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.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

When are the school holidays?

The school holidays in Victoria are from Saturday 29 June to Sunday 14 July 2024

School holiday events

House Down Under

House Down Under

Australia’s favourite inverted house photo experience brings topsy-turvy fun to Melbourne.

Leonardo Da Vinci
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Leonardo Da Vinci

Explore the life and legacy of the visionary artist, inventor, scientist and philosopher.

The Kids Explorer Bus

The Kids Explorer Bus

Children ride free on the Kids Explorer Bus during the school holidays.

Baby Bounce
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Baby Bounce

A fun, interactive session designed for young children and their carers.

Top Arts
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Top Arts

Top Arts 2024 features the work of 45 VCE students at NGV.

Saboteurs
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Saboteurs

Join an Among Us-style game played in real life.

Stompers
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Stompers

Join in the Stompers fun with your toddler every Wednesday at East Melbourne Library.

Stompers
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Stompers

Enjoy fun stories, songs, rhymes and activities at Kathleen Syme Library every Monday.

Melbourne Magic Show
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Melbourne Magic Show

Enjoy a theatrical magic experience like no other.

Stompers
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Stompers

Bring your child to Library at The Dock every Tuesday and encourage a lifelong love of books.

Preschool Storytime
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Preschool Storytime

Share the wonder of books with your children at North Melbourne Library.

Tiny Tours
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Tiny Tours

A Melbourne Museum tour for young visitors aged 3–5 years.

The Story of the Moving Image
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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.

Mosaic Lamp Classes
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Mosaic Lamp Classes

Master traditional Turkish mosaic lamp crafting and take home your unique handcrafted lamp.

Last Post Service
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Last Post Service

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

Storytime
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Storytime

If you love a story, then you’ve come to the right place.

Preschool Storytime
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Preschool Storytime

Share the wonder of books with your children at Library at The Dock.

Shrine Kids
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Shrine Kids

A free self-guided program for visitors of all ages.

Belongings: Objects and Family Life
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Belongings: Objects and Family Life

An exhibition looking at some of the objects that have shaped family in Australia over the decades.

The Art of the Brick Immersive Experience
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The Art of the Brick Immersive Experience

See works of art crafted from LEGO bricks, in an immersive digital space.

Toddler Tales
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Toddler Tales

Explore language and literacy through stories, rhymes and songs.

Fitzroy Gardens Outdoor Adventure
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Fitzroy Gardens Outdoor Adventure

A free fun outdoor seek and find adventure around the Fitzroy Gardens.

Rainbow Buddies
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Rainbow Buddies

An immersive play in real life game for younger kids, at District Docklands.

Top Designs
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Top Designs

Be inspired by outstanding VCE and VET design and technology works at Top Designs 2024.

Stompers
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Stompers

Head to Southbank Library on Thursdays to enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and fun.

Stompers
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Stompers

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

Kids attractions

ArtPlay

ArtPlay

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

Riverslide Skate Park

Riverslide Skate Park

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

Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo

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

Children's Gallery Melbourne Museum

Children's Gallery Melbourne Museum

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

ArtVo

ArtVo

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

Glow Golf

Glow Golf

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

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

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

Monopoly Dreams

Monopoly Dreams

Enjoy a fully immersive and interactive Monopoly experience, featuring games and challenges.

O'Brien Icehouse

O'Brien Icehouse

Ice arena for public skating and ice sports events, located in Docklands.

Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum

Explore history, culture, science, and nature at this popular Melbourne attraction.

ACMI

ACMI

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

IMAX

IMAX

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

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

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

Apsis VR: Virtual Reality Escape Room

Apsis VR: Virtual Reality Escape Room

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

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