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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.
Starry Southern Skies - Monday 01 September 2014 to Thursday 27 November 2014 - Kids & family

Starry Southern Skies

1 Sep 2014 - 27 Nov 2014, Royal Botanic Gardens
View the night sky using powerful heritage telescopes at Melbourne Observatory. View clusters and double stars or explore the moon.
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D - Thursday 11 September 2014 to Thursday 11 December 2014 - Kids & family

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D

11 Sep 2014 - 11 Dec 2014, IMAX Melbourne Museum
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D takes you on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar to meet the lemur.
A Mad Tea Party - Thursday 18 September 2014 to Sunday 28 September 2014 - Kids & family

A Mad Tea Party

18 Sep 2014 - 28 Sep 2014, Tuxedo Cat
Exploring the theme of mental health, A Mad Tea Party is a mix of physical theatre, comedy, circus presented in an immersive theatre environment.
Be a Bug Explorer - Saturday 20 September 2014 to Sunday 30 November 2014 - Kids & family

Be a Bug Explorer

20 Sep 2014 - 30 Nov 2014, Melbourne Zoo
Trek the bug trail at Melbourne Zoo to visit the new-look Lord Howe Island Stick Insect exhibit.
Frank's Survival Guide to Freedom - Saturday 20 September 2014 to Sunday 28 September 2014 - Kids & family

Frank's Survival Guide to Freedom

20 Sep 2014 - 28 Sep 2014, La Mama Courthouse
A unique blend of puppetry styles, interactive technology and general cleverness creates a playful celebration of one rooster's unexpected bravery.
Royal Melbourne Show - Saturday 20 September 2014 to Wednesday 01 October 2014 - Kids & family

Royal Melbourne Show

20 Sep 2014 - 1 Oct 2014, Melbourne Showgrounds
The Royal Melbourne Show is Victoria’s largest annual community event, bringing together the very best of entertainment, agriculture and fine food.

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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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