End school holiday despair with these awesome online events, outdoor adventures and delivery treats

Free online events:

4 Dec

Children's Storytelling Workshop with Ailsa Wild

An exciting online storytelling workshop hosted by State Library Victoria.

26 Nov - 31 Dec

Mountain Dreams

Extraordinary indoor digital journeys for children.

Within 15km? Try these gorgeous outdoor adventures:

The best playgrounds in Melbourne

We've rounded up the best adventure parks and playgrounds.

The best outdoor exercise parks in Melbourne

Find gorgeous parks and gardens for group fitness, basketball courts, tennis and more

The best spring walks in Melbourne

See spring flowers in bloom on these stunning city walks.

Melbourne’s secret gardens and green spaces

Within 10km? Get some fresh air in these secluded city nooks.

Family-friendly food delivery:

The best new cafes and bakeries in Melbourne

OTT bagels, Japanese shokupan, katsu sando and more.

The best cake delivery and takeaway in Melbourne

Order crepe cakes, birthday cakes, personalised cakes and more.

The ultimate guide to Melbourne’s best takeaway dumplings

Steamed, fried, baked or boiled – there’s no such thing as a bad dumpling.

Where to find the best pancakes and waffles in Melbourne

Featuring takeaway soufflé pancakes, crepe cakes and croffles.

Last updated on Mon 15 Nov 2021

Celebrate Christmas in the City

'tis the season to make merry.

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Christmas events

From pretty projections to pop-up street parties, celebrate with a season of festive events.

Christmas gift ideas

Find the perfect pressie for your special people with gift ideas for all budgets and interests.

Christmas guides

Discover the best shopping spots, Christmas catch-up ideas and tips for the festive season.

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22 Nov - 26 Dec

Full Bloom

See floral activations at three iconic city locations: Block Arcade, Royal Arcade and Howey Place.

13 Jan - 29 May


Escape to a surreal desert island in this new interactive exhibition.

30 Oct - 23 Jan

Disney: The Magic of Animation

Discover the creativity and innovation of almost 100 years of Disney Animation.

Melbourne's unmissable blockbuster events

Grab the diary – you’ll want to lock in every one of these major events.