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Melbourne has loads of events and activities for kids and families, from festivals like Moomba, to kids' flicks, interactive exhibits and fun-filled workshops.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Family event highlights

Melbourne Central brings all your favourite scruffy muppets to town, by celebrating Sesame Street's 50 year anniversary with a massive world exclusive art exhibition.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Welcome to the Mini Mega Model Museum, where the apples are wax, the Colosseum is small and the models really work!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Kids on slip 'n slide
Thrill seekers – get ready, as District Docklands is bringing something cool these summer holidays!
The largest festival of its kind returns.
Choose a new wand or have your photo taken holding onto the trolley at Platform 9¾.
This one-of-a-kind immersive experience is located on the forecourt of Melbourne Museum.
A free, playful kids exhibition created by the New York artist known as Kaws.
Enjoy Sunday afternoons at the iconic Carlton Baths pool, with live entertainment.

Kids events by category

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Entertain the kids while helping them to develop their visual and cultural skills - these exhibitions and installations suitable for children will open their minds.
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Keep the kids busy and entertained with a range of workshops and activities offered throughout inner Melbourne.
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Melbourne has plenty of films to entertain children all year round. Check out kid-friendly venues such as ACMI, at Fed Square.
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There is plenty going on in the city to entertain kids and the whole family, from the aquarium to the zoo, and museums to ice-skating.
Image of Festivals and activities for kids
Melbourne has many wonderful festivals, and plenty of them are child and family friendly.
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Download the ultimate family summer guide to awesome events, activities, kid-friendly restaurants, dessert spots and superhero shopping expeditions.
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Find ways to entertain the whole family over the school holidays. There's so much happening in Melbourne, including plenty of free and low cost kids' activities.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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