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 summer school holidays in Victoria are from Thursday 21 December 2023 to Mon 29 January 2024.
School holiday events
Christmas in the city
See the city light up with dazzling displays, festive events and activities for the whole family.
New Year's Eve in Melbourne
From fireworks to fancy dinners and family fun, Melbourne is the perfect place to celebrate NYE.
An edge-of-your-seat, magical experience for young and old this summer.
RELICS: A New World Rises
A unique new exhibition where real-world artefacts meet the ingenious world of LEGO!
NBL: Melbourne United v Perth Wildcats
Catch the spectacular event that is Melbourne United's annual Open Air Game at John Cain Arena.
Zindzi & The Zillionaires
Get ready to groove with Zindzi and her fluffy friends The Zillies.
For Kin and Country
Explore the extraordinary history of First Peoples’ service in the Australian Defence Force.
Christmas Day Lunch at PJ O'Brien's
Join in the festive cheer over a Christmas lunch in a cosy Irish pub.
The Plants are unlike any musical instrument you have ever seen, heard or played.
A fun, amazing and inspirational exhibition for LEGO fans of all ages.
New Year's Eve (& The Night Before) Gala Concerts
Melbourne's favourite way to ring in the New Year.
The Story of the Moving Image
An ongoing exhibition that journeys through the past, present and future of the moving image.
Last Post Service
Every Sunday, pause to remember those who have served and sacrificed.
Christmas Lunch at Taxi Kitchen
Head to Taxi Kitchen for a special Christmas Day lunch.
New Year's Eve (and the Night Before) Gala Concerts
Packed with musical classics, traditional anthems, Broadway hits and more.
WNBL: Deakin Melbourne Boomers Matches
Cheer on the Melbourne Boomers during their 2023/24 basketball season.
Fitzroy Gardens Outdoor Adventure
A free fun outdoor seek and find adventure around the Fitzroy Gardens.
World of the Book
One of the world's largest rare books exhibitions, World of the Book is a treat for book lovers.
When the orchestra hasn't shown up and the audience is waiting, call in the Flying Fruit Fly Circus.
Enjoy a fully immersive and interactive Monopoly experience, featuring games and challenges.
Baby Love Music Fun: Park Music
Sing, dance and play musical instruments in the park.
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.
Children's Gallery Melbourne Museum
This is a wondrous place for young children to explore, play and learn.
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.
Ice arena for public skating and ice sports events, located in Docklands.
Explore history, culture, science, and nature at this popular Melbourne attraction.
Museum dedicated to the moving image through events, film screenings and exhibitions.
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