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Find ways to entertain the whole family over the school holidays. There's so much happening in the city, including plenty of free and low cost kids' activities. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The spring school holidays in Melbourne run from Saturday 21 September to Sunday 6 October. Plan your school holiday activities with our guide to what's on for kids and families over the break.

Harry Potter on stage - Kids and family

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

16 Jan 2019 to 2 Feb 2020, Princess Theatre
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.
Mixing Lab (2 to 5 years) - Sunday 06 October 2019, 10am to 11am, 11:45am to 12:45pm, 2:30pm to 3:30pm - Kids & family

Mixing Lab (2 to 5 years)

6 Oct 2019, ArtPlay
Conduct scientific, colourful experiments using bubbles, eye droppers, and ice.
Mixing Lab - Sunday 06 October 2019, 11:45am to 12:45pm, 2:30pm to 3:30pm - Kids & family

Mixing Lab

6 Oct 2019, ArtPlay
Conduct scientific, colourful experiments using bubbles, eye droppers and ice.
Wearable Art (9 to 12 years) - Saturday 05 October 2019, 2pm to 4pm - Kids & family

Wearable Art (9 to 12 years)

5 Oct 2019, ArtPlay
Create accessories, jewellery or even a jet pack using recycled and upcycled materials.
Wearable Art (7 to 9 years) - Saturday 05 October 2019, 10:30am to 12:30pm - Kids & family

Wearable Art (7 to 9 years)

5 Oct 2019, ArtPlay
Create accessories, jewellery or even a jet pack using recycled and upcycled materials.
Wearable Art - Saturday 05 October 2019, 10:30am to 12:30pm - Kids & family

Wearable Art

5 Oct 2019, ArtPlay
Create accessories, jewellery or even a jet pack using recycled and upcycled materials.
Circus Workshop at Kathleen Syme Library - Friday 04 October 2019, 10:30am to 11:30am - Kids & family

Circus Workshop at Kathleen Syme Library

4 Oct 2019, Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre
Roll up, roll up! Join Ready Set Play Kids and learn some fun circus skills to impress your friends.
Chaos Collage at Southbank Library - Friday 04 October 2019, 1pm to 2pm - Kids & family

Chaos Collage at Southbank Library

4 Oct 2019, Southbank Library at Boyd
Create a masterpiece in this one hour collage craft session.
Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall - Thursday 03 October 2019 to Friday 04 October 2019 - Kids & family

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

3 Oct 2019 - 4 Oct 2019, The Wonderland Spiegeltent
Baby Disco Dance Hall is a super-fun session of dancing and play with your small person as you bop to an eclectic selection of retro classics.
Bollywood Dancing at Library at The Dock - Thursday 03 October 2019, 10:30am to 11:30am - Kids & family

Bollywood Dancing at Library at The Dock

3 Oct 2019, Library at The Dock
Join Ready Set Play Kids for this fun workshop that will get your hips moving and your heart pumping.
Spring into Nature - Wednesday 02 October 2019, 10am to 1pm - Kids & family

Spring into Nature

2 Oct 2019, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Bask in the warming sun at Melbourne Gardens and romp through family-focused nature play activities.
 

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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 Kids & family
Melbourne has loads of events and activities for children. There are family-friendly festivals like Moomba, school-holiday workshops, exhibitions and more.

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