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.

27 Nov - 31 Jan

Imaginaria

Imaginaria is an interactive dreamlike landscape where imagination meets futuristic play.

8 Jan - 31 Mar

Live at the Bowl

Spend summer days and nights revelling in Australia's best live acts at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

18 Dec - 24 Jan

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

See Shakespeare under the stars at the Royal Botanic Gardens.

7 Jan - 26 Jan

Drive-In(door) Cinema

Indoor drive-in showing new releases, cult classics and family films.

26 Dec - 31 Jan

Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker 3D

Giant screen cuteness comes to IMAX these school holidays.

21 Jan

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.

7 Jan - 24 Jan

Melbourne Museum Summer Sessions

Celebrate the return of live music and comedy as well as cult and family cinema classics.

19 Dec - 26 Jan

Junior Keeper at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Become a Junior Keeper at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium these school holidays.

20 Jan - 21 Mar

Me and UooUoo: The RCH150 Anniversary Art Trail

One hundred sculptures form walking trails across Melbourne.

5 Jan - 23 Jan

Alice in Wonderland

Join Alice as she explores Wonderland these summer school holidays.

19 Dec - 24 Jan

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows returns to the Botanic Gardens for the summer school holidays.

12 Jan - 22 Jan

Junior Rangers — Wings Over Wetlands

Spread your wings these summer holidays with a fun-filled morning of games, activities and crafting.

18 Dec - 1 Feb

School Holiday Crafternoon Activities

Join State Library Victoria for some crafty fun to keep the kids busy these summer school holidays.

16 Jan - 6 Feb

Fed Live Summer Series

Live music at Fed Square, all summer long!

26 Jan

Australia Day BBQ On The Deck

Take the classic Aussie BBQ and add some cheesy touches.

23 Jan - 24 Jan

Kids Day Out

The District's Kids Day Out has entertainment, music, makers market, food and shopping all weekend.

23 Jan - 28 Mar

Free Movies at Fed Square

Melbourne’s greatest outdoor cinema is coming alive this summer!

26 Jan

Australia Day Sightseeing Cruise

Get your family and friends together and hit the water for Australia Day.

8 Jan - 5 Apr

MPavilion Parkade

Revered architecture and design event MPavilion occupies the Parkade car park.

11 Jan - 31 Dec

Worlds Immersive Learning Lab

At Worlds Immersive, art and science collide with mesmerising imagery and soundscapes.

18 Dec - 25 Jan

Summer Blooms

Create your own bunch of beautiful summer flowers with patty pans and pipe cleaners.

18 Dec - 25 Jan

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.

22 Jan - 26 Mar

Melbourne Magic Show

Enjoy a theatrical magic experience like no other.

18 Dec - 25 Jan

Summertime Sensory Play

Great tips and ideas for sensory play this summer.

5 Jan - 21 Jan

Lego Machine Virtual Learning Labs

Kids can enjoy Lego simple machines online workshops this summer.

10 Aug - 31 Mar

Audioplay

Grand adventures for kids at home, using only a mobile device.

18 Dec - 1 Feb

School Holiday Activities: Online Jigsaw Puzzles

State Library Victoria has turned their collection of images into online, customisable puzzles.

15 Jan - 31 Jan

Playable Web

Art, music and storytelling combine to create unique experiences for you and your family.

18 Dec - 25 Jan

Arty Fireworks

Make your own 'fireworks' (explosions of colour) using homemade scratch paper.

1 Jan - 31 Dec

Tok stori Vikitolia Pasifiki and Te Vainui O Pasifika

Visit Te Vainui O Pasifika – the great waters of the Pacific peoples exhibition.

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Attraction in Docklands providing panoramic views of Melbourne.

Melbourne Zoo

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.

Black Light Mini Golf

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

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ArtPlay

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.

IMAX

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

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