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Top 5 Free Winter School Holiday Activities in Melbourne

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by Melanie Lynn (subscribe)
Going wherever the wind blows me and enjoying the ride.
Published June 18th 2012
Enchant and excite your children this winter with a trip to somewhere that wont bust the budget. Fun and free, these 5 places will amuse and enthuse your little rug rats all winter long.

RAAF Museum Point Cook

For all those tough little thrill seeking munchkins, who spend their breakfast pretending their spoonful of Froot Loops is a Spit Fire or a Night Hawk, look no further than The RAAF Museum at Point Cook. Learn all about the history of aviation and the RAAF. Tours are available for group bookings so call to arrange a time and date. At 1pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays see an actual heritage aircraft in flight and possibly an aerobatic display! Hard to believe it is all completely free.
Note: Visitors over 16 need photo identification to enter the RAAF base.

Sugar Candy Making @ Suga

Watch the masters at work as they push, pull and stretch copious amounts of colourful candy at Suga. In three handy locations around Melbourne, simply visit a store near you and see the 'Lolliologists' in action. You might even receive a free sample if they are feeling generous and you are there long enough. The experience will dazzle and delight all ages. (Don't blame me if your littlies are begging for lollies by the end of viewing.)

Ian Potter NGV Kids Corner

The name says it all. Ian Potter NGV Kids Corner is a place where kids are encouraged to play, be creative, and just enjoy being a child in general. In the NGV Kids Space, kids aged 0-8 can explore An Excellent Adventure where they can learn and explore a variety of ancient cultures through both multimedia and hands on experiences. Kids corner is open from 10am-5pm daily.

St Kilda Penguin Parade

Venture to St Kilda Pier at sunset and see a little army of penguins making their way home for the night. At just 30cm tall, the Little Penguin is the smallest penguin in the world. Both you and your children will be delighted by these dainty little "Happy Feet" waddling back to their nests after a day out at sea. Visitors are asked to refrain from using camera flashes and respect the penguins in their natural habitat. An unforgettable experience that wont cost you a penny.


There's always something thrilling happening at ArtPlay. This school holidays, experience The Lady and The Unicorn exhibit where kids can work in a series of workshops relating to the exhibit art and storyline with Trust Education Manager, Mary Preece. All ages are welcome to join in the festivities. The exhibit commences on Saturday June 30th and closes Sunday August 12th. Opening times are 10am to 4pm.
Cost: Free

Who knew there was so much fabulous fun to be had for free in Melbourne!
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