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Creative Activities With Kids in Melbourne

Creative Activities With Kids in Melbourne

What does Australia’s cultural capital have to offer kids and families? As it turns out, quite a lot! Here are some exciting creative activities for kids to do in Melbourne.

 

Build Your Entertainment

Set your imagination free at the LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Melbourne! Did you know you can chat with a Master Model Builder? They can create ANYTHING out of LEGO® bricks. During the Creative Workshops, kids can ask questions about how the Master Builders create their most complex LEGO® projects and get ‘insider tips’ to help develop problem-solving skills. Plus, LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre is completely indoors – a huge bonus when the weather turns wild. Workshops run approximately once an hour, and the cost is included with admission. Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

 

Shhhh! Best-kept Secret!

There’s nothing nicer than a little quiet reading time – but with kids in tow, you might think it’s not on the agenda! Don’t worry, your local library is an excellent destination for families. The State Library Victoria has an abundance of areas for kids to read, play games and interact. For older kids, the library runs a school holiday program called ‘Story Camp.’ Tweens and teens can meet inspiring storytellers and learn how to write their own narratives. Check online for program details.

 

Underwater Explorers

This one’s an easy choice. SEA LIFE Melbourne will captivate your kids for hours, as they see penguins, wander through the Mermaid Garden, and hang out with Flatback Turtles. And yes, of course, they’ll find Nemo in the Coral Garden! Look out for the aquarium’s school holiday activities, where kids can become an Ocean Ranger or an aquarist for a day. This includes a tour behind the scenes, and the chance to feed the fish; a sure way to encourage your little marine biologist! Grab a Melbourne Big Ticket and visit both SEA LIFE Melbourne and LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Melbourne for 1 great price! 

 

Art of Creativity

The incredible Chinese Terracotta Warriors are on display at the State Gallery of Victoria, as part of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition. Don’t let your kids miss this amazing cultural experience! The Gallery also houses Australian, modern and indigenous art, along with photography, fashion and textiles. If your child is old enough to be trusted with a pencil, ask them to create a short story about their favourite artwork. It’s a clever way to engage more than one part of their creative brain.

 

Kinder Garden

The Children’s Garden at the Royal Botanic Gardens is an oasis of child-friendly activities. There’s a bamboo forest, kitchen garden full of veggies, and a plant tunnel, with plenty of scope for littlies to enjoy interacting with the natural environment. The Garden has created a checklist of things to do, such as playing hide and seek behind the biggest trees, flying like a butterfly and seeking out the best scent in the peppermint garden. It’s pram and wheelchair accessible, so bring the whole family along. The garden closes for 8 weeks over winter, reopening at the beginning of spring, so check opening dates online before you visit.