Are you looking for some activities to do in Victoria during the school holidays? We have put together some suggestions your kids will love listed below.

Christmas Under the Big Top

Date & Time: 24 November – 24 December 2023
Location: Burnley Oval Cnr Madden Gr & Swan St, Richmond

This extraordinary event promises an array of activities, interactive experiences, thrilling performances by Circus Royale, carnival games, kids rides, delightful treats, and more – everything that makes this season truly special. You’ll be able to experience the magic of Christmas in our interactive walkthrough under the big top tent, where you can see, hear, touch, and smell all the wonders of the season.

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Royal Park Nature Play

Date & Time: 7 Days
Location: 28 Gatehouse St, Parkville VIC 3052

Based on natural elements, this park is a wonderful outdoor space for children. With equipment to excite the kids – ropes course, climbing structures and more – as well as a water play area, there is something for kids of all ages.

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State Library of Victoria

Date & Time: 7 Days 10am to 6pm | Christmas, Boxing Day & New Year: Closed
Location: 328 Swanston Street Melbourne 3000

The State Library of Victoria houses Ned Kelly’s armour. The library also has a range of talks, workshops, and children’s story time on offer all year round.

You can always find something special for the kids in the Children’s Quarter of the library.

During these school holidays you can see:

• Ned Kelly’s Armour – 1 Jan – 31 Dec
• World of the Book – Present – 12 May 2024

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Royal Australian Air Force Museum

Date & Time: Thu – Sun 10am to 3pm | 24 December: Closed
Location: RAAF Base Point Cook, Point Cook Road, Victoria 3027

A visit to the RAAF Museum will ignite the passion for flying in your kids. See aircraft up close and learn about the history of the air force. Open days and flying displays are held throughout the year so make sure you add them to the list!

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National Gallery of Victoria

Date & Time: 7 Days | 10am to 5pm
Location: 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

The National Gallery of Victoria has three locations and lots to offer kids these school holidays. The Gallery is committed to expanding the creativity of children with a range of programs, exhibits and activities all year round.

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ArtPlay

Date & Time: 7 Days
Location: Birrarung Marr Behind Federation Square

ArtPlay is a venue that encourages creativity and self-expression. Workshops and programs are on offer for a range of age groups and it is centrally located in Melbourne City behind Federation Square.

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Magic Camp – Learn Magic!

Awarded top kids program 2 years in a row! Get ready to take an amazing adventure into the exciting world of magic.

The Magic Academy’s School Holiday Program “Magic Camp” is for kids aged 4-12 who want to learn incredible magic tricks, play awesome games, and make great friends!

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ArtVo

Date & Time: Mon – Fri 10am to 4pm | Sat & Sun 10am to 6pm | Christmas & New Year: Closed
Location: 26 Star Cres, Level 1, The District, Docklands Vic 3008

Located in the Docklands, ArtVo is perfect for teenagers who love to take selfies and cool photos on their mobiles! They have over 80 artworks and they guide you through how to take the best photos of each. The gallery is considered a ‘trick’ photography gallery because you can take amazing photos with your mobile that look incredible!

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Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq

Date & Time: Mon – Fri 5pm to 10pm | Sat 12pm to 11pm | Sun 12pm to 9pm
Location: 440 Docklands Drive, Docklands, VIC 3008

A fantastic indoor venue is Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq, located in Docklands, is no ordinary arcade. Here, you will find state-of-the-art virtual reality games and thrill rides, bumper cars and some of your favourite video games including Dance Dance Revolution, NBA Hoops and a life-size Mario Kart race car driving game. Simply purchase your one or two-hour game card online here to tap away and enjoy unlimited activities within a time limit.

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O’Brien Icehouse Ice skating

Date & Time: 7 Days
Location: 105 Pearl River Road, Docklands 3008

Another activity located at Docklands and is perfect for school holiday fun! Watch them doing laps with their friends or enrol them in skate school while you sit back with a coffee at the café.

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Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens

Date & Time: 7 Days 10am to 5pm | Christmas: Closed
Location: 15 Shoreham Rd Shoreham, VIC 3916

Spending a day getting lost in Australia’s oldest and most famous maze. Kids will love the great gnome hunt and woodland fairy walk activity sheets and maybe you can treat them to a lavender ice-cream at the end. Bring lunch and enjoy a picnic in the 25 acres of stunning gardens.

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Rippon Lea House and Garden

Date & Time: Daily 10am to 5pm | Christmas: Closed
Location: 192 Hotham Street Elsternwick Victoria 3185

Rippon Lea House and Garden is an historic mansion and garden that is a fantastic place to explore with your little ones. They offer plenty of fun activities and beautiful scenery to enjoy.

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Clip n Climb

Date & Time: Fri 12pm to 7pm | Sat & Sun 10am to 4pm | Public Holidays: Closed
Location: Warehouse 2, 134 Maddox Road, North Williamstown 3016

Climbing meets theme park at Clip ‘n Climb Williamstown. Give your kids a vertical challenge and let them climb the walls, literally! There are a range of different climbs to conquer, including speed walls and the twister.

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Monopoly Dreams

Date & Time: Varied times
Location: Lower Ground Floor, Melbourne Central Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000

MONOPOLY DREAMS Melbourne is a fully immersive and interactive MONOPOLY experience, featuring games, challenges and the chance to win Monopoly Money!

Try your hand at cracking Mr. Monopoly’s vault, explore the Water Works and Electric Company, make a grab for cash at the Bank, and take a Chance at interactive game. Just try your best to avoid Jail!

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