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Top Free Family Friendly Attractions in Melbourne

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by Gypsy Rose (subscribe)
I am a travel writer and photographer with a passion for the great outdoors and food! I love travelling and discovering hidden gems... experience the journey on Instragram! @gypsy_compass
Published April 18th 2018
Be entertained for free with these exciting attractions
If you are stuck on ideas on what to do this weekend or during school holidays, then the list below is perfect for you.

The list features free attractions across Melbourne for the whole family to enjoy without breaking the bank!

1. Melbourne Zoo
When: All year round: 9am-5pm
Where: Elliott Ave, Parkville
Details: With free admission on weekends and during school holidays for kids, the little ones will be in for a real treat with the spectacular animal exhibits and free family friendly activities at the Zoo. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Zoos Victoria Facebook


2. State Library of Victoria
When: All year round- Monday-Thursday: 10am-9pm & Friday-Sunday: 10am-6pm (Closed Public Holidays)
Where: 328 Swanston St, Melbourne
Details: The kids will love wandering around each magnificent room and the incredible architecture of this 100-year-old building! The library also offers an array of free family friendly activities during the school holidays that will certainly keep the kids entertained all day. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from State Library of Victoria Facebook


3. Queen Victoria Market
When: Tuesday- Sunday (Closed Mondays)
Where: Queen St, Melbourne
Details: The market is a wonderland of all things from foodie delights the kids can feast on to great shopping bargains. There is something for all ages and interests to enjoy. Click here for the website.



4. Royal Botanic Gardens
When: All year round.
Where: Birdwood Ave, Melbourne
Details: This oasis in the heart of the city is a natural wonderland for the whole family. Offering rolling lawns, garden and floral exhibits, children garden exhibits, playgrounds, lakes, wildlife spotting, birdwatching, walking tracks, an abundance of picnic spots and much more. Click here for the website.

The kids will love discovering the wonders of the Botanic Gardens.


5. Laneways for Street Art
When: All year round.
Where: Start at Hosier Lane and follow the maze of laneways heading north- Melbourne City
Details: Melbourne is not just famous for its great coffee, food and shopping, it is also known for its spectacular secret laneways splashed with vibrant colours of street art. Creative kids and families will love discovering this attraction. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Street Art, Melbourne and Beyond Facebook


6. Brighton Beach
When: All year round
Where: Dendy St & Esplanade, Brighton
Details: This family-friendly beach has a lot to offer with its golden sands and its famous brightly bathing boxes, make this free attraction a great day out to enjoy a swim, walk along the beach and admire the bathing boxes. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Brighton Bathing Boxes Facebook
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Why? Free family friendly attractions
When: All year round
Where: Melbourne city & surrounds- see above
Cost: Free
Your Comment
A terrific list. There are some great things to do and places to see for free.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|6529) 455 days ago
Thank you, Gayle Beveridge :)
by Gypsy Rose (score: 2|468) 455 days ago
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