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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.
Mapping Memories - Saturday 29 June 2019, 10am to 4pm - Kids & family

Mapping Memories

29 Jun 2019, ArtPlay
Map your memories to craft an installation with your most fun grown-up, in this school holiday workshop with By Kids for Kids.
Dive into an Interactive World of Colourful Creatures - Wednesday 12 June 2019 to Sunday 21 July 2019 - Kids & family

Dive into an Interactive World of Colourful Creatures

12 Jun 2019 - 21 Jul 2019, SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
Immerse yourself in the colours and textures of SEA LIFE Melbourne's most intriguing creatures.
Dino Park at Melbourne Zoo - Saturday 06 April 2019 to Sunday 14 July 2019 - Kids & family

Dino Park at Melbourne Zoo

6 Apr 2019 - 14 Jul 2019, Melbourne Zoo
Be amazed this autumn as the dinosaurs take over Melbourne Zoo's historic Carousel Park. Dare to get up close!
Alexander Calder: Workshop For Kids - Friday 05 April 2019 to Sunday 04 August 2019 - Kids & family

Alexander Calder: Workshop For Kids

5 Apr 2019 - 4 Aug 2019, NGV International
Children have the opportunity to unleash their inner inventor with creativity at Alexander Calder: Workshop for Kids.
Stompers at Library at The Dock - Monday 11 March 2019 to Monday 09 December 2019 - Kids & family

Stompers at Library at The Dock

11 Mar 2019 - 9 Dec 2019, Library at The Dock
Encourage your child to have a lifelong love of books by coming along to Stompers at Library at The Dock.
Library at The Dock Preschool Storytime - Friday 15 February 2019 to Friday 13 December 2019 - Kids & family

Library at The Dock Preschool Storytime

15 Feb 2019 - 13 Dec 2019, Library at The Dock
Share the wonder of books with your children at Library at the Dock's Preschool Storytime.
Stompers at Kathleen Syme Library - Friday 15 February 2019 to Friday 13 December 2019 - Kids & family

Stompers at Kathleen Syme Library

15 Feb 2019 - 13 Dec 2019, Kathleen Syme Library And Community Centre
Encourage your child to have a lifelong love of books by coming along to Stompers at Kathleen Syme Library.
Songbirds at East Melbourne Library - Thursday 14 February 2019 to Thursday 12 December 2019 - Kids & family

Songbirds at East Melbourne Library

14 Feb 2019 - 12 Dec 2019, East Melbourne Library
Come along to East Melbourne Library for Songbirds, a program for babies and toddlers up to 18-months old and their parents and carers.
Lego Squad at East Melbourne Library - Thursday 14 February 2019 to Thursday 12 December 2019 - Kids & family

Lego Squad at East Melbourne Library

14 Feb 2019 - 12 Dec 2019, East Melbourne Library
Calling Lego enthusiasts! If you're aged from seven to 10 years and love Lego, come and show off your skills in the Lego Squad.
Stompers at North Melbourne Library - Thursday 14 February 2019 to Thursday 12 December 2019 - Kids & family

Stompers at North Melbourne Library

14 Feb 2019 - 12 Dec 2019, North Melbourne Library
Encourage your child to have a lifelong love of books by coming along to Stompers at North Melbourne Library.
 

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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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