Fun Family Activities in Melbourne

Fun Family Activities in Melbourne

Melbourne has so many fun family activities that kids and adults will love. Whether you want to play, discover, explore or create, there is something to suit every family. With so many options, it can be tricky deciding what to do, so we’ve put together some ideas to inspire your next family adventure.


Go on a picnic

For a fun day out with the family, pack a picnic and head outside. With summer just around the corner, the local park is a great place to lay the picnic rug and spend the afternoon nibbling on sandwiches while your kids burn off some energy outside. For something a little different, head to the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. The Ian Potter Foundation Children's Garden is designed just for kids and is a wonderful interactive outdoor space to explore – follow the meandering creek or discover the hidden elephant – the garden is full of surprises! On a hot summer’s day, take your picnic to the beach or swimming pools like MSAC – there’s nothing more Aussie than a day in the water - especially during the hot summer months.


Go for a bike ride

Gather your bikes, trikes and scooters and have some family fun at one of the many family-friendly bike tracks around Melbourne. Kids will love the exciting parks, complete with roads, stop signs, intersections, and maybe even traffic lights. It’s a great way to stay active and have fun. Why not combine this with a picnic, and you have a fun family day out!


Start a veggie patch

Outdoor activities don’t always have to be strenuous and full of energy. Why not start a vegetable garden with the kids and discover the benefits of growing your own food. Not only will kids love eating what they grow, but they also start to enjoy eating vegetables (hopefully). Growing fruit and vegetables will teach your kids a variety of skills such as how to nurture and be patient as the seeds sprout and blossom into the delicious snacks they will soon enjoy. If you live in an apartment, or just don’t have space for a veggie garden, Melbourne has an abundance of community gardens that are free to join and always welcome new volunteers, whether you have green thumbs or not.


LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Melbourne

Located at Chadstone – The Fashion Capital, LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre is designed especially for children, but a great family activity everyone will enjoy. It is a place that fosters creativity, learning and of course playing, as families can get hands-on discovering, building and constructing whatever their imaginations desire. With 13 zones, including 2 rides and a 4D cinema, there is so much to explore! Plus, we are located indoors, so whatever the weather is doing outside, you are sheltered from the scorching summer heat to wet cold winter days. LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre has to be one of the best family activities in Melbourne!


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