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Things to do with Children in Melbourne.
School holiday activities and exhibitions and a great indoor/outdoor Children’s
Gallery is aimed at 3-8 year olds, (although it is proving to be popular
with all ages), and consists of three spaces; the exhibition gallery Big
Box, The Learning Environment and the Tattersall's Children's Garden.
Push it, pull it, spin it, bang it. Through hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations,
tours, activities and shows, you'll find science has never been quite
this much fun. You can have fun exploring the mysteries of science and
technology. It's a great value day out for curious minds and active bodies.
Activities include – ‘How to Make a Monster’ and Planetarium.
Botanic Gardens (Melbourne); Royal
Botanic Gardens (Cranbourne)
Activities and workshops for adults and children including tours, gardening
workshops and nature/garden walks.
Free exhibitions and shows for children and adults including markets,
tours, puppet festival and sleeping beauty show.
Football League (AFL School Holiday Activities)
Groundbreaking technology allows you to get active, vocal and even a little
nervous as you test your football skills against the professionals; be
part of a truly unique interactive experience and feel what it’s like
to play in a Grand Final. New interactive, exhibitions, a full range of
‘Kids’ Activities and Club Mascot appearances are all part of the adventure.
Have fun with Swiss and Italian themed activities or take the special
kids trail. Play the Italian ball game, Bocce, and try the hand game,
Morra. Paint your own watercolour based on an Italian fresco design, and
create a Swiss lantern. Then go an on Immigration adventure through the
Museum and visit the special exhibition Wine, Water and Stone: The Swiss
and Italians of Hepburn. The Immigration Museum is an engaging and educational
experience for families. Entry to the Immigration Museum and all exhibitions
is FREE for children.
Racing Museum & Hall of Fame
This new program at the Australian Racing Museum takes your family behind
the scenes of Australia’s most colourful sport. Discover the remarkable
stories about famous horses and the people who have helped shape our racing
history. See the 1890 Melbourne Cup winner Carbine come to life in the
fascinating animation display of his skeleton. You will even see the giant
heart of the little horse Tulloch who managed to overcome a life threatening
illness. From Kings and Queens, to Aussie battlers, sporting heroes and
heroines – this activity provides a unique glimpse into the sport that
"stops a nation".
Melbourne Aquarium is jam-packed full of fun. It’s an underwater world
of adventure that journeys over four thrilling and interactive levels.
Don’t miss the daily live shark feeds, the virtual reality simulator ride,
and the amazing new exhibit, Creepy Creatures! Visit the Creepy Cave.
Circus training and acrobatics
Circus training and acrobatics are now available to everyone regardless
of age or fitness level! Come try the Flying Trapeze, learn a trick and
get caught by a swinging catcher.
Queen Victoria Market Cooking Classes have become a popular feature of
school holiday activities in the City. Classes last approximately 2 hours
and cost covers demonstration, tastings and recipe kit to take home.Let
your kids unleash their artistic abilities with the Paint Pot People!
These painting workshops are fun, colourful and interactive! All paint
materials, paper and easels are provided. All workshops are run and attended
by experienced supervisors. Country meets city as the ever popular Gum
Gully Animal Farm returns to Queen Victoria Market. Pat and feed farm
animals – it’s an experience kids will really treasure!
Free ‘Learn and Love Food’ cooking sessions for teenagers Animal Farm,
Face Painting and tours.
Kids – Malvern
Cooking lessons, children’s parties and holiday programs for children
from 2 years old.
Other cooking classes for children
- Short courses on Cookie Baking and Nutritional Food Ideas for Children.
Box Hill Institute of TAFE (Box Hill)
Ph: 1300 36 34 30
- One-hour school holiday classes featuring old-fashioned recipes
Como Historic House and Garden (South Yarra)
Ph: 9827 2500
- Hands-on pizza workshops for children aged 8-14
Phillippa’s Bakery (Brighton)
Ph: 9592 7340
- One class each school holiday period
Savour Chocolates and Patisserie School (Brunswick East)
Ph: 9380 9777 Website: www.savourschool.com.au
cooking school for children
Australia's first Organic cooking school for children in Melbourne! This
centre supports families who want to embrace wholesome living and healthy
Little Kitchen children's cookery centre Melbourne
371 St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy.
Gallery of Victoria
Workshop: Stars. Meet the stars of India’s cinemas in Cinema India: The
Art of Bollywood and then dress up like an Indian star Join in fun activities
that include bangle and lai making, creating designs for henna hands and
learn how to wear a sari. Suitable for ages 5+ years. Fully supervised.
Bring your kids to see every bit of Melbourne. Spectacular 360 degree
views, a kid friendly café, viewing decks, gift shop and a 20 minute film
Come to Cooks' Cottage these school holidays and discover the amazing
adventures had by Captain Cook as he sailed around the world 3 times!
You can wander through the cottage, built in 1755, as well as the herb
and vegetable garden out the back and see what life was like for families
in the 18th century.
Library of Victoria
Stories, Activities and workshops for children of all ages. Your local
Library will have children’s workshops, reading sessions and activities
over the holidays.
Museum at Old Treasury
Children love visiting museums. Children see things differently from adults.
Children are invited to bring a camera and take pictures of whatever they
want in the public area of the City Museum at Old Treasury. They will
then be invited to write about their images. This program is designed
for 7-12year olds. $10 per child. (accompanying adults free of charge).
at Tivoli Theatre
'Alice in Wonderland' for Easter Holidays, 'Goldilocks'
and the 'Three Bears' in July and 'Sleeping Beauty'
in September holidays.
Daily events including calf feeding, cow milking, feeding out hay, cuddle
a guinea pig and much more.
Children’s and adults creative activities and workshops such as toolboxes,
toy trucks, planter boxes and CD holders. Workshops are FREE for children
over the age of 5 and must be accompanied by an adult.
Shopping centres and toy shops usually have school holiday activities.
Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary have
programs for children of all ages
Website for Children
New Australian search engine for adults and children.