21 June 2017 to Sunday 31 December 2017 - Kids & family

Play Pod

21 Jun 2017 - 31 Dec 2017, State Library of Victoria
Play Pod is the State Library's program for children aged under eight years, packed with activities to read, create and play.
Baby Bounce - Tuesday 20 June 2017 to Sunday 31 December 2017 - Kids & family

Baby Bounce

20 Jun 2017 - 31 Dec 2017, State Library of Victoria
Share this fun session of stories, songs and rhymes for children aged two and under, held three times a week.
Storytime - Tuesday 20 June 2017 to Sunday 31 December 2017 - Kids & family

Storytime

20 Jun 2017 - 31 Dec 2017, State Library of Victoria
Have fun with stories, songs, rhymes and creative activities brought to life by the Library's chief storyteller. For ages three to five.
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.
 

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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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