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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 winter school holidays in Melbourne run from Saturday 29 June to Sunday 14 July. 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.
Harry Potter on stage - Kids and family

Top Arts

Daily until Sun 14 July, Ian Potter Centre
Diverse and accomplished works of art from students who have completed Art or Studio Arts as part of the VCE.
Kids Can Cook - Christmas in July - Monday 01 July 2019 to Friday 12 July 2019 - Kids & family

Kids Can Cook - Christmas in July

1 Jul 2019 - 12 Jul 2019, Little Collins St Kitchen
Kids Can Cook returns with a Christmas in July theme. Bring your little ones for a fun day out these school holidays, whilst you enjoy afternoon tea.
Winter Holiday Program at the Shrine - Monday 01 July 2019 to Friday 12 July 2019 - Kids & family

Winter Holiday Program at the Shrine

1 Jul 2019 - 12 Jul 2019, Shrine of Remembrance Reserve
Explore the gardens together and discover plants that have been used as symbols of remembrance.
Super Natural Powers - Sunday 30 June 2019, 11am to 1pm, 2pm to 4pm - Kids & family

Super Natural Powers

30 Jun 2019, ArtPlay
Make an animal-inspired supersuit and transform into an super hero from the wild in this school holiday workshop designed by By Kids For Kids.
The District Ice Slide - Saturday 29 June 2019 to Sunday 14 July 2019 - Kids & family

The District Ice Slide

29 Jun 2019 - 14 Jul 2019, The District Docklands
Slide into winter and experience the chill without leaving Melbourne. The District Ice Slide is back - cooler and faster!
The District Weekend Celebration - Saturday 29 June 2019 to Sunday 30 June 2019 - Kids & family

The District Weekend Celebration

29 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019, The District Docklands
Join in a weekend celebration for every age, with entertainment to keep the kids skipping and tantalising fun to keep the adults on their feet.
Winter Wildlife Expedition - Saturday 29 June 2019 to Sunday 14 July 2019 - Kids & family

Winter Wildlife Expedition

29 Jun 2019 - 14 Jul 2019, Fitzroy Gardens
These winter school holidays, bring the kids down to Cooks' Cottage for an interactive search and find expedition.
Firelight Festival Family Cruise - Saturday 29 June 2019, 6pm to 8:30pm - Kids & family

Firelight Festival Family Cruise

29 Jun 2019, Lady Cutler Melbourne Showboat
Bring the family on board the Lady Cutler to see Melbourne from the water, and get up close to view the pyrotechnics display from the water!
Spy in the Sky Challenge - Saturday 29 June 2019 to Sunday 14 July 2019 - Kids & family

Spy in the Sky Challenge

29 Jun 2019 - 14 Jul 2019, Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
Take the Spy in the Sky Challenge during the winter school holidays!
Whoosh! - Saturday 29 June 2019, 10am to 11am, noon to 1pm - Kids & family

Whoosh!

29 Jun 2019, Arts Centre Melbourne
Hop on board the custom-built spaceship, ready for blast off as you Whoosh! across the galaxy.
Beneath - Saturday 29 June 2019 to Sunday 01 September 2019 - Kids & family

Beneath

29 Jun 2019 - 1 Sep 2019, ArtPlay
Come and explore an underwater landscape created from recycled plastic.
 

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Image of Kids' attractions
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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