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Published July 22nd 2016
The kids will love these child-friendly spots
It is always hard to satisfy the little ones and travelling with children can get quite challenging, the list below is Top Kid Spots across Melbourne which will give the kids the fix they need and of course some stress-free holiday planning.
1. Luna Park When: For all opening times see website.
Where: 18 Lower Esplanade, St Kilda Cost: Free, entry- tickets for rides can be purchased online (save $$ by buying online) or at the door.- see website for all ride ticket pricing. Details: Conveniently located next to the picturesque St Kilda Beach, Luna Park is the perfect child-friendly spot which offers family-friendly fun, more than 15 rides and attractions and beautiful sea views. Click here for website. 2. ArtPlay When: See website. Where: Birrarung Marr, Melbourne (behind Federation Square)
Cost: Free & ticketed workshops - see website. Details: This creative centre is a perfect way for the kid's imagination to go to the next level as they explore their creativity with professional artists. There are more than 300 workshops, creative events and entertainment. Click here for website.
3. Cook's Cottage When: All year round: 9am-5pm (Closed Christmas Day)
Where: Fitzroy Gardens, 230-298 Wellington Pde, East Melbourne
Cost: Adults: $6.50pp, Children (5-15yrs): $3.50pp & Family of four: $18
Details: Take a little stroll slightly off the beaten track and give the kids a taste of life in the 1700s with a visit to this historical and heritage attraction. Volunteers dress in 18th century costumes and provide a modern interpretation of Captain Cook's adventures, you can also take a self-guided tour in and around the iconic cottage. Click here for website.
4. Fitzroy Gardens
When: All year round
Where: 230-298 Wellington Pde, East Melbourne
Details: After the visit at Cook's Cottage take a look around this picturesque garden where the kids will enjoy finding fairies, dwarfs, gnomes and an array of Australian animals at the Fairies Garden. There are plenty of other garden exhibits to admire too. Click here for website & click here for my article.
5. SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
When: All year round: 9:30am-6:30pm
Where: cnr of King & Flinders Streets, Melbourne
Cost: For all ticket pricing see website.
Details: This is one of the perfect ways for the whole family to be entertained with a fun-filled and educational day out with over 10,000 aquatic animals, including one of the world's largest saltwater crocodiles. There is plenty to see and do with interactive activities, hands-on experience with starfish and shark eggs at the interactive rock pools and much more. Click here for website & click here for my article.