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 Wednesday 21 December 2022 to Sunday 29 January 2023.

School holiday events

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Bricktionary: The Interactive Exhibition

Discover the biggest and best LEGO creations this interactive exhibition.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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

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Tyama: A Multisensory Experience of Nature

Discover senses beyond human perception, alongside the animals that use them.

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Indigenous Art from the NGV Collection

Discover art that builds on and challenges tradition in Indigenous Art from the NGV Collection.

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Potion Putt: A Wizardy Mini-golf Course

Test your magic and wizarding putt-putt skills at this mini-golf course.

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Songbirds at East Melbourne Library

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

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Songbirds at North Melbourne Library

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

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Preschool Storytime at East Melbourne Library

Explore the world of books, songs and rhymes with your little one.

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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.

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Melbourne Magic Show

Enjoy a theatrical magic experience like no other.

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Stompers at Southbank Library at Boyd

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and fun at Southbank Library Stompers.

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Stompers at Library at The Dock

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and fun at Library at the Dock Stompers.

Songbirds at Southbank Library at Boyd

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

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For Kin and Country

Explore the extraordinary history of First Peoples’ service in the Australian Defence Force.

Preschool Storytime at City Library

Sing songs and read stories with your child as you share the wonder of books.

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Songbirds at Library at The Dock

Engage your young bookworm with stories, songs, rhymes at Library at The Dock Songbirds.

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World of the Book

Explore the rare, sacred and iconic in this new exhibition showcasing the history of books.

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Songbirds at Kathleen Syme Library

Engage your young bookworm with stories, songs, rhymes at Kathleen Syme Library Songbirds.

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Last Post Service

Every Sunday, pause to remember those who have served and sacrificed.

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Stompers at City Library

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and fun at City Library Stompers.

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Preschool Storytime at Kathleen Syme Library

Share the wonder of books with your child and enjoy stories and songs.

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Stompers at North Melbourne Library

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and fun at North Melbourne Library Stompers.

Kids attractions

The best things to do with your family at Christmas

Rediscover the magic of Melbourne with free events, festive lights and an epic Christmas maze.

The ultimate guide to Melbourne's best Christmas lights and decorations

Where to see stunning Christmas trees, the best Christmas lights and more beautiful decorations.

ArtPlay

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

Riverslide Skate Park

The city's biggest skate park, overlooking the Yarra River and Birrarung Marr.

Melbourne Zoo

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

Children's Gallery Melbourne Museum

This is a wondrous place for young children to explore, play and learn.

ArtVo

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

Glow Golf

Good old-fashioned mini golf transformed into an amazing glow-in-the-dark-experience.

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

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

ACMI

Museum dedicated to the moving image through events, film screenings and exhibitions.

IMAX

Delivering an immersive movie experience on the world's largest screen.

Apsis VR

Explore story-driven adventures in your choice of puzzle-solving escape rooms.

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

A picturesque haven for recreation and a key botanical resource for research and conservation.

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