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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 18 December 2021 to Sunday 30 January 2022.
School holiday events
Step back in time to solve a mysterious murder that brings the iconic board game Cluedo to life.
The Story of the Moving Image
An ongoing exhibition that journeys through the past, present and future of the moving image.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
The award-winning production playing exclusively in Melbourne.
Worlds Immersive at Melbourne Museum
Art and science collide with mesmerising imagery and soundscapes in this 5-minute film.
River Connections at Melbourne Museum
A journey which celebrates the life of Victoria’s river environments.
Circus Of Illusion
Death defying escapes, mind-blowing illusions, mime and magic.
Shrine Kids provides a fantastic opportunity for indoor and outdoor play.
Hocus Pocus: Magic with Elio Simonetti
Online wizardry from a master magician.
New Year's Eve
Say farewell to 2021 and welcome in 2022 as part of New Year's Eve in the city.
Last Post Service
Every Sunday, pause to remember those who have served and sacrificed.
Tok stori Vikitolia Pasifiki and Te Vainui O Pasifika
Visit Te Vainui O Pasifika – the great waters of the Pacific peoples exhibition.
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.
Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne.
An interactive 3D art gallery with optical illusions that visitors can touch and explore.
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.
Museum dedicated to the moving image through events, film screenings and exhibitions.
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