Get Active! 6 Fun Places For Kids in Melbourne

Get Active! 6 Fun Places For Kids in Melbourne

Need great ideas for getting kids active and out from behind those screens?  From the best walking trails to ultimate indoor playgrounds, this list of places for kids in Melbourne will get the whole family happily moving.


Take the Fun Road

Melbourne has beautiful walking trails and cool weather to match. Do ‘The Tan,’ a 3.8km loop around the Royal Botanic Gardens as kids discover new plants and flowers. Explore the coastline along the St Kilda Foreshore Trail and breathe in the seaside air. Who doesn’t love post-walk sandcastles and ocean dips? Hello, paradise.


Learn While Walking

That’s right. Opt for a DIY educational walking tour like the Melbourne Heritage Walk. During the walk, you’ll unearth cultural sights with plenty of surprises in-between. Everyone will be so wonderfully distracted with fascinating sights that the challenge of motivating your kids to get active is a no brainer.


Join the Fire Academy

Kids aged 4+ can start their emergency training at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Melbourne’s City Fire Academy. Run amok; climb, crawl and slide through this soft play zone. If your little ones are bundles of energy – look no further. With a lower chance of bumped heads and obstacles to keep the kids busy for hours. Getting active here is also a great way to improve kids’ social skills.


Get Hands-on

There’s so much more to see and do at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Melbourne. Tiny tots can safely play in another soft zone called DUPLO® Farm Adventure. Build your car (your OWN!) or the tallest building you possibly can. Or join a creative workshop to learn and experiment with a Master Model Builder who can build ANYTHING. These tactile experiences help activate the mind and body. LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Melbourne is one of the funnest places for kids in Melbourne. Be sure to book your tickets online for massive savings.


Make Like Tarzan

Take your active adventure on the road. Just 3 hours from Melbourne CBD and a quick detour from the famous Grand Pacific Drive, Otway Fly is the perfect active mini-vacay. Buckle up and climb on up. Now soar through the forest up to 30 metres high. At Otway Fly, time flies as you zipline from one Cloud Station to another. A tour guide will accompany you to share fascinating facts about the rainforest along the way.


Your Zipline Tour includes entry to the elevated Treetop Walk; a blissful experience that’s not to be missed. Take in unique views of the Otway Ranges, including a scenic adventure up the 47-metre-tall Spiral Tower. On the Treetop Walk, all ages are welcome – even prams!


Extra Tips

Being active with your kids can be fun. All it takes is imagination, collaboration and making active-ities part of everyday life. Kids (and possibly ‘big kids’ too), might not jump at the idea of ‘exercise’ if it feels like a ‘chore.’ However, ‘active’ in the form of playtime, sports or quality family time can help. For example, signing up to the local soccer team and walking to school instead of driving. Or choosing video games that move the whole body like virtual tennis or dancing. Happy moving!