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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.
Circus Workshop at City Library - Monday 30 September 2019, 10:30am to 11:30am - Kids & family

Circus Workshop at City Library

30 Sep 2019, City Library
Roll up, roll up! Join Ready Set Play Kids and learn some fun circus skills to impress your friends.
Kids Club: Mini Spin - Friday 27 September 2019, 11am to noon - Kids & family

Kids Club: Mini Spin

27 Sep 2019, Trades Hall
Who said dance clubs are for adults only? Mini Spin is for kids and the young at heart.
A Day in the Life of You - Friday 27 September 2019 to Sunday 29 September 2019 - Kids & family

A Day in the Life of You

27 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019, Federation Square
Heart-warming, funny and educational, this musical show is written for children who are curious about the world they live in.
We are the Robots - Thursday 26 September 2019 to Sunday 29 September 2019 - Kids & family

We are the Robots

26 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019, ArtPlay
Come and create your own robot, in these workshops presented by ArtPlay and Melbourne Fringe.
Sonic Labyrinth - Thursday 26 September 2019 to Sunday 29 September 2019 - Kids & family

Sonic Labyrinth

26 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019, ArtPlay
Come on an interactive journey of discovery through sound, presented by ArtPlay and Melbourne Fringe.
100 Story Building ‘A Perilous Quest’ Writing Workshop - Thursday 26 September 2019, 10:30am to 12:30pm - Kids & family

100 Story Building ‘A Perilous Quest’ Writing Workshop

26 Sep 2019, Southbank Library at Boyd
Create a map of a strange land, profile your hero and their nemesis, fill your hero’s backpack, then set off on an adventure story!
Air Brush Tattoos at North Melbourne Library - Thursday 26 September 2019, 10:30am to 12:30pm - Kids & family

Air Brush Tattoos at North Melbourne Library

26 Sep 2019, North Melbourne Library
Come along to the library and get an air brush tattoo these holidays.
Crazy Craft at East Melbourne Library - Thursday 26 September 2019, 3pm to 4pm - Kids & family

Crazy Craft at East Melbourne Library

26 Sep 2019, East Melbourne Library
Join an afternoon of crazy, crafty goodness. What will you make?
Professor Silly Kazoo Workshop at Library at The Dock - Wednesday 25 September 2019, 10:30am to 11am - Kids & family

Professor Silly Kazoo Workshop at Library at The Dock

25 Sep 2019, Library at The Dock
Join Professor Silly for a kazoo lesson with your own free kazoo.
100 Story Building ‘The Hero Went That Way’ Writing Workshop - Wednesday 25 September 2019, 10:30am to 12:30pm - Kids & family

100 Story Building ‘The Hero Went That Way’ Writing Workshop

25 Sep 2019, East Melbourne Library
Ever wondered what would happen if a character in a book went through a different door? Or just turned around and walked away?
 

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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.
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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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