Due to current restrictions in Melbourne, events and businesses may be impacted. Please check before attending and follow advice from the Victorian Government.
End school holiday despair with these awesome family-friendly events. Some venues are operating a little differently right now, so be sure to check if you need to book before visiting. Driving in? More than 30 city carparks are offering $5 parking, book ahead to score.
Free for kids during the school holidays
These epic events and awesome experiences are totally free for kids during school holidays. Check age limits and book ahead where necessary.
Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne.
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
Attraction in Docklands providing panoramic views of Melbourne.
Explore history, culture, science, and nature at this popular Melbourne attraction.
Children's Gallery Melbourne Museum
This is a wondrous place for young children to explore, play and learn.
An exploration of the stories of people from all over the world who have migrated to Australia.
Queen Vic Market – Mini Market Series
Explore some of the market’s hidden gems.
River Connections at Melbourne Museum
A journey which celebrates the life of Victoria’s river environments.
Fun under $15
Skate, putt and play your way through the holidays without breaking the bank.
Get $5 car parking at 35 city car parks
Score $5 parking at more than 30 carparks across the city.
A creative arts centre for children to share unique experiences with professional artists.
Good old-fashioned mini golf transformed into an amazing glow-in-the-dark-experience.
Special occasions and events
Planning a birthday treat or happy to splurge? These family-friendly events in the city are the perfect surprise.
An interactive 3D art gallery with optical illusions that visitors can touch and explore.
Jurassic World by Brickman
An adventure 6 million LEGO® bricks in the making.
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
Discover thousands of aquatic animals in four enchanting worlds at this top Melbourne attraction.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
The award-winning production playing exclusively in Melbourne.
Disney: The Magic of Animation
Discover the creativity and innovation of almost 100 years of Disney Animation.
Frozen the Musical
See the much-loved film come to life at Her Majesty's Theatre
The gozleme guide to Melbourne
If you're looking for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert this Turkish go-to meal has you covered.
Where to get the best doughnuts in Melbourne
Make life extra sweet with the city's best treats.
Last updated on Mon 5 Jul 2021
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Worlds Immersive at Melbourne Museum
Art and science collide with mesmerising imagery and soundscapes in this 5-minute film.
Plans for the Planet: Olaf Breuning for Kids
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The Story of the Moving Image
An ongoing exhibition that journeys through the past, present and future of the moving image.