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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 - 15 Feb 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.
Emily Floyd: The Dawn for Kids
21 Nov 2014 - 1 Mar 2015, Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
In 'The Dawn for Kids', Emily Floyd invites visitors to experience two interactive spaces that encourage creativity using letters and words.
Disney Fairies Trail
30 Nov 2014 - 28 Feb 2015, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
During summer you can experience the Gardens like never before. Download the app and start looking for Disney Fairies hidden in the Gardens!
Starry Southern Skies
1 Dec 2014 - 26 Feb 2015, Royal Botanic Gardens
View the night sky using powerful heritage telescopes at Melbourne Observatory.
Dare to Enter Lion Gorge at Melbourne Zoo
20 Dec 2014 - 28 Feb 2015, Melbourne Zoo
Dare to enter Lion Gorge, meet the African Wild Dog pack and get close to the endangered Philippines Crocodile at the zoo's thrilling new experience.
Art Aquarium Makes a Splash at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium
20 Dec 2014 - 27 Jan 2015, SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
This summer, see hundreds of amazing tropical fish, then bring your own ideas to life in the interactive Art Aquarium.
The Smurf's High Tea
29 Dec 2014 - 30 Jan 2015, The Langham, Melbourne
The Langham, Melbourne, is turning blue - and you should too! Dress up and come along to The Smurf's High Tea.
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
2 Jan 2015 - 26 Jan 2015, Arts Centre Melbourne
Hold on to your biscuits! The Tiger Who Came to Tea is coming to the Arts Centre Melbourne this summer.
Harbour Town Docklands School Holiday Entertainment
12 Jan 2015 - 26 Jan 2015, Harbour Town Docklands
Come to Harbour Town Docklands for free school holiday fun including the Wizard of Oz live show, dirtgirlworld and a native animal farm.
14 Jan 2015 - 22 Feb 2015, ArtPlay
Come and play in the ArtPlay Backyard.
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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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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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