Entertain the whole family over the school holidays with these kid-friendly events and activities. There's plenty of free, low-cost and virtual events and family attractions to choose from.
The summer school holiday dates in Victoria are Saturday 19 December 2020 to Wednesday 27 January 2021.
Imaginaria is an interactive dreamlike landscape where imagination meets futuristic play.
Live at the Bowl
Spend summer days and nights revelling in Australia's best live acts at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
See Shakespeare under the stars at the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Indoor drive-in showing new releases, cult classics and family films.
Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker 3D
Giant screen cuteness comes to IMAX these school holidays.
Children’s Storytelling Workshop: Book ‘n’ Boogie
If you love books and you love to boogie, this event hosted by author Nat Amoore is for you.
Melbourne Museum Summer Sessions
Celebrate the return of live music and comedy as well as cult and family cinema classics.
Junior Keeper at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
Become a Junior Keeper at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium these school holidays.
Me and UooUoo: The RCH150 Anniversary Art Trail
One hundred sculptures form walking trails across Melbourne.
Alice in Wonderland
Join Alice as she explores Wonderland these summer school holidays.
The Wind in the Willows
The Wind in the Willows returns to the Botanic Gardens for the summer school holidays.
Junior Rangers — Wings Over Wetlands
Spread your wings these summer holidays with a fun-filled morning of games, activities and crafting.
School Holiday Crafternoon Activities
Join State Library Victoria for some crafty fun to keep the kids busy these summer school holidays.
Fed Live Summer Series
Live music at Fed Square, all summer long!
Australia Day BBQ On The Deck
Take the classic Aussie BBQ and add some cheesy touches.
Kids Day Out
The District's Kids Day Out has entertainment, music, makers market, food and shopping all weekend.
Free Movies at Fed Square
Melbourne’s greatest outdoor cinema is coming alive this summer!
Australia Day Sightseeing Cruise
Get your family and friends together and hit the water for Australia Day.
Revered architecture and design event MPavilion occupies the Parkade car park.
Worlds Immersive Learning Lab
At Worlds Immersive, art and science collide with mesmerising imagery and soundscapes.
Create your own bunch of beautiful summer flowers with patty pans and pipe cleaners.
Biggest and Best Bubbles Ever
Have fun making and mixing this bubble recipe in the kitchen, then head outside to set them free.
Wild: Amazing Animals in a Changing World
Experience Wild: Amazing Animals in a Changing World one last time before the exhibition closes.
Melbourne Magic Show
Enjoy a theatrical magic experience like no other.
Summertime Sensory Play
Great tips and ideas for sensory play this summer.
Lego Machine Virtual Learning Labs
Kids can enjoy Lego simple machines online workshops this summer.
Grand adventures for kids at home, using only a mobile device.
School Holiday Activities: Online Jigsaw Puzzles
State Library Victoria has turned their collection of images into online, customisable puzzles.
Art, music and storytelling combine to create unique experiences for you and your family.
Make your own 'fireworks' (explosions of colour) using homemade scratch paper.
Tok stori Vikitolia Pasifiki and Te Vainui O Pasifika
Visit Te Vainui O Pasifika – the great waters of the Pacific peoples exhibition.
Kids Cheese Masterclass and Toastie Making Session
A tasty and educational cheese masterclass just for kids.
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
Attraction in Docklands providing panoramic views of Melbourne.
Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne.
Riverslide Skate Park
The city's biggest skate park, overlooking the Yarra River and Birrarung Marr.
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A creative arts centre for children to share unique experiences with professional artists.
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
Discover thousands of aquatic animals in four enchanting worlds at this top Melbourne attraction.
Delivering an immersive movie experience on the world's largest screen.