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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.
21 Jan 2015 - 30 Jun 2015, State Library of Victoria
Join in a fun session of stories, songs and rhymes, designed for children two and under to explore language.
Starry Southern Skies
1 Jun 2015 - 31 Aug 2015, Royal Botanic Gardens
View the night sky using our powerful heritage telescopes. Have the chance to view clusters and double stars or explore the Moon.
School Holiday Programs at Riverslide
26 Jun 2015 - 12 Jul 2015, Riverslide Skate Park
Learn to ride in these skateboard, scooter and BMX lessons, for beginners to advanced, ages four and up.
Building Blocks Stompers
29 Jun 2015, Library at The Dock
Who can build the tallest tower? Join in songs, games, stories and a fun half-hour playing with blocks.
Construction Story Time
29 Jun 2015, City Library
Come along to a special story time with all your favourite construction experts, including Rosie Revere and of course Bob the Builder.
Winter Skate Festival Fun at Medibank Icehouse
29 Jun 2015 - 11 Jul 2015, Medibank Icehouse
There will be no winter blues in sight for the young or young-at-heart these school holidays, with Medibank Icehouse's Winter Skate Festival Fun.
Holiday Program – Heroes and Villains
29 Jun 2015 - 11 Jul 2015, Athenaeum Theatre
Guided by professional actors, students will workshop some of the best heroes and villains ever written, finishing with a performance.
Princesses and Pirates Story Time
30 Jun 2015, North Melbourne Library
Come dressed as your favourite princess or pirate to hear some tales from tall castles and the briny sea.
Cake Decorating with Pearly
30 Jun 2015, Southbank Library at Boyd
Your beautifully decorated cakes will be too good to eat. Learn some easy decoration tips with Pearly.
More to explore
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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Kids & family
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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