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School holidays 

Find ways to entertain the whole family over the school holidays. There's always heaps happening in the city, including plenty of free kids' activities.

Storytime for Preschoolers - Wednesday 22 January 2014 to Wednesday 31 December 2014 - Kids & family

Storytime for Preschoolers

22 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014, State Library of Victoria
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and activities designed to stimulate imagination and language development in preschoolers.
Scarecrow Making – Fed Square Pop Up Patch - Sunday 09 March 2014 to Sunday 21 December 2014 - Kids & family

Scarecrow Making – Fed Square Pop Up Patch

9 Mar 2014 - 21 Dec 2014, Federation Square
Bring the kids to the Fed Square's rooftop veggie garden, Pop Up Patch, and help them make their very own scarecrow to take home.
Kids' Flicks - Friday 20 June 2014 to Sunday 26 October 2014 - Kids & family

Kids' Flicks

20 Jun 2014 - 26 Oct 2014, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
ACMI's fun-filled Kids' Flicks program is guaranteed to delight and captivate the imagination of children and grown-ups alike.
Basil Sellers Art Prize – Family Artivity - Saturday 02 August 2014 to Thursday 09 October 2014 - Kids & family

Basil Sellers Art Prize – Family Artivity

2 Aug 2014 - 9 Oct 2014, The Ian Potter Museum of Art
Dive into the Basil Sellers Art Prize exhibition with a curated tour and arty activity designed to entertain and engage the whole family.
The Australian Ballet's Boys' Day - Saturday 20 September 2014, 10am to 12:30pm - Kids & family

The Australian Ballet's Boys' Day

20 Sep 2014, Arts Centre Melbourne
A great experience for boys to take class together, meet the male dancers and watch as they take their daily class.
The Australian Ballet's Open Classes - Sunday 21 September 2014, 10am to 3:15am - Kids & family

The Australian Ballet's Open Classes

21 Sep 2014, Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre
A special opportunity to attend a masterclass with an artist of The Australian Ballet.
The Australian Ballet's People's Day - Monday 22 September 2014, 10am to 11:45am - Kids & family

The Australian Ballet's People's Day

22 Sep 2014, Arts Centre Melbourne
Get a glimpse into the life of a dancer at The Australian Ballet. Watch the dancers take class on stage and meet the 2014 Telstra Ballet Dancer Award.
Nickelodeon Slimefest 2014 - Sunday 28 September 2014, 11am to 12:30pm, 6pm to 7:30pm - Kids & family

Nickelodeon Slimefest 2014

28 Sep 2014, State Netball & Hockey Centre
For the first time ever, Nickelodeon Slimefest is coming to Melbourne!
Youth Filmmakers Holiday Workshop - Tuesday 30 September 2014 to Thursday 02 October 2014 - Kids & family

Youth Filmmakers Holiday Workshop

30 Sep 2014 - 2 Oct 2014, Open Channel, Docklands Studios
A workshop led by a professional filmmaker to teach 13 to 17-year-olds the process of making a film, including shooting and editing.

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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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