School Holiday Ideas for Kids in Melbourne

School Holiday Ideas for Kids in Melbourne

With summer gone and autumn kicking in, keeping the kids occupied outdoors can be a challenge in Melbourne. When they need to burn some energy while it’s bucketing down outside – we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of indoor activities you can enjoy during the school holidays in Melbourne.


For the Storytellers

Cuddle up with an inspiring book at your local library or for a special treat, visit the State Library Victoria in central Melbourne. State Library Victoria’s themed Play Pod program is for children under eight-years-of-age, where you can find free story time sessions and other school holiday workshops for kids. Art making, facilitated play and creative conversations is family time well spent.


For the Curious

Visit SEA LIFE Melbourne to explore eleven themed zones. Touch bumpy, slimy creatures at the Discovery Rockpool or embark on an arctic expedition past penguin colonies. SEA LIFE Melbourne has plenty of colourful visual stimulation, interactive guided tours, and thousands of fun fishy facts, to make holiday learning seriously fun.


For the Explorers

Melbourne locals are always prepared for rainy days. That’s why some of the best and most interesting markets are undercover; think Queen Victoria Market, Prahran Market and South Melbourne Market. These buzzing hives hold regular children’s workshops and festivities, so check their websites for events like face painting, cooking classes, live music, and more.


For the Creative

Get a hold of more than two million LEGO® bricks at the indoor LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Melbourne and let everyone’s imagination run wild. There are two rides, 11 LEGO® build and play zones, a 4D cinema and much more.

Kids can make new LEGO® friends at Heartlake City to help add to the impressive city. Who will they connect with most? The drama queen, the quirky artist, the adventurer, the scientist, or the sporty one? Another crowd favourite is Underwater Quest, featuring an interactive build table to discover the mysterious depths of the ocean. Meet the treasure-hunting LEGO octopus as water bubbles around you on the coral reef.

MINILAND® Melbourne is where you can get a giant’s perspective of the beautiful city of Melbourne. If super tall towers excite, build one at Earthquake Tables. Then the LEGO® Racers: Build & Test race track will keep the adrenaline pumping with some friendly family competition.

No playground is complete without cool rides; rescue the princess on the Kingdom Quest ride and become the next wizard on Merlin’s Apprentice ride. Tinier tots can play, learn and create at the LEGO® City Soft Play area or visit the farm animals at DUPLO® Farm.

Make sure to look out for fun events during the school holidays, such as build and test races and competitions! There are always new family-friendly events happening at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre.

Here’s a hot school holidays tip: Combine your visit to LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre with SEA LIFE Melbourne and save with the Melbourne Big Ticket attraction pass. That’s a super awesome deal for two attractions!