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 Friday 29 March to Sunday 14 April 2024

School holiday events

House Down Under
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House Down Under

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

Rififi: Jean Jullien for Kids
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Rififi: Jean Jullien for Kids

Experience the NGV's kids' gallery as it's transformed into an underwater world for summer.

THE LUME Melbourne

THE LUME Melbourne

Visit the world's largest digital art gallery.

Sport School Holiday Program

Sport School Holiday Program

Day-long holiday sport programs designed to keep kids engaged and interested.

Saboteurs
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Saboteurs

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

Baby Bounce
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Baby Bounce

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

For Kin and Country
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For Kin and Country

Explore the extraordinary history of First Peoples’ service in the Australian Defence Force.

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.

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.

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.

Toddler Tales
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Toddler Tales

Explore language and literacy through stories, rhymes and songs.

World of the Book
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World of the Book

One of the world's largest rare books exhibitions, World of the Book is a treat for book lovers.

Unko Museum: The Kawaii Poop Experience
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Unko Museum: The Kawaii Poop Experience

Celebrate 'max unko kawaii' – the maximum cuteness of poop – at the only museum dedicated to poop.

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.

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.

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