The best free and cheap school holiday activities

Find family-friendly fun and free events in Melbourne.

25 Jun - 10 Jul

Winter Adventure

During the school holidays, join the search for Mary Monkey and a prize.

21 Jun - 9 Oct

Making Art: Imagine Everything is Real

A free exhibition inviting kids and their families to experiment with innovative ways of making art.

30 Jun - 27 Nov


Escape to a surreal desert island in this interactive exhibition.

6 Jul - 7 Jul


Illusionist Luke Blaze presents his latest show featuring magic, illusion, and dance.

23 Sep - 1 Aug

Seeing the Invisible

An ambitious exhibition of artworks created with augmented reality (AR) technology.

25 Jun - 11 Jul

Eye Spy Mission

Junior cryptologists and spy kids can join a top secret mission at Fed Square these school holidays.

27 Apr - 30 Nov

Songbirds at North Melbourne Library

Engage your young bookworm with stories, songs, rhymes at North Melbourne Library Songbirds.

29 Jun - 10 Jul

Alice in Wonderland Scavenger Hunt at Fed Square

Search the pop-up library at Fed Square for Alice and her Wonderland friends.

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23 Jul

Jams for Juniors: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Introduce babies and toddlers to the music of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

7 Jul - 10 Jul

The Gruffalo

A musical adaptation of the classic picture book, suitable for all ages.

5 Jul - 9 Jul

Tim Credible’s Family Magic Show

A how of fun, laughter and amazement for the whole family.

17 May - 27 Nov

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The brand-new production can now be enjoyed in one magical afternoon or evening.


An interactive 3D art gallery with optical illusions that visitors can touch and explore.

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Discover thousands of aquatic animals in four enchanting worlds at this top Melbourne attraction.

Melbourne Zoo

Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne.


A creative arts centre for children to share unique experiences with professional artists.