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
Bricktionary: The Interactive Exhibition
Discover the biggest and best LEGO creations this interactive exhibition.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
The brand-new production can now be enjoyed in one magical afternoon or evening.
Tyama: A Multisensory Experience of Nature
Discover senses beyond human perception, alongside the animals that use them.
Indigenous Art from the NGV Collection
Discover art that builds on and challenges tradition in Indigenous Art from the NGV Collection.
Potion Putt: A Wizardy Mini-golf Course
Test your magic and wizarding putt-putt skills at this mini-golf course.
The Story of the Moving Image
An ongoing exhibition that journeys through the past, present and future of the moving image.
Preschool Storytime at Federation Square Pop-up Library
Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes with your child.
For Kin and Country
Explore the extraordinary history of First Peoples’ service in the Australian Defence Force.
World of the Book
Explore the rare, sacred and iconic in this new exhibition showcasing the history of books.
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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.
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.
Museum dedicated to the moving image through events, film screenings and exhibitions.
Explore story-driven adventures in your choice of puzzle-solving escape rooms.
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