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Fun Activities & Places for Kids in Melbourne

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by Madhumita Thakur (subscribe)
Freelance writer & journalist in the fields of lifestyle, technology and entertainment.
Published January 15th 2023
Discover your kids learning zest with these fun activities
Whether it is time for school holidays or just a regular weekend or even some family time together, Melbourne is the perfect place for kids to have a blast. Whether you're looking to keep them entertained indoors or outdoors, there's something for everyone. Here are some of the best kids events in Melbourne that will leave them invigorated and excited and channelise their energies in the most creative way.

Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum
Source:https://museumsvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum/

At the Melbourne Museum, kids can explore the interactive exhibits, exhibitions and activities. From dinosaur bones to space exploration, the museum has something for everyone. Kids can also join in the fun with craft activities, story-telling and special events. It is recommended to book your tickets before visiting this place.

You can access this place by public transport like trains and trams, by bicycle or car.
Location: 11 Nicholson Street Carlton, Victoria, 3053
Timing: Check the What's On section for timing for different events there.

Werribee Open Range Zoo

For a wild adventure, head to Werribee Open Range Zoo. With its African-themed environment, the zoo offers a unique experience. Kids can take a safari jeep ride and get up close to the amazing animals. There are also educational activities and interactive experiences.

Werribee Zoo Sunset Safari
Source:https://www.zoo.org.au/werribee


Because of its popularity, it is recommended to book tickets prior to visiting this place.

Tickets & Booking: 1300 966 784

The ticket prices vary depending upon the time of the year. Usually, it is $42 for adults, $38 for seniors, $31 on concession and $38 for We care card holders. Babies and children (under 15 years) are free at all times.

Werribee Open Range Zoo is just 30 minutes from Melbourne CBD and en route to Victoria's stunning Great Ocean Road.
Location: Werribee Open Range Zoo, K Rd, Werribee South VIC 3030P>Timing: every day from 9am to 5pm

National Gallery of Victoria

If your kids have a passion for art and culture, then the National Gallery of Victoria is the perfect place to visit. With its stunning exhibitions and interactive activities, kids can explore the world of art. They can also take part in hands-on art workshops, or visit the sculpture garden. There are plenty of things for adults to do as well, and if fashion happens to be your passion then check out the show by Alexander McQueen.

There are a plethora of events happening at this place which makes it a preferred choice for many. Entry is free for all, however, based on the event you choose to attend there may be ticket associated with it.

This place is also easily accessible by trams, cars and by walking.

Location: 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Timing: Daily from 10am to 5pm.

Sealife Melbourne Aquarium

The Melbourne Aquarium is another great spot for kids. With its incredible underwater world, the aquarium is full of amazing creatures. Kids can also learn about marine life and take part in educational activities.



Wow your kids with the magnificent sea creatures and their underwater habitat. Watch these beauties perform some great tricks and enjoy the grins your little one's face. We celebrated our son's second birthday at Sealife and he was thrilled beyond measure to watch these aqua animals.

With school holidays going on, it is best recommended to book the tickets online so that any disappointment can be avoided on those tiny faces.

Location: King Street, Melbourne 3000. Located alongside the Yarra river.
Timing: Daily 9.30am-5pm. The last entry is allowed at 4pm.

Scienceworks

For a fun and educational experience, visit Scienceworks. Kids can explore the interactive exhibits, play with robots and even build their own creations. There are also plenty of interactive activities to keep them entertained and satisfy their curiosity. If planets and the solar system intrigues them then a Planetarium session will make them in awe even more. Who knows the next Einstein may be growing up in your family - so it's a must-visit for all science-loving souls.

Scienceworks
Source:https://museumsvictoria.com.au/scienceworks/


Location: 2 Booker Street, Spotswood, Victoria, 3015
Timing: Daily 10am–4.30pm

Scienceworks is closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day.

You can book your tickets online and contact them for further information like group bookings or school tours.

No matter what your kids are interested in, there's something for them in Melbourne during the school holidays. With its amazing attractions, interactive experiences and educational activities, kids are guaranteed to have fun whilst also learning a thing or two about the world around them. It's a winning combo all around the year.
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Why? Because learning can be fun too
When: Anytime of the year
Where: Carlton, Spotswood, St Kilda, Weribbee, Melbourne
Cost: Depends on what you do
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