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Find ways to entertain the whole family over the school holidays. There's so much happening in the city, including plenty of free and low cost kids' activities.
Scarecrow Making – Fed Square Pop Up Patch
9 Mar 2014 - 20 Dec 2015, Federation Square
Bring the kids to Fed Square's rooftop veggie garden, Pop Up Patch, and help them make their very own scarecrow to take home.
Library at The Dock Code Club
12 Sep 2015 - 19 Dec 2015, Library at The Dock
Library at The Dock will be hosting Code Club Australia, a volunteer network with the aim of giving every child in Australia the chance to learn code.
Ice Age: No Time For Nuts 4-D at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium
19 Sep 2015 - 4 Oct 2017, Melbourne Aquarium
A mammoth new Ice Age 4-D theatrical experience, Ice Age: No Time For Nuts 4-D, premieres at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium.
5 Oct 2015 - 27 Jan 2016, Immigration Museum
Embark on a museum expedition to discover amazing stories from Australia's history.
8 Nov 2015 - 20 Dec 2015, Queen Victoria Market
Kids can enjoy a festival just for them at the market every Sunday in November and December with plenty of free activities, food and entertainment.
Santa's Christmas Spectacular
14 Nov 2015 - 24 Dec 2015, Wonderland Fun Park
Join in this spectacular family event this Christmas season and enjoy Wonderland Fun Park as it transforms into Santa's Magical Wonderland.
Starry Southern Skies
23 Nov 2015 - 29 Feb 2016, Royal Botanic Gardens
View the night sky using powerful heritage telescopes and get the chance to view clusters and double stars or explore the Moon.
25 Nov 2015 - 13 Jan 2016, State Library of Victoria
Have fun with stories, songs, rhymes and creative activities brought to life by the Library's Chief Storyteller. For ages three to five.
You Can Call Me Owl
26 Nov 2015 - 26 Dec 2015, Melbourne Museum
Identify and sketch a selection of Victoria’s owls at Melbourne Museum.
Christmas at Fed Square
27 Nov 2015 - 27 Dec 2015, Federation Square
Fed Square's free Christmas program includes great entertainment, music, art and heaps of fun-filled activities for the whole family!
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There is plenty going on in the city to entertain kids and the whole family, from the aquarium to the zoo, and museums to ice-skating.
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Melbourne has loads of events and activities for children. There are family-friendly festivals like Moomba, school-holiday workshops, exhibitions and more.
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