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We’ve wrapped up the best free and cheap events for school holidays that you just can’t miss.
Free for kids
Don’t miss these iconic Melbourne moments – all free for kids during the school holidays.
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
Attraction in Docklands providing panoramic views of Melbourne.
Worlds Immersive at Melbourne Museum
Art and science collide with mesmerising imagery and soundscapes in this 5-minute film.
Becoming You: An incomplete Guide
An exhibition of Australian coming-of-age stories.
The Story of the Moving Image
An ongoing exhibition that journeys through the past, present and future of the moving image.
Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne.
Explore history, culture, science, and nature at this popular Melbourne attraction.
An exploration of the stories of people from all over the world who have migrated to Australia.
The ultimate guide to Melbourne's best markets
The best night markets, foodie markets, book markets and more.
You don’t have to splurge to keep the kids entertained. The best things to do for under $15.
Where to find the best ice cream in Melbourne
Where to find Melbourne's best gelato, fro-yo, ice cream and more.
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.
Looking to treat the kids (and yourself), don’t miss these activities.
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.
The best cheap eats for the whole family.
Melbourne's best lunches under $15
Fuel up on pho, ramen, stacked sandos and more without breaking the bank.
Where to find Melbourne's best sandwiches
These tasty sandwiches put a gourmet spin on an old favourite
The ultimate dumpling guide to Melbourne
Steamed, fried, baked or boiled – there’s no such thing as a bad dumpling.
Last updated on Tue 27 Apr 2021
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River Connections at Melbourne Museum
A journey which celebrates the life of Victoria’s river environments.
An interactive dreamlike landscape where imagination meets futuristic play.
Gung: Create, Make, Do, Love
A stunning new exhibition by Wergaia/Wemba Wemba artist Kelly Koumalatsos.
Tok stori Vikitolia Pasifiki and Te Vainui O Pasifika
Visit Te Vainui O Pasifika – the great waters of the Pacific peoples exhibition.